Good Friends…

...a great asset.

Having enjoyed the visit of a few friends over a few days has been a tonic. It’s a blessing to have the time these days to have extended conversations, meaningful and meaningless, to laugh, pray, and ponder. Good friends are a gift from God. Not to be taken lightly nor insignificantly. One doesn’t need to […]

Worship always…

...even now.

Like your witness, your worship, always shows. Extending grace to an undeserved person? That’s worship. Spending all your money at the casino? That’s worship of another kind. Helping marginalized people? That’s worship. Interested in pornography? That’s another type of worship too. “a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship […]

Keep On…

...Don’t give up.

There’s a time to quit and a time to persevere. When it comes to doing good and God-honoring behavior, here’s a good word. “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” Galatians 6:9 Otto Warmbier teaches us something about […]

Love unconditionally…

...It’s more about respect than feelings.

Here’s a great verse for you. “Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. 1 John 4:7 My point today is about the reality of love. Our culture seems to expect love to be about feelings or a poor word […]

Consider Learning a New Language…

...English nor your culture is not a requirement for others to know God. 

“How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard?” Romans 10:14 There are some parts of the USA that expect all dwellers to speak English. It’s a form of nationalism. When it comes tl the gospel, I believe […]

The Harvest Season is every day…

...make and take every opportunity to lead others to Jesus.

“The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few.” Matthew 9:37 I’m glad when I am in a worship meeting and the opportunity is given for people to deepen their relationship with God. Where I come from it is known as the “invitation.” Generally, it follows the sermon and comes before the last song. Can this […]

People Count…

...no one is disposable.

Everybody is important to God. We are all made in His image. Then everyone should be important to us. The good news of Jesus is for everyone. Every culture. Every language. Every age. Every geography. Every capability. How are we doing? No one is unimportant or disposable. Been dismissed? Your reaction reciprocal? You’ve passed the […]

Prayer is a Relationship

...pray without ceasing.

In Paul’s letter to the Thessalonians he advises, “Pray without ceasing.” How do we do that? Our prayer life can go this way: Prayer wishes – We have an innate appeal to God when we are in danger or hoping for a miracle of some sort, like winning the lottery, or passing a test in […]

Pleasing God…

...by faith.

“Without faith it is impossible to please God” Hebrews 11:6 Often we aim to please God by doing certain things, behaving righteous, being nice, and keeping a list of commandments. The Word of God says, live by faith and God will be happy with you. So many times in Christian ministry, we consider projects and schemes […]

Success in Ministry…

...being faithful to God.

Success in ministry is about being faithful to God. Look at this verse from the Bible. “Be faithful, even to the point of death, and I will give you life as your victor’s crown.” Revelation 2:10 In our Western culture, success is usually around the bottom line. That’s all about profits and growing numbers. I am […]