Whenever you see an overnight success, your eyes deceive you. What you are witnessing is the hour of opportunity unleashing the potential energy of previous choices. It was not one decision, but the accumulated power...
Life is a dance. Mindfulness is witnessing that dance.
It should be considered illegal for a follower of the Lord Jesus Christ not to be burning with passion for our Lord and burning with passion for the lost.
[Jesus] plan called for action, and how He expressed it predicted its success. He didn’t say “you *might* be my witnesses,” or “you *could* be my witnesses,” or even “you *should* be my witnesses.” He...
If I had my way, I would declare a moratorium on public preaching of ‘the plan of salvation’ in America for one to two years. Then I would call on everyone who has use of...
It is the great business of every Christian to save souls. People complain that they do not know how to take hold of this matter. Why, the reason is plain enough; they have never studied...
One must always be aware, to notice—even though the cost of noticing is to become responsible.
The mission that Jesus invites us to participate in is primarily a relational one in nature. Our ability to sustain our relationship in a meaningful way will have a direct impact on our missional fruitfulness.
I once expected to spend seven years walking around the world on foot. I walked from Mexico to Panama where the road ended before an almost uninhabited swamp called the Choco Colombiano. Even today there...
caught that taught” and that a person’s meaningful involvement in the process is critical to them experiencing the power of the gospel in their lives. This meaningful involvement takes time and persevering love.
Witness each moment in astounded jubilation. Take every holy breath in gratitude. Rejoice in life!
If evangelism is really going to be a value that your church embraces, the church will have to embrace the changes that will take place when evangelism is activated in the church.
Witnessing a selfless act brings tears to remind us how we should be treating others.
But Jesus replied, ‘Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith?’…From his statement we see that Jesus clearly connects their fear with their lack of faith. Fear is the opposite of faith. When we...
Christians need a new filling of the Holy Spirit to love those who disagree with them. And the greatest expression of love is to share with them the most precious thing a Christian has, which...
Becoming aware of the intense suffering of billions of animals, and of our own participation in that suffering, can bring up painful emotions: sorrow and grief for the animals; anger at the injustice and deception...
The work of the church is not survival. She exists to fulfill the Great Commission.
Think about it: virtually every atrocity in the history of humankind was enabled by a populace that turned away from a reality that seemed too painful to face, while virtually every revolution for peace and...
Why do you call Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ and do not do what I say? (Luke 6:46)
My grandma loved to be on stage entertaining people. She loves to make people smile and laugh. She loves to brighten other people’s day. She often calls perfect strangers her angel, as a way of...
Fortunately, God made all varieties of people with a wide variety of interests and abilities. He has called people of every race and color who have been hurt by life in every manner imaginable. Even...
Delphine witnessed awful things occurring to other humans. Worse than that, she was powerless to alter their fate. It would be that way all her life–disasters, falling like chairs all around her, falling so close...
Whatever we do, we must not treat the Great Commission like it’s the Great Suggestion.
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