June 28, 2022 – Comforting Others

June 28, 2022 – Comforting Others

Astronaut Col. Michael Anderson died in the Columbia space shuttle tragedy. Mike’s death was a great loss to His family, friends, and this nation. His family has not only been comforted, but over the years, they have used this tragedy and their great faith to comfort others. Tragedy is inevitable in our broken, sin-sick world. But God uses tragedy to draw us to Himself and He offers us comfort and encouragement.

June 28, 2022 – Comforting Others

June 21, 2022 – Living Large

On what basis do we live our lives, conduct business, or engage in ministry? Do we live as though we’re confined and limited by our circumstances or by others? Or do we live and work knowing that our Lord possesses all authority and all resources? When I write about “living large,” I’m not writing about a prosperity gospel. I’m writing about trusting a BIG God for BIG results.

May 31, 2022 – Suffering for Christ

May 31, 2022 – Suffering for Christ

We often suffer as a consequence for our disobedience, but to suffer for righteousness is a special blessing. Suffering for good, for obedience to God’s Word, can still be very difficult: we don’t get the promotion, we’re left out of a group gathering, or we’re mocked, simply because we’re trying to live a righteous life as a follower of Christ, but we know our Father loves us, especially when we suffer for doing good.

May 24, 2022 – Fishing for Men

May 24, 2022 – Fishing for Men

It is hard to call yourself a fisherman if you are not fishing. In a similar sense, it is hard to call yourself a disciple if you are not fishing for men. When Jesus said, “Follow me and I will make you fishers of men,” to a group of common fisherman, He ignited a passion for evangelism that still burns in the hearts and minds of His disciples today.

May 10, 2022 – The Last Word

May 10, 2022 – The Last Word

Our societal norms have been adjusted to accept all kinds of behavior. Our moral compass is off. Still, as long as we’re in this world, we want to represent Christ well to others in hopes that they will come to the knowledge of the truth and receive Christ as their Savior. But we also know that those who thumb their nose at God or ignore Him will discover that God will have the last word. He will be vindicated.

May 3, 2022 – What is Truth?

May 3, 2022 – What is Truth?

Today, our culture says truth is merely what you believe it to be. We hear people say things like, “That’s your truth, but not my truth.” Jesus declared, “I am the way and the truth and the life. As followers of Christ, we must not deny the truth but cling to it, stand on it, and proclaim it.

April 26, 2022 – You Are Called as a Disciple

April 26, 2022 – You Are Called as a Disciple

Living like Christ and leading others comes from devotion to the Lord, time in His Word, time conversing with Him, and spending time with others. Like any skill, we become better with practice. The daily practice of living a Christlike life will help keep us from having our intentions and actions thwarted by the evil one.