Player or Spectator?

I remember someone describing the setting of a basketball game as thousands of people sitting in the stands who desperately need exercise watching ten guys who desperately need rest!  Sometimes this would be a realistic description of the church.  A few people are in the game playing their hardest while others are just watching what … More Player or Spectator?

We are all priests!

Everyone has special gifts, talents, abilities, and experiences. It would be a shame for you and I to go through life and not take the time to pour into others what we have received. I love the principle of equipping found in 2 Timothy 2:2. The Apostle Paul told his young protégé, Timothy, “The things … More We are all priests!

Are you other-focused?

We are all incredibly self-focused, self-centered people.  It is only through great intentional effort that we can become other-focused people. The key is becoming so overwhelmed by the truth of God’s love for us that we look for our basic validation only from Him. Accepting and believing in God’s great love for us will free … More Are you other-focused?

Stay in the race!

Tracee, a visiting missionary recruit, once spoke in one of my college classes. She was a very attractive single woman in her late twenties, and she was on her way to Afghanistan as a missionary. When a student asked her to share about what it felt like being a single missionary at her age, she … More Stay in the race!