Immediate Openings in Short-Term Mission

Our fall and summer short-term mission teams are filling up quickly, but we still have a variety of opportunities for leadership positions on teams with a specific focus on serving refugees. Click the photo above for more details. Don’t put off this life-changing decision.

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Listening to the Word

Produce His Fruit

2 Samuel 8,9; 1 Chronicles 18,19; Matthew 21

“…the kingdom of God will be taken away from you and given to a people who will produce its fruit. He who falls on this stone will be broken to pieces, but he on whom it falls will be crushed.” Matthew 21:43-44

There is no room for entitlement or presumption in the kingdom of God. Jesus requires fruit from every person in his kingdom - fruit that testifies we are growing and that his life is flowing through us like the life-giving sap of a tree. There is a relationship between brokenness and fruit production. It’s in the surrender of our will and the yielding of our way to God’s will and God’s way, that his Spirit fills us and produces fruit in our lives to God’s glory. Any branch that doesn’t bear fruit is cut off and burned, Jesus said in John 15. We must surrender and yield to the life-giving, fruit-producing Spirit of God, or we will not produce fruit and not remain “effective and productive in our knowledge of Christ.”

“Lord Jesus, I humble myself before you and invite your Spirit to fill me and live your life through me, for your glory.”

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Daily Prayer Guide

Barbara Block

“May can be a hectic and sometimes stressful time at Kodaikanal International School, as final exams for students wind up the academic year. For seniors, it is also time to say goodbye, and scatter across India and the world. Despite the help of modern technology to keep in touch, it is still hard to say goodbye. Pray for staff and students at this time. For local schools (and the Bethania Children’s Homes), May is vacation, sometimes with visits home to a single parent, uncle or grandparents for those who have family connections. This can be a special time to keep in touch with family, but also difficult, as the home situations are not always the best. Pray for the safety of the children who do go to visit relatives. Pray for wisdom for the Bethania staff who make decisions on which children should not go to relatives, or only have short stays, and for ways to make those who stay back feel loved and supported.”

He tends his flock like a shepherd: He gathers the lambs in his arms and carries them close to his heart. ~ Isaiah 40:11

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