Biblical Rest – Part Two

Last week, we opened a dialogue about Biblical rest, focusing on the first two characteristics we can take from God’s Word- that we must “Obey Jesus’ Command” of rest, and “Process the Season” we are in. To check out the first section of our Biblical Rest series, click here. Read on to see our next two takeaways from the Word …

Biblical Rest – Part One

In the early chapters of Mark, Jesus recently had completed a busy season of ministry – calming the storm (4:35-41), healing the demon-possessed man (5:1-20), the woman with the issue of blood (5:25-34), and Jairus’ daughter (5:21-24, 35-43) – and now, significantly, He had commissioned the disciples to go out and minister to the masses on His behalf. It was …

Invited

Don’t you love getting mail? Not junk mail that we toss in the trash, but a genuine letter or card that someone bought or made, wrote a note in, addressed in their own hand and put a stamp on. We love it, right? They may be few and far between, but that’s what makes them so special. What about an …

On Evangelism and Fear

My hands were sweating, and my heart was beating with that heavy, shake-inducing kind of rhythm that I normally only got when looking down from precarious heights. I trembled a tiny bit when handing the woman a small pamphlet about faith. I looked at her, gathered my courage and asked “Would you like to talk with me about Jesus?” She …

The Freedom in Forgetting

“Don’t forget your lunch,” says mom as you run out the door. “Remember your homework tomorrow!” exclaims your teacher as the bell rings. “Did you remember to floss?” asks the dentist.         Memory can either save us from embarrassment or evade us at the worst possible time. Oftentimes we hope for the former while, yet again, experiencing the latter. We …