Each Monday we publish Sunday's Coming, an email-only post on the upcoming readings, written by our current Living by the Word columnist.
Genesis 29:15-28; Psalm 105:1-11, 45b or Psalm 128; (1 Kings 3:5-12; Psalm 119:129-136;) Romans 8:26-39; Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52
How does one pray about cancer?
Do we ask for miracles? Do we pray, if only to cover our bases, that God would give special guidance to doctors? And what would happen if we didn't pray?
If the church is the bride of Christ, then Jesus is married to both Rachel and Leah—to the church he wants, and to the church he has to take.
Anyone can see the rippling effects of God's kingdom in buildings, movements, and practices. I couldn't comprehend it all without Diana Butler Bass.
I have come to realize how mysterious a thing a seed is. Within that kernel, there is the memory of centuries of death and rebirth, and a promise of future plants for as long as the earth will last.
I’ve been thinking often over the last few days and weeks about the last three verses of the magnificent eighth chapter of Paul’s letter to the church in Rome.
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