The Persecuted

November 13, 2022
The last of the traits of being a member of God’s Kingdom that Jesus mentions in the beatitudes is the one we don’t like to acknowledge – the fact we…
The world runs on division and discord – they are the power supply of Satan. The peace of God on the other hand, is something that surpasses the understanding of…
“Purity of heart” is directly tied to our ability to know God more fully and to see life through God’s eyes; it is a Kingdom Character trait rooted in casting…

Jason Carmean

October 23, 2022
Jason Carmean shares thoughts about his family's partnership with Calvert Grace over the years they have been serving with Encompass World Partners in Cameroon.

The Merciful

October 16, 2022
While the first four beatitudes focused on Kingdom Character traits that are inwardly focused, Jesus now begins to encourage us with how our Kingdom Character should be lived out. Having…

The Gentle

October 2, 2022
For many people, gentleness is equated with weakness. We struggle with not wanting to be seen as “weak” in life – fearful of being taken advantage of. Our pride pushes…

Those Who Mourn

September 25, 2022
Mourning, as an expression of grief for the losses we suffer in life, is an inevitable part of our world. In biblical times, however, mourning frequently referred to grief for…
Poverty is something in this world that people seek to avoid. Yet, Jesus tells us those who are “spiritually” bankrupt are “blessed”. Spiritual poverty leads us to recognize that, apart…