While I visited many historic and beautiful locations, two rather lonely places were especially significant, adding depth to the biblical narratives: Caesarea Philippi and the garden of Gethsemane.
On a recent tour of Israel, my wife and I went to this hill to hear anew the familiar expressions of “Blessed are” preached by Chuck Swindoll. But there, on the Mount of Beatitudes, it was what I saw, more than what I heard, that really demonstrated the power of Jesus’ words.
James encouraged us to prevent verbal fires from burning the forest around us. And yet, he gave no checklist, no tear-out sheet, and no three-step solution. Thankfully, the Bible isn’t silent about what we should and should not say.
When God Slams One Door Shut and Swings Another Wide Open Insight for Living India and the Generous Faith of Two Ordinary Believers
In a previous article, we began sharing the story of our ministry partners Jim and Kelley. In 2002, this couple felt led to add to their biological family of five through adoption. When God closed the door to domestic adoption, they wondered what in the world He was up to! They soon discovered He had kept that door shut so He could open the door to international adoption in India.
Saying Yes to God’s Surprising Invitations: One Little Girl, Two Ordinary Believers, 1.3 Billion Souls
In 2017, Jim and Kelley began partnering with Insight for Living Ministries to lay the groundwork for Vision 195 in India. Looking back, they realize the Lord had been building in them a calling for this country for decades.
When the rapture occurs, 1 Thessalonians 4 tells us that Christ is to bring the souls of those who have died from heaven to earth. He’s going to resurrect their bodies, and their souls will re-enter their bodies permanently in resurrection.
Now, Isn’t That Something! God’s Grace in Romania through Ben and Anda Mogos and Insight for Living Ministries
Over four years, Ben and Anda became the prototype for Vision 195. While both were enrolled at DTS Ben became an intern at Stonebriar Community Church, where Chuck serves as senior pastor-teacher.
Walking closely with the Lord means we must come to terms with forgiving others. Yes, must. We can’t avoid or deny the fact that relationships often bring hurt and the need to forgive.
Perhaps the waters of guilt have washed over you, and you feel like you are sinking in sorrow and regret. What could be preventing you from moving beyond your past and feeling forgiven?
From Regime to Revolution, from Transylvania to Bucharest, and eventually from Bucharest to Dallas, Texas, and back—the Lord has paved the way for these two Romanians to change their country together with Insight for Living Ministries...and YOU.