Northern Ireland church

Dying and Rising with Jesus in Everyday Life – Together!

Colin Millar | August 31, 2023

Four years ago, I was hard pressed on every side, perplexed, persecuted, struck down. And I did feel crushed, in despair, abandoned, destroyed! But Jesus led me to the J-Curve book, and since then, I am truly amazed at how He has used seeJesus to lift me up in resurrection.
Person of Jesus study with Ukrainian refugees
Person of Jesus

God Sees You & Has Compassion

Liz Voboril | November 4, 2022

When missionary, Tracey Eide, arrived in Krakow, Poland, she was asked if she'd be willing to start a Bible study for moms. The group of Ukrainian refugees, some believers and some not, used the newly Russian-translated "Person of Jesus" study.
Jill Miller teaching the gang

5 Simple Ways to Teach Anyone about Jesus

Jill Miller | October 27, 2022

I try to adapt Bible study materials so that people affected by disability can go beyond where they ever have before in studying the Bible. I want to make sure all of “the gang” (as I lovingly call the kids and adults I teach who are affected by disabilities) can learn the Bible.
Happy little girl playing on the beach with a bucket

Seeing with Jesus, In Portrait Mode

Liz Voboril | June 14, 2022

Reading the Gospels over, it is clear that Jesus could see in portrait mode. Of course, he could also take in a panorama! But over and over again, as Paul Miller points out, we see him “see” people, move toward them in compassion, and act on their behalf.
Father kissing his son on the cheek

The Father’s Joy in Resurrection

Paul E. Miller | April 27, 2022

God is the one taking action in Jesus’ resurrection. The Apostle Paul is pointing out something that's really important for love: we do the dying, but God does the resurrecting. This doesn't mean that we’re completely passive in resurrection. But the energy, ideas, and the people that help—all of that is from the father. It's the father's gift to us...
Black and white image with tree on a hill

Sadness on the Way to the Cross

Paul E. Miller | March 23, 2022

We are living in a season of sadness. This is true globally at multiple levels, but it's also true for the Church as we enter Lent. For many of us, sadness is frightening because we don’t know how to enter it without drowning.
Hymnals in church pew
Grace Through the Eyes of Jesus

Grace Invites Us to Sing

Liz Voboril | February 22, 2022

A few years ago, I started to feel uncomfortable with my then lower elementary aged kids' lack of engagement in our worship service. There was no pressure around us to make a change; my discomfort didn't feel like embarrassment or guilt, but a nudge from the Lord to take action!
An X-Ray of Christmas

An X-Ray of Christmas

Paul E. Miller | January 13, 2022

Philippians 2:5-8 is like an x-ray of Christmas – it’s the story behind the story of the manger. In this passage, Paul describes four steps to what we're calling the descent of love that help us understand not only Jesus' love for us, but also our love for others.
Help Wanted Sign

Jesus on HR

Paul E. Miller | November 17, 2021

In modern business terms, Jesus was a movement leader with twelve staff that needed to be recruited. Most leaders are quick to acknowledge that recruiting good staff is challenging. Let's watch Jesus do HR work -- and manage by prayer.
Hong Kong

Resurrection Guaranteed!

Jon | November 11, 2021

As the training for a group of leaders in Arizona was coming to a close, one of the senior leaders asked me two questions that hushed the room: “Where do you think the American church will be in 50-100 years?... Is there any hope?”