In this update from the president, Victor Kubik announces the death and recent memorial of longtime elder Vernon Hargrove. He also asks for prayers for French-speaking regions senior pastor Tim Pebworth, who will soon embark on a pastoral trip to the Congo. He then discusses justification, self-righteousness and spiritual blindness. Are we honest with how we see ourselves before God?
The apostle Paul was a wise master builder (1 Corinthians 3:10). He encouraged Christians to, “Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth” (2 Timothy 2:15, KJV).
My visits to Malawi and Zambia over the past 20 years have given me some remarkable insight into the life and culture of local communities. One area of special interest was local government in the villages.