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Keeping Christ in Christmas article

I have known restaurant servers to say, “Whenever I see my customer bow his or her head before the meal, I kiss my tip goodbye.” It is a funny comment, but I’m afraid of the truth behind the humor. I have even heard restaurant servers complain about having to deal with the rudeness they encounter from the church crowd on Sunday afternoons. Surely this is not the behavior Jesus was emphasizing when he said, “Go and do likewise” (Luke 10:37). Full Story »

the harvest it ready

“In England, we evangelize or die,” he said. I did a double take. The context was a conversation with Rico Tice, author and Associate Minister at the historic All Souls Church, Langham Place, London. Full Story »

how to minister to those who serve you

A God-dependent possibility story for grassroots Christ-followers

Nick slipped into the booth next to friends who served as wait-persons in the trendy restaurant where they worked. He made it just in time because the group had already started sharing with each other about their week. Usually their leader got them started with a thought question like: “What has the world been dumping on you this week?”, or “What has God been doing in your life since we met last?” They all found strength in sharing their ups and downs with each other and by growing in their faith together. Full Story »

harvest sermon photo

Jesus had just finished his conversation with the Samaritan woman. She returns to share the thrilling revelation of meeting the Savior.

The disciples were having a discussion about the will of God and appeared occupied with every day activities. As they talked, Jesus looked up and saw a great host of people dressed in white robes coming toward him. He said to the disciples: “..open your eyes and look at the fields! They are ripe for harvest.” John 4:35 Full Story »