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One IN a Million

By Laura McKillip Wood Chris Alexander has made a career working in intercultural ministry. Over the years, he and his wife, Donna, have lived in Africa and Ukraine and have worked with American churches interested in reaching out to the world with the gospel. Through it all, he’s seen a recurring theme: dependency of missionaries, […]

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Evaluation Questions for October 29, 2017

By David Faust These questions coordinate with Engage Your Faith and This Week with the Word. Sunday School Lesson Text: Nehemiah 9:32-38; 10:28, 29 1. Have you “signed on the dotted line” and made your own commitment to God through your confession of faith, repentance, and baptism? 2. Do you think most people are reliable […]

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A Hard-learned Lesson

By Diana C. Derringer “Discretion will protect you, and understanding will guard you” (Proverbs 2:11). Head down, shoulders shaking, and tears flowing, this was not the Uncle Leonard we knew. Years of poor choices still showed in the crevices of his bony face. However, his wrinkles no longer widened with laughter that turned into a […]

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Being Barnabas

Nicknamed “son of encouragement” by the apostles, Barnabas had a profound impact on the early church. He was generous (see Acts 4:32-37), trustworthy (see 11:29-30), and faithful to God’s calling (see 13:1-3). He was good at something else, too—helping others succeed. When the newly converted Saul of Tarsus came to Jerusalem and attempted to join […]