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.”

Under The Broom Tree

By Kayla Johnson

When I think of the men and women God used in the Old Testament, I tend to think of them as being mighty and special, a bit like super-heroes.  They did incredible things.  Moses led the Israelites to the promised land.  David shot down Goliath with a sling and a stone.  Elijah called down fire from heaven.  Crazy, amazing things.

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...

Truth and Confusion in the Christian

With so much information coming our way on a daily basis on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Email, and every other online medium, how can we even tell what is true and what is false?  Why are we constantly so confused by the world around us and how we are supposed to be "in it" but not "of it"?  In a short study this week, I pulled together the following verses that pointed me back to Jesus and His truth.  The simple fact of the matter is that the worldly system, including my own fleshly opinions and desires, are constantly pulling me away from Jesus' truth to pursue my own false truth.  Knowing this helps me to easily discern what is truth and what is a lie... that which draws me closer to Jesus and His commandments is truth.  That which does the opposite, is a lie.  I pray these few scriptures help remind you of that today...

Wielding The Spiritual Weapon of Fasting

In our attempts to remove ourselves from the dead religion of many of our forefathers, we in the current church are sometimes guilty of casting out the good with the bad.  One such tradition that has been wrongly demonized by some is that of fasting.  Over my time in the church, I have often seen the topic of fasting abused or else excused by the very people for which it is meant as a blessing.  Using the Biblical text as our guide, I would like to take a moment to analyze what God intended for fasting and how we can utilize it to empower our walk with Christ.

25 Signs of Backsliding & How To Repent

I recently stumbled upon a blog post by Pastor Joe Thorn (www.joethorn.net) in which he summarizes 25 signs that you are in a back-slidden state from a book entitled Revival by Richard Owen Robert.  I have to admit that I have not fully vetted the book, nor the blog on which this was posted.  But what I can say is that biblically, these points are right on and I wanted to share them with you here.  Thanks goes to Pastor Thorn for his summary. Read through them and take stock, as I did when reading them, as to whether or not any of them might be a warning to you of a waining zealousness for Christ and His presence in your life.