Perseverance In Pain and the Grace To Stay

By Samm Norton

The body of Christ, His church, His temple, His people. This is what “The Church” is supposed to be. Unfortunately, it often falls short. The church is expected to exemplify Christ's love and His faithfulness, but He and He alone is perfect, and therefore our earthly efforts will fail more than they will succeed.

What I Learned from the Prodigal Son and His Father

By Alesia Gadach

“But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and felt compassion and ran and embraced him and kissed him.”  Luke 15:20

Reading this from the Parable of the Prodigal Son in Luke 15 has always caused an unexplained prick in my heart and an unexpected sting of tears in my eyes.  Recently I’ve been on a journey of transformation that led me to study in depth this parable and I discovered why it affected me so deep in my heart.

Perfect

By Alison Hattan

I find I’m always aiming for perfect.

Be it in the day-to-day activities I choose or the living out of grand ideas or the refining of my character.

I always want the best.

It’s being made more and more evident in this season, as I look back on past experiences and grapple with the reality of who I am now.

God's Love Revealed

By Alex Welch

In reading the book of Hosea, I’ve been reminded of the recurring theme of redemption and reconciliation found throughout the Bible; and the evidence of God’s love surrounding it.  

Hosea's marriage to Gomer, her unfaithfulness and eventual restoration is used as a parable for the Lord's relationship to Israel. Hosea is instructed by God to take to himself a wife of whoredom, painting a picture of Israel committing whoredom by forsaking the Lord, "her husband". Hosea indicates God's plan to restore his "marriage" with Israel. Israel is punished for the sake of bringing her to repentance. This in and of itself further emphasizes the Lord's love and desire to reconcile Israel back to Him.  

Clothed With Him

By Alison Hattan

“But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to gratify its desires.” (Romans 13:14, ESV)

This sentence comes right after a verse about giving up sins.  

And I’m contemplating what it looks like to give up my sinful ways of thinking and replace it with the way Jesus thinks.  I’m wondering what it means to “put [him] on.”

What Can God Do In The Small Things? Save A Life For Eternity.

One of the ways that Mission Fellowship stewards the provision God gives us through the church family is to help in whatever way we can when Jesus calls one of His children from within our church body to serve Him in a particular way.  Recently, the Mission family was able to assist one of our own, Susan Marthaller, as she stepped out in faith and traveled to Uganda with a group called Gospel Messengers.  Mission was able to assist with a small amount to help in the work that was done.  Below, you will see what the Lord taught Susan in her own words.  Thank you Mission family for your desire to give generously to the Lord's work.

It's The Little Things...

I recently came across this article posted on the Gospel Coalition Blog from Tim Keller, Pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Manhattan, New York.  I found it extremely insightful and convicting and hope that those of you in the Mission Fellowship family will read it with an open heart to hear from the Lord as well...