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Giving God the Glory

“Whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.”              1 Corinthians 10:31

The news from our mechanic threatened to scuttle our plans. A suspicious rattling noise prompted me to take our clunker of a car to the …

The Missionary’s Goal

He . . . said to them, ’Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem . . . ’ —Luke 18:31

In our natural life our ambitions change as we grow, but in the Christian life the goal is given at the very beginning, and the …

staying on track

In 2013, a train carrying 218 people derailed in Spain, killing 79 and injuring 66 more. Though the train’s engineer said he couldn’t explain why the accident occurred, video footage provided answers. The train was going as fast as 119 mph before it hit the deadly curve—more than twice the speed limit for that section of track. So it wasn’t just the speed that caused the accident. It was the combination of the speed and the location of the track. The boundary of the speed limit was created for the protection of the passengers, but the seasoned engineer ignored it, and…

How to build a bridge into someone else’s world, and bring the hope of Jesus to them

It’s not uncommon to find walls erected around someone’s heart. These barriers make reaching people with the love of God a bit more difficult. A timely message of hope from the group.

What’s up with #YOLO?

THEME: WORLDLINESS Written by Sean Chan Go! Do whatever you want to do because you only have one life to live. #YOLO This proposition seems compelling. For it’s hard to disagree with the fact that you only live once. I mean, passages from Romans and Ephesians make it pretty clear that we were once dead, […]

An Emergency Of The Spirit

In March 2011, a devastating tsunami struck Japan, taking nearly 16,000 lives as it obliterated towns and villages along the coast. Writer and poet Gretel Erlich visited Japan to witness and document the destruction. When she felt inadequate to report what she was seeing, she wrote a poem about it. In a PBS NewsHour interview she said, “My old friend William Stafford, a poet now gone, said, ‘A poem is an emergency of the spirit.’”

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Storms And Struggles

When we think of a sport enduring a weather or rain delay, we usually think of baseball game with players and fans alike rushing for cover. Saturday afternoon, however, stormy weather interrupted two games in the upper Midwest involving Big Ten college football teams. For Minnesota, it was a mere nuisance when thunderstorms intruded on…

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Point of Contention

“If you keep on biting and devouring each other, watch out or you will be destroyed by each other.” Galatians 5:15

You don’t have to be a sociologist to know that one of the most damaging dynamics in personal relationships is unleashed by the hurtful things …

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the road more traveled

Ever heard of “swarm intelligence”? Ant colonies use it to establish the quickest paths between food and their nests. Scout ants leave a trail of pheromones (a chemical substance) as they make their way to edibles. More ants follow, causing the scent on the trails to become even stronger. Over time, the best routes become more popular and scented, while the less-efficient paths steadily decrease in both the number of ants traversing them and the pheromones left behind. “Swarm intelligence” allows ant colonies to consistently find the best paths to the nourishment they need.

A powerful way for parents to share their faith with their children

Mom and Dad, do you realize God’s given you a personal mission field? It’s those people living under your roof! Our series on evangelism continues.

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Disconnected, Part I

Today’s generation of teens still want to know that adults believe in them, so they can believe in themselves. In this thought-provoking and engaging presentation three prominent youth leaders and a psychiatrist offer insights to help you build strong, authentic relationships, based on affirmation, encouragement, compassion, and guidance. A must-see …

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When we Love Man more than God

Have you ever wondered what will happen when not even a single person cares enough to seek after God’s heart? What will happen when everyone on the face of this earth stops putting in effort into loving one another with the kind of love described in 1 Corinthians 13? What […]

Repeat Warnings

Caution, the moving walkway is ending. Caution, the moving walkway is ending.” If you’ve ever used an automated walkway at an airport, you’ve heard this kind of announcement repeatedly.

The Missionary’s Master and Teacher

To have a master and teacher is not the same thing as being mastered and taught. Having a master and teacher means that there is someone who knows me better than I know myself, who is closer than a friend, and who understands the remotest depths of my heart and is able to satisfy them fully.

Love for the World

"The Lord will rescue me from every evil attack and will bring me safely to his heavenly kingdom. To him be glory for ever and ever. Amen." 2 Timothy 4:18

It was a cold December morning. Dressed in a white execution gown, he was led to the wall of the prison courtyard with the others. …

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RBC Ministries operates in conjunction with affiliated ministries in 34 countries, plus partners throughout the world who distribute RBC Ministries’ materials. Our signature publication, the daily devotional called Our Daily Bread, is translated into more than 55 languages.