“The concept of God’s saving work among people as a process of ‘redemption’ from control and possession by an alien power is one of the most fundamental concepts of the Bible.”   —Mary Johnson, Love in Action “Jesus Christ himself made the details of the redemptive purpose and healing mission of his church very clear when he went

“If you walk around with your nose in the air, you’re going to end up flat on your face, but if you’re content to be simply yourself, you will become more than yourself.”  —The words of Jesus, Luke 18:14b (MSG)   Spiritual Formation is “the Spirit-driven process of forming the inner world of the human self

God loves each of us as if there were only one of us.  —Augustine   God is love.  He didn’t need us.  But he wanted us.  And that is the most amazing thing.   —Rick Warren   God is love.  Therefore, love without distinction, without calculation, without procrastination – love.  —Henry Drummond   When the time comes for

“Christian spirituality is uniquely developed within the context of suffering.”  —David Benner, Care of Souls “We cannot count on God to protect us from suffering of any kind or measure.   The worst evil can happen to the best Christian.  But, we can count on God to enable us to draw near to Him whatever happens and,