God’s presence, his truth, his ways, are often described in the Bible as “light.” Some Christians have the privilege of soaking in so much light, they’ve begun to take it for granted. The late musician Keith Green, in his song “Asleep in the Light,” nearly cried as he sang, “The world is sleeping in the dark, that the church just can’t fight, ’cause it’s asleep in the light!” Just as you see ever-present man-made light in this video, consider all the spiritual light surrounding you. What are you doing with it? How are you harnessing it?
“That training was so good! It is truly amazing how this facilitator model allows God to be the teacher and puts the facilitator in a servant role.” – Jennifer Mullen
Another transformed small group leader weighs in on Entrust’s landmark Facilitating Relational Learning (FRL) module. Join others like Jennifer this summer in beautiful Colorado to refine your small group facilitation skills, or, if you’ve completed FRL, move on to another of our training modules. Hurry! Registration for June training closes March 1. Go to www.entrust4.org/COhub for more information.
I volunteer with a ministry team in a local detention center. Having recently taken Entrust’s Facilitating Relational Learning (FRL), I applied what I’d learned to a study I lead. One week, some amazing things happened. My launch exercise went really well. The women responded well to my open-ended questions. They were engaged and interacting throughout. As I was sharing the gospel to close our time together, the deputy arrived to pick up one of the inmates. As the inmate headed out, she said, “Before I go, I want what you’re talking about.” I got permission from the deputy for her to stay a few minutes longer. He agreed, and as he waited outside the locked door, this inmate professed Christ as her Savior! We all prayed for her and welcomed her into the kingdom. – Michele B., FRL participant
Love is in the air today. Jewelers are moving inventory faster than hockey players moving pucks in PyeongChang. Florists are flustered, chocolatiers are churning and the post office is awash in pink and red envelopes. Why? Long before this commercial holiday, long before a man named Valentine lived and died in Rome, love was in the air. In the very being of God. God’s essence is love. (I John 4:8). We as humans are capable of love only because God loves us. (I John 4:19) All sentiment aside, the greatest love ever shown is God’s love demonstrated through Jesus. (John 15:13) That’s a love to celebrate!
After God created everything else, he created people—one man and one woman, both “in his image.” Neither man nor woman is more an “image-bearer of God” than the other. Both genders play valuable roles in society, in the lives of families, children, friends and co-workers. When we choose to honor God and his word with our lives and behavior, that choice shows in how we honor and treat one another as men and women, brothers and sisters, husbands and wives. Choose Christ-honoring, respectful and loving treatment of those of the opposite sex in your life today.