Apples and Oranges and Fruitfulness

Apples and Oranges and Fruitfulness

Apples and Oranges and Fruitfulness It is surprising to learn there are hundreds of thousands – maybe a million different kinds of fruit. For example, there are over 7500 kinds of apples, and among the class of citrus fruits, there are about 1000 types of oranges. The...
Humble Beginnings; Humble Life

Humble Beginnings; Humble Life

Humble Beginnings; Humble Life Recently my brother, a retired investigative reporter, did a little sleuthing in Chicago where our Mom was born in 1917. He mentioned the name of the hospital where she was born to a long-time area nurse. He was told that the original...
You are a Special Treasure

You are a Special Treasure

You are a Special Treasure In a passage in Deuteronomy 11 the Lord issues advice to obey his word. “Store up [treasure] these words of mine in your heart and in your soul.” What are these words the Lord wants you to treasure in your innermost being? Is it...
Assisted to Assist

Assisted to Assist

Assisted to Assist The story of Jesus healing Peter’s mother-in-law at first impression seems to be a throwaway miracle. It does not receive much pulpit time. In the gospel of Mark, this event is sandwiched between Jesus casting out an unclean spirit and Jesus healing...
Why Are You and I Needed in Missions?

Why Are You and I Needed in Missions?

John Piper famously said, “Missions exists because worship doesn’t” (Let the Nations Be Glad!, 1993). I would hazard that you and I are needed in missions, then, as an outpouring of our own worship. To plant a seed in others, so they begin to worship again. To point...