Missions: Who’s Absent? Is It You (Colossians 4:2–18)

When we speak of missions, most of us see ourselves as non-experts who can play no meaningful part in the work of the Great Commission. We celebrate the great missionaries of whom we hear, but immediately exclude ourselves from their number. Paul writes to the Read More …

Patient for the Harvest (Mark 4:26–29)

Jesus begins this parable with a rather mundane comparison: “The kingdom of God is as if a man should scatter seed on the ground” (v. 26). With reference to these words, James Edwards writes, A more banal comparison could not be imagined. The kingdom of Read More …