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The Best Way To Connect with Someone To Help Them Change

The Best Way to Connect With Someone to Help Them Change

What is your primary way of relating to people? Do you connect superficially, or do you engage them where they live? I’m talking about reaching a person at their hearts. It is imperative to reach folks at the right place so that they can experience… Continue Reading …

How To Practically Help Non-Christians with Marriage Problems

How to Practically Help Non-Christians With Marriage Problems

I have heard that you cannot counsel non-Christians with God’s Word. It’s not true. You can help anyone with the Bible, no matter what their relationship is like with the Lord. The more relevant question is how do you do it? What are some practical… Continue Reading …

The Deadliest Infection and Greatest Cure You Can Have

The Deadliest Infection and Greatest Cure You Can Have

Hold on and brace yourself for these two bold and sobering truths. Today’s sophisticated culture does not accept them, and they may offend you. Everyone is going to hell, and the Lord has set up the agency of humankind to let the whole world know… Continue Reading …

Are You Happy? Time for a Post-Christmas Follow Up

Are You Happy? A Post-Christmas Follow Up

God made you able to express satisfaction based on perceived value. If you received a long-anticipated or cherished gift, you probably expressed great joy because you received something you valued. When you appreciate God more than anything else, and He’s your most precious treasure, you… Continue Reading …

Are You Generous? Understanding a Theology of Gift-Giving

Are You Generous? A Theology of Gift-Giving

On Christmas day, people all over the world exchange presents. It is a cultural event full of fun memories. It is also an evolving tradition that loses meaning each year, which is a great reason to go counter-cultural this year? Think about this with me:… Continue Reading …

The Santa Claus Question: What Do I Tell My Children?

The Santa Claus Question_ What Do I Tell My Children

Supporting Member Question: Rick, what are your thoughts on Santa, Easter Bunny, and Tooth Fairy as far as what you tell your kids? Do you say these characters are real or not? Is this harmless fun or is there a problem with deception going on… Continue Reading …

All You Need to Know for Camping On Black Friday

All You Need to Know for Camping On Black Friday

Each year in the states we have Black Friday. It is the unofficial kickoff of the Christmas season. If you’re planning to camp out for a good deal, I recommend thinking like a Boy Scout: Be Prepared. Here are eight practical things to know for… Continue Reading …

No Thanks For Thanksgiving: Confession of a Former Lonely Man

No Thanks for Thanksgiving

As a former lonely man who dreaded the holidays, I know encouragement from a friend can make all the difference in the world. Perhaps you can share your life with a struggling friend. Whom can you bless this holiday season? Listen to the podcast Our… Continue Reading …

Please Understand My Culture Before You Rebuke Me

Please Understand My Culture Before You Rebuke Me

Expecting a person in your culture to understand and accept your viewpoint without taking the time to understand their perspective and how they became who they are will short-circuit whatever gospel advancement you hope to make in their lives. You may want to read: The… Continue Reading …

To Live the Resurrected Life You Must Die—To Yourself

The more effectively you appropriate the death of Christ into your life the more effectively you’ll be able to enjoy “a resurrection kind of Sunday” every day of the year. The key is knowing that your resurrection will only come after your death. Listen to… Continue Reading …