We are surrounded by a great cloud of witnesses. But, who are these witnesses, what do they witness to, and what does it mean to be surrounded by a great cloud of them? What do we find in this “cloud”? The “who” is simple enough. We just need to look one chapter prior in Hebrews.
If our job is to magnify the Lord to the world, God must have decided to use our children to magnify our own sins so we can see them. My children hate correction. They take it as a personal insult. No matter how gently, or grace filled I correct, padding it on either side with nice things, they receive it like a punch from a bully.
On August 4th we held a City Event in New Jersey at Hillside Church. It was an incredible day of teaching, singing and fellowship. We are so grateful for all who came out. We will be releasing the content over the next few weeks but in the meantime here is a photo recap of the event.
Paul and Barnabas continue preaching and while the message is spreading, so is the persecution. A man lame from birth is healed and the people think Paul and Barnabas are Gods. Paul blows up any idea that there is more than one God and the Jews come in and convince the people to stone him. Paul recovers and sets up elders in the churches he has planted.
In New Orleans, you can buy a day pass and go to the Insectarium, aquarium, and zoo for a discounted price. This is a top-notch zoo with live exhibits where you can see and even touch the animals. We’re newlyweds and so of course poor. But this, I’m all over this; Day 3 of Husband Jay is going to kill it.
Chad and Daniel are back after being on the road for a few weeks! In this episode they discuss the Year of Jubilee, everything it is pointing to and how it's all about Jesus. They then discuss the threats, consequences and promises of God. What happens when we reject God and disregard His promises? Exactly how long will God work to bring His people back? Have a listen!
We’re all familiar with the “outrage” in our culture about the trend in youth sports to award “participation trophies.” Someone hears about a kid who came in last place at the track meet getting the same trophy as the kid who won.
Never has the law fallen so hard on me as in motherhood. Never before was I more aware that my best wasn’t good enough. If parenting doesn’t drive you to your knees, you’re doing it wrong. I remember a conversation with a mom-friend years ago.
Daniel and Erick discuss the woman caught in adultery in a live recording from Tuscarora Conference Center. How does this trap set for Jesus work? Where is the man? What did Jesus write in the dirt? How does Jesus make the crowd leave? What is His word to sinners? Have a listen!
In the tiny Bible-belt town where I grew up, tragedy brought people together. Friends, neighbors, and even complete strangers would go the extra mile for a family in need. House fire? They'd hold a community fundraiser. Funeral? Enough casseroles would pile up in the kitchen to feed an army.