• The More Excellent Way

    “And I will show you a still more excellent way” (1 Corinthians 12:31). This sentence from the apostle Paul serves to set up his magnificent treatise on the preeminence of love in 1 Corinthians 13.  “A still more excellent way” — the words conclude Chapter 12, one that describes spiritual...

  • Sojourning in Seoul

      Moving On I started the month of May living in a house on a quiet street across from unplanted rice fields. I ended the month returning to Korea to locate the one-bedroom apartment near Isu Station in Seoul, that has become my temporary home sweet home. When Pastor DeVries...

  • JOY: Its Source, Its Surprises, Our Strength

    We are set in His Presence forever and have been given the privilege- indeed the command- to ask and keep on asking; and then He has promised that we will receive, that our joy may be full to overflowing!

  • Our Rock, Our Redeemer

    “O, LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer” (Psalm 19:14). From here, from there, from the uttermost parts, we came. People of faith and purpose and joy and mission gathered to celebrate the finished work of Jesus Christ. As people who stand upon the Rock, as people who build their lives...

  • The House of the Lord

    “Let us go to the house of the Lord!” This represents an invitation, a joyful summons, as we read in Psalm 122, the third psalm in a series known as “Songs of Ascent.” The children of Israel sang this worship set of 15 songs as they marched to Jerusalem for...