Tag: prayer

Witness Well

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.

A witnessing prayer

Witnessing Christ in today’s world is a daunting task.  Competing truths, busyness and the distractions in life add up to what seemingly is a disinterested public. When you include our own fear and weaknesses, a believer needs to rely on God for his power and strength. The great Christian missionaries of old knew that prayer …

An Anecdote for Selfish Ambition in the church

 Ambition can prompt people to succeed in today’s world. The pursuit of power, glory, or to further a cause fuels a person to wholly invest their time and energy into that goal. Is ambition an appropriate term to help Christians advance God’s kingdom on earth? It all depends upon what is driving the ambition.

Trust in the power of God’s Word prompts action to proclaim it

God’s ways are not our ways. His thoughts are not our thoughts. Perhaps what baffles us the most about God is that he uses believers to carry out his highest purpose – to bring people to heaven. 

Proclaiming the gospel can start with a song

Songs begin from the heart. They register profound sadness from broken hearts, spur revolutions as a call to action, or convey deep, transparent love to woo hearts. Proclaiming the gospel can start with a song.

Are there only going to be a few people who are saved?

In the ongoing conflict between good and evil, artists and writers attempt to instill the notion that all people are inherently good. When evil rears its ugly head in books and movies, we always root that love and goodness will overcome evil. The stark reality of sin, as taught by the Bible, supports a completely …

God uses our “small turfs of grass” to answer big prayers

It’s funny how much smaller everything looks then what you remember as a child. It reminded me how often we tend to miss a big God in the smallness of everyday life.