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 .
Text In him and through faith in him we may approach God with freedom and confidence. Ephesians 3:12 Meditation As faithful stewards we can draw with confidence before the throne of grace. Teaching I can’t imagine a more fitting verse for us to end our second trek than Ephesians 3:12. A companion verse is Hebrews 4:16, “let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive .
Text Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able .
Text Teach me your way, Lord, that I may rely on your faithfulness; give me an undivided heart, that I may fear your name. Psalm 86:11 Meditation We are called to be one-kingdom people, which means a total reliance on God’s faithfulness. Teaching This is our third day meditating on Psalm 86:11. I have proposed that this psalm may be best read backwards, so we started with an understanding of what it meant .
Text Teach me your way, Lord, that I may rely on your faithfulness; give me an undivided heart, that I may fear your name. Psalm 86:11 Meditation We are called to be one-kingdom people, which means developing an undivided heart. Teaching Yesterday we looked at this Psalm and considered what it means to fear God only. I mentioned that I was most blessed by reading this Psalm backwards. For me, cultivating a holy, .
Text Teach me your way, Lord, that I may rely on your faithfulness; give me an undivided heart, that I may fear your name. Psalm 86:11 Meditation We are called to be one kingdom people, which means cultivating a holy, reverent fear of God. Teaching Psalm 86:11 carries great meaning for me. I first really focused on this verse while on a recent trip to Hong Kong. Early one morning while going through .
Text “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.” Proverbs 3:5 Meditation We choose everyday where (or in whom) we will place our trust. It cannot be divided up among several recipients. It is either solely in God or it is not. Teaching There is an old joke about the man who fell over the side of a cliff and was able to grab a .
Text A certain ruler asked Jesus, “Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?” “Why do you call me good?” Jesus answered. “No one is good except God alone. You know the commandments: you shall not commit adultery, you shall not murder, you shall not steal, you shall not give false testimony, honor your father and mother.” “All these I have kept since I was a boy,” he said. When Jesus heard .