I have been trying to reflect on lessons God has been teaching me throughout the pandemic of 2020. Here’s what I have so far: 1) All plans are tentative 2) Slow down 3) Touch with words 4) Choose to focus on what you still have 5) Life is very fragile The pandemic has taught … More The church is both gathered and scattered
In the gospel of John, chapter eight, Jesus said, “I am the light of the world,” but in Matthew chapter five he told his followers that THEY were the light of the world. To me, the best way to reconcile these two Scriptures is to simply observe the moon on a clear night. The moon … More Reflecting the Son!
When giving your testimony, be careful if you are tempted to leave something out of your story. You never know what element of your story might connect with someone else. Especially don’t leave out the “bad/hard stuff.” When we talk openly about our sin, as well as the times when we have been sinned against, … More Take the baton!
I have been helped by the advice of E. Stanley Jones, a missionary to India who lived during the twentieth century. Something profound happened to him when he preached his very first sermon at his hometown church. He had studied and studied in his sermon preparation, wanting to “argue well for God” when he preached. … More Lawyer vs. Witness
Because Jesus is the savior of the world, life on Earth is too short to keep him to yourself. When I first began teaching at the college level, I taught a course on evangelism. One day, as I was walking out of class, I noticed one of my students sobbing her eyes out. I stopped … More I never told her about Jesus!