The Gospels present a sweeping, holistic view of the lives Jesus calls us to lead as His followers. But modern-day Christianity tends to sell this message short: We go about our daily routines believing that if we live morally, respect each other, and believe in Christ, we’re all set.
One of the most remarkable sentences in all of Scripture comes from the thief who was hanging next to Jesus on the cross. Jesus was just hours from death, and, by all appearances, had failed in his Messianic role.
Just days before, Jesus had entered Jerusalem, hailed as a king with shouts of “Hosanna!” But then, Jesus was betrayed, tried, beaten, and nailed to the cross. In the eyes of the disciples and all of his followers, it was all over.
Sandy Grubb, member of the Columbia-Willamette chapter of Women of Vision, as well as a World Vision U.S. board member, shares this inspiring devotional as Christians around the world prepare to observe Good Friday and Christ's subsequent resurrection on Easter morning.
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Catholics around the world celebrated the election of Pope Francis last week. Today, I join my brothers and sisters in Christ by sending my prayers and congratulations.
All followers of Jesus Christ are compelled to do justice, to love goodness, and to walk humbly with our God, by loving our neighbors as ourselves, especially the most vulnerable. The Catholic Church serves more vulnerable people than any other entity worldwide and here in America, and has been a strong advocate for those in need.
Today's post is a Lenten devotional by Anna Goodworth from the Women of Vision chapter in Hartford, Connecticut. Women of Vision is a volunteer ministry of World Vision that equips women to serve impoverished and oppressed women and children worldwide.
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You won't hear much in the media about the conflict in Syria -- but it's causing significant human suffering that warrants our attention and prayer.
As the crisis approaches its second anniversary, the number of Syrian refugees in Lebanon, Iraq, Jordan, Turkey, and Egypt is quickly approaching 1 million.