Our supreme concern — to be like Jesus

Rembrandt van Rijn, a resident of seventeenth century Amsterdam, was a prolific and popular artist. Art historian Marilyn Stokstad ranks him as one of the great artists of all times. He also ran an enormous workshop, where many apprentices learned to imitate his style. He may have excelled more as a teacher than a painter. … Continue reading Our supreme concern — to be like Jesus

What a suffering Savior teaches suffering saints

It is difficult to write about suffering. Part of the reason: it is such a personal topic. Writing about suffering and consequently inviting readers to think about suffering also involves revisiting experiences we are doing our best to move beyond. Another reason has to do with the fact that it is very difficult to write … Continue reading What a suffering Savior teaches suffering saints

Independence Day – 2018

While the United States of America is clearly not the kingdom of Christ, like all other nations in the world, God wants our nation to be influenced by the kingdom principles. He wants us to make disciples of the citizens of this nation, like He wants us to make disciple of the citizens of all nations. He wants the people of this nation and all nations of the world to lovingly yield their lives to the sovereignty of Christ.

The impact of an invitation

Go to the street corners and invite to the banquet anyone you find. —Matthew 22:9, NIV Most Christians are interested in the growth of the church. They are particularly concerned about the growth of the local congregation to which they belong. They sincerely wish they could do something that would help the kingdom grow. There … Continue reading The impact of an invitation