For some honouring "dad" feels natural because the relationship has been wonderful. But that's not everyone's experience. Why show respect if he doesn't really deserve it?
If we want to imitate Christ’s love in every way, then we need to take His instructions to feed the hungry seriously.
We need to believe in the spiritual potential of everyone. Only God knows how the story ends.
Easter is the one time of year when talking about Jesus is commonplace and politically correct.
What do you do when someone says "Yes!" to Jesus? Get them to stop smoking asap? Take them shopping for modest clothes? Hmm, maybe not. Here's a list with seven 'good' ideas.
Have you ever been caught in a conversation where your mind wandered and you missed what the other person was saying?
If you find the idea of sharing your faith scary it helps to remember that you are not in charge.
The Scriptures portray a God who never stops working. Have our lives become so loud that we can't hear what God is saying?
Some gifts are too good to keep to ourselves. The more we share this treasure, the bigger it gets, and the more we get to celebrate.
Forgiveness doesn’t mean you have to pretend the bad thing never happened. It means being open to the possibility of restoration.
The Gospel starts with love – "for God so loved the world." If we want to share our faith it has to start with love.
When you look through God’s eyes, you see people for who they could become. Then you get to join Him in redeeming the world.
It’s easy to talk about the things that we love. We’re quick to recommend a restaurant or a movie. So why do we struggle to talk about Jesus?
People around you are spiritually lost. They’re separated from their Heavenly Father and don’t know how to get home, but you can help.
Sharing your faith can be a little scary. But really, there’s nothing more fun than helping a friend discover the treasure of Jesus.
You’ve been designed to make a one-of-a-kind impact on the people around you as you live out your unique calling.
Most people move through five stages or “spiritual thresholds” on their way to committing to Jesus. This is the journey a typical not-yet-Christian will take.
God created us for life to the fullest. To know Him personally, with nothing coming between. Never hurting others or being hurt. To enjoy the perfect world ...
If we’re going to introduce people to Jesus, then at some point, the conversation needs to move on to spiritual matters. Sometimes the biggest hurdle is just getting started.
You may be trying to sell the gospel while the person you’re talking to is already curious and open. Too much zeal can close an open door.
Our most basic human cravings for intimacy, destiny and meaning all point to the search for God.
If you're wondering what influence you could have, ask the One who pursued you first. Center your life on Jesus and He will use you to change the world.
A small film crew set out to interview 300 people about faith, fear and whether or not Canada is ready for the Gospel. Over 14,000km later they had an answer.
How do you know if it worked? Campus Crusade for Christ founder Dr. Bill Bright has a simple definition of successful witnessing.
Sometimes, the mission God has for you is right at home. Think about the communities you belong to outside of church. God wants to shine through you.
Sharing your faith doesn't have to be hard work. Sometimes all you need to get started is to do something fun. Reaching out can be as simple as saying, “Yes”.
God can use you right where you are. The little boy who brought his loaves and fishes to Jesus wasn’t extraordinary, but God used him to work a miracle.
You witness about Jesus everywhere you go and every time you open your mouth. That’s why it’s so important to rely on the power of the Holy Spirit.
With just a little practice, you can learn to ask powerful questions that stimulate curiosity and start amazing spiritual conversations.
Sharing your faith doesn't start with you launching into a mini sermon. It starts when you show genuine interest in others.
Sharing your faith means being open about who you are. So it makes sense that Jesus would fit into your conversations with others.
Here are some tools and practical tips for explaining the gospel so you feel prepared.
Learn how to develop a lifestyle of making Jesus known and gain wisdom to know when you're being successful as a witness.
You’re about to share your faith. Does that mean you need to be perfect or read a stack of evangelism books? Nope.
What would happen if you woke up every morning asking God to help you see the people around you like He does?
You are a wealth of knowledge and with online mentoring there's an easy way to use your past experiences to have spiritual conversations.
In this video retired Major Wes Bowers shares about a time his witnessing didn’t seem to be going very well. Unknown to Wes, God wasn’t finished yet.
Your Mom told you not to talk to strangers, but it’s okay, you’re a grown-up now and talking to someone new can lead to a great spiritual conversation.
It’s an amazing honour to walk with someone who’s actively seeking God. Here's a list of practical ways to help them move closer to Christ.
People want to see the scars and the wrinkles, not the botoxed façade. We don't need to have it all together to share Christ. Being authentic goes a long way.
It never fails. In the days leading up to Mother’s Day, I am at a complete loss over which card to buy for my mom. Few cards could capture our complicated, up-and-down relationship.
Instead of worrying about how to have the "big talk," first focus on small talk. The key is to just be yourself, and not to edit God out of your conversations.
Jesus didn’t say, “If you feel like it’s pretty easy for you to talk to strangers, go and make disciples of all nations. Otherwise, pray for the extroverts.”
When it comes to evangelism, I’m a pretty slow learner. Here are two little stories–one about a time I failed to obey the Spirit, and another about a time I stepped out in faith.
I’m afraid that our culture is losing the art of hospitality. Hospitality isn’t about showing off your skills; it’s about making a stranger feel like a friend.
When we overflow with the joy of the Lord people become curious about what makes us tick. Watch Steve’s story of how a simple smile sparked a spiritual conversation.
The beautiful thing about Christmas is that it’s not all about you, but it is most definitely FOR you.
When the plane went down, Dave was snapped out of just living for himself and asked: “What if I die?” What have I been living for?” Watch Dave's story.
Forgiveness can be gut-wrenching, hard work. If you know you need to forgive, but you know that your heart is not ready. Here's where you can start.
One of the best ways to rediscover Jesus at Christmas is to put His love into action — to become His hands and feet. Check out this list of practical ways to impact your community.