Essentials of Christianity – Session 6 – What Is That Tug Telling You?
What Is That TUG Telling You? Decision-making by Inspired Intuition by JOHN KOESSLER W ATSON THORNTON was already serving as a missionary in Japan when he decided to join the Japan Evangelistic Band. He decided to travel to the town where the organization’s headquarters was located and to introduce himself to its leader. But just as […]Read More
Essentials of Christianity – Session 5 – Why the Resurrection Matters
Why the Resurrection Matters Jesus redeemed goodness as it should be. by MARY JO SHARP I WAS ONCE A PUBLIC school teacher. My principal thought it would be a great idea to place me on the Religion in the Curriculum Committee after an incident in which our district was sued for having a Nativity scene […]Read More
Spiritual Disciplines – Session 6 – After Hello: How to Start a Gospel Conversation
After Hello How to Start a Gospel Conversation by BOB HOSTETLER MY FRIEND JIM has always amazed me. I’ve watched and listened as he meets someone and within a few moments is discussing spiritual things and leading that person closer to God — often even ushering that person into God’s kingdom. Jim definitely has the […]Read More
When Emotions Rise – Session 3 – Are You Known for Joy?
Are You Known for Joy? Laughter is an outburst of the goodness of God. by PHIL CALLAWAY HAVE YOU EVER COMPLAINED? At breakfast, I said to my wife, “This butter is too hard. Look what it did to my bread.” She laughed. “Life is tough,” she said. So I complained about that. Here are other […]Read More
When Emotions Rise – Session 1 – Navigating Grief After the Death of a Spouse
Navigating Grief After the Death of a Spouse by DONNA MCKINNEY WHEN MY HUSBAND DIED in 2015, as the early days of churning emotions settled into new routines and patterns, I realized my life as I knew it had fundamentally changed. How to move forward in this new life filled my thoughts. Wondering if my […]Read More
All In – Session 3 – When God Speaks
WHEN GOD SPEAKS The Bible will change your life. by JOHN KOESSLER I BECAME A FOLLOWER of Jesus Christ in 1972, a year before I started college. I was working the midnight shift at a fast-food restaurant, flipping burgers. After the bar rush at 2 a.m., I would go into the back room and read […]Read More