Devotionals

Break Out the Crayons

Break Out the Crayons

“Instead you thrill to GOD’S Word, you chew on Scripture day and night. You’re a tree replanted in Eden, bearing fresh fruit every month, Never dropping a leaf, always in blossom.” Psalm 1:2-3 (MSG)

I could write songs and sonnets about my affection..

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This Black Pastor Led a White Church—in 1788

This Black Pastor Led a White Church—in 1788

The remarkable tenure and steadfast faithfulness of Lemuel Haynes.

A Model of Fidelity and Love

“If the church is to prosper and mature, she will need faithful men to lead and care for her. The church will need men who are sound in doctrine, whose..

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Interview: The Great Female Commission

Interview: The Great Female Commission

Mentorship expert Natasha Sistrunk Robinson on how to draw all women into the work of discipleship.

Next in our series on the state of women’s discipleship, Amplify Women, we hear from Mentor for Lifeauthor Natasha Sistrunk Robinson about how to fi..

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Getting Bibles into the hands of Chinese Christians

Getting Bibles into the hands of Chinese Christians

China (MNN) — The stories are woven into the history of Christianity with exquisite detail — missionaries smuggling Bibles into areas of the world closed to the Gospel. But does the need to smuggle Bibles into China still exist? Wendell Rovenstine, P..

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Vital Intercession

Vital Intercession

As we continue on in our intercession for others, we may find that our obedience to God in interceding is going to cost those for whom we intercede more than we ever thought. The danger in this is that we begin to intercede in sympathy with those who..

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Our Homemaker, Who Art in Heaven

Our Homemaker, Who Art in Heaven

Modern women have a complicated relationship with domesticity—but God points us toward the true meaning of home.

After an affair and public divorce, Sandra Tsing Loh published an essay in The Atlantic titled “The Weaker Sex,” claiming that the new h..

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When Failure Isn’t an Option: How to Press Forward in Sharing Jesus Even When We Stumble

When Failure Isn't an Option: How to Press Forward in Sharing Jesus Even When We Stumble

Failure and repentance secure for us a more ample conception of the grace of God.

When I was in college, one of my InterVarsity leaders introduced me to the book Spiritual Leadership by J. Oswald Sanders. Even though it was published in 1967, the gu..

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God Loves to Use Average People

God Loves to Use Average People

“I have strength for all things in Christ Who empowers me [I am ready for anything and equal to anything through Him Who infuses inner strength into me; I am self-sufficient in Christ’s sufficiency].” Philippians 4:13 (AMPC)

Growing up, my family mo..

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“Super Christians” Are Overrated

“Super Christians” Are Overrated

Join Ed Stetzer, Will Graham, and Luis Palau for lunch.

I think there’s a misunderstanding out there that I’d like to confront. Somewhere along the line, many Christians have come to believe that it’s not their responsibility to share their faith an..

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USCIRF reports persecution and ‘land-grabbing’ in Bangladesh

USCIRF reports persecution and ‘land-grabbing’ in Bangladesh

Bangladesh (MNN) — The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom released their 2017 Annual Report last week. The report described religious freedom violations in 37 countries, and made recommendations for the U.S. government to add..

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