As evening came, Jesus said to his disciples, "Let's cross to the other side of the lake." He was already in the boat, so they started out, leaving the crowds behind (although other boats followed). But soon a fierce storm arose. High waves began to break into the boat until it was nearly full of water. Jesus was sleeping at the back of the boat with his head on a cushion. Frantically they woke him up, shouting, "Teacher, don't you even care that we are going to drown?" When
“I just don’t know what to say.” That is probably the most common answer given to this question: “Do you share your faith in Christ with others?” Since that is the most common answer, let’s work to take this excuse away. All of us tell stories from our lives on a regular basis. What happened at work, what happened at the soccer game, who we saw at the grocery store; we share stories of this nature every day. Telling people about what Christ did for us is really no different.
Then Jesus said, “I tell you the truth, unless you turn from your sins and become like little children, you will never get into the Kingdom of Heaven." ~ Matthew 18:3 (NLT) So I am teaching at a Bible camp this week. 54 animated, and sometimes antsy, 8 to 10 year-olds gather for Bible class twice a day (see above pic). My teaching partner, Pastor Scott, and I have been covering the basics and praying the kids are soaking it all in. Meanwhile, the Master Teacher, God, is mak
Amy Carmichael was born in Northern Ireland in 1867. While still a teenager, she heard 1 Corinthians 3:11-13, for no one can lay any foundation other than the one we already have—Jesus Christ. Anyone who builds on that foundation may use a variety of materials—gold, silver, jewels, wood, hay, or straw. But on the judgment day, fire will reveal what kind of work each builder has done. The fire will show if a person’s work has any value. Amy was so moved by the power of those w
George Mueller is one of my great heroes of the faith, though his life did not have the beginnings of a great hero. He was born in 1805 and grew up in Prussia, which is located in present day Germany. By age sixteen, Mueller was a thief, a liar, an alcoholic, and in prison. Yet, at age twenty, he met the Lord and dedicated himself to God’s service. Seven years later, he moved to England. While there, he began to feel a burden for all the street children he saw wandering the c