For some honoring "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 manifest Christ's love, then we need to take his instructions to feed the hungry seriously.
We need to believe everyone's spiritual potential. Only God knows how the story ends.
Easter is one time of year when talking about Jesus is a natural thing to do.
Listen well, and you will discover the deepest yearnings of their heart
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.
If you find the idea of talking about Jesus scary, it helps to remember that you are not in charge.
It’s easy to talk about things we love. We’re quick to recommend a restaurant or a movie. So why do we struggle to talk about Jesus?
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.
People around you are spiritually lost, separated from their Heavenly Father. They 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 greatest treasure of all.
You’ve been designed to make a one-of-a-kind impact on the people around you as you live out your unique calling.
The Scriptures portray a God who is always at work. Have our lives become so loud that we can't hear what God is saying?
The Gospel starts with love: "for God so loved the world." If we want to share our faith it has to start with love.
Most people move through stages or “spiritual thresholds” on their way to committing to Jesus. This is the journey a typical not-yet-Christian will take.
Forgiveness doesn’t mean absolving people of the consequences of their actions.
Some gifts are too good to keep to ourselves. The more we share this treasure, the bigger it grows and the more we get to celebrate.
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.
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 ...
You may be trying to sell the Gospel not knowing that the person you're talking to is already curious and open. Too much zeal can close an open door.
Power to Change founder Dr. Bill Bright offers a simple definition of successful witnessing.
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 created you. 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.
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.
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.
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”.
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.
What would happen if you woke up every morning asking God to help you see the people around you as he does?
You’re about to share your faith. Does that mean you need to be perfect or read a stack of evangelism books? Nope.
With just a little practice, you can learn to ask powerful questions that stimulate curiosity and start amazing spiritual conversations.
Sharing your faith means being open about who you are. So it makes sense that Jesus would fit into your conversations with others.
Sharing your faith doesn't start with you launching into a mini-sermon. It starts when you show genuine interest in others.
With online mentoring, there's a new way to use past experiences to begin spiritual conversations.
In this video retired Major Wes Bowers shares about a time when conversations didn't seem to be going very well. Unknown to Wes, God wasn't finished yet.
It’s an amazing honor to walk with people who are actively seeking God. Here’s a list of practical ways to help them move closer to Christ.
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,” focus on small talk. The key is to just be yourself, and not to edit God out of your conversations.
People want to see the scars and the wrinkles, not a façade. We don't need to have it all together to share Christ. Being authentic goes a long way.
Jesus didn’t say, “If you find it easy 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 when I stepped out in faith.
I’m afraid that our culture is losing the art of hospitality. Hospitality isn’t about hosting an amazing meal; 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?”
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.
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.