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  • May 15, 2017

    How to Put the Playbook into Action

    About 65 percent of the population understands and remembers information best when it’s presented with an image. This is likely why the bridge diagram, which has been used in evangelism for decades, has been so effective. Chapter three of In the Red Zone shows us how to use the…

  • April 28, 2017

    How to Find the Right Receiver

    “People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.” – Theodore Roosevelt This quote captures the prevailing theme of chapter two of In the Red Zone: “Finding the Right Receiver.” To find someone who is in the “red zone,” – someone who is open…

  • 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…