Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.—Hebrews 13:5–6 As fallen human beings, we…Details
Humility has nothing to do with depreciating ourselves and our gifts in ways we know to be untrue. Even “humble” attitudes can be masks of pride. Humility is that freedom from our self which enables us to be in positions in which we have neither recognition nor importance, neither power nor visibility, and even experience…Details
Chapter Nine Of all the trials Darlene went through, the loss of her dear husband was the hardest. Yet even in this tragedy, God was at work. Not only was Russell mightily used of God in his time of imprisonment, his very funeral saw a man come to Christ. Our suffering in the Lord,…Details
Ten Things Pastors Would Love to Hear from Their Church Members “It is a simple question. What do you hear from your church members that gives you the greatest encouragement? The responses from the pastors were amazingly similar. In fact, I was able to focus on ten specific areas. Here are summary statements of those…Details
I certainly grant that many passages in the Scriptures are obscure and hard to elucidate, but that is due, not to the exalted nature of their subject, but to our own linguistic and grammatical ignorance; and it does not in any way prevent our knowing all the contents of Scripture. For what solemn truth can…Details
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Our culture is addicted to success. From parenting to painting to online image managing, we are constantly bombarded with a thousand and one means by which we are promised a success that has to this point eluded us. Churches and other religious organizations are often not far behind in their promises. If you will follow…Details
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To be a follower of the Crucified means, sooner or later, a personal encounter with the cross. And the cross always entails loss. The great symbol of Christianity means sacrifice and no one who calls himself a Christian can evade this stark fact.
Elisabeth Elliot, These Strange Ashes, (Revell, 1998), 145
Chapter Eight It is from this chapter that the title of the book comes. At her very lowest point, when everything, even the feeling of God’s presence, was gone, Darlene learned the greatest lesson of all. Our faith rests directly on the character of God. Not only does it not rest on our circumstances—she…Details