A Passion To Serve

“Learn to do good. Seek justice. Help the oppressed. Defend the cause of orphans. Fight for the rights of widows.” – Isaiah 1:17. The church was once the workshop for the greatest art the world has ever known. Wander through an ancient cathedral. Rest in front of a Renaissance painting. Listen to a 19th century hymn.…

The Good And The Indifferent

“Then a despised Samaritan came along, and when he saw the man, he felt compassion for him.” – Luke 10:33 One of the many great stories in the Bible is the story of the Good Samaritan. Jesus is asked a question by a lawyer: “Teacher, what should I do to inherit eternal life?” (Luke 10:25)…

The Hurt Of Rejection

“And ‘don’t sin by letting anger control you.’ Don’t let the sun go down while you are still angry, for anger gives a foothold to the devil.” – Ephesians 4: 26-27.   Most people have felt the sting of rejection. It’s called the sting of rejection because that’s exactly what it feels like: You reach…

Life On Mission Through Hospitality

“Don’t forget to show hospitality to strangers, for some who have done this have entertained angels without realizing it!…And don’t forget to do good and to share with those in need. These are the sacrifices that please God.” – Hebrews 13:2,16.   Think about Hebrews 13:2 for a second. It is an interesting concept. By…

What Will You Be Known For?

“There a centurion’s servant, whom his master valued highly, was sick and about to die. The centurion heard of Jesus and sent some elders of the Jews to him, asking him to come and heal his servant. When they came to Jesus, they pleaded earnestly with him, “This man deserves to have you do this, because he…