Jesus warns us that no matter how much we have struggled, perspired, and inspired, we simply must remain in the vine. He is the true vine, the way, the truth, and the life (John 14:6).
Wolfgang Riedner was born in Nuremberg, Germany, and spent five years as a pastor in southern Germany before he moved to Uganda to teach in Bible colleges. He now serves as Compassion’s Church Partnership Director.
God compares us with many things: salt, mustard, light. In Psalm 92, we are compared to palm trees. Why does He do this?
Both obedience and disobedience to the Lord greatly affect our destiny and even that of our dependents and those we serve.
In Exodus 24, the Israelites may not have agreed on the details, but they chose to agree on one basic thing: obedience.
God told Jeremiah, “I chose you before you were born.”
The assumption that “more churches + more Christians = more impact” is not always true.
God is greater than any problem or challenge on the face of the earth. Nehemiah worshiped and praised God for who He is and brought an impossible situation to the God of possibilities.
Jesus knows how hard it is to keep up with the demands of your day. But He also knows the importance of rest.
Have you ever asked yourself what inspires you? Those are the things we can hold onto for inspiration.
Sometimes, in the midst of any kind of storm in our lives, we start to wonder if there is any possibility we will come out alive.
During the supper, Jesus prepared Himself to wash His disciples’ feet. He did this because He knew what was coming.
When we or the people we care for are facing difficult circumstances, we can always trust in Jesus. He often displays His works in our lives through our sufferings.
Imagine! There is a big donor conference to raise millions of dollars to further God’s kingdom. Jesus has been invited to chair this conference. A donor announces a donation of 100 million dollars, but the Master is not impressed.
The people around wonder why He is not cheering up! The Master says to the…
Here on this earth, we are the hands, eyes, and feet that God uses as instruments to fulfill His purpose and His dream.
Just as Daniel shined before his colleagues—despite threats and difficult situations — we need to let our light shine before the people God places in our paths.
Others’ acceptance of the fact that we are making a difference is important — especially when they are from a different faith and are well educated. It means we are achieving our goals.
We live in a fallen world, and the Enemy provides endless opportunities for us to be discouraged and fearful. So it makes sense that the Word of God, our spiritual armor, is filled with examples of people encouraging others.
The more often we can take ownership and responsibility for any action, the more unified we become.
Don’t think about your grumpy supervisor or your stubborn subordinate; think about yourself! What can you do to change your office atmosphere?
Despite the differences in religious affiliations, we all worship together, and we see each other as belonging to the same Father.
Our commission is to make disciples of all nations, acting as Jesus’ hands and feet during our time on earth, seeing children, families, and communities released from spiritual and physical poverty in His name.
Despite all the difficulties, conflicts, and unbearable situations, it is better to be inside the Church than outside the Church. It is better to be under God’s covering than outside of it.
We emphasize God’s Word in the curriculum at the student centers. The tutors who impart the Word to the children are a blessing to the program and the beneficiaries.
Where have you kept the “Word”? Having the Bible in your bag, under your pillow, or on your desk is not enough. The only way to walk blameless before God is by reading and meditating on it, allowing the Word to prune you, shape you, and enable you to become a candidate for heaven.