Month: March 2019

To the Ends of the Earth

But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and all Samaria, and to the ends of the earth. – Acts 1:8 Right before Jesus ascends to heaven, he leaves his disciples this one last command.  If these were his last words to his …

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Sharing God’s Word As Commanded

I almost bawled my eyes out in a Honda Service Center back in December. I didn’t end up shedding a tear, but the possible embarrassment would have been well worth it given the incredible love I was shown. The love didn’t come in the form of a free oil change, but a Christian pamphlet titled, “Heaven or Hell: Which Will …

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Missions Week Kick Off

Dear Friends and Family at Grace Redeemer, In his first letter to the church at Thessalonica, Paul unabashedly oozes with love and affection toward the believers. He writes, “So, being affectionately desirous of you, we were ready to share with you not only the gospel of God but also our own selves, because you had become very dear to us.” …

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For Such a Time as This

Around 450 years before the time of Jesus, God’s people were in exile under the Persian Empire. A plot arose to destroy the Jewish people, but God, in his providence, had placed Esther, a young Jewish girl, as the queen of Persia to appeal to the king and save her people. She did this at great personal risk. When her …

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