Over the last year the Mormon church has seen a lot of changes…but the teachings remain the same.Read More
How does anybody get to heaven? By ladder or by escalator?Read More
Feelings can be fickle and human emotions are not accurate indicators of the reality of God’s promises. How can you be sure that what you feel is real?Read More
Have you ever paused to consider how repaying a gift may actually show disrespect?Read More
Have you ever received a Christmas gift, only to pack it away and forget it? Then months later, you run across it. You feel like kicking yourself because you could have used it for all the months it was lying forgotten.
Unfortunately, many Christians do this with one of God’s amazing Christmas gifts.Read More
At Christmastime, many hang lights to adorn trees and brighten homes. It distracts you from the darkness. From a worldly perspective, it adds some cheer to the drear.
Sadly, some in the darkness have not understood the light.Read More
Christmas is coming. Are you ready? Decorations up? Gifts bought? Gifts wrapped? Cards sent? Parties planned? Cookies baked? It can be overwhelming. Many procrastinate or ignore it altogether.
That’s even truer when it comes to seeing Jesus face to face. Many avoid talking about it. Some aren’t sure how to prepare.
If you were to die tonight would you be ready?
Earlier this week, a man who is witnessing to Mormon missionaries told me that one of the missionaries said at their last meeting, “When we get to heaven, Christ will say, ‘I helped you.” And we will say to him, ‘We helped you”.
This reminded me of something I read years ago.Read More
Motivation matters. It gives focus. It empowers. Compare the difference between a person who goes through the motions at their job with another who is excited to start each day and make an impact. You may discover the difference in their motivation.
Motivation is also important for witnessing. What is your motivation?Read More
A lot of people today think there aren’t many differences between Christianity and Mormonism. Friends, the differences are real. And people’s present joy and eternal destiny are at stake.Read More
Are you wearing a mask? Sadly, some never take off their masks. They wear them throughout the year. They do it not for candy, but for the admiration of others and in the hope that they might please God. They’re afraid of revealing what is under the mask and may even try to hide it from themselves.Read More
“Fremdschämen (exterior shame) is a German word with no English equivalent that describes a vicarious shame resulting from the actions of others...Though I’m sure those fellow believers mean well, I can’t help but experience at least a little Fremdschämen after hearing what happened to our missionaries.”Read More
How do you define greatness? A quick search reveals that most think of it as being better in comparison to others. It’s measured by your achievements. If you rise above the crowd, then you’re considered great.
But that standard lacks clarity. How many others do you have to be better than? Who judges whether your accomplishment is better? Are you still great if someone else does better than you?Read More
Imagine you were trying to find God in the midst of a deep fog. You want to be closer to him, but it seems so hard to find him. You don’t know which way to turn. You feel lost. How far do you go? Which way do you turn? It’s a navigational nightmare. And it all depends on you to take the right steps. Sadly, this is what it can be like for many of our Mormon friends.Read More
This weekend the LDS Church is holding its semi-annual General Conference. It is a two-day affair where the church’s leaders, especially the president or living prophet, give talks.
How can you respond when your LDS friends talk about the living prophet?Read More
How does forgiveness work? Must we forgive first, and then hope God will forgive us? Or does God’s forgiveness of our sins create a forgiving spirit in us?Read More
Have you ever been in a large group of people and yet felt all alone?Read More
Fire is a fascinating image in the Bible. One of the most common associations is judgment. That’s understandable since God describes himself as a “consuming fire.”
Yet a closer study reveals that fire is not exclusively a picture of judgment…Read More
One of the three main missions of the LDS Church is to “perfect the saints”… Gaining perfection is pictured as a process, a long, long process.Read More
How many Christians act as if you have to be a spiritual first responder in order to save souls? So many think a person has to have specialized training to witness – especially when witnessing to Mormons.Read More