A Great Multitude
Scripture Reading — Revelation 7:9-17There before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and before the Lamb.— Revelation 7:9In our campus ministry we gather at 5:30 on Thursday afternoons for a time of worship, Bib
The Kingdom Continues to Grow
Scripture Reading — Acts 8:1-8A great persecution broke out against the church in Jerusalem, and all except the apostles were scattered throughout Judea and Samaria. . . . Those who had been scattered preached the word wherever they went.— Acts 8:1, 4History has shown that the church has often grown
God’s Growing Kingdom
Scripture Reading — Acts 2:1-21Now there were staying in Jerusalem God-fearing Jews from every nation under heaven.— Acts 2:5On the day of Pentecost, God-fearing Jews from many nations were staying in Jerusalem. They were gathering to celebrate the Feast of Weeks that God had established for his peo
Who is My Neighbor?
Scripture Reading — Luke 10:25-37“‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’; and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’”— Luke 10:27Soon after we moved into our house, new neighbors moved into the house next door. Their children
Obey the Governing Authorities
Scripture Reading — Romans 13:1-7Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established.— Romans 13:1I have never met a president or a prime minister. (I did see Queen Elizabeth II of England from a distance on two occasions, though!) As
The Foreigners Among You
Scripture Reading — Leviticus 19:33-34“The foreigner residing among you must be treated as your native-born. Love them as yourself. . . .”— Leviticus 19:34The Bible includes a number of stories about God’s people fleeing their homes to find refuge elsewhere. Abram and Sarai took refuge in Egypt beca
Building With Care
Scripture Reading — 1 Corinthians 3:10-15If what has been built survives, the builder will receive a reward.— 1 Corinthians 3:14My wife is an accomplished pianist. On occasion we attend a local symphony. When possible, she arranges for us to sit in a location that gives a clear view of the pianist’s