A “Silent Witness” For Christ Is No Witness At All

Have you ever heard someone say that they witness by what they do rather than by what they say? This usually goes along with the argument that people need to see us living for Christ and we should not say anything until we are living right. Let me say it right up front. The silent witness for Christ is no … Learn More

Yes, I’m Going To Push My Religion On You. Here’s Why

Are you one of those people who gets offended or stand-off-ish when a Christian wants to share his or her faith with you? Well, I’m one of those Christians. I want to share my faith with you. But you may think that I’m just pushing my religion or values on you. I have a message for you. That’s exactly what … Learn More

Caesar’s Household

“Greet every saint in Christ Jesus. The brothers who are with me greet you. All the saints greet you, especially those of Caesar’s household” (Philippians 4:21-22).  Why do you suppose Paul said this? Did you catch Paul’s sneaky little mention of Caesar’s household? Normally Paul’s greetings would be of the saints greeting one another. And that element is here in … Learn More

Creating Opportunity

“As we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith” (Galatians 6:10). Today, let’s break down this short passage into three parts. “As we have opportunity.” “Let us do good to everyone.” “Especially to those who are of the household of faith.”  Let’s deal with the last two first. … Learn More

To Show The Love Of Jesus, He Wanted To Scrub Toilets At A Porn Shop

Brian Clark isn’t your average Christian. He doesn’t spend his time on social media railing against the immoralities of the world or politics. He’s not holding picket signs in front of Planned Parenthood. Instead, he takes them a box of chocolates and a carefully worded, loving note, and hands them to the receptionist at the abortion clinic. And while 20 … Learn More

When Your Faith Isn’t Public, It’s Not Likely To Be Private Either

When your faith isn’t public, it’s not likely to be private either. Let me explain. The notion of a “private faith” is a very western, even a very American idea. We’ve all heard someone say, “My faith is a private matter between me and God.” This is usually used as a reason why someone doesn’t share their faith or live … Learn More

I Know What You’re Afraid Of And How To Overcome It

I know what you are afraid of. I’ve been there myself. I understand what it means to have spiritual fear. Maybe you’e never heard it put that way before, but you know what those fears are. They range from simply sharing Jesus with a person you’ve just met to suffering for your faith. Living in the modern world, in a … Learn More