Biblical Perspectives

Biblical Perspectives, Guest Post
GRACE AND MERCY

by Andrea Krigbaum Recently, God has been teaching me about grace and mercy.  There are days I think, “I don’t deserve to receive His help with a situation because I have made this mess myself.”  Some days, I find myself not wanting to pray for His mercy because it seems noble to accept the consequences

Biblical Perspectives, Guest Post
The Ultimate Blessing

by Chris Tippins The beatitudes remind us that, as believers, we live in the “already, not yet.”  While we can and do experience the blessing of God’s promises now, the ultimate blessing and promise is of a future and eternal glory, which is yet to come. True blessing and comfort is found in eternal peace

Biblical Perspectives, Guest Post
Hang On

by Christopher Tippins Some days you may feel like you’re hanging on for dear life.  Keep hanging on!  But also… let go.  Let go of trying to control.  Let go of trying to keep it all together.  Let go of managing everything on your own. There is a popular message lately which says, “You can do

Biblical Perspectives, missions
God is on the Move Around the World

In May, we learned one of our free resources, Building Strong Worship Leaders, was translated into Vietnamese. This was quite a shock considering we had no idea a church in Hanoi had taken on this huge task. The following quote is from the website which offers the free Vietnamese version: For churches, building a strong

Biblical Perspectives, Updates
The Relationship Between God and Music

By Suzanne Provagna One of the characteristics I love about God is that He is direct. Every word has direction and meaning. Like the first commandment: Deuteronomy 5:6 “I am the LORD your GOD, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery. You shall have no other gods before me.” Please

Biblical Perspectives
Gracefully Broken

Rewritten/adapted by Dawn Kelley, original author unknown Just the other night, I was in a long line at a local store when I noticed a mother with two children behind me.  One of the children was just a toddler and the other was older, probably in his early teens.  The older brother had a pack

Biblical Perspectives, culture
The Open Door

By John Martin I have a question that I would like to ask my fellow pastors; “Do you have an open-door policy?” I once prided myself on having an open-door policy with any and every organization that I worked with. I would tell people, “Please, stop by anytime. I’m always ready to listen.” It was

Biblical Perspectives
Service

By NLW Zambia Lead Team Member, Kabwe Musonda You must have the same attitude that Christ Jesus had.  Though he was God, he did not think of equality with God as something to cling to.  Instead, he gave up his divine privileges; he took the humble position of a slave and was born as a human being.  When he appeared in

Biblical Perspectives
The Model Prayer of a Worshipper

By Dwayne Moore The Model Prayer that Jesus taught His disciples in Matthew 6 can be divided into three distinct parts. As we build a daily habit of praying “in this manner,” our prayer lives can significantly deepen and our perspective of things can radically improve. Part 1: Vertical–Start with praise and surrender. When we

Biblical Perspectives, Devotional Thoughts
Forgiveness

By Suzanne Provagna Forgiveness is on my mind these last couple of weeks.  I can’t begin to understand the depth of God’s love for us and the pain that He went through to watch His only Son take on our sins so that we could live a beautiful life in eternity with our Father in