Hard Grace

by Ronnie McBrayer

It was extremely important for the church of my youth to prove that every single miracle in the Bible be proven as an historical and scientific fact. A literal seven day creation, the parting of the Red Sea, Joshua making the sun stand still, and of course, there was the story of “Jonah and the Whale.”

Crossroads: The Parable of the Mustard Seed

by Jessica Asbell

If you have ever planted a flower, you know that it starts from a tiny seed. That seed doesn’t look like much; in fact, you might lose it if you drop it. But when you put that seed in soil, cover it up, and water it, something amazing starts to happen. Pretty soon, you start to see green sprouts.

Formations 06.23.2024: Second Chances

by Darrell Pursiful

In Luke 24:34, the eleven and their companions announce to the Emmaus disciples, “The Lord has risen indeed, and he has appeared to Simon!”

Connections 06.23.2024: Stones, Sling, and the Spirit of God

by Nikki Finkelstein-Blair

After a few weeks with Samuel, the story of Israel and our unit of Connections now have a new main character: David.

Don’t Blink

by Gregory Funderburk

Right now, time itself seems to be doing some weird things. Even when it seems like the days are trudging along, the weeks and the months might then accelerate. There’s a sporadic nature to it all.

Prayer When in the Wilderness

by Bill Ireland

The wilderness imparted some new insights about the practice of prayer. As the preceding chapters make clear, I prayed virtually every day. Some days I felt circumstances closing in, and as a result, my prayers glowed with a white-hot intensity.

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