The Unseen 1/4

I was recently in a large church. Posted in the back of the church was a large map of the world listing all the workers they supported. All but one worked in North and South America, Europe, Central and South Africa, and Australia. That one exception … [Read more...]

Ordinary People doing Extraordinary Things

Those who walk with God through life discover one incredible truth. Ordinary people end up doing extraordinary things. Think about it. Abraham and Sarah were in their 70s and they had no children. In following the Lord they helped shaped the course … [Read more...]

How do we share our faith with friends from other faiths?

REPRESENTING JESUS In thinking about sharing our faith it is helpful if we broaden the discussion and think about what God has actually called us to be and do. He sends us out to be His representatives. Jesus is our example of what it means to be … [Read more...]

6 – The curse and blessing of language study

Embedding ourselves among the people we seek to serve is a core value of Interserve. This is because Jesus’ incarnation shapes our lives. Jesus became one of us. He entered our world, joined himself to a specific group of people, spoke their … [Read more...]

5 – Managing our expectations

For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ … [Read more...]

4 – Transformed by grace

I can do all things through him who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13 There is a high degree of romance associated with doing something new and adventurous. When I responded to what God was doing in my heart, I was excited about entering a new … [Read more...]

3 – Strengthened to accept weakness

May you be made strong with all the strength that comes from his glorious power, and may you be prepared to endure everything with patience, while joyfully giving thanks to the Father. Colossians 1:11-12 In the city where I lived, many people … [Read more...]

2 – Shaped by love

For the love of Christ urges us on… 2 Corinthians 5:14 People can get warped ideas about God. Early on in my Christian walk I met a woman who told me that for the longest time she didn’t want to follow Jesus because she was afraid he would send … [Read more...]

1 – Seeing whom God sees

For God loved the world so much that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16 As a young believer I read this verse as a personal love note from God. God loved me so much that he sent … [Read more...]

Being inclusive is not easy

In our passport countries our churches have a particular way of interpreting Scripture, a certain style of worship, and a particular organizational model. The characteristics that make our church or our denomination distinct are important to us. One … [Read more...]