Tuesday, December 18, 2007

A Precious Gift for Two Girls

This article has a video of a very special gift for two sisters whose father was in Iraq. Click here. You may have to scroll up to the top of the page to view the clip. I hope you enjoy it.

Due to the holidays, I may take a little time off from the blog until after Christmas. I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and New Years.

Monday, December 10, 2007

Why Did He Drown?

Anyone who has taken the Fisher's of Men Person to Person Evangelism Course knows the answer to the question before we tell the story.

A man is in the water and he is drowning. He yells for help. A nearby boater gets to him and says, "Get in!" He pushes the boat away and says, "Leave me alone." Another boater gets to the scene and throws a life vest to the man. He throws it back saying, "I don't want that. Can't you see I'm drowning?" In the meantime, a man on the bank had a rope from his campsite, and he throws it to the man saying, "Grab the rope and I'll pull you to shore!" The man pushed the rope away also. The two boaters witnessed the whole ordeal with shock and disbelief. Before they could get to the man to rescue him, the man had gone under for the last time and he drowned. Now comes the question. Why did he drown?

It was not because he rejected every attempt to rescue him. It was not even because he may have wanted to drown. The only reason this man drowned is because he was in the water.

What does this mean to us?

A man was dying in sin. He asked for help from many of his acquaintances. There were some who befriended him and invited him to church. Some from the Church tried to talk to him about his soul. Others showed him a real Christian example and encouraged him to do what was right. They taught him about God's love and Jesus' sacrifice. They made sure he understood what grace was all about and the necessity of accessing that grace (Romans 5:2) by obedience to the Gospel of Christ. But, that man simply rejected the Gospel. He was a good man, but he just would not make that commitment to the Lord. Eventually he died, and he was lost for eternity. Now we can ask a similar question. Why was he lost? The answer is not because he rejected the Gospel. It was because he was in sin.

Today we must realize that the world's greatest problem isn't global warming or a nuclear Iran. The world's greatest problem is sin. It always has been and always will be. Sin will destroy many people for all eternity. Jesus said, "If you believe not that I am He, you shall die in your sins" (John 8:24). There are people all around us who are "in sin." We must renew our sense of urgency in carrying the Gospel to a lost and dying world!

Friday, December 7, 2007

More Good Information on Leadership!

I saw this on SlideShare and thought is went well with the recent series I did on "How Do You Spell Leadership". There are some excellent thoughts in this "Little Book." I hope you enjoy and benefit from it.

Little Book of Leadership Powerpoint

From: PhilDourado, 1 month ago

Powerpoint version of the free ebook The Little Book of Leadership, from www.TheLeadershipHub.com . PDF version also available

SlideShare Link

Saturday, December 1, 2007

How Do You Spell Leadership? #10


It is only appropriate that the last installment in our series on leadership be about perseverance. God's leader must stand and continue to stand. Consider Nehemiah, David, Daniel, Jeremiah, Peter, Paul and many others. They all had one thing in common--- Perseverance.

Of course, the tough thing about perseverance is that it takes courage and conviction. What's more is that it can be fortified with prayer. As a matter of fact, it must also be fortified with faith.

Just remember Ephesians 6:13. "Wherefore take unto you the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand."