For many believers, evangelism is something we know we should do, but we’re uncomfortable with it. The reason is because we think we’re supposed to be salespersons, and if we don’t “close the deal” which leads to a conversion, we have not succeeded. Andrew provides a great picture of healthy, relational evangelism. Virtually every time
Scripture has a lot to say about prayer, and it has everything to do with our spiritual health. But we simply don’t put into practice what we know, and there are profound effects on our lives. But there’s hope! When we work hard, change becomes dramatically apparent in a very short time. For the Christian, prayerlessness
As beautiful as they are, the Northern Lights simply couldn’t exist on their own. They depend entirely on the power of the sun. Jesus called us to be lights in this world (Matt. 5:14)—to be fascinatingly and attractively beautiful. But we must realize, if there’s anything lovely about us, it’s because God’s beauty lights up
No one likes to go it alone. We’d never accomplish very much without the support and encouragement of others. We want to know someone has our back and is standing with us. The Christian life is similar—the encouragement of others is essential to walking through tough times and fulfilling our potential in Christ. Barnabas, a
Many commit to following Jesus in a moment of excitement or conviction, and later realize a disciple’s life isn’t always convenient. Culture often presents a skewed idea of commitment. People have no problem expressing their loyalty—or even love—to others, but if those relationships encounter difficulty or something more appealing comes along, they quickly transfer their loyalty.
We do not lack knowledge; in fact, we are overwhelmed with knowledge. We may not have it stored in our heads, but we have easy access with just a click of the mouse. We cannot simply be pursuers of knowledge. Relying on God’s wisdom must become second nature to us, so that our lives, and not