If our passion for cross-cultural missions diminishes our love for our actual neighbors and fellow citizens, we must repent. Jesus commissioned his disciples to go into all the world (Matt. 28:16–20). Mission isn’t just “over there”; it’s here. Your middle-class suburb, urban neighborhood, or small rural town is part of God’s millennia-spanning plan to make disciples of all nations.
Life barrages us with bad news. It can be discouraging, disorienting, and devastating at times. So, here is some good news to hold fast to today. God’s word never fails.
Every failure of my mothering has been covered by God’s grace. And this isn’t just my hope for tomorrow, but my children’s hope as well.
For the unbeliever that is same-sex attracted, God is not mainly calling them to be straight; He’s calling them to Himself.
Modesty should always be rooted in love—love for our Savior and for our neighbor—and one way this love is expressed is in its passion to protect.
When our sin casts us before the throne of grace, God will never cast us away. Then, we can go back to our friends and family to seek forgiveness for the seventy-seventh time, strengthened with the hope that God will faithfully transform us into his likeness, one degree of glory at a time.
A crucial way to help our local churches grow in faithfulness is for us to grow as faithful church members. Here are some questions to gauge how we’re doing.