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Our First Estate

Our First Estate

Author: John Comstock Having listened intently to the minister, Jim began examining his life. The talk of intimacy with God touched a nerve that revealed his inner need. During the question and answer session, Jim couldn’t remain silent. Rising to his feet, he...

Life With God

Life With God

Author: Klaus Arnold One of the most powerful stories of a life-changing encounter with Jesus in the New Testament is the story of the two disciples on the road to the town of Emmaus on the day of the resurrection of Jesus (Luke 24:13-35). Although this is a unique...

Fullness in Christ 

Fullness in Christ 

Author: Jorge Julca As the son of a Nazarene pastor, I grew up hearing the church sing the hymn “Wonderful Grace of Jesus.” I can still hear the words: “Higher than the heavens, deeper than the sea; Greater than my guilt, nailed to the cross; Grace that satisfies the...

Come, Follow Me 

Come, Follow Me 

Author: Celeste Chaguala The “Journey of Grace” is an invitation to experience a life of transformational power that changes a person from a life of sin to a life of grace—a life of unconditional and undeserved favor of God that is revealed to all who follow Him....

On the Brink of Everything 

On the Brink of Everything 

Author: John Bowling The phrase “On the Brink of Everything” is taken from a recently published book by Parker Palmer.1 Dr. Palmer is a renowned educator, writer, and thinker. He turned 80 not long ago, and in his book, he looks back across the landscape of his life....

Life is a Journey

Life is a Journey

Author: David Graves Our spiritual life is a journey: a journey of grace. It begins when we hear God’s call to come and follow Him, to put our faith in Jesus Christ. This was true in the life of Simon Peter. One day, he was cleaning his fishing nets with his brother,...

A Journey of Grace 

A Journey of Grace 

Author: Scott Rainey As I began serving as the global director of Sunday School and Discipleship Ministries International (SDMI) in August 2018, many people asked me, “When you speak about discipleship, what do you mean by ‘discipleship’? Do you mean ‘Sunday School’?...

Discipleship Essentials 

Discipleship Essentials 

Author: Larry Morris The topic of discipleship immediately brings my childhood to mind. I was fortunate to be discipled by my parents. My parents’ lives modeled incarnational discipleship. The activities of the week and the family conversations around the table...

Intentional Parenting 

Intentional Parenting 

Author: Scott Rainey Jewish tradition refers to Deuteronomy 6:4-5 as the Shema. Shema is a Hebrew word that means “hear” and is the first word in this Jewish text: “Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with...

Each One, Disciple One

Each One, Disciple One

Author: Louie Bustle When individuals become Christians something magnificent happens in their lives. They believe in the sacrifice Christ made to save them from their sins; they're ready to begin a brand new life, hand-in-hand with Christ. This new chapter is filled...

Consecration 

Consecration 

Author: Ágatha Heap Coram Deo is a Latin expression that means one is before the face of God. What happens when we are in the presence of God? In Isaiah chapter 6, we see the prophet before God: Coram Deo. This experience incites despair in him. As he faced the Lord,...