To the surprise of most, the words "missions" and "missionary" are found nowhere in Scripture. However, the definition and concept of missions is a central theme in God's Word.
A simple explanation of missions is that we have a glorious king who has rescued us into his kingdom, and now we get to love him, worship him, and tell the world about him so others will love, worship and share him.
So, what is a missionary? more >>
Irish couple Keith and Kristyn Getty have impacted the world with their powerful hymns and worships songs. And now for their first album since 2012, the couple has teamed up with internationally renowned music artists Chris Tomlin, Fernando Ortega, John Patitucci, and popular South African male choral group Ladysmith Black Mambazo, for their powerful new album Facing a Task Unfinished.
The upcoming album by The Gettys was inspired by the hymn, "Facing a Task Unfinished." The original song was written by China Inland Mission worker (now OMF International) Frank Houghton in 1931 as he reflected on the the Great Commission and the scripture Matthew 24:14, which encouraged him to dedicate his life to sharing the Gospel with people in China.
"Facing a task unfinished, that drives us to our knees. more >>
Suffering the devastating loss of a child can lead to parents feeling lost and alone in their grief. Put your faith and trust in God, and know that He will never abandon you. Let His Words comfort you in moments of despair, and find joy in His promise that you will one day be reunited in Heaven.
Here are five Bible verses meant to comfort and inspire. All are taken from the New International Version.
1) John 11:25-26 more >>
On the anniversary of the death of his daughter, legendary Christian singer Steven Curtis Chapman shared with fans the scriptures that brought him comfort in the midst of tragedy.
On May 21, 2008, the singer's 5-year-old daughter, Maria Sue Chapman, was accidentally hit by Chapman's son, Will Franklin, after she ran into the driveway of their house as he was backing up his SUV. Little Maria later died at a Nashville hospital.
Eight years later, Chapman took to Facebook with a memorial that explained how he and his family are able to get through their devastating loss day-by-day. more >>
As Father's Day approaches in June, here are five Bible verses about what it means to be a good father.
Bible verses are from the New International Version translation.
1) Psalm 103:13 more >>
An expert on helping churches grow their ministries agrees with the recent comments by Life.Church Pastor Craig Groeschel that churches need to be careful in adding new campuses.
In comments made at the recent conference Catalyst One Day in Birmingham, Alabama, Groeschel argued that churches needed to be cautious about adding more campuses.