Tag: theology

Witness Well

Exchanging Concerns of the World for Concerns of Christ

In Thornton Wilder’s play, “Our Town,” Emily Wilder asks a poignant question. “Do any human beings ever realize life while they live it — every, every moment?” Granted an opportunity after her untimely death to revisit her past, Emily chooses to observe her 12th birthday party. The reality of eternity rarely grasps the attention of …

How to set spiritual goals that receive God’s approval

People are sometimes inspired to set goals for themselves. Resolutions are made at the beginning of each year that are designed to improve a person’s well being. Some goals are associated with career and some seek to increase their wealth. Whatever the goal, a measure of sacrifice and discipline is required to accomplish them. What about …

Sharing God’s Word means trusting the power of the message not ourselves

Sharing the message of reconciliation between God and all people is really not about us, but about God. As a result, we can place our whole confidence in the power of the message, not ourselves. We withstand the temptation to judge the effectiveness of the message, by how a person responds. Some will accept God’s message, most will reject it. Our job as God’s ambassadors is to simply deliver the message trusting God’s promises that His Word is at work.

The privilege of being God’s ambassadors

By being in Christ and through Christ, ambassadors become aware of opportunities the Lord provides to share God’s message of reconciliation. Instead of a burden to carry out this commission, it becomes an adventure that can be filled with joy. For ambassadors know that their message from the King has an eternal bearing on every soul.

Contrasting the Easter messages between Mormonism and Biblical Christianity

Jesus said, “Because I live, you also will live.” Mormons say the same thing. But what they mean by it and how they get to this point is totally different from what the Bible says about the redemptive work of Christ.

The importance of being joyful when sharing God’s Word with others

Love for the subject influences our teaching. And love for people influences our witnessing.

Jesus is Immanuel: Taking God at His Word

While we ponder the difficult verses in the gospels that describe in detail the hours leading up to Christ’s crucifixion, it’s important to keep in mind what’s happening. God is keeping His promises.