Blog Archives

Jan 17, 2021 08:00am

3 Steps to Make the Greatest Impact

There’s a better way to teach the next generation to bring about change.

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Jan 12, 2021 08:00am

Being Redeemed and Choosing Life

The Greatest Love Story of all time is beautifully portrayed in the Bible through Rulth.

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Jan 11, 2021 08:00am

Telling the Story of Jesus in the Way We Use Our Time- Part Seven

We’re meant to spend our time urgently telling people about Jesus’ love for all mankind.

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Dec 24, 2020 08:00am

Bow Before the King

I’ve always loved watching and reading anything about medieval times. Kings and their royal families, strong and fearless knights storming […]

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Dec 22, 2020 08:00am

Finding True Joy Means Looking in the Right Place

If you are running low on joy, take a minute and reflect on this amazing truth . . .

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Dec 17, 2020 08:00am

Jesus’ Birth Eliminated a Front-Line Worker’s Job

Jesus offered a personal, agonizing sacrifice for God’s people that changed the world.

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Dec 13, 2020 08:00am

What is Grace? God’s Love When You Mess Up

When we accept the incredible gift of grace, we can see the freedom Christ came to give us.

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Nov 30, 2020 08:00am

Do You Love to Tell the Story? Part One

Do your words point to Jesus or do they carelessly divide the body of Christ?

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Nov 23, 2020 08:00am

How to be Intentional About Gratitude

True gratitude begins by “entering” God’s presence with thanksgiving.

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Oct 28, 2020 08:00am

What is Your Church’s Disciple Making DNA?

A healthy church should be obedient to what God has clearly commanded: making disciples

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Oct 24, 2020 08:00am

Let’s Bring Back Forgiveness and Compassion

Keeping no record of wrongs and forgiving without limit seem impossible in today’s world.

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Oct 23, 2020 08:00am

From Nicaragua to Cuba and Discovering Truth

Throughout their ministry the Gaitans have seen how God plants seeds in people’s hearts.

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Oct 13, 2020 08:00am

What is Your Worst Fear and What Can You Do About It?

God’s plan for us doesn’t include living in fear but living in confident hope.

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Sep 29, 2020 08:00am

Being Certain and Being Right Are Two Different Things

My objective that day was to get to the hospital in downtown Chicago before the surgery to have prayer with […]

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Sep 16, 2020 08:00am

Is Church Attendance the Sole Evidence of Your Salvation?

There are many reasons Christians are losing the culture, but these are probably the top four. They are all ouch-worthy, […]

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Sep 13, 2020 08:00am

Is Peace Even Possible?

Peace. Oh, how we need it in our world today.  Before you say, “Duh, Captain Obvious!” or point the finger […]

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Sep 06, 2020 08:00am

Here’s How You Know if Your Church is Sick

There are many examples of people who thought they were healthy but when they visited the doctor it was the […]

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Aug 28, 2020 08:00am

Through all of This Chaos There is Hope

Be still.Be quiet.Listen. Sometimes, when the world around us seems to spiral and spin off each page of every day, […]

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Aug 26, 2020 10:41am

You Don’t Have to Quit Sinning Before You Come to Jesus

Is it possible that you are “saved” and in the family of God, but you are sinning and you don’t […]

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Aug 17, 2020 08:00am

Here’s Why You Don’t Ignore the Guy With Tattoos

As usual, my plane was late and I did not think I would be able to make the connection. I […]

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Aug 10, 2020 08:00am

Is There a Solution for the Racism That Divides Us?

What is the antidote for racism, prejudice, hate, ethnic nationalism and supremacy? First of all, there is no form of […]

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Aug 09, 2020 08:00am

Is Truth Based on Whatever You Feel?

Pilate asked Jesus in John 18:38, “What is truth?”  And two thousand years later, we’re still asking . . . In […]

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Aug 08, 2020 08:00am

A Parent’s Guide to Biblical Wisdom: Part Eight

(Missionary to Thailand Brandon Lingle has written a parenting book in Thai, and he has graciously agreed to share it […]

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Aug 04, 2020 08:00am

Not a Suggestion But a Command: Multiply

When churches become healthy, thriving, and begin to live “sent” they accept the mission God has given them.   They realize […]

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Jul 07, 2020 08:00am

Here’s How to Ensure You Don’t Betray Your First Love

“The heart is deceitful above all things and desperately sick; who can understand it?” (Jeremiah 17:9) I feel the truth of […]

