Ministry to the Broken

For the past few years, I have experienced challenges with anxiety. Simple tasks that I know I can complete are too overwhelming to finish well. Thoughts of “failing” are constant; even though I realize it is negative self-talk.

Where Is God on Monday Morning?

Sunday morning is like the super bowl. The major players are in position and the crowd is ecstatic. Those who are not as enthusiastic as others still attend. If you are feeling down, there are cheerleaders to inspire you. If you feel defeated, there are coaches to remind you of the game plan.

How Can We Introduce a God We Do Not Know: Relationship versus Religion (Part 2)

These are good things; however, I had a hidden issue I was unaware of. I worshipped my knowledge of God. I felt that Sunday school made me an expert on Him. I felt that my private time with God made me stand out as a star. I felt doing things for God such as volunteering, praying, and reading my Bible made me superior. I had no clue that focusing on “my efforts” to build a relationship with God was self-serving.

Hindrances to the Gospel: Self-Defeating Prophecies

There is more to a person that meets the eye. Before we speak, a person has already had several conversations (internal and external). When we meet a new person ready to share the gospel, we are expecting them to “receive” what we say instantly. We expect them to believe that God loves them and has an amazing future for them. We are disappointed when our words are discounted.

Prayer Gives Us Daily Assurance

Do you have assurance in your prayers? As I pondered this question, I thought about the witty character, Mayhem, in the Allstate Commercials. Mayhem demonstrates what happens in various, unexpected scenarios. Mayhem is destructive and humorous, but his purpose is to encourage people to make sure they have insurance in case he strikes.

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