The Chain of Evangelism

Discouraged about the lack of response, or negative response, when you tell someone about Jesus Christ? I once heard an analogy that helped me. When you tell someone about the Lord, you are part of an evangelism chain. You might be the first link of the chain, or somewhere in the middle, or you may…

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BLESSED!

My lifelong friend and I wrote a book. She lived it, I helped write it. Suzanne Maurer, an ordinary Christian, is living proof that God turns horrors into blessing. Date raped at 19, her son, conceived by that rape, led her to Christ twenty years later. After 40 years of joyful living, she is now…

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Missing the Mark

Missing the laundry basket may bring the wrath of Mom. Missing God’s commandment brings the eternal wrath of God. Don’t be deceived. God is our Creator and has every right to tell us how we are to live. (Genesis 1:27) God has made His standard very clear. We are to love the Lord our God…

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When You Don’t Understand

Usually implied in this statement is that something bad happened. If something good happened, we’re apt to think: “What a good girl I am.” “What  a good boy I am.” But if something bad happens … Christian Fundamentals When You Don’t Understand God is good and does good. (Psalm 119:68) For as the heavens are…

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Whose Opinion Matters?

We are inundated with words and opinions, which have accelerated with social media. So… whose opinion matters? Who and what do we believe? What do we act on? There are four categories of the sources of opinions. God For Christians, it is clear, God’s opinion matters! And not only that, He is truth and all…

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Using Our Time

We are born with a God-given purpose, with a length of life God ordained for us, and with responsibility how we use the time God gave us. Make the most of your time, because the days are evil. (Ephesians 5:16) There are books and sermons on this topic, many of which focus on productivity. Those…

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Delight God

We can bring joy and delight to Almighty God! I find it amazing that we, His created humans, can delight God. But we (Christians) can and have. Bring Joy to God by Repentance Christians have already brought joy to God by repenting and receiving Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. There is joy in the…

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Joy in a Troubled World

Fallen World = Troubled World = The Land of the Living That is how it is until God takes us (Christians) to heaven. Christians have joy now Joy is a fruit of the Holy Spirit, who dwells in Christians. But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness. (Galatians 5:22)…

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Practice When It Is Easy

Practice when it is easy so you do well when it is hard Pilots, sailors, and many other professions routinely practice emergency procedures, so if they face an emergency they know what to do and have done it successfully in the past. Pilots practice flying on instruments (needed for bad weather) when the weather is…

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Be More Grateful

Giving thanks to God is a command. Being grateful to Him shows we love Him. Gratitude serves Him, praises Him, and worships Him. (See Gratitude) But how can we do this better? How can we give Him thanks with all our hearts? (Psalm 138:1) How can we overflow with gratitude? (Colossians 2:7) Fundamentals of Gratitude…

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