Dryden Eaton Matthew 3:13-17 Then Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan to John, to be baptized by him. John would have prevented him, saying, “I need to be baptized by you, and do you come to me?” But Jesus answered him, “Let it be so now, for thus it is fitting for us to […]Read More
Carl Sommer Oh, taste and see that the LORD is good! Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him! Psalm 34:8Read More
Jason Bell “And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray […]Read More
We don’t think missions is a department in a church, but is a modern term used to describe something that is ancient. God’s heart for the entire world. Even in Genesis 12, God told Abraham that his descendants will be a blessing to all nations. Later the prophet Isaiah talked about the sacrifice of the Son of God. He said it is too small a thing for only Israel, but will be salvation to all the earth (Isaiah 49:6). We believe Jesus himself gives us a charge to participate in His plan of redemption (Matthew 28:18-20; Mark 16:15). Our simple participation is not to indulge in some other human’s happiness overseas or for some young adults to have an adventure. Our response is to the charge of Jesus, to participate in the purpose of God’s heart to redeem all peoples, who He has a right to.