Jim and Chris serve rural churches, plant new churches, support and train pastors, and start new ministries, all with a single focus they summarize this way: “that people may know the God we know through faith in Jesus Christ.” The area they serve is northeastern Oregon and central Washington....
Our newest InFaith Pictures film looks at life with autism through interviews with parents and caregivers of those affected by the disorder. One in sixty-eight American children is on the autism spectrum, and raising a child on the spectrum is not easy. It takes a lot of patience, kindness, and willingness to let go of the desire to control every nuance of life – qualities and character traits that few (if any) parents possess within themselves apart from Jesus. To image Jesus to a child with autism means relying on the Holy Spirit every day for strength, grace, and love.
Ephesians 4:32 says, “Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as Christ God forgave you” (NIV).
The second part of this chapter is all about how we need to be renewed in our minds, become a new self, and get rid of the old self. It has a whole section on the footholds that Satan has in our lives – anger, stealing, unwholesome talk, grieving the Spirit, brawling, slander, malice, and bitterness. All those things keep us from knowing how God wants to work in our lives and who He really is – the King of kings and Lord of lords. It’s about living as children of light. We are in a battle, and each step is fought for. It is a battleground. Continue