Category: Ministry

Speaking With Purpose

If you have opportunity to speak to a group of people and you know about it in time to prepare what you say, I recommend making one point. If you go hunting with a machine gun, you might kill something. If you go hunting with a rifle, it is more likely that you will kill […]

Giving Life

Because we are born of God, and the life we live in these beautiful bodies is just a passing thing compared with how long our lives really are, no matter how you live here, it is going to cost you everything. Laying down your life for your friends costs all you have and more. It […]

Being Powerful

Commander Naaman, from Syria, contracted leprosy. His wife had a servant who had been kidnapped from Israel and enslaved in Syria. She suggested to her mistress that if Naaman were to go to the Israeli prophet Elisha, he could be healed. Naaman asked permission to take leave from his duties as a warrior and go […]

Loving the World

Our lives are being written as volumes that will rest between the bookends of John 3:16 and 1 John 2:15. God loved the world so much that He sent Jesus. The same John wrote that if you love the world, the love of the Father is not in you. Somewhere in the middle, (John 20:21) […]

A Seeing Date

Today I decided to stop counting my days as if one more day of my life was wasted on something other than my calling. Instead, I will count the day as having moved me one day closer to the door to my work.  An heir, as long as he is a child, is no different than […]

Super Vision Advisory

Scary toys usually have a disclaimer printed on the packaging: “Adult Supervision Required.” Another one made famous when TV was young was, “Kids, don’t try this at home! We’re trained professionals. You could get hurt!” Those warnings were probably imposed by a board member’s lawyer, not his mom. The concern was likely for the company’s […]

The Sword of the Spirit

When Paul wrote the letter to the Ephesian congregations that ended up in the Bible, his last instructions before the greetings at the end of the letter were about being clothed in Christ as armor. He told them to use His righteousness and His truth and His faith and His peace as their protection. They […]

Making it Worth it

Whatever I am up to in life is costing my life. If I am just living for myself, I expect to answer for that one day. If I am living for others, it would probably be wise to be focused and committed. I should probably have some sense of why I am here – what […]

Being Successful

Kodak, the film & camera company, sold shares of their stock for $90 or so in 1997. At end of day on January 3, 2012, shares were 76¢. A few months later, Instagram was sold to Facebook for $1 billion. It pays to periodically check to be sure that the horse you are riding is not […]

Envy and Selfish Ambition

Who is wise and understanding among you? He should show his works by good conduct with wisdom’s gentleness. But if you have bitter envy and selfish ambition in your heart, don’t brag and lie in defiance of the truth. Such wisdom does not come down from above, but is earthly, sensual, demonic. For where envy […]

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