A movement of God among the youth
of Central and Eastern Europe that finds
its home in the local church and
The world has changed, but the gospel is still the same. And God is moving in a unique way across Central and Eastern Europe as young men and women are being touched by the message of Jesus Christ. Some of this is being sparked by the dedication, sacrifice and service of a missionary team called Josiah Venture.
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What brings lasting change?
As a New Year begins I’ve been reflecting on change. There is a list of things I want to grow in this year, but I know that my human nature naturally resists transformation. The world might tell me to make some new years resolutions, or figure out the steps of growth and then just execute them. What does the Bible say?
The basic arc of Scripture is summarized with just four words – Creation, Fall, Redemption, and Restoration.
Creation – I was made to be more than who I currently am.
Fall – Sin’s effect is so profound that there is no way I can change on my own.
Redemption – Only through the work of Christ on the cross can I break free from the gravitational pull of my fallen nature.
Restoration – God’s Spirit is always working in me to draw me back to his original design for my life.
I know this story well, but as a new year begins, I need to realize that this path of redemption is not only for my initial salvation, …