Missions History: Samuel Zwemer

 

“The history of missions is the history of answered prayer. It is the key to the whole mission problem. All human means are secondary.” 

-Samuel Marinus Zwemer

In 1867, a Reformed Church pastor and his wife welcomed their thirteenth child. It was a son, and they named him Samuel. Just like the Biblical Samuel, his mother dedicated his life to the Lord’s work. As she placed tiny Samuel into his cradle, the mother whispered a prayer that he might someday become a missionary. Twenty-three years later, her prayers were answered when Samuel sailed for a foreign mission field. 

Here is the inspiring story of Samuel Marinus Zwemer. Read more…



What Ruth Teaches Us About Love

 

In honour of Valentine’s Day, I want to draw your attention to one of the most romantic stories in the Word of God…the story of Ruth and Boaz. It’s a Cinderella story of a Moabite girl who had nothing but a servant’s heart. Yet, by God’s matchmaking grace, she became one of a handful of honoured women mentioned in the genealogy of Christ. 

Here’s what Ruth teaches us about love.

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What You Need to Know About God’s Immutability

 

Have you ever felt frustrated because life changes so fast? When you finally get used to new things, they change again! People, circumstances, possessions, culture, and more continue to change at a rapid rate. However, God never changes. Today, we’re going to learn why (and what it means for you and I). 

Here’s what you need to know about God’s immutability. Read more…