The most important relationship you will ever have is with Jesus Christ. That’s why we want to see people of all nations know who He is and experience a personal relationship with Him. We want to help everyone grow in their faith, become more like Christ, and share the truth of God’s Word with others.

Our Mission

Our mission is to make the life-changing wisdom of the Bible understandable and accessible to all.

Our Vision

Our vision is to see people of all nations experiencing a personal relationship with Christ, growing to be more like Him, and serving in a local body of His family.

Our Daily Bread Devotional

A Piercing Thorn

The thorn pricked my index finger, drawing blood. I hollered and then groaned, drawing back my hand instinctively. But I shouldn’t have been surprised: trying to prune a thorny bush without gardening gloves was a recipe for exactly what just happened.

The pain throbbing in my finger—and the blood flowing from it—demanded attention. And as I searched for a Band-Aid, I found myself unexpectedly thinking about my Savior. After all, soldiers forced Jesus to don an entire crown of thorns (John 19:1–3). If one thorn hurt this much, I thought, how much agony would an entire crown of them inflict? And that just a small portion of the physical pain He suffered. A whip flogged his back. Nails penetrated His wrists and ankles. A spear pierced His side.

But Jesus endured spiritual pain too. Verse 5 of Isaiah 53 tells us, “But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him.” The "peace" Isaiah talks about here is another way of talking about forgiveness. Jesus allowed Himself to be pierced—by a sword, by nails, by a crown of thorns—to bring us spiritual peace with God. His sacrifice, His willingness to die on our behalf, paved the way to make a relationship with the Father possible. And He did it, Scripture tells us, for me. For you.

 Stories of God at Work

In 2004, Ben lost control of his car; the crash was very nearly fatal. He was prayed for around the world, and God miraculously brought him through the road-side surgery and recovery.

For Ben, one the biggest changes to come out of the crash is his relationship with Jesus. It’s not just a routine anymore. Now it’s a personal, one-to-one connection . . .

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