Uncommon Currency contains five lessons from the Gospels which feature coins as illustrations. Using coins, Jesus taught His disciples about gratitude, humility, and devotion. As Jesus’ disciples today, we can learn the same important truths from His illustrations.
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Using the common currency of His day, Jesus illustrated vital truths about discipleship. His coin conversations, priceless parables, and money miracles reveal God’s love and generosity, prompting us to respond with gratitude, faithfulness, and obedience.
In 1991, God presented Positive Action for Christ with an amazing opportunity. Following the fall of the Berlin Wall in November 1989, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (U.S.S.R.) increasingly lost sovereignty over the many satellite nations. The underground churches began coming out of hiding, and believers around the world sought ways to support the budding revival. For Positive Action, the greatest opportunity came in the newly independent nation of Ukraine.
The Life of Christ: From the Gospel of John introduces students to the eternal God in human flesh. Recommended for grades eight through eleven, students will work through 35 lessons divided into seven units, beginning with background on the Gospel of John and tracing Jesus’ public ministry all the way through His death, burial, and resurrection. Combining historical study with application, students will see from Scripture how the real person of Jesus can impact their lives today.
This year, Positive Action for Christ is celebrating 50 years of God's blessing upon our ministry. On the last page of our new catalog, C.J. Harris expresses his gratitude with this short reflection.
The wonderful God of the Bible is totally unique! In Psalm 113:5–6, the psalmist asks, "Who is like the LORD our God, who is seated on high, who looks down on the heavens and the earth?" There is no one like God.
With Christmas approaching, it’s timely to reflect on Mary’s expression of praise in Luke 1:46–56, known as the Magnificat. Drawing heavily upon Old Testament texts, Mary praises God for His good favor towards her and towards His people in sending Jesus.
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The path to driving one of London’s iconic black taxis requires passing what one reporter called "possibly the most difficult test in the world." Would-be cabbies must learn 320 routes and 25,000 streets plus restaurants and landmarks to pass the punishing test called “The Knowledge.” Perhaps the thematic verse for the Book of Proverbs is “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction” (Prov. 1:7). For Solomon, knowledge is synonymous with wisdom. His message is that a right relationship with the Lord is the path to successful living.
There’s a chapter in J. Oswald Sanders’ classic book Spiritual Leadership originally called “The Indispensable Requirement,” but later revised to “Above All Else.” According to Sanders, “Spiritual leadership requires Spirit-filled people." The Apostle Paul directs Christians to “be filled with the Spirit” (Eph. 5:18). But did you know there is some disagreement among interpreters over whether Paul is saying to be filled with the Spirit or by the Spirit? I didn’t.
Nineteen years ago this November, I ran the “Let’s Get Dirty” 5K race in my hometown of Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania. Cold and muddy, it was more the kind of race you’d run for adventure’s sake than for serious competition. In The Pilgrim’s Progress, John Bunyan portrays the Christian race as an adventure.
Prepositions are words that tell us how one thing in space relates to another. The mime is in Sweden. The book is on the Volkswagen. The pig is under the blanket. So why does Paul use a preposition to describe the relationship between the Christian's love for Christ and the kind of love we should have for Him?
Many people converse in the Gospel of John: Jesus, John the Baptist, Andrew, Philip, Nathanael, Mary, Nicodemus, the Samaritan woman, and a royal official—those are just the ones in the first four chapters. In each conversation John recorded, one speaker responds to another. But the fascinating thing is, sometimes John does something with the Greek language you can’t see in most English Bible versions.