Greater Love

Greater Love

Darkness surrounds two men at a dying campfire in Horesh. Coals glow under the crumbling logs they had gathered from a dead thicket and lit inside the ravine. David watches uneasily, raking out the embers with a stick and scratching at the warm red soil underneath whenever the fire gathers too much strength…

Where the Holy Spirit Moved

Where the Holy Spirit Moved

The coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost, along with persecution and geographical changes, quickly reshapes the world for Jesus’ followers. Before Acts 10, the disciples generally understood Jesus’ message to be exclusive for the Jewish people in spite of Jesus’ clear directive to make disciples of all nations. But a challenge arrives in Acts 10.

The Gospel Bears Fruit in Colossae (Col. 1:3-8)

The Gospel Bears Fruit in Colossae (Col. 1:3-8)

In recent decades a trend has developed toward restoring environmental areas to their original habitat. One aspect of this involves introducing plants that at one point were native to the area. A plant that is re-introduced not only should grow well, but also gives life to the larger eco-system—by enriching soil, attracting insects and animals, its fragrance, and so on.  

Stored Up for You

Stored Up for You

Colossians 1: 5 says that our faith and love spring from, “the hope stored up in heaven.” It’s a phrase that brings to mind 2 Timothy 4:8, where Paul says that, “there is in store for me the crown of righteousness which the Lord, the righteous judge will award to me on that day – and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing.”