Sacrificial Love

The day is over; you are driving home. You turn on your radio. You hear a little news story about a small village in India where some villagers have died suddenly, strangely, of a flu that has never been seen before. It’s not OUR flu, but three or four people died in a weird way, and […]

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The Small Ministry of Jesus

I am sending this Priority article to you from a small country in the Middle East. That country is the country of Jesus’s birth, life, and ministry here on earth … Israel. When I say that Israel is a “small country,” I am referring to the fact that the whole country is smaller than the state […]

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WE ARE LIVING MIRACLES

We are living miracles in how we are made. God created us as spirits that are tethered to this world by means of our physical bodies. And yet our bodies are fragile! They are basically carbon-based water balloons. (When babies are born, they are nearly 80% water; and even as adults, we’re nearly two-thirds water!) […]

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Brotherhood Mutual Resources

It’s Sunday morning, and service has just started. A man with a duffle bag gets out of his car, walks past two of your greeters, and heads toward the sanctuary. Just outside the doors, he reaches into the duffle bag. How would your people respond? • Would greeters know how to address a situation that “just doesn’t […]

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WHEN HE’S NOT IN THE ROOM

I would like to tell you about a miracle that happened to Sue and me this month. We had been talking recently about the fact that we had no active friendships outside of our friends in the Missionary Church. Oh, we have family members, who are all very close. We also have some treasured friendships […]

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CARS AND GARAGES

I have a relative who has a car he loves so much that after he bought it new, he took it home and put it in his garage up on blocks so the tires wouldn’t go flat. He bought a custom-made cover to place over that car, so it wouldn’t get dusty … and it […]

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THE DEATH OF SPIRITUAL NEUTRALITY

WHAT SHAKES A MAN WHO HAS SEEN IT ALL? The Apostle Paul was a world traveler by the standards of his day. In an era when people traveled on foot and most never moved more than 20 miles from their homes, Paul was comfortable traveling throughout the Roman Empire, which spread across most of the […]

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