When Daddy Comin?

For the past two weeks, I have been home with my family celebrating our new arrival! Since there is only so much I can do for our new baby, most of my time was spent playing with and taking Read more

Angel Tree

When I was a child, my family fully embraced the traditions of Christmas. We decorated our home with the most cherished ornaments, lights, and bows. We handmade or purchased gifts with much thought about the receiver. We made plans Read more

Begin with Jesus

The autobiography of G. Stanley Jones is titled A Song of Ascent, and it’s considered to be a spiritual classic. Jones was a great man: a missionary to India, a friend to Gandhi, a tireless world traveler, and a Read more

Weeds

Have you ever been responsible for a task you didn’t particularly enjoy? Perhaps you can relate to one homemaker who developed a unique perspective on some of her less enjoyable household duties. She said: I don't do windows because I Read more

New Each Day

Patrick Henry, whose primary contribution to the history books is the phrase "Give me liberty or give me death," made another memorable statement. He said, "I know of no way of judging the future but by the past." Repeat this before Read more

Praise the Invisible by All Sons & Daughters

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Praise The Invisible: performed by All Sons & Daughters and Sarah Macintosh.
Easter Morning March 31st 2013 at Journey Franklin.

re:Live – Easter

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Tim Gillespie shares some thoughts as RE:Live reflects on the death of Christ.

 

BONUS: Watch Tim’s 10 minute talk at the re:Live Easter Breakfast.

 

 

Seeing God in Others

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bh1One of the most horrific stories that comes from World War II, is the story of how the Japanese built the Burma-Siam railroad using allied prisoners of war as forced laborers. For every mile of track, 393 men are said to have died.  Wearing nothing but loincloths, they worked for hours in scorching temperatures, chopping their way through tangled jungles.  Those who paused out of exhaustion were beaten to death by guards.  Treated like animals, the prisoners became themselves like beasts trying to survive.

Each night the Japanese guards would count the work tools before anyone was permitted to return to camp.  One evening, when a shovel was found to be missing, a guard shouted relentlessly that the guilty man must present himself.  When no one responded, he ordered callously, “All die!  All die!”  At this, a young man stepped forward, confessing to the theft, and was immediately killed before them.

Upon returning to the camp, one of the guards discovered a mistake in their counting.  There had never been a missing shovel.  The young man that stepped forward was innocent; he had sacrificed his life to preserve the lives of his fellow inmates.  After this incident, attitudes among the camp began to change dramatically.  The men began to look out for each other.

The transformation in the men of the prison was so thoroughly unlike the world they were forced to live in that one could only point to God as the reason for the transformation.  “Greater love hath no man than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.”  The sacrifice of one innocent man can reverse the flow of history.  Perhaps the kingdom of God is indeed among us, a spring of living water in a dry and weary land.