Neighbors and Nations | Week 2, Day 4

Neighbors and Nations | Week 2, Day 4

Lisa Sheffler, author The conversation between Jesus and the Samaritan woman is not the first time in Scripture that living water is used as a metaphor to help people understand the nature of spiritual life. Many centuries before, the prophet Jeremiah proclaimed: “My...
Neighbors and Nations | Week 2, Day 4

Neighbors and Nations | Week 2, Day 3

Lisa Sheffler, author In the Gospels, one of the many ways Jesus stands out is in his way with people. From Nicodemus, to Zacchaeus, to the rich young ruler, the Gospels record some intriguing conversations Jesus had with everyday folks. With love and insight, he...
Neighbors and Nations | Week 2, Day 4

Neighbors and Nations | Week 2, Day 2

Lisa Sheffler, author One of the main reasons Christians give for not talking about Jesus is fear. We don’t want to offend anyone, or seem judgmental. In a secular culture like ours, we’re afraid we’ll be ridiculed for our faith. These concerns are nothing new. In...
Neighbors and Nations | Week 2, Day 4

Neighbors and Nations | Week 2, Day 1

Lisa Scheffler, author The Big Bang Theory is a popular sitcom that aired for over a decade. Sheldon Cooper, one of the show’s main characters, is brilliant in physics, but often insufferably arrogant and hopelessly clueless in daily life. When his fundamentalist,...
Neighbors and Nations | Week 2, Day 4

Neighbors and Nations | Week 2, Day 5

Lisa Sheffler, author This week we’ve learned some things from Paul, Peter and Jesus about how we can have meaningful, spiritual conversations in the hopes of proclaiming the good news and introducing people to Jesus. We’ve talked about the tone of the conversations,...
Neighbors and Nations | Week 2, Day 4

Neighbors and Nations | Week 1, Day 5

Lisa Sheffler, author Happy Friday! On Day 5 we review our scriptures for the week and pray for the Spirit’s guidance on how we should respond. Reflect Look back at the verses we focused on this week: 1 Corinthians 7:17 1 Corinthians 13:1–8a Deuteronomy 6:4–7...