Entries by ralph

False converts

We have many false converts sitting in our churches week after week. They are the tares among the wheat that Jesus spoke of in Matthew 13 (see yesterday’s blog). How can you tell if a person is a true convert or a false convert? Look at the fruit in their lives – or the lack […]

Godly Sorrow and Repentance

We have many false converts in the Church today. People who have said a Sinner’s Prayer or had a warm fuzzy during a service and so think that they are now Born Again and on their way to Heaven. Jesus, in His first sermon, states: “Repent and believe, for the Kingdom…” (Mark 1:15) Here’s the […]

Blessed to be a Blessing

Looking at Psalm 67 it is apparent that God blesses us, His people, so that we can be a blessing. And, that blessing He wants us to be comes in the form of telling others about salvation through Jesus Christ. Not just financing the declaration of the Gospel which is good but to get ‘down […]

Today I went on a short-term mission trip

Today I travelled and went on a short-term mission trip. I had a great time ministering to those I met. Several stand out in my mind. A man in his early thirties – tough guy, or at least he thinks so. He was emptying his truck which he had just used to haul some wood. […]

Can you believe it?

Yesterday I had a coffee with a couple who attend a church here in the city where I live. Not the Church where I teach, another one. They have just returned from Peru where they taught and ministered and loved people up – truly representing the Kingdom and the King in a glorious fashion. Of […]

Don’t Shoot

An earlier entry in response to one of my blogs mentioned a specific denominational name. I removed it – edited it right out – which is my perrogative as it is my blog. I wrote the man who had responded to my blog and explained why. he was fine with it and thanked me for […]

Determined or Narrow-minded?

Paul writes a facinating comment in his letter to the Philippians. As a Master Builder (apostle) he writes of himself: “[For my determined purpose is] that I may know Him [that I may progressively become more deeply and intimately acquainted with Him, perceiving and recognizing and understanding the wonders of His person more strongly and […]

The Sky Is Falling, The Sky Is Falling

As I travel and minister in various places I notice that once vibrant Christians have lost their zeal and their passion for the Lord and often for the Church. I have been in my present city and the Network I belong to for 30+ years and so I have know some of these people a […]

Understanding Anointings

For someone to function in the office of apostle or prophet they need to be anointed by the Lord Himself. The Five-fold ministry of apostle, prophet, evangelist, pastor and teacher (Ephesians 4:11) is a gift from the Lord given to the Church when He ascended into Heaven. Having fulfilled all five ministry roles Himself during […]

It’s about time don’t you think…

I think the Church today needs real disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ (true converts) who are willing to go anywhere and do anything the Holy Spirit tells them. I think we need to take seriously the words of the Lord. He tells us we are to go into all the world and make disciples […]