Category: Witness

  • my take on the “In The Beginning” series

    my take on the “In The Beginning” series

    Let me start out by saying that the series In The Beginning has been really interesting. The part that keeps sticking out to me is the constant undertone that goes “If we don’t get the beginning right it can mess up everything!” How true in many ways that is! Our whole lives are shaped by beginnings. […]

  • God is light

    God is light

    This is the message we have heard from Him and announce to you, that God is Light, and in Him there is no darkness at all. If we say that we have fellowship with Him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth; but if we walk in the […]

  • what could be greater?

    Purpose. Such a deep word. Eternity. Too broad for us to understand fully, and yet it is something we can grasp. Fellowship. We all long for it. Put the three together… The only thing that comes to mind is a question. How is it possible? Don’t you want more? Don’t we all wish or long for […]

  • born again

    It’s a super “Christianese” phrase. We like to use that term for sayings that those who aren’t Christians might not understand. There’s only one problem though. I’ve asked others what they think of when they hear the phrase and they say, “New start. Do-over. Another beginning.” We’re afraid of the term “born again”. I don’t […]

  • a little confusion

    a little confusion

    Today I’ve been preparing for a Worship Department meeting. I’ve been going over my notes and things I want to be sure to cover for tonight, as well as studying for the devotion that begins the meeting. What I went over last time is also what I’m going over tonight, but from a slightly different […]

  • deep affection

    deep affection

    For God is my witness, how I long for you all with the affection of Christ Jesus. (Philippians 1:8 NASB) For the first time I caught this verse amidst all the things Paul was mentioning to the Philippian church. It caught me off guard. I don’t talk that way to anyone, let alone have any […]

  • unhindered


    And he stayed two full years in his own rented quarters and was welcoming all who came to him, preaching the kingdom of God and teaching concerning the Lord Jesus Christ with all openness, unhindered. (Acts 28:30, 31 NASB) Have you ever wondered what happened during those two years of Paul’s ministry? For years Paul […]

  • God-wisdom

    Who among you is wise and understanding? Let him show by his good behavior his deeds in the gentleness of wisdom. But if you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your heart, do not be arrogant and so lie against the truth. This wisdom is not that which comes down from above, but is […]

  • credibility

    Have you ever read through a book of the Bible in order to get a better picture of what the author is trying to say? Typically we call that “Reading in context.” It really helps us understand a lot better the gist of the book. I recently did that with Galatians. After going through the […]

  • a nation’s hatred

    And all nations will hate you because you are my followers. But everyone who endures to the end will be saved. Mt 10:22 (NLT) How much influence has Jesus had on your life? Has it gone so far that people hate you? When we make decisions to follow Jesus and do what He would do, […]