Entries by ralph

Confrontation – Speaking the Truth in Love – Part Two

Last time we looked at two truths: 1> Conflict is unavoidable 2> Conflict is difficult We then began to look at how to handle relational conflict: 1> Confront a person only if you care for that person 2> Meet together as soon as possible 3> First seek understanding not necessarily agreement A significant hindrance to […]

Confrontation – Speaking the Truth in Love – Part One

Paul writes to the Ephesian Church and tells them that, as believers, we are to “speak the truth in love” (Ephesians 4:15). Most people I relate to see this as “confrontation.” And, worst still, they see confrontation as negative and difficult. So, let’s look briefly at this whole area of speaking the truth in love. […]

Social Issues and Jesus

I believe that I am fairly in touch with the social issues of the day. I work with people who are on the frontlines of drug addiction and alcoholism. I work with people who were prostitutes both male and female. I see the violence that is involved in many marriages – not just physical but […]

A Different Kind of Blog – Part Two

Some things to think about … not just read and agree or disagree with. But, some things to think deeply about. These quotes contain a great deal of wisdom and depth… We have so persistently dissembled the power of the Gospel … that it is pardonable if those who judge of it by us should […]

A Different Kind of Blog – Part One

Some things to think about … not just read and agree or disagree with. But, some things to think deeply about. These quotes contain a great deal of wisdom and depth… Expect great things from God. Attempt great things for God.     William Carey Blessed is he who expects nothing, For he shall never be […]

People Change When…

I am a people-watcher. I have worked with people now, as a pastor and as a Christian leader, for over 50 years. And, I am amazed how little people change. Many times I see people decide that they need to change something in their life – an action, a relationship, the way they relate to […]

I’m Out Of Here

A hero of the faith died a week and a half ago quietly passing from this life into the next. Cecil John Glover of Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan died at the age of 79. Although he passed from this life into the next quietly it was definitely not quiet in Heaven. All of Heaven broke into […]

“The Lord Said!”

“The Lord said…” Really, did He actually say that? I hear so many people tell me what the Lord has spoken to them. And, I honestly would like to say “Really, did He actually say that?” Well, to be more honest, I would like to say “You have got to be kidding. You actually believe […]

Character Is Foundational

Just this week I spent time on the phone with another apostle and then a conference call with two apostles regarding a person in ministry who needs to step down from all leadership responsibilities.  This is a man whom we have worked with and supported over a number of years. We have encouraged him to […]

Let’s Get Biblical

In a recent discussion I mentioned that the word “revival” did not appear in the New Testament. It may be there as a heading in certain versions of the Bible but the headings were added by men and are not part of the inspired Word of God. We were looking at the way we as […]