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Why ‘mobilisation’ isn’t the best word to use in the mission context

(Photo: Unsplash/Jacek Dylag)Mission agencies and their representatives like to talk about mobilisation. It is a broad-reaching term which includes recruiting actual missionaries, but also encouraging people to pray for mission, to give financially or to get involved in supporting mission work in a variety of other ways. And I wish they would stop it! The... Read more

The Word God’s Children Fear Most – Daughters of Promise – November 3

THE WORD GODS CHILDREN FEAR MOSTBy: Christine WyrtzenIn repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength. Isaiah 30:15Oh, the power of repentance and how critical it is for any who wish to access the power of God in their lives. Without it, hearing will be dull.The word repentance has become a... Read more

The Blessings of Loving Gods Word – Encouragement for Today – October 30, 2020

October 30, 2020The Blessings of Loving Gods WordARLENE PELLICANEKeep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful. Joshua 1:8 (NIV)During the pandemic, I have been watching a show from... Read more

Behind the Word ‘Helper’ – Daughters of Promise – October 21

BEHIND THE WORD HELPERBy: Christine WyrtzenThen the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him. Genesis 2:18Lest any woman should feel insignificant because of how the word helper has been unwrapped in our past, let the Word speak for itself today. The... Read more

The Word You Can Use Once a Year (and No More) – Tim Challies

I recently discovered Readwise, an app that has a neat featureit sends a daily email with a randomized selection of highlights from books in my Kindle library. This has proven an interesting way to encounter information I have read but long-since forgotten. A few days ago Readwise surfaced a quote from a book I read... Read more

The healing power of listening to God’s Word

(Photo: Unsplash/T Steele)In British folklore there is a saying that 'it never rains but it pours', meaning when bad things happen, usually other bad things strike at the same time. How soberingly fitting for the cultural moment in the UK today! Britain is enduring prolonged uncertainty and pain from both disease and divorce through Covid-19... Read more

Thousands of children in South Sudan to receive Gods Word at school – Mission Network News

South Sudan (MNN) —Bibles For The World plans to distribute thousands of New Testaments to children in South Sudan through a new ministry partnership. South Sudan is the youngest sovereign country in the world. The nation has a large Christian population. President John Pudaite explains how Bibles For The World received this opportunity for Scripture... Read more

Forgiveness: The Double-Edged Word – Encouragement for Today – September 22, 2020

September 22, 2020Forgiveness: The Double-Edged WordLYSA TERKEURST Lee en espaolBe kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you. Ephesians 4:32 (ESV)Do you ever find yourself defining life by before and after the deep hurt?The horrific season. The conversation that stunned you. The shocking day of discovery. The divorce. The... Read more

A Word for Weary and Waiting Christians

How long, O Lord? If you havent uttered those words as a Christian in 2020, youve likely thought them. The question of when God will say amen and end these current trials is not answered for the biblical authors. Indeed, this is one place where the contextual bridge from Bible reading to application is not... Read more

CBS Sportscaster James Brown on Racial Divisions: the Word of God Is Still the Answer

CBS Sportscaster James Brown on Racial Divisions: the Word of God Is Still the Answer CBS sportscaster James Brown says in a new interview that sports can play a role in addressing racial injustice throughout the country but that the Word of God is still the answer to the nations problems.Brown, a Christian, is the... Read more

Tony Evans Urges Christians to Vote According to the Word of God

Tony Evans Urges Christians to Vote According to the Word of God Pastor Tony Evans took to the pulpit on Sunday and preached a sermon of reflection and admonition, calling on the church to vote according to what the Bible actually says and not just according to a persons personal opinion of the Bible.According to... Read more

Why Is the Word Rapture Applied to Jesus Return?

Close your eyes and imagine what Jesus return will be like. If youre like many Christians, you may be picturing what is often referred to as the rapture, Gods saints meeting Jesus in the air in a glorious reunion! This vision comes from Pauls vision in 1 Thessalonians:After that, we who are still alive and... Read more

TGC Q&A: What Is the Place of Gods Word in My Ministry?

The following is an uncorrected transcript generated by a transcription service. Before quoting in print, please check the corresponding audio for accuracy. Colleen McFadden: When answering the question about how valuable our ministry is, if we’re not teaching the Bible, I think it would be helpful to really understand what the Bible is about and... Read more

The Perfect Word for Christians in 2020

If you could summarize 2020 in one word, what would it be? Chaos, outrage, fear, unknown, polarization, or anger immediately spring to mind. One that wouldn’t is gentle. But in a world tossed to and fro by the 24-hour news cycle, nonstop scandal, political upheaval, and ever-increasing outrage, perhaps gentleness is exactly what it takes... Read more

TGC Word of the Week: When Dry Riverbeds Flow Again (Psalm 126)

The following is an uncorrected transcript generated by a transcription service. Before quoting in print, please check the corresponding audio for accuracy. Bernard Howard: Well, it’s time for our second Bible reading, Psalm 126, A Song of a Ascent. “When the Lord restored the fortunes of Zion, we were like those who dream. Our mouths... Read more

Dear husbands, a word about sex

(Photo: Unsplash/Marc A Sporys)I cringed a bit when I heard it. Not because it was strange and confusing, but the exact opposite: it was relentlessly and undeservedly popular. And what made it so cringe-inducing wasn't just the phrase itself, but more so the unquestioned wisdom and axiomatic authority with which it has been carried by... Read more

10 Steps to Digging Deeper into Gods Word

After gaining an understanding of the passage and seeing how it relates to my current situation, it is now time to put Scripture into action. What are some practical ways I can live out the passage today? These are ideas I come up with to apply the principles of the Bible passage. For instance, if... Read more

Sipping Poison Wont Make You Wise (Take My Word for It!)

