Amazing Moment From Our Africa Trip

I had come to the end of several days of training leaders of an unreached people group in Africa. D. had been doing a fabulous job translating from English into his people’s language. We had been presenting to these young church leaders what it is that we must...

No Plan B

Keeping in Step with the Spirit Part 20: No Plan B Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit. Galatians 5:25 (NIV) God had only one plan for salvation—Jesus and the cross. There is no Plan B. As Jesus gave up his life, he announced, “It is...

What Makes Us Holy?

Keeping in Step with the Spirit Part 19: What Makes Us Holy? Sometimes we who follow Jesus just cannot help ourselves. No matter how hard we try, we constantly stray back into making holiness about not sinning. I recently enjoyed a short book on this subject by a...

Clarity about the Fruit: Self-Control

Keeping in Step with the Spirit Part 18: Clarity about the Fruit: Self-Control In Give Me an Answer That Satisfies My Heart and My Mind, Cliff Knechtle peppers his book throughout with comic moments of how to apply biblical truths to your life. One has a character,...

Clarity about the Fruit: Gentleness

Keeping in Step with the Spirit Part 17: Clarity about the Fruit: Gentleness I listened as my friend Pete gave counsel to Mark who was desperate about his life. Mark had made some pretty bad decisions and was franticly seeking to turn things around for himself and his...

Clarity About the Fruit: Faithfulness

Keeping in Step with the Spirit Part 16: Clarity About the Fruit: Faithfulness In the story about Rilla, the youngest daughter of Anne of Green Gables, Lucy Maud Montgomery brings the reader to a decisive moment that was steeped in tragedy. WW1 is raging and Rilla’s...