Often people who don’t follow Jesus claim that Jesus’ followers are hypocrites. We who follow Jesus can be a great reason to abstain from following him. I don’t need to speak for the group. Individually, I am capable of…Read on
Are you a hypocrite? Have you ever known anyone who claimed that all Christians were hypocrites? Do you claim to believe things and then fail to live by those beliefs?Read on
One of Jesus’ greatest lessons for us took place almost without a word. Can we serve others without speaking? Can we learn by doing the way Jesus did?Read on
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