The wisest person isnt always the most experienced. I had to learn that the hard way. I graduated from high school as an evangelical kidinnocent enough to feel at home in church, yet insecure enough in that innocence to feel I was missing out on something. I wanted to add a layer of toughness to... Read more

Supreme Court Cannot ‘Overturn the Word of God,’ Franklin Graham Says of LGBT Case

Supreme Court Cannot 'Overturn the Word of God,' Franklin Graham Says of LGBT Case Evangelist Franklin Graham says the U.S. Supreme Court exceeded its authority and may have infringed on religious liberty with its decision Monday expanding the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to include sexual orientation and gender identity.The high court, in... Read more

Keys for Kids’ WORD with Zach program connects kids to God’s story – Mission Network News

United States (MNN) — It’s summer, and that meansKeys For Kids Ministrieshas launched its annual WORD with Zach program aimed at connecting kids with Gods story through the Bible. Greg Yoder talks about how the idea was born. This is the third year that we’ve been doing the WORD with Zach summer reading program. I... Read more

New Wycliffe “Women of the Word” podcast discusses life in light of Scripture

USA (MNN) — During the pandemic lockdown, you may have binged your entire Netflix watchlist, read every book on your shelf, and crafted everything on your Pinterest board. Whats next? Podcasts! If you need a new podcast recommendation, you should check out the newly-launched Wycliffe Women of the Word podcast. Wycliffe Women of the Word... Read more

A Word for Christians in Isolation // Wilko Olles – TGC Africa

Recent weeks have changed much. In fact, theyve changed almost everything, and that globally! Weve been forced to adapt on the fly to new circumstances as we navigate previously uncharted territory. Were learning what it means to be truly in isolation from the rest of the world, at least physically. Pastors are learning how to... Read more

Signal Up for the Worship and Phrase Devotional – Bible Gateway Weblog

[ad_1] Content material supervisor for Bible Gateway On this time of bodily distancing, when church buildings are closed and persons are prevented from gathering, Bible Gateways devotional, Worship & Phrase, will assist raise your soul in adoration of God and out of the miry clay of present occasions. Join the free electronic mail devotional Worship... Read more

Dont Simply TeachTeach Your Church to Love Gods Phrase

[ad_1] Train the Doctrine of Scripture The members of the congregation want to know the worth of learning the entire counsel of God over the course of their lives or they won't be involved in doing it. There are three issues to keep in mind when making an attempt to develop a church on this... Read more

Journey Via Gods Phrase With a Educated Information: Halley’s Research Bible – Bible Gateway Weblog

[ad_1] A brand new examine Bible for the 21st century has now been revealed that features the reference materials from a guide that has continued to be a bestseller for the reason that starting of the 20th century. Zondervan Bibles has launched the first-ever Halleys Research Bible (Zondervan, 2020). [Signal as much as obtain the... Read more

Instructing God’s Phrase to a world in want – Mission Community Information

[ad_1] Intl (MNN) Instructing supplies the chance to point out college students find out how to course of the world round them. But, typically that work is completed with out the affect of the Bible. Harold Klasssen with TeachBeyond believes that may change, even in secular matters. Many Christians battle with integrating Scripture into topics... Read more

I Gave My Life to Jesus (Spoken Phrase)

[ad_1] I gave my life to Jesus a couple of thousand occasions,At teenage shrines of uncommon expertise,Theyd blare Delirious then dare obedience,Id swear allegiance, soul-bared and critical,Every prayer extra daring than the earlier. On stage, the preacher noticed we staunch onerous core,who flocked to the fore to knock, knock, knock on heavens door.He claimed salvations... Read more

TGC Q&A Podcast: How Do I Evangelize in Phrase and Deed?

[ad_1] Ligon Duncan begins the dialog by sharing his and David Platts shared perception within the primacy of the Phrase simply as God speaks and brings his individuals into being. Duncan says that as we picture God as witnesses, we must always communicate his phrase of grace, and the Holy Spirit will use that to... Read more

Three years, and nonetheless no phrase from kidnapped Malaysian pastor – Mission Community Information

[ad_1] Malaysia (MNN) Mysterious attackers took Pastor Raymond Koh from his car on at the present time three years in the past. Gone in 40 seconds. Koh (middle) along with his household (Picture courtesy of VOM on Fb.) As captured on a close-by surveillance digicam, three black SUVs surrounded his automotive and pulled him over.... Read more