Entries by ralph

The Church Jesus Is Building – Part Two

Why is it that church people seems to want to park where they are at in their journey with Jesus? Or worse, they want to retreat into the past as seen by the number of stories they tell about ‘the good old days’?  I was recently in a meeting of leaders from one specific church. […]

The Church Jesus Is Building – Part One

I have just returned from a trip where I am working to plant a church in a major Canadian city and helloing to replant a church in the United States. While in the United Sates I inquired about two leaders in an area near the capital city who had stated churches. I learned that both […]

When the Word No Longer Speaks To You – Part Two

We are looking at breathing new life into your Bible reading and Bible study times. Last time we saw: 1> Move to a different section of the Bible 2> Switching translations I mentioned this one in an earlier series of blogs. This is a sure fire way to bring new life to your daily time […]

When the Word No Longer Speaks To You – Part One

There is a social movement today called “white noise.” There are web sites regarding it; apps you can download and program to your own tastes. I don’t make use of any of these things. However, it seems that it is quiet background music or nature sounds that help you to relax, sleep better, and generally […]

Bible Reading Revisited – Part Three

We are looking at thoughts about revitalizing our time, as believers, in God’s Word and some of the common errors we make as we read and study the Word of God, the Bible. In the past two blogs we have seen some of our errors… 1> Reading the Bible without prayer 2> Getting confused or […]

Bible Reading Revisited – Part Two

We are looking at some hints regarding reading the Bible that will allow your time in the Scriptures to be a little more profitable and life-giving. Last time we saw a number of issues… 1> Reading the Bible without prayer 2> Getting confused or bogged down by the things you don’t understand 3> Reading too […]

Bible Reading Revisited – Part One

As I speak with believers it is evident that many of them are not doing well spiritually. From young to old I hear about their spiritual lives being “stuck.” In other words, there is no life in their spiritual life. And, almost every time they comment that their Bible reading is adding nothing to their […]

On-Line Stupidity – Part Two

We are looking at on-line stupidity or the art of being an on-line jerk. So far we have seen: 1> Move from arguing the substance of a disagreement to attacking the person with whom you disagree. 2> Assume what other people think and believe rather than asking them directly.3> Write things to or about your fellow believers in […]

On-Line Stupidity – Part One

I do a lot of on-line work. I write teachings that are posted as full-text and downloadable documents as well as audio recordings. I write, on average, five blogs a week that are available to everyone and can be subscribed to by email. I write articles for the web and for my ministry’s web page. […]

Pitfalls On Your Walk With Jesus – Part Four

As we draw this study to a close – let’s review what we have learned. We are studying mistakes or pitfalls that many Christians fall into and thus destroy the potential that is available in them as believers. We have looked carefully at… 1> Allow yourself to be bitter against someone who has hurt or […]