Prayer: Four Ways that God May Answer

I am blessed to know some real prayer warriors. These are people who pray boldly, faithfully and specifically, believing that God will answer in His will and in His timing to accomplish His purposes in and through us, and in the lives and circumstances of others. Our God is good. And our God is great. … Continue reading Prayer: Four Ways that God May Answer

The Fall of Man

Our world is broken. Poverty. Violence. Injustice. Slavery. Hunger. Rage. Indulgence. Divorce. Loneliness. Separation. Fear. Hurts. Where did it all begin? The world God created was perfect. The perfect Garden of Eden. Adam & Eve lived there, and they had a perfect relationship with God and each other. What happened? Genesis 3:1-7 1 Now the … Continue reading The Fall of Man

The Reason for Your Hope

Christians have hope when no one else does. They have hope in this life and hope for the life to come. Their hope is not just rooted in optimism or the power of positive thinking, Their hope is anchored in Christ. In your heart set apart Jesus as Lord. And always be ready to give … Continue reading The Reason for Your Hope

Questioning Evangelism: Using Questions to Share the Good News

Evangelism can be intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be. Witnessing conversations don’t have to be awkward. You don’t have to be an expert on the Bible or theology for God to use you. You can use questions to help share the good news of Jesus Christ. It was one of the ways that Jesus and Paul shared the good … Continue reading Questioning Evangelism: Using Questions to Share the Good News

Always Be Ready

“In your heart set apart Jesus as Lord. And always be ready to give an answer to anyone who asks you to give a reason for the hope that you have. Do this with gentleness and respect.” 1 Peter 3:15 In your heart set apart Jesus as Lord. That means that He is guiding and … Continue reading Always Be Ready

Quotes on Prayer

Prayer is simply a two-way conversation between you and God. -- Billy Graham Each time, before you intercede, be quiet first, and worship God in His glory. Think of what He can do, and how He delights to hear the prayers of His redeemed people. Think of your place and privilege in Christ, and expect … Continue reading Quotes on Prayer

Purpose in the Pain

This week our hearts and prayers have been with the people of Oklahoma City, who were devastated by a massive tornado that led to much destruction and death. Like me, many of you have friends and family who live in OKC who have been impacted by the storm. Disaster relief teams are on the ground … Continue reading Purpose in the Pain

So This Is Love

I started to write a post explaining what love is like based on 1 John chapter 4. But I kept running into inadequate phrases. So if you have two minutes, read these paragraphs and consider what the Bible says about love in these verses. Dear friends, let us love one another, because love is from … Continue reading So This Is Love

How to Read & Study the Bible

God speaks to us through His Word, the Bible. It is an incredible privilege to have the Bible in our language and readily accessible.* We have a responsibility as Christ-followers to read the Bible, understand it, and put its truths into practice in our lives. God will help you. Reading and studying the Bible is … Continue reading How to Read & Study the Bible