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Three Lessons I’ve Learned While on Mission in Hungary

I’m on mission for the gospel in Hungary. Yet I’ve spent all day in a room by myself, hoping to heal from the unexpected sickness that came upon me suddenly last night. Today, while the rest of the team continued teaching English to eager Hungarian students; while the chapel filled […]
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Citizens of Heaven…and Political Protesters?

Jesus didn’t come to set up a government on earth, and his Church’s mission isn’t to set up a utopia through political means.  However, it’s an unavoidable fact that Christians live, minister, and perhaps even vote in various political systems.  And so, as citizens of a heavenly kingdom and exiles […]
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Bible Q&A: What Does “Do Not Worry” Mean, and How Do I Stop Worrying?

Question from a Twitter follower:  “What does it mean ‘do not worry’ and how to do that in spite of the reality?” Answer: You are referring to Philippians 4:6… The Lord is at hand; do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let […]
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2014 Reader Survey

In 1 Thessalonians 2, Paul expresses his affection for the Christians in that place: So, being affectionately desirous of you, we were ready to share with you not only the gospel of God but also our own selves, because you had become very dear to us (v. 8). In meditating […]

Five Reasons You Should Have Hope

When anxiety or fear or discouragement or confusion abounds, the silent monologue within our hearts boils down to this one question: “What reason do I have for hope right now?” This is why Psalm 130 is so striking. The title says it all: My Soul Waits for the Lord. In […]
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Are You a Gold Digger?

I recently checked the dictionary for a definition of “gold digger,” and this is what I found in Merriam-Webster: gold digger (noun)  a woman who becomes or tries to become romantically involved with a rich man in order to get money and gifts from him Think about this with me. Picture a […]