Scripture Reading for Today: Genesis 12:1-9 (read it here) Reflect At some point in the early or mid-second millennium B.C., a nomadic Semite called Abram left Harran in Upper Mesopo­tamia and went to Palestine. And with this, Israel’s sacred history officially begins.    Abram is invited by God to letContinue Reading

To this Seeds of Hope, I have attached Mission Prayerline, a short mission story and prayer intention. Please page down to see it. Scripture Reading for Today: Mark 4:35-41 (read it here) Reflect The storm Jesus’ disciples remembered all their life sprang like a lion out of the grass. One minuteContinue Reading

Scripture Reading for Today: 2 Corinthians 12:1-10 (read it here) Reflect First, we should read this passage with a certain reverence, for in it, Paul lays bare his heart and shows us at one and the same time his glory and his pain. Paul continues to defend himself and hisContinue Reading

Scripture Reading for Today: 2 Corinthians 11:18, 21-26 (read it here) Reflect To dismantle the self-promotion and the presumed importance of his rivals in Corinth, Paul is forced to produce his credentials as an apostle against his will. He feels that the whole thing is foolishness; and, when it comesContinue Reading

Scripture Reading for Today: 2 Corinthians 11:1-11 (read it here) Reflect Before Paul returns to Corinth, he feels the need to pre­pare the community for his arrival. In his absence, others came to that church and influenced it in ways Paul did not approve. Most probably they wanted to impose JewishContinue Reading

Scripture Reading for Today: 2 Corinthians 9:6-11 (read it here) Reflect Paul continues his appeal for contributions to the poor in Jerusalem, but he is doing much more than playing the role of fundraiser. Always alert to the spiritual dimension of things, Paul encourages a generous response by pointing outContinue Reading

Scripture Reading for Today: 2 Corinthians 8:1-9 (read it here) Reflect Now Paul turns the Corinthians’ attention to the project that was closest to his heart—the collection for the Church of Jerusalem.   Jerusalem was the Mother Church, but she was poor; and it was Paul’s desire that every GentileContinue Reading

Scripture Reading for Today: 2 Corinthians 6:1-10 (read it here) Reflect Paul begs the Corinthians not to let the offer of God’s grace go in vain. When God gives us all his grace and we frustrate it by not responding to it, once again Christ is rejected, and God’s heart isContinue Reading