A disciple is a learner. Before computers, people learned by memorizing words and following teachers. We are called to follow Jesus. Can we become a disciple with ever really following Jesus?Read on
We all have problems. But God prepared good work for us to do. He can solve the problems himself, but he left some for us. What is your problem? And what will you do about it?Read on
Matthew, Mark and Luke all record that Jesus “saw” the faith of the people who brought a paralyzed friend to be healed. What does it take for Jesus to “see” faith? Do we have visible faith?Read on
Every day, as followers of Jesus, we can take part in Christ’s work in the world, even in our jobs. I believe there are at least 5 daily activities we can take to walk with God in our work and put ourselves in a position to make an eternal difference. Those activities are that we 1) Pray, 2) Appreciate People, 3) Know what we believe, 4) Serve Others, and 5) Speak for ourselves. Go here for more about the first 2 activities.Read on
At lunch today, a friend asked how he could do a better job of being a marketplace minister. He said he struggled with his “calling” and his daily ministry at work.
We either struggle or we simply check out. If you struggle, you’re making progress. And if you don’t struggle with being a marketplace minister, you’re probably not in the marketplace or you don’t consider yourself a minister.
“How can we equip marketplace Christ-followers to take the good news of Jesus into their world?” – Doug Pollock. I recently had the opportunity to speak with Doug Pollock, Director of Evangelism for Athletes in Action and author of God Space: Where Spiritual Conversations Happen Naturally. We were discussing how, because we have focused on other metrics in the past, we haven’t equipped many of Jesus’ followers to take him and our relationship with him into our workplaces.Read on
Spirit-led listening is asking the Holy Spirit to guide us as we listen to others. We ask God to help us listen respectfully, without judgment and agendas. Interested?Read on
Is it true that Christians only want others to believe what they believe? Do we have some kind of reward system that makes us want to convert everyone? Or do we just want them to come and hang out with us on Sunday (and Wednesday)?And if we can’t get them converted, then is the next best thing to get their money, or their vote? How do Christians define “success”?Read on
We enjoyed walking with Jesus during the October 2018 Marketplace Mission Trip. Friends relayed experiences they had by taking a missionary mindset into their workplace. We found ways to serve our coworkers and interact with them and we began opening doors for spiritual conversations with coworkers, customers and friends.Read on
How well do you notice and listen to others? Today, let’s pay special attention to others and listen to them. Reading Chapter 5 of God Space by Doug Pollock, I was convicted by my score on the listening assessment on page 57. Imagine 16 questions like, “I find myself finishing their sentences” or “I mentally […]Read on