Christian Living

A Better “Friendship Evangelism”

I have a many great friends that I love dearly. I spend as much time as possible with the ones I can, and I miss all of them that live too far away to see regularly. I even get depressed sometimes when I can’t get some of them on the phone. (You know who you(…)

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Just Do As You’re Told

Last week I posted on here about a revised version of “friendship evangelism.” Now, as I am gearing up to head to Haiti in January and beginning to make my missionary plans beyond that, I have been thinking a lot about some distractions that can oftentimes get in the way of us actually “doing the(…)

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I’m Right, You’re Wrong!

This week I want to continue to build out on the topic I began two weeks ago. The basic premise of that post was that when God gives a clear command to do something in the scriptures, then we do not need to pray about whether we should do it and wait for Him to(…)

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Speak Boldly

Although I did not set out to do so, the last few weeks here have been very missions and evangelism focused. It began by discussing that the best evangelism happens when we see Jesus as a friend that everyone needs to meet. From there it went to the fact that we don’t need to pray(…)

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iPhone Christians

I love my iPhone. It does some amazing things that only a decade ago many people would have thought impossible from a handheld mobile device. But I have one major problem with my iPhone. The battery will not stay charged. I charge it over night, every night, yet when I use it too much to(…)

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The Lord Was With Joseph

Yesterday I had the privileged of speaking to my friend’s youth Sunday School class, and I spoke on the story of Joseph and the fact that at every stage of Joseph’s life (Genesis 37-50), no matter how bad it seemed like things got for him, it is clearly stated that God was with Joseph or(…)

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Righteous and Pursuing Righteousness

I know this blog is a day late, and to be honest, it isn’t the blog I intended on posting this week either, but after a good Gospel-centered discussion I had with my pastor and a few others from my church today, it is where my mind has been. I know that this is something(…)

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Thanksgiving?!? Humph…

Well, it’s Thanksgiving Week, but I am already having a rough time of it. Take today for instance. Things started out ok this morning, but then I got out of bed. It was already an hour later than I wanted to be up, but it’s hard to complain about an extra hour of sleep when(…)

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Confession and Community

Last week I preached for Missions Emphasis Month at my church (you can listen to that sermon here). What I want to share this week is something that the Holy Spirit began convicting me about while I was preparing that sermon, to the point that I had to take action. It wasn’t the sermon message(…)

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Identity Crisis

“Christianity is not a religion, it’s a relationship.” I’m sure you’ve heard that old adage before. What people mean when they quote it is that the only hope for the Christian is not in religious actions or pious discipline, but only in our relationship with the Savior, Jesus Christ. This is because after the fall(…)

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