Day Twenty Seven: Perseverance

Watch Video Today we build on yesterday’s thought, Self-Control, to Perseverance. Peter’s second letter outlines the progressive steps toward making your calling and election sure. He says we should “make every effort” to add to our faith, virtue, knowledge, self-control, and then perseverance. Once we come to know God the person of virtue through faith, […]

Day Twenty Five: Self-Control

Watch Video Today’s thought is Self-Control. It’s not just about control of appetites, like how often you run to the fridge during this quarantine. It’s about how you enter into community. There are two diagrams in the video: 1. Yield Sign, which represents the need to slow down, consider others, and enter into traffic without […]

Day Twenty Three: Virtue

Watch Video In Peter’s second letter, he says we should add to our faith, virtue – or moral goodness. The faith that he speaks of is the belief that we have “everything we need” and that we have “escaped the corruption of the world caused by evil desires.” And Peter exhorts us to “make every […]

Day Twenty Two: Everything You Need

Watch Video Today we explore the root lie of all lies. In 2 Peter 1:3 the great apostle states that we have everything we need for life and godliness. Do you believe that? In the midst of calamity and crisis, is that faith shaken? The truth is that this is the root of our faith. […]

Day Seventeen: Witness

Watch Video My wife and I were reading in Trent Sheppard’s book, The Jesus Journey, this morning and we came across this verse and this interesting question: “There was a man walking by, coming from work, Simon from Cyrene, the father of Alexander and Rufus. They made him carry Jesus’ cross.” Mark 15:21 NIV Mark’s […]

Day Nine: You Say

Watch the video Notice the things that Jesus says. Luke 23:3 So Pilate asked Jesus, “Are you the king of the Jews?” “You have said so,” Jesus replied. Luke 22:33-34 But he replied, “Lord, I am ready to go with you to prison and to death.” Jesus answered, “I tell you, Peter, before the rooster […]

Day Eight: Prepare

Watch the video Then came the day of Unleavened Bread on which the Passover lamb had to be sacrificed. Jesus sent Peter and John, saying, “Go and make preparations for us to eat the Passover.” Luke 22: 7-8 We received some tulips in a box in the mail yesterday. One of Mary’s niece’s had the […]

Day Seven: Reset

For this extended 30 days of quarantine in April, I’m doing Thirty Thoughts for you. Here’s Day Seven: Reset I can’t honestly say I have heard a word the Lord about the word RESET. However, it is clear we have an opportunity and God is sovereignly doing a reset. Have you ever had your computer or […]

Day Six: Faith

Watch video Today’s thought is the word Faith.  “Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. Indeed, by faith our ancestors received approval. By faith we understand that the worlds were prepared by the word of God, so that what is seen was made from things that are not visible.” Hebrews 11:1-2 We’re staying […]

Day Five: Study

Watch video Today’s thought is the word Study.  “Study to show yourself approved unto God, a worker that does not need to be ashamed.” 2 Tim 2:15 Students are disciples, learners, people who want to learn how to make a difference. I’m grateful for all those who study, especially right now as we depend on […]

Day Four: Home

Watch video Today’s thought is about being Home..  No one after lighting a lamp puts it under the bushel basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all in the house. Matthew 5:15 NRSV It’s time to re-think home. I have lived in 8 States in the US and in India for several months. I’ve lived in 36 […]

Self-quarantine in Me?

My son Justin David Henry is at Fuller Theological Seminary. Classes have been moved to online. He let me read his paper on John 15 – “Abide in Me,” Jesus said. Good stuff. When we spoke Justin joked that Jesus was saying, “Self-quarantine in me.” I see that. But it’s not all about isolation; it’s […]

Taking Thought

This morning I wrote to a friend who has lost something precious, his faith in God. What does one do when they lose faith? At the beginning of the 20th Century, most so-called Christian nations were at war with one another, which caused a crisis of faith among millions of people. Though we have had […]

Light of the World

This is great news! Xian was an engineering student at Carnegie-Mellon University when he did his internship with us in East Timorese in 2003. He attributed his life’s calling to serve the poor, particularly through solar lighting, to that summer when he witnessed the severe burns on a small child’s face when a kerosene lantern caused a fire.

My Story

I was humiliated. One year out of college, a junior auditor with Coopers & Lybrand, preparing for two years of humanitarian service with the Peace Corps, I was locked up behind bars. Finger prints, mug shots, and my name, John T. Henry, was placed on police record for loitering on the streets of Baltimore.