With God, the end of your story has not been written – Ezekiel 20, Part 2

Editor’s Note: Thanks to guest blogger David Hundert for continuing the Ezekiel series this week. Have you ever felt like things are so bad, there’s no hope? The “story” is ending at the moment of failure, and there is no way things could possibly turn around. Life can seem like that. But with God, there’sContinue reading “With God, the end of your story has not been written – Ezekiel 20, Part 2”

God’s surprising history lesson – Ezekiel 20, Part 1

Editor’s Note: Thanks to guest blogger David Hundert for continuing the Ezekiel series this week. I want to talk with you about “teachable moments.” What are teachable moments? Teachable moments are an event or experience which gives a good opportunity to learn something about life. Now, at the this time, because Joel isn’t blogging, I’mContinue reading “God’s surprising history lesson – Ezekiel 20, Part 1”

Do you know these historical quotes? – Ezekiel 11, Part 1

Editor’s Note: This week we welcome David Hundert as guest blogger! Thanks David! Can you finish the following sentences? Let’s start with one that might be familiar: “Those who fail to learn from history,___________________________” Did you get it right? “Those who fail to learn from history, are doomed to repeat it.” Do you know whoContinue reading “Do you know these historical quotes? – Ezekiel 11, Part 1”

Your life matters – Ecclesiastes 1:1-11, Part 2

Have you ever wondered if you life matters? Have you wrestled with dark, sad thoughts, thinking that you are not important? If so, you’re not alone. Just about everyone has battled those kinds of thoughts at least some time in their lives. What can be confusing is that there is a book of the BibleContinue reading “Your life matters – Ecclesiastes 1:1-11, Part 2”

How you are vital to the mission of Jesus in our world today – Acts 9:1-31, Part 5

So often history follows the leaders, but we also need a People’s History of the Church, where we learn from the stories of the common people.  There are thousands and millions of supporting actors whose faithfulness and sacrifice in small ways provides a foundation for the advancement of the Kingdom.  Many people like you andContinue reading “How you are vital to the mission of Jesus in our world today – Acts 9:1-31, Part 5”