My First Week as a  Missionary in Chad

My First Week as a Missionary in Chad

“See, I have placed before you an open door that no one can shut” (Rev. 3:8). The late night flight into Ndjamena is surreal. Am I really landing in Chad? I cover my hair with the obligatory scarf to exit the plane, enter the bus parked on the tarmac, and sit...
Can You Build a School for Us?

Can You Build a School for Us?

Terach (pictured above with his family), from our CLB Chadian Church, will be moving his family to serve as director of the new school. Can you build a school for us?” “Uh, no.” That’s pretty much how that phone conversation went. My family and I had left our village...
Chains for Christ

Chains for Christ

Other people can be very flippant regarding your struggles. You may be struggling through a long illness, disability, loss of job and income, a fractured vital relationship… Whatever it is, you feel completely stuck. It doesn’t go away; it doesn’t “get better.” And...

Twentieth Sunday After Pentecost

20th Sunday After Pentecost (Series B) October 7, 2018 Gospel: Mark 10:2-16 Epistle: Heb 2:1-13 (14-18) Lesson: Gen 2:18-25 Psalm: Psalm 128 CLB Commentary: Pastor David Rinden Mark 10:2-16, Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost, Series B of ILCW The text before us today...

Nineteenth Sunday After Pentecost

19th Sunday After Pentecost (Series B) September 30, 2018 Gospel: Mark 9:38-50 Epistle: James 5:(1-12) 13-20 Lesson: Num 11:4-6, 10-16, 24-29 Psalm: Psalm 104:27-35 CLB Commentary: Dr. Gaylan Mathiesen Mark 9:38-50 The first challenge in this passage is to find a...

Eighteenth Sunday After Pentecost

18th Sunday After Pentecost (Series B) September 23, 2018 Gospel: Mark 9:30-37 Epistle: James 3:13-4:10 Lesson: Jer 11:18-20 Psalm: Psalm 54 CLB Commentary: Pastor Gary Witkop Pericope Commentary – Mark 9:30-37 Three people are the focus of these verses, Jesus, the...

Seventeenth Sunday After Pentecost

17th Sunday After Pentecost (Series B) September 16, 2018 Gospel: Mark 9:14-29 Epistle: James 3:1-12 Lesson: Is 50:4-10 Psalm: Psalm 116:1-9 CLB Commentary: Professor Brad Pribbenow As we continue the lectio continuo (continuous reading) through the Gospel of Mark, we...

CLB

Pray for the finances of the CLB as we enter the fall after the typically lean summer months. Pray for God’s people to respond to the needs of our denomination with generosity and...