What is the Gospel, Exactly?

The word “gospel”, as many well know, means “good news”, “good message”, or “glad tidings”. It comes from the old English godspel from god "good" and spel "story, message" 1. In Greek, the word is evangel, from which we get the words…

The Perfect Antidote to Bitterness

Like a gas leak, bitterness can be barely discernible at first - perhaps there’s the slight whiff of something not quite right - but if you’re not wide awake and alert, it can be fatal. It is dangerous, and a spiritually deadly trap to fall…

Love Your Enemies. Jesus is not Joking

Jesus was not interested in messing around with normal levels of niceness. He was starting a whole new revolution called "Love your enemies"... and challenging us to join him. “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor…

Praying for the Persecuted

Hundreds were martyred in Sri Lanka recently for simply being in church. One of our graduates from our Bible College now serves as a pastor in one of the cities attacked, so it feels close to home. The creeping body count pushes up the…

The Passover Cup of Salvation

by J.E.F. of Shemen Sasson On the night of Passover, we raise the Passover cup and lift our voices to sing the Hallel (praises). Within its ancient words a mystery of the Passover is revealed as David said, “I will lift up the cup of…