By P.K.D. Lee, former Executive Director, Haggai Institute now living in Hyderabad, India and serving as a Bible Teacher Plautus in 200BC makes the following statement, “The gods confound the man who first found out how to distinguish hours! Confound him, too, who in this place first set up a sun dial, to cut and hack my days so wretchedly into small portions.” Today we are in an era when we are in bondage to time. Our .
By: Barbara Shantz, TWR’s Global Development Liaison: firstname.lastname@example.org Texts: Matthew 22:35-40; Luke 18: 18-27 When speaking about stewardship in emerging nations, I’m often puzzled to observe local believers who trust that believers from the West have correct biblical answers for most things, including money. Worse yet is the observation that some from the West believe it, too! These situations remind me of Matthew 22, in which we read a string of theocratic legal questions .
“And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:19 “I never seem to have enough time in a day to do everything I need to get done in my ministry.” “I just don’t have enough willing and skilled people to get the work done.” “We are always short of funds to carry out our mission.” Do any of these frustrations sound familiar to you? They .
Text For the creation waits in eager expectation for the children of God to be revealed. For the creation was subjected to frustration, not by its own choice, but by the will of the one who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay and brought into the freedom and glory of the children of God. We know that the whole creation has been groaning as .
There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens: a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot, a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build, a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance, a time to .
The Lord your God has blessed you in all the work of your hands. He has watched over your journey through this vast wilderness. These forty years the Lord your God has been with you, and you have not lacked anything. Deuteronomy 2:7 So that the Levites (who have no allotment or inheritance of their own) and the foreigners, the fatherless and the widows who live in your towns may come and eat .
And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation. We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. 2 Corinthians 5:19-20 Meditation In our last meditation we considered what it meant to bear the image of God as we rule over creation. I want to take that idea a step further. From the creation story God sets up the tension in which we live as creatures within his .
Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.” So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. God blessed them and said .
Text Those who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction. For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs. 1 Timothy 6:9-11 Meditation In our yard we are plagued with an invasive weed we refer to .
The Map Key Verses for the Week – Genesis 2:4-15 and Psalm 24:1-5 This is the account of the heavens and the earth when they were created, when the Lord God made the earth and the heavens. Now no shrub had yet appeared on the earth and no plant had yet sprung up, for the Lord God had not sent rain on the earth and there was no one to work the ground, .