Entries by ralph

Recognizing the Zone You Are In

As followers of Jesus we need to be continually ‘following’ Him. Now, that may sound like a stupid comment because we are called followers because we follow. However, in my experience most believers are not moving forward but are in the same place spiritually, relationally, and mentally as they were yesterday, last week, last month, […]

Living On The Other Side Of ‘Yes’

When I was born again over 40 years ago I had a deep and open conversation with God within a few days and said something I deeply felt and sincerely meant. I told Him that no matter what He asked me to do or where He wanted me to go that answer would be “yes.” […]

Hungry to Learn

When someone asks me to disciple them or mentor them (and there is a difference) I ask questions and observe their lifestyle before answering. I want to know if they are “hungry to learn.” If they are not hungry to learn then they are not serious about being discipled or mentored. Someone once wrote, “Strong, […]

People Are Watching – A Parable

A defence attorney was arguing a case for his client, who was charged with murder. Despite the fact that the victim’s body was never discovered, the circumstantial evidence was overwhelming, and everyone in the courtroom, including the jurors, knew that the defendant was guilty. The clever lawyer decided to go for broke. As he addressed […]

EVERYONE HAS A STORY – Part Two

We are looking at the fact that everyone has a story to tell. You have a testimony. In fact, you have a number of testimonies because God is at work in your life on a daily basis. Last time we saw: 1> ASK FOR PERMISSION AND DON’T BE PUSHY.             […]

EVERYONE HAS A STORY – Part One

Christians don’t have just one story or testimony; we have many. Our testimonies are stories of God’s power and presence in our lives. Every new day brings fresh stories of God’s goodness and grace.  Years ago I read Rebecca Pippert’s book “Out of the Saltshaker” on witnessing to others about Jesus. She wrote, “Every Christian […]

“Abba Father” Not ‘Daddy God’

Believers today are frequently referring to God as “Papa” and “daddy” or “daddy God.” Every time I hear someone do that or read something they wrote on Facebook or in a blog that includes a reference to “daddy God” my spirit cringes. There is just something wrong with this “familiar” reference to God, our Heavenly […]

The Church As It Will Be – Wow!

When we look at when the Church was first introduced to the world we see the following… Acts 2:42-47 “And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. And awe came upon every soul, and many wonders and signs were being done through the apostles. […]