Posts from January 2021

Posts from January 2021

Our Witness: Ambassadors for Christ – 2 Corinthians 5:20

Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us. (2 Corinthians 5:20) Reflection: An ambassador is a representative of a foreign country or a representative of a foreign king. Jesus Christ has asked us to serve as ambassadors of his kingdom, which is a profound joy and a great responsibility. To serve effectively, we will have to surrender all other allegiances and give ourselves fully to Jesus Christ.    Prayer: Lord God, thank you for making me…

Greetings from Benjamin Zimmerman in Nepal

Dear Friends, I have had a childhood like very few others in the world. My cultural identity lies not in one particular place, but seemingly all over the world. Born in Syracuse, New York, I became accustomed to transitions from a very early age, traveling from New York to Alaska to Kathmandu Nepal within ten weeks of my arrival into the hands of an American dad and an Irish mom. For the last 16 years, I have lived in Nepal,…

Our Witness: We are Not Ashamed – Romans 1:16

For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. (Romans 1:16) Reflection: In the first century, to be a Christian was a scandalous thing. The Jews regarded Jesus as a false Messiah, believing that the crucifixion was proof that Jesus was cursed by God. The Greeks, who loved wisdom, thought the idea of a God who would come in…

Our Witness: Witnessing with Gentleness – 1 Peter 3:15

But in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect. (1 Peter 3:15) Reflection: We should always be prepared to explain our faith to anyone who asks. Our preparation in advance enables God to use us in the moment of his choosing. Our explanation should be non-confrontational and respectful of the…