How Distressed Should We Be?

How Distressed Should We Be?

Bruised Reeds, Second Chances and Finishing Well Part 2: How Distressed Should We Be? Whoever acknowledges me before others, I will also acknowledge before my Father in heaven. But whoever disowns me before others, I will disown before my Father in heaven. Matthew...
Amazing Moment From Our Africa Trip

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...
Adventures in Transformational Discipleship

Adventures in Transformational Discipleship

Imagine holding a Bible in your hands for the first time. Think about learning the difference between the Old and New Testament, and getting to read the words for yourself instead of hearing them translated to you from a missionary. Now imagine being a teacher who...
No Plan B

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?

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...