C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity
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Weekend Musings on Holy Saturday Artist: Correggio, completed in A.D. 1525. Style: Mannerism, Late Renaissance. Oil on Canvas Sabbatum Sanctum or “Holy Saturday” is the day between the horrors of the crucifixion and the wonders and glories of the resurrection. Jesus died at 3 PM on Friday after a…
I love missionary stories. Full stop. I love them. God delights to use the broken to change the world.
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Recently found this article of sanity on the need to simply proclaim the gospel. Good read. Click on the link below and have your heart both instructed and encouraged. Source: The Foolish Quest for a “Silver Bullet” in Global Missions