This Christmas, as we wake up and begin our celebration, I want to challenge us to see an aspect of this magnificent holiday that we may be tempted to forget or overlook entirely.
You’ve seen her before: the woman in shabby clothes, braving the weather near a highway exit ramp while holding a sign that says, “Hungry and Homeless. Please Help. God Bless You.” Cue the internal wrestling match.
The recovery team of 12 from our church responded to help and arrived in Vidor, Texas — just 90 minutes east of Houston — on November 5. We sensed that God could use us to accomplish several purposes.
Natural disasters reveal that we live in a fallen and broken world that needs a Savior to make things right. C. S. Lewis has noted that “Pain is God’s megaphone to rouse a deaf world to draw people closer to himself and into His purposes.”
I am an activist. I want to get up and do something. I want my life to count. One way that I feel significant is if I am busy doing things that contribute to a larger cause. Can you relate?
When major disasters happen, God’s people have an opportunity to respond with compassion, love, and mercy that points others to Christ and gives Him great glory. We see people in need and we ask God to use us to show and share the love of Christ in those places among those people.
The Château is in a new phase of challenges as they update their facility to welcome new people and initiate new evangelistic and discipleship ministries for youth and adults.
People all over our city and country will be gathering around televisions to watch football on Saturdays and Sundays from the beginning of September until the beginning of February, so let’s be intentional and take advantage of this massive cultural opportunity!
I’ve learned more through this internship than I can express in 700 words. However, for the sake of time and the reader not getting bored, here are the two things which impacted me most…
Jesus gave everything so that we could be reconciled to God. It was because of this that we so we willingly laid down our lives in order that others might hear and know that good news!