Continued From Part Seven… After presenting seven beatitudes, Jesus then spoke about a blessing that the soon to be established Church would experience in great measure for the next 2,000 years. He said in verses 10-12: Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are you […]
Just a few moments before I received my call from House of Blessing this week, I was reading a passage of Scripture in 1 Peter which reads: But the end of all things is at hand; therefore be serious and watchful in your prayers. And above all things have fervent love for one another, for […]
During this last week, I have found myself doing a lot of thinking about the chaotic situation in our world today. Part of the world is in the throes of great evil with unspeakable atrocities being committed against the human race–things that are so horrific it is difficult to accept the fact that human beings […]
After my phone call this week from Syria, I have made several attempts to write an update that truly reflects the nature of what is happening in the lives of House of Blessing’s missionaries and the thousands of refugees that they are ministering to. As I receive each update, I am reminded again and again […]
Hardly a week goes by in which there is not a new story to tell in the lives of House of Blessing missionaries. For over 32 months, there have been stories of the many who have found their Messiah Jesus as Savior. At the same time, there are the difficult stories of the losses and […]
As mentioned in previous postings, The “Church” was meant and designed to be a glorious entity that would fulfill God’s plan in this world, but yet not be of the world. In the first part of this series I made a comment that the Church today is in trouble. That may not sit well with […]
The Parable of the Sower shows four categories of people in relation to how they hear and receive God’s Word. Many don’t come to hear, others have lives clogged up with too many distractions and cares to hear and apply, others are going through very difficult times and can’t find their bearing. But then there are those that hear, understand, and apply God’s Word. They bring fruit, 30-fold, 60-fold, or 100-fold.