We Have Only Done Our Duty

Patty Baer

READ : Luke 17:7-10 We are unworthy servants; we have only done our duty. (Luke 17:10) Os Guinness tells the story of Le Chambon, a small town in the mountains of southern France that was the only safe haven for Jews in German-occupied Europe during World War II (The Call, pp. 96-98). The stubborn Chambonnais were French Protestants, committed followers of Christ, matured by the rigors of 300 years of persecution. Led by their bold pastor and his wife, they …

The Cure to Worry

Patty Baer

READ : Luke 18:1-8 Then Jesus taught his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up. (v. 1) The world contains much that is evil, and life is often very difficult. We have constant concerns-relational difficulties with family, friends and associates at work, financial issues, and health problems. How do we control or eliminate fear under such pressures? How do we keep from troubling anxiety and worry? Jesus says the cure is prayer. …