“Let your life reflect the faith you have in God,” wrote American journalist Germany Kent. “Fear nothing and pray about everything. Be strong, trust God’s word, and trust the process.”
Faith and trust go together. Both by definition and application. You can’t have one without the other. Continue reading
If you google “something is wrong with the church” you’ll get 216 million results in .55 seconds.
Quickly perusing the articles, the answers carry a similar theme.
“5 stupid things the church needs to quit doing.”
“Anatomy of a sick church:10 Symptoms to watch.”
“7 Things We Get Wrong About Worship.”
“12 Reasons Millennials are Over Church.” Continue reading
This week I’m preaching in a meeting at Wellandport, Ontario, Canada. Last night a lady walked out of the building, shook my hand and wistfully commented, “I wish more people could have been here to have heard that sermon.”
The building was almost full. But I believe she was commenting more on the importance of the message preached than the messenger who delivered it. Or the number who attended. Continue reading
A mother took her young son shopping. At the end of the day, a clerk handed the little boy a lollipop.
“What do you say?” the mother said to her son.
With a big smile on his face and great confidence, he exuded, “Charge it!” Continue reading
In the first century, there were basically two views of the human body. One was that it should be worshiped for its beauty and idolized for its strength. The body was something to be proud of and to flaunt.
On the other hand, some believed that the body was inherently sinful. That the body didn’t matter. Only the spirit mattered. In fact, the body was just a shackle and a prison house. It was something to be despised and ashamed of. Continue reading
There was a cartoon which showed two friends standing before a Preacher and one asks, “Why is it that opportunity only knocks once but temptation beats on my door every day?!”
Can you relate to that to that feeling?
Oscar Wilde, the celebrated playwright and poet of the early 20th Century, known for his self-indulgent life once quipped, “I can resist everything but temptation.”
Maybe you feel the way that Wilde did? Continue reading
Some folks are like the fellow who was talking to his preacher and said he wasn’t much use in the church or the world because he had only one talent.
“Oh, that shouldn’t discourage you,” said the preacher. “What is your talent?”
“The talent of judging others.” Continue reading