“Is there any hope for this next generation?” I was sitting next to a beautiful Polish Australian grandmother asked me as we flew from Melbourne to Canberra. She had asked me what I do for a loving and I said, “I’m a preacher, an evangelist.” For the next hour she told me her life story, … Continue reading Grandparent- “Thank you!” What you do matters for Jesus.
Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you see the same thing over and over again? Over the past month I have been seeing dragon flies everywhere! What’s more, they seem to flying straight at me, finding me even indoors. This started a month ago when I walked into my Pastors home having … Continue reading Lessons from the Dragonfly
James 2:5- “Listen, my dear brothers and sisters: Has not God chosen those who are poor in the eyes of the world to be rich in faith and to inherit the kingdom he promised those who love him?” It’s been nearly two weeks since I returned from Nigeria, where I spent 3 weeks preaching the … Continue reading When the Poorest are the Richest. 3 Lessons the West Can Learn from the Nigeria.
Six years ago my wife and I found ourselves back in Australia after three years of church planting in America with no job, no ministry, and no solid home church. After Pastoring, Church Planting and seeing God move in mighty ways across America, we were suddenly “nobodies”. I was completely stripped away of all my … Continue reading God MUST Be Enough
I’ve spent a lot of time crying these past few days. Crying is probably not even an adequate word, weeping is more accurate. I’ve been weeping over the lost. Weeping over those that don’t yet know Jesus. Weeping over my new Muslim friend who tells me he has no certainty over his eternity, “Nothing is … Continue reading When Tears are Investments into Eternity
“Are you walking with Jesus?” I asked the gentleman sitting behind me. “I used to”, he replied, with a look of shame and struggle in his eyes. “I’ll walk with you if you want me to”, I offered. “You have to make the choice. It’s your choice and it’s up to you,” I affirmed. Michael … Continue reading Please Don’t Send Yourself to Hell
“Mind if I join you?”, I asked, as I spotted a fellow “BootCamper” (read about the Evangelism BootCamp I’m doing HERE) “Go ahead”, he said in his strong British accent. As we began to jog I found myself quickly realizing that I may be in way over my head! “I’m training for a 6 minute … Continue reading Better Together- Why I Need You to Be All That I Can Be (And Why You Need Others Too).
Her name was Katie. Homeless and broken, she was curled up on the pavement sleeping on concrete out the front of a Walmart in the middle of the day. I saw her and turned to my wife, “poor girl”, I muttered, as we turned the corner into our parking spot. I took the kids for … Continue reading It’s Never Too Late to do a U-Turn. Why Stopping May be the Start You (or Someone Else) Need
Have you ever thrown something and wished you hadn't? Have you ever had something thrown at you and wish it hadn't been? I'll never forget my friend Dan throwing a frozen cup of ice at me in retaliation for me putting it down his back. It was all fun and games until that ice left … Continue reading The Arrow Has Left The Bow- When You Pass the Point of No Return.
“Come” One word is all it took for Peter to walk on water with Jesus. The storm was raging and the disciples were questioning, “is that a ghost or is that Jesus?!” Peter, the rock on whom the church was to be built, ever willing to take a risk, says “Lord if it really is … Continue reading When all you have is a word.