Archives for June 2012

Stumbling blocks: how we live matters more than our words

Parents and church leaders, the best thing we can do for the next generation is to renounce our selfishness and come to meet Jesus at the Cross in humility and submission. We need to confess where we have compromised and seek to recover the ground that was lost. We want to hear the words of Matthew 25:21, “well done good and faithful slave.” We need to live lives that point to the reality of the Gospel.

On baskets, bread and the next generation

All the disciples were required to do was to get bread from Jesus and carry it in baskets to the people. We need to carry the gospel to our youth. We need to possess it and understand it before we can impart it to the next generation.

5 Tests to assess disciple making in the Church

The church is called to make disciples. How can we assess how well we are doing in this endeavor? Here are 5 tests to aid in assessment. Read on and provide comment as to what else can be done to assess discipleship.

This little light of mine – Thoughts on Matthew 5:14-16

Jesus words about believers being the light of the world are familiar to most Christians. What does it mean to be the light of the world and how do we go about doing it?

Farewell to a neighbor: Four lessons I learn from his death

The unexpected sadness at the death of a problematic neighbor prompts four observations concerning his life and death. He was a pain when he was alive, but I am surprised that at hearing the news of his death I am more sad than relieved. Read on to discover why.

A lesson learned from angry atheists

A recent post for got a response from several angry atheists. I share the lesson I learned from this exchange in this post.

You are the salt of the earth

Jesus tells us that believers are the salt of the earth. What does it mean to be salt and what should it look like in 2012?