Tag: Gospel

Witness Well

Aiming for Perfection

“Strive for perfection. Settle for excellence.” When Chris Peterson, the new head football coach for the Washington Huskies, addressed the team for the first time he set forth a pattern of thinking that will be his plan for success. It is the same model he used while building the Boise State Broncos into a nationally-ranked …

God’s Creative Words

The Holy Spirit speaks creative words. There is power and force in every word that comes forth from His mouth. Darkness retreats when God says, “Let there be light!” Fear and weakness retreats when God’s creative words says “Be strong and do not fear.” Creative words associated with God’s promises.

Responding to Turbulent Air

Airports are one of the best places to watch people. They are walking stories. Where are they going? Who are they going to visit?

A Commission to Rescue

The war was beginning to wind down. Advances by the Allied forces were being made deep into enemy territory. Victory was assured. A young lieutenant received orders from his commanding officer to go and take his unit to liberate a prisoner of war camp located a few miles down the road. It wasn’t going to …

3 Reasons why sharing our faith is like doing God a favor

When reading Matthew 28:18-20 where it gives us the great commission of teaching, baptizing, and making disciples of all nations, we tend to forget the promise attached at the end where Jesus promises to always be with us. Even though these verses are called a commission, I wonder if it’s less of a command and …

How God uniquely asks you for a favor in sharing God’s Word

One of the primary responsibilities that God gives the Church is to make disciples from all nations. This responsibility is carried out by sharing God’s Word and baptizing those who come to faith. Carrying out this commission is not necessarily a duty of a Christian, but the exercising of one’s faith. It’s almost like God …

Prayer for today: Leaving the Scent of the Holy Spirit

“But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things!” (Galatians 5:22-23) I like to accompany my wife on her weekly pilgrimage to the local grocery store. It’s not one her favorite things to do. This …

Three benefits when we trust God to handle logistics

Planning a family reunion. Organizing a Christmas office party. Event managers pay attention to details. Pages of to-do lists wait to be checked off. Many years ago, I was involved in event management for a large university in California. Over 40,000 people would converge on a Saturday to watch their beloved team crush an opponent …