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On Mission to Rest in the Hospitality of the Lord

On Mission to Rest in the Hospitality of the Lord

Last week, I asked a question, “What is the one thing that is to be our singular focus?”.  That question was prompted by Jesus’ words to the church at Ephesus in Revelation 2:2-5. I know your deeds and your toil, and your patient endurance, and that...
On Mission to… ?

On Mission to… ?

We are fast approaching the season when we celebrate Jesus’ sacrifice of Himself on behalf of all of us when He took all of our sin upon Himself as He hung on the cross, separated from His Father, and shed His blood for us. We are approaching the season when we...
On Mission to Glorify God in Crisis

On Mission to Glorify God in Crisis

In reading through Psalm 26 this morning, I stopped at verse 8 where David wrote: O Lord, I love the habitation of Your house and the place where Your glory dwells. My thought was, “Where is Your house today and where does Your glory dwell?”. I went to...
On Mission to Assume Our Position as Priests

On Mission to Assume Our Position as Priests

Come to Him [the risen Lord] as to a living Stone which men rejected and threw away, but which is choice and precious in the sight of God. You [believers], like living stones, are being built up into a spiritual house for a holy and dedicated priesthood, to offer...
On Mission Toward a Life of Hospitality (Part 2)

On Mission Toward a Life of Hospitality (Part 2)

Last week I began to tell a story from Jerram Barrs.  This narrative is taken from his book Delighting in the Law of the Lord.  I tell it because it is such a beautiful accounting of the life of Jerram’s father-in-law, an owner of a small fruit farm of forty to...