We drove south four hours to one of Europe’s most beautiful cities, Krakow, Poland. Unlike Warsaw, Krakow survived World War II relatively unscathed, and it is an architectural masterpiece. It was a blessing to spend a day and a night in this elegant city, drinking in the best of human creativity. » Read the rest of this post.
Feeling unable to keep the rules perfectly, and unable to relate to God personally, she became buried in pangs of guilt, which morphed into bitterness at the bleakness of her eternal prospects. Then she was confronted by a rarity in Poland, a person who had experienced personally the grace of God in the free gift of salvation through Jesus Christ. » Read the rest of this post.
I see now, more than ever, why the apostle Paul implores us to ‘make supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings . . . for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way’ (1 Timothy 2:1-2). Do we, in our prayers, fulfill this admonition. We must – because war ravages humanity, destroys generations, subverts Christianity. » Read the rest of this post.
While it would have been better to depict the hand of God cradling our solar system, and billions of other solar systems as well, the lesson which Christians can take away from Copernicus, himself a professing Christian, is the importance of humility in our assessments of the natural world. » Read the rest of this post.
She was amazed, exhilarated, at the freedom we have in Jesus Christ, that we are no longer bound to submit to sets of rules, that legalism has run its course, that because of the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ we are free to enjoy our new status as sons and daughters of a loving heavenly Father. We are ‘called to freedom.’ » Read the rest of this post.
These people are so hungry for Christ. They are so alone as true Christians. They say the 6,000 who filled The Gospel Coalition national conference last month are more than the sum total of all evangelical Christians in Poland. They are so gripped by Christ’s love for them, and they want their countrymen to know his love more than they want anything else. » Read the rest of this post.
There are presently 38 million Poles, but only 150,000 Protestants. Of the Protestants, only 6,000 are committed evangelical Christians, about the same number of people as recently convened in Orlando, Florida for the national conference of The Gospel Coalition. How would a small assembly of pastors and church workers refined by the fires of affliction respond to my talks? How would the Lord answer our prayers for a spiritually fruitful conference for his glory? » Read the rest of this post.
For your joy and encouragement, I want to pass on many of our memorable experiences. You sent me to minister in lands far away from the Arizona desert. I know you are praying for us as a family. In the following series of posts, I will send tokens of our love for you, and of our gratitude to Christ. » Read the rest of this post.
I watched people whom I’ve never seen before leave with joyful expressions, having been in Christ’s home and having experienced something very supernatural as we all learned about sacrifice and giving. » Read the rest of this post.
As Christians, we all want to be disciples of Jesus Christ. What does Jesus teach and where does he lead? The best answers are the ones Jesus himself gives. This summer, we will study the book of Luke and be challenged to live on heaven's plane while walking on earth.
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The ministry of Camelback Bible is on a great track. The business of the church is on a better foundation. Yet in all of these plans, we continue to look to God for His guidance and strength as He uses us to carry out His purposes. » Read the rest of this post.
God disciplines us for our good, that we may share His holiness. No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it. In parenting our children, we should prepare them to walk in the steps of Jesus who had to suffer before entering into His glory. » Read the rest of this post.
Join the Conversation, a ministry of Camelback Bible, is a time of building new and deeper relationships while tackling some of life’s greatest questions and challenges. Geared toward those in their 20’s and 30’s, the evening features food, music, worship, discussion, and plenty of Q&A on life’s toughest questions. » Read the rest of this post.