July 2020 Newsletter

‘And they sang a new song, saying, “Worthy are you to take the scroll and to open its seals, for you were slain, and by your blood you ransomed people for God from every tribe and language and people and nation, and you have made them a kingdom and priests to our God,...

“More than that, I also consider everything to be a loss in view of the surpassing value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. Because of Him I have suffered the loss of all things and consider them filth, so that I may gain Christ and be found in Him, not having a...

God of Hope

I read the first chapter of Job this morning. I still occasionally think of the things I have lost over the years, especially all the things I left behind in Thailand. But Job lost everything AND all his children in one fell swoop. Yet he said, “Naked I came from my...

Migration: a turning back

In John Stott’s book, “The Birds Our Teachers,” he talks about the migration of birds as a type of repentance, a returning back home. He then quotes Jeremiah: ‘This is what the Lord says: “When men fall down, do they not get up? When a...

Good Friday

  “Who would have thought God’s saving power would look like this? The servant grew up before God – a scrawny seedling, a scrubby plant in a parched field. There was nothing attractive about him, nothing to cause us to take a second look. He was...