“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
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
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
In his Daily Bible Study series, William Barclay tells a compelling story about an evangelist named Brownlow North. Apparently, in his younger days, he had lived a wild life.
“Once, just before he was to enter the pulpit in a church in Aberdeen, he received a letter. This letter informed him that its writer had evidence of some disgraceful thing which Brownlow North had done before he became a Christian, and it went on to say that the writer proposed to interrupt the service and to tell the whole congregation of that sin if he preached.” Continue reading
Leadership guru John Maxwell often says,“Everything rises and falls on leadership.”
And what is leadership? Maxwell defined it this way. “After more than four decades of observing leadership within my family and the many years of developing my own leadership potential, I have come to this conclusion: Leadership is influence. That’s it. Nothing more; more less. My favorite leadership proverb is “He who thinketh he leadeth and hath no one following him is only taking a walk.” Continue reading