God Is Calling You

Rob Donoho

Read: James 2:14-26 So also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead. (v. 17) James makes it clear that while we are not saved by our works, we need to examine whether we truly know Jesus Christ if we aren’t obeying his commandments and serving in God’s kingdom. We might be big fans of Jesus, but God isn’t looking for fans. God is looking for people willing to speak his Word, feed the hungry, house the …

God’s Call Includes a Place Prepared for Us

Rob Donoho

Read: John 14:1-7 In my Father’s house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? (v. 2) The houses we constructed in Mexico for homeless families were very simple. Built on an 18-by-20-foot concrete pad, they have two small bedrooms and one common room. There is no plumbing. Despite their simplicity, these houses feel like a mansion to families that previously slept in lean-to tents, in …

God’s Call Creates Unity

Rob Donoho

Read: Titus 3:1-11 The saying is trustworthy, and I want you to insist on these things, so that those who have believed in God may be careful to devote themselves to good works. These things are excellent and profitable for people. (v. 8) Paul’s advice to Titus is still good advice to us today. As Christians we often see opposition to our worldview. The same was true in Paul’s day. That’s why Paul emphasized the need for unity and for …

God’s Call Helps Others See the Light

Rob Donoho

Read: John 9:1-25 One thing I do know, that though I was blind, now I see. (v. 25) Jesus performed a great miracle in giving sight to a man blind from birth. The healed man could not explain the miracle. All he knew was that where once he was blind, now he could see. This miracle serves as a sign that Jesus is the light of the world. Knowing God the Father is only possible when Jesus lights the way. …

God’s Call Survives Our Humanness

Rob Donoho

Read: 1 Corinthians 3 For when one says, “I follow Paul,” and another, “I follow Apollos,” are you not being merely human? (v. 4) Paul admonished the church in Corinth for its many divisions and acting like “mere humans.” How could the church be the light of the world when it acts no different than the world, putting our desires above the needs of others? As we pulled into the ministry site in Mexico after a long drive, I was …

God’s Call Transcends Cultures

Rob Donoho

Read: 1 Corinthians 12:12-31 For in one Spirit we were all baptized into one body—Jews or Greeks, slaves or free—and all were made to drink of one Spirit. (v. 13) As Paul traveled throughout the Roman Empire he recognized that all believers, regardless of background, were part of the body of Christ. The local church in Mexico first identifies families in need of housing. Pastors working in the barrios know which families would most benefit from a house. Our Mexican …