Praising: John 15-16

Most of the hymns in our Come and See series didn’t garner much attention when they were first published. Most of their writers were penniless Sunday school teachers or parish preachers who were faithfully communicating biblical truth to the people in their sphere of influence. Some like the hymn writer we’re featuring today weren’t even professional writers. But through the years, their quiet projects became some of the most-loved, most-published, and most-sung hymns of the Church today.

Practice Testifying: Marla Pellum

We count it a joy to welcome Marla Pellum to the blog today for our sixth and final testimony in our Come and See series. You met her sister, Gina Hedlind, last week as she shared her faith journey. While these women have common experiences, especially from childhoods in a deeply religious but empty church tradition, God has given them unique stories for His glory. We praise Him!

Ponder and Pray: John 15-16

Last week in our Ponder and Pray feature, we looked at the first of three chapters of Jesus’ Last Supper Discourse in which Jesus declared that He is the Way, the Truth and the Life, and then promised the Holy Spirit, a helping spirit of peace to guide them — and believers today — through life. Today we’ll find another I AM statement in chapter 15 and more comfort about how the Holy Spirit, also known as the Spirit of Truth, will guide us through the harsh reality that the world hates us because we follow Jesus.