Alpha in Thailand

Dan and MelissaStoriesLeave a Comment

Again, Jesus said, “Peace be with you! As the Father sent me, so I am sending you” (John 20:21).  This is the power of a movement—it can start out with a small group of believers who passionately follow Christ’s example; no matter the difficulties and persecution and teach others to … Read More

John 1:43-51

Joel BlackDevotionalsLeave a Comment

Scripture Reading: The next day Jesus decided to leave for Galilee. Finding Philip, he said to him, “Follow me.” Philip, like Andrew and Peter, was from the town of Bethsaida. 45 Philip found Nathanael and told him, “We have found the one Moses wrote about in the Law, and about whom … Read More

Experiencing Renewal

Garry JamesStoriesLeave a Comment

“How would I orchestrate my exit from pastoral ministry?” I was exhausted. My wife had been diagnosed with a form of terminal cancer about ten years before and she was quickly slipping on us. Our church was walking though some very tumultuous times. I felt like, “I don’t know how … Read More

John 1:19-42

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Scripture Reading: Now this was John’s testimony when the Jewish leaders in Jerusalem sent priests and Levites to ask him who he was. He did not fail to confess, but confessed freely, “I am not the Messiah.” They asked him, “Then who are you? Are you Elijah?” He said, “I … Read More

The Cast of Sin

Bear and Vanessa YarbroughStoriesLeave a Comment

We made it through two girls and seven years before our little man decided to superhero it off a chair, breaking his leg. He will have his cast for three weeks, but it has hardly slowed him down (he has invented new ways to get around and still obey Mommy’s … Read More

From Camps to Cells

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We hosted a games and fun night for a big group of Rohingya. We were quickly pulled aside, told a story, and asked for help. They told us about two young women—they said they were early 20s, but one ID card clearly showed one of the girls as 14—who were … Read More

John 1:1-18

Drake FarmerDevotionalsLeave a Comment

Scripture Reading: In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.  He was with God in the beginning.  Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the … Read More

Prayers in Prison

Ginny ChakStoriesLeave a Comment

It has been almost five years since I joined the C.A.R.E. (Christian Aid and Relational Evangelism) team with their prison visits. I visit two different female prisons every month—one provincial jail and one federal prison. Over the past five years, I can witness to God’s mighty hand and the work … Read More

Celebrating the First Fruits

Anne HStoriesLeave a Comment

My heart leaped when I read her words written in glitter marker. Was she writing a prayer asking Jesus for forgiveness? She cut and re-pasted the paper to hide the name of Jesus, shy to share this decision with the group. God had been faithful in His promise to bring … Read More