Entries by Travis Milner

An Unexpected Ministry

As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good, to bring it about that many people should be kept alive, as they are today. Genesis 50:20 Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. James […]

God Doesn’t Need You, but He Wants You

Several years back, I was living in a small village in the Zambian bush called Chongwe. In this remote village dwelled a man of great importance to the community named Makukula. This Mr. Makukula was – and currently still is – the headman of the village. A strong man among strong men, Makukula was judge, […]

Faith, Righteousness, and Relationship

“But now the righteousness of God has been manifested apart from the law, although the Law and the Prophets bear witness to it— the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all who believe.” Romans 3:21-22 In the book of Romans, Paul weaves some of the most deep, impactful, beautiful writings on the themes of sin, faith, and […]

Did Jesus Really Have to Die?

With the arrival of Easter season comes a renewed public interest in the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus. While many pastors are faithful in preaching the crucifixion of Christ each week, most will put sermon series on hold to craft a sermon dedicated entirely to his death and resurrection. However, one thing pastors would do […]