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Forgiving From the Heart March 23, 2017

For most of us, there is much confusion and misunderstanding about the concept of forgiveness.  Undeniably, as followers of Jesus, we are admonished to forgive.  Check out the Lord’s Prayer and verses following in Matthew 6:9-15 and the story of the unforgiving servant in Matthew 18: 21-35.  Verse 35 says that you must forgive “from your heart”.   There is a difference between forgiving from the heart and forgiving from the head.  Heart forgiveness begins with head forgiveness.  The decision…

GSM Bible Class: Building Intentional Community March 17, 2017

  Last Wednesday evening, Bettie Mitchell and her team of teachers finished their ten-week exploration of the New Testament. Each year, twenty to thirty people show up on these nights to experience more than just a class about the Bible – they come to experience the Bible in the context of a holy community.   What makes this class a community? The people, of course, but more so, the intention of the people. We can only build community intentionally. To…

GSM Burundi – Serving the Poorest of the Poor March 9, 2017

For many years, the GSM Country Leader of Burundi was Jeremie Ndayishimiye.  Several years ago Jeremie and family, his wife and six children moved to the United States and are now settled into life in Oregon.  Jeremie was recently elected to the International Board of Directors.   One of the most important tasks Jeremie undertook while still in Burundi was to raise and develop a staff who could carry on the work in his absence.  A lesson well learned by…

A Friend to One Who Is In Need March 2, 2017

  I love the adage, “Friendship doubles joy and halves grief.” For years, I was so needy that I could only receive love and support. I soaked it up by the pound, needing affirmation every moment, it seemed.   One day, I looked around myself and realized there were fewer friends around me who could pour themselves into my need. I still felt needy, nevertheless I began to lean on the wisdom of the Lord to fill the deepest needs…

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