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  • March 29, 2017

    How to Get in the Evangelistic Game

    No question about it: The Great Commission to share the Gospel is one of the primary goals of the Christian life, yet it is one of the most challenging tasks for almost every believer. Its message is straightforward, yet sharing it with others can challenge our deepest insecurities. Fear…

  • August 09, 2016

    TAKEN…at knife point!

    Delisa is Betsy’s cousin who lived with us for two years when I was a pastor at Lake Avenue Church in Pasadena. One day, after shopping at a large department store in Pasadena, Delisa was getting into her car in the parking lot, when suddenly a man with a…

  • July 13, 2016

    Kids with Cancer

    I regularly volunteer to help out the Adonai ministry. Adonai is a non-profit in my hometown that ministers to families who have kids with cancer or other serious illnesses. Last Sunday we held an event at a local Fire Station to bless these families, lighten their load and give…

  • June 05, 2016

    Crossing Over

    If people answer “yes” when you ask something like, “Would you like to receive Christ and cross over to God,” it means they are ready. . . but it doesn’t mean they know how to do that. There are three things you can do to help them cross over…

  • April 15, 2016

    Divine Seat Assignments

    I sat down in my seat and settled in for a long flight to New Jersey. Next to me were two guys, a doctor and a scientist, who just met each other and were fully engaged in a conversation. After a while, one of them looked at me and…

  • April 05, 2016

    Without God Life Is Hard

    When I ask a person about their church background, what I’m really trying to discover is where that person is today, right now, in their relationship with God. Once I determine that, I can build on it. Not too long ago, a friend of mine – Rich – was…