News & Notes This Week

When the Gospel Hits Home (The Gospel Coalition)
Brené Brown: Be the adult you want your children to be (The Washington Post)
New films speak for the ‘Innocents,’ victims of human trafficking (Deseret News)
Falcone-Codding: U.S. must take the lead in stopping slave trade (Norwich Bulletin)
How Hookers for Jesus Founder Turned Away From Sex Trade to Serving God (The Christian Post)
Sex for sale: sex trafficking in Ohio (The Guardian)
Officials warn kids about child porn charges in underage sexting cases (Wate.com)
Sex trafficking now an ‘epidemic’ (The Washington Times)

Telling the Story

by David Schrock, M.Div.

For your Maker is your husband, the Lord of hosts is His name… Isaiah 54:5

And in that day, declares the Lord, you will call Me “My Husband”… Hosea 2:16

…”Come, I will show you the Bride, the wife of the Lamb.” Revelation 21:9

Everyone knows that sex sells, but not everyone is equally well informed that sex also tells.   Indeed, sex–as God intended it–tells the story of the Triune God who, though different from us, desires to be united with us.

Amazingly, God has ordained that within the matrix of marriage, covenant partners are privy to the delicacies of God’s unconditional, everlasting, and all-consuming love.  By divine design, marital love between a man and a woman is analogous to God’s love for His people, so that all those who participate in this blessed union of souls find a flesh and blood illustration of God’s lovingkindness and the gospel of Jesus Christ.  The result is that within marriage, sex uniquely discloses an epic of God’s sacrificial love and covenantal faithfulness. Continue reading

Pursuing Purity and Justice

January is Human Trafficking Prevention Month, and pureJUSTICE is our response to the evil of trafficking.  Watch the video to learn what it’s all about, and utilize our resources to begin your own pursuit of purity and justice.

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