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Jun 25, 2020 08:00am

7 Ways to Upgrade Your Prayer Package

At the risk of losing you before we get started, I confess that I am old enough to remember the […]

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Jun 24, 2020 08:00am

Real Faith is Transformational not Informational

Real faith uses information for the purpose of transformation. D. L. Moody said, “the Bible was not given for merely […]

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Jun 06, 2020 08:00am

Real Religion is Faith That Works

Greg Stier, Founder and President of Dare 2 Share Ministries, tells the story of encountering a fan of Marilyn Manson […]

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Jun 04, 2020 08:00am

Facing Rejection and Finding Acceptance

For four months I’ve been studying the book of Mark in the Bible because I received a slightly random and […]

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May 30, 2020 08:00am

What Boldness is Not

I want to be bold. Do you know what I mean? I want to live a life that makes a […]

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May 19, 2020 08:00am

8 Ways to Conquer the Destructive Power of Fear: Part Three

It is true that fear has a destructive power in our life. But it is also true that faith in […]

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May 17, 2020 08:00am

The Destructive Power of Fear-Part One

People are afraid.   They are afraid of losing their health, wealth, mind, job, spouse or children.   They are afraid of […]

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May 16, 2020 08:00am

7 Definitions of a Friend

When the First World War ended, the King and Queen of Belgium wanted to honor President Hoover for the aid […]

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May 13, 2020 08:00am

6 Ways You Can be a Barnabas

Barnabas was, in my opinion, the greatest man in the New Testament other than Jesus.   Why?   Because Barnabas was an […]

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May 12, 2020 08:00am

Tilling the Garden of Your Marriage

Springtime means gardens for many people. While my husband and I have tried our hand at vegetable gardens before, it […]

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May 11, 2020 08:00am

What is God Doing With This Crisis?

Most of us would admit that we are living in times that are distinct from anything we have ever known. […]

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Apr 26, 2020 08:00am

Politics, Religion and Freedom: Lessons From a Veteran

I was born into a military family. Those are my roots, and because of that, I probably don’t see the […]

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Apr 22, 2020 08:00am

6 Ways to Share Your Story With Non-Christians

(Read “How to Transition into ‘Gospel Conversations’ with Non-Christians” as it builds on this blog. https://lifeword.org/blog/how-to-have-gospel-conversations-with-non-believers/ As you peel back […]

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Apr 19, 2020 08:00am

Easter: The Rest of the Story

Easter may have looked different this year – yes. Virtual services, maybe a small family gathering for lunch depending on […]

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Apr 16, 2020 08:00am

Now is the Perfect Time for an Appointment with God

As I sit to write these words, I have just listened to our national leaders warn us that we are […]

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Apr 13, 2020 08:00am

It’s Time to Speed the Spread (of the good news)

When was the last time you spread the good news?  What an odd time to think about spreading things!  News […]

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Mar 31, 2020 08:00am

How to Have Gospel Conversations With Non-Believers

Sam Chan’s wonderful book Evangelism in a Skeptical World fleshes out a practical pathway to create “gospel conversations.”  Simply put, conversations have three […]

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Mar 26, 2020 08:00am

How to Deal With Prideful People

When someone opposes you, do your words kind of soften? Are you tempted to pull punches, or change the subject altogether? […]

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Mar 15, 2020 08:00am

Don’t Settle For an Average Life with an Average Purpose

There are only two ways to live life: Your way.  God’s way.  There is no third way. To put it […]

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Mar 05, 2020 08:00am

This is How the Cycle of Anger and Abuse Can Stop With You

Growing up, I thought my family was like every other family and then I learned that we weren’t. But wait, […]

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Feb 27, 2020 08:00am

Here’s Why You Should Read the Bible

It’s something we’ve heard preached about plenty of times. It’s almost like broccoli: We know it’s good for us, but […]

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Feb 22, 2020 08:00am

This is How You Can be the Salt of the Earth

“Your speech should always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you should answer each person.” […]

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Feb 20, 2020 08:00am

The High Price Others Pay for Our Missed Opportunities

“Act wisely toward outsiders, making the most of the time.” (Colossians 4:5) H. Jackson Brown has been quoted as saying, […]

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Jan 28, 2020 08:00am

This is What “Living Sent” Means

The command to “live sent” may or may not be a familiar phrase in today’s church vernacular. Same goes for […]

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Jan 27, 2020 08:00am

Lessons From the Ultimate Traitor

Even if you’ve never read the Bible, you know who he is and what he did. Thesaurus.com lists Judas as a synonym […]

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