During Jesus’ three years of ministry, there was nothing pompous or self-promoting or power-seeking about Him. Jesus did not expect the best seat. Jesus stunned His disciples by washing their feet.
In Scotland, where a reported one in five women are affected by domestic abuse, the Erskine Nazarene church is converting a donated house into a shelter for women and children seeking safety and healing.
Separated from her husband when she became ill on their journey from Syria to Germany, Lydia was comforted by a Nazarene volunteer with prayer and stories of Easter.
The boy struggled for each breath until he could breathe no more. He went still. Natalia held the boy and prayed for God to save him while they waited in agony for medical help to come.
Landing on a hand-built airstrip in the mountains of Papua New Guinea, Dr. Imelda Assaigo became the first doctor to visit the area, through a partnership between the Church of the Nazarene and the University of PNG.
Missionaries would do well to follow Jesus’ example of casting vision. That vision needs to captivate people because just as in the case of Jesus, the day will come when the missionary will no longer be there.
Outgrowing its original meeting place, a Dutch church chose to separate into three locations with the intention of reaching more areas and making room for new people.