An Ideal Mother

Luke 2:15 We have here depicted before us the actions and reactions of a true mother in the face of a problem. I. A Mother in SorrowWho can fathom the tears, the sorrow and prayers of worried and broken-hearted mothers! The very nature of their position in life means tears, trouble, and heartache. II. A […]

by Vance Havner

"It is one of the ironies of the ministry that the very man who works in God's name is often hardest put to find time for God. The parents of Jesus lost Him at church, and they were not the last ones to lose Him there."

"It would not be better if things happened to men just as they wish."

"Some people are like wheelbarrows; useful only when pushed, and very easily upset. The time to stop talking is when the other person nods his head affirmatively but says nothing."

"The church is so subnormal that if it ever got back to the New Testament normal it would seem to people to be abnormal."

"The vision must be followed by the venture. It is not enough to stare up the steps - we must step up the stairs."

"People get so used to the dark that they think it is growing brighter. It is possible to fraternize with unbelievers until false doctrine becomes less and less objectionable."


The Global Religion Landscape

Share of the world’s population of major religious groups as of 201032% Christian23% Muslim16% Unaffiliated15% Hindu07% Buddhist06% Folk religion0.8% Other0.2% Jewish Percentage of world Christian population in each region as of 201012.3% North America24.4% Latin America – Caribbean25.7% Europe23.8% Sub-Saharan Africa13.2% Asia – Pacific0.6% Middle East – North Africa Median age of major religious groups […]

Older Adults Online

(from Pew Research) “As of April 2012, 53 percent of American adults age 65 and older use the Internet or email. Though these adults are still less likely than other age groups to use the Internet, the latest data represent the first time half of seniors are going online. After several years of very little […]

Beyond Church…

LifeWay Research asked, “How often do you set aside time for prayer of any kind, outside of a church worship service?” Every day to a few times a week70% Men77% Women Between once a week and once a month21% Men17% Women Rarely or never09% Men06% Women 2ProphetU2ProphetU is an online magazine/website, started by Warren Wiersbe […]

Fresh Vision for the Muslim World

– Mike Kuhn. Biblica Books. “Based on his extensive experience working in the Middle East, Mike Kuhn challenges readers to love the Muslims down the street and across the world with the love of Christ. Demonstrating through his extensive research that Muslims have the same hopes and needs as all people, Kuhn provides practical suggestions […]

Happy in Jesus

Written by: Bill Elliff George Mueller was the great man of God who is known for his extraordinary faith. He prayed in over 50 million dollars without mentioning a need to anyone as he build massive orphanages, which stand to this day, in Bristol, England. His fruitful life has encouraged millions. But the secret of […]

The Harvest

“So pray to the Lord who is in charge of the harvest; ask Him to send more workers into His fields.” Luke 10:1 Jesus called The Twelve, but He also chose 72 other disciples to go ahead of Him, in pairs, to all the towns and places He planned to visit. His primary instruction to […]

When Your Children Challenge and Stretch You

Our youngest daughter, Hayley, is currently serving with the International Mission Board in South Africa. As she’s been on this faith venture, it’s reminded me that it is easier to talk about missions than to do missions. When it hits home, when it is someone you love, it’s different. When you are a 16-hour flight […]

Learning How to Pray

Read Matthew 9:18-30 one of the great prayer promises of the Bible is Matthew 7:7 — “Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.” See how this promise is illustrated in our verses for the day. The ruler of the synagogue came asking. […]