Humility

How to Befriend Our Rivals

World Challenge Staff

God makes it very clear in scripture that there is one thing in us that spells the ruin of our relationship with him and other people.

When Abraham Lincoln won the Presidential nomination, famous writer Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote, “We heard the result coldly and sadly. It seemed too rash, on a purely local reputation, to build so grave a trust in such anxious times.”

Blend In or Stand Out?

World Challenge Staff

As Christians, we often struggle with the dilemma of cultural relevancy pitted against cultural ‘purity.’ How do we honor God while living in a society that definitively does not? 

Individuality is viewed very differently in the Middle Eastern and Asian world than the West. The Eastern mentality is probably best summarized in an old adage that is ubiquitous throughout this part of the world: “The nail that sticks up gets hammered down.”  

Daniel 4:37

Now I, Nebuchadnezzar, praise and extol and honor the King of heaven, for all his works are right and his ways are just; and those who walk in pride he is able to humble.

A Light Not Meant to Be Hidden

David Wilkerson (1931-2011)

Jesus tells us, “You are the light of the world” (Matthew 5:14, NKJV). His statement here is about much more than just doing ministry. It extends beyond teaching, preaching or passing out tracts. Christ tells us very plainly, “You are the light.” He’s saying, “You are not just a reflection. You’re not a mere conduit. You are a light, and the intensity of your light depends upon the intensity of your walk with me.”