Tag: faith

Witness Well

Start spiritual conversations by sticking to the basics

“It’s best to remain silent and be thought of a fool than to open one’s mouth and remove all doubt.”  “Even fools are thought wise if they keep silent, and discerning if they hold their tongues.” (Proverbs 17:28) If silence is golden and a silver tongue commands respect, then why do I tend to open …

Starting spiritual conversations

Most people consider themselves spiritual. There is a desire for inner peace, harmony with body and soul, or a reconnection with a higher power. While many spiritual paths are offered, few provided satisfying solutions. And sadly, there is a growing reluctance to seek out a Christian church to find answers. We seem to be arriving …

Making new year resolutions that are lasting

I listened to a podcast recently about why people complain so much. In the big picture, many of our complaints can appear inconsequential. It’s an outward cry of an inward focus on thoughts and attitudes. Let’s confess that our human nature is drawn to look at what the world has to offer to solve what …

The greatest Christmas story never told

We are familiar with the Christmas story in Luke 2, but there is another Christmas story in the Bible that can be just as powerful.

Witnessing Christ during Christmas

What can Christians say to proclaim the gospel message during Christmas and invite people to come to church on Christmas Eve?

Words God gives us when confronting fear

When confronted with fear, feeling overwhelmed, tempted to give up or give in, we are given these words from God: Don’t fear Stand firm You will see These are not buzzwords but promises. Words glistening with meaning and power. Not just suggestions, but assurances given in the face of adversity. These words are perfectly reliable …

A Way to Start a Spiritual Conversation

Words matter. With eyes of wonder, believers in Christ grasp on to the words of grace, redemption, and justification. These words define the Christian faith. The meaning behind these words appear obvious to the faithful but may have an entirely different connotation to an unbelieving world. And this chasm of misunderstanding is growing wider. It’s …

Slingshots or Silence

God works through his Word to create faith in the hearts of unbelievers. His Word is like a weapon used in warfare. It cuts like a double-edged sword (Hebrews 4:12) and explodes like dynamite (Romans 1:16). One of the greatest weapons ever used in the Bible is a profound example for believers who unleash the …