Stand Out!

Adapted from Treasures


George was a sailor on an oil tanker, and like most sailors he was often at sea for weeks at a time.

Once when George’s ship was in port, he met John outside a bar. The two talked, and eventually John, who was a dedicated Christian, led George to receive Jesus as his Savior.

“Now that you’ve asked Jesus to come into your heart, George, your life is going to change,” John said.

“How’s that?” asked George.

“Well, it says right . . .  read more

Loving God in Word and in Deed

By Peter Amsterdam


“And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.”
—Colossians 3:17

In word

The age-old problem many of us often face is finding the time to read and study God’s Word. We all have a desire to read and study the Word, but there . . .  read more

Christ in You

By Virginia Brandt Berg


Let the beauty of Jesus be seen in me,
All His wonderful passion and purity.
Oh, Thy Spirit divine, all my nature refine,
Till the beauty of Jesus be seen in me.

I was traveling over a very rough road, oh so bumpy, and we began to talk about the roads as they were many years ago when we traveled cross-country and there weren’t the fine highways there are today. Such bumpy roads! We just went from one rut to another in those days.

At this particular time we were [traveling] . . .  read more

Our Mission Field: The World

By Peter Amsterdam


Over the last months, I have been thinking about the first disciples and some of the changes they went through early on in their walk of faith. They were with Jesus for about three and a half years, witnessing the great things He did, listening to Him preach, teach, tell parables, and seeing Him perform miracles.

They lived an incredibly exciting life, a very different life from that of the average person. They had a special relationship with Jesus. They were personally taught . . .  read more

Eternity Matters

A compilation


Eternity matters because we are eternal beings (who just temporarily operate by the clock). Not surprisingly, eternity informed almost everything Jesus had to say about life on earth. Like us, those farmers and fishermen and housewives listening to Him by the lake were obsessed with now—with justice and healing and freedom now. But to help them understand their present, Jesus kept pointing them ahead to their future.

Blessed are you now, Jesus said, when you endure and seek . . .  read more