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How to Fight for People’s Salvation

How to Fight for People’s Salvation

When I was a missionary there were some days when I didn’t have the drive or feel the urgency to share the gospel. If I didn’t share the gospel with a shopkeeper on Monday, there would probably be the opportunity on Tuesday, or the day after that, to go and share with...

How to Find Your Calling

How to Find Your Calling

I once heard a pastor share about a conversation he had with a man who was struggling with his faith. The man told the pastor that he was feeling spiritually dry and apathetic in his walk, and he didn’t know the reason. For the most part, he said he was still reading...

How to Pass Your Faith to Your Kids

How to Pass Your Faith to Your Kids

As a parent of 3 young children, I can say with absolute confidence that there is one thing I desire for them more than anything else. One thing that I would give almost anything to see. And it’s for them to follow Jesus. For my children to put their faith in Jesus...

How to Fight for Time With God

How to Fight for Time With God

Grace, mercy, and peace. That's how Paul begins and ends so many of his letters. Celebrating the grace, mercy, and peace that God is always pouring out on his people. Here's the problem: there are certain things we do in life that cut us off from the flow of God’s...

Here’s Strength For Your Battles

Here’s Strength For Your Battles

I was a fighter. For three months. That’s how long I lasted in jiu jitsu. A few years ago I was looking for something I could do with my boys, and they both said jiu jitsu. So we all went down to HNL Jiu Jitsu and took the free introductory lesson. After it was...

How to Pray for Friends Who Don’t Know Jesus

How to Pray for Friends Who Don’t Know Jesus

As college football crowns a national champion and the NFL playoffs start to heat up, I reflect on what could have been for my football career. But in my one year of playing flag football in elementary school, my sole position on offense was being in the trenches of...

Someone You Know is Lost. Do You Care?

Someone You Know is Lost. Do You Care?

Most of the people around us probably know that we’re Christians. Throughout the years, we’ve had tons of conversation with them about life, God, and the Bible We press on in prayer for our family, longtime friends, colleagues, and neighbors. We’ve had countless...

What’s Your Cornerstone for 2020?

What’s Your Cornerstone for 2020?

When we bought our house fifteen years ago, we couldn’t afford it. So our plan was to turn one side of it into a rental unit. The problem? That side of the house didn’t have a bathroom. So I said to myself, "How hard could it be to build a bathroom?" I hired an...

How to Succeed in Your New Years Resolutions

How to Succeed in Your New Years Resolutions

This is the time of year when we set new goals in life. We want to kick some bad habits and start some good habits. We want to work on our relationships and start planning more date-nights with our spouses, more activities with our kids, more barbecues with our...

Christmas is About Radical Togetherness

Christmas is About Radical Togetherness

On the first Christmas, Jesus didn't just come to save individual sinners. He came to bring us into fellowship with himself and with each. Because of Jesus, "There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female, for you are all...