Hang Time

A compilation

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In [American] football, “hang time” refers to how long the pigskin remains aloft after being kicked. In basketball, it’s the length of time a player is suspended as he soars through the air to dunk the ball. In the unexpected adventure of evangelism, “hang time” refers to something else: hanging out with your seeking friends long enough to really get to know them, to understand their questions and concerns, to deepen the trust between you, and to allow yourselves to . . .  read more

Is Your Prayer Life Saving Souls?

A compilation

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The day started out as a celebration of God’s grace. Hundreds of new followers of Jesus had flocked to our church to publicly affirm their faith through baptism, while their friends, families, and members of the community looked on.

A sixty-something woman walked over to me to be baptized. Next to her was a brawny, tough-looking man who appeared to be a few years older. He looked like a construction worker, his leathery skin deeply etched with lines. I bet he didn’t even need . . .  read more

Thoughts on Humility and Learning from Others

A compilation

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I love Peter 5:5: God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble. That single verse, I call it the law of favor, is at the core of my spiritual operating system.

God can’t bless pride. God won’t bless pride. But if we cultivate a posture of humility, you can’t stop God from blessing, from favoring, from gracing. All I know is this: I don’t want God opposing me! So my only option is to cultivate a spirit of humility.

I’m more and more convinced that  . . .  read more

Die Daily

“For the love of Christ constrains us.” (2 Corinthians 5:14)

By David Brandt Berg

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What do you have a vision for? What do you have faith for? What do you yourself expect God to do this year, not next year? What can you see happening right now and from now on? What do you personally plan to do about it? What do you personally hope to do about it and want to do about it?

The most uncomfortable place for a Christian is a comfortable place. One of the greatest dangers is the feeling that you’ve . . .  read more

On Fire for God!

Based on the writings of David Berg

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If there’s anything that catches people’s attention and causes them to sit up and take notice of what you’re saying or doing, it’s ENTHUSIASM! The word enthusiasm is derived from two Greek words: “En”, which means IN, and “theos”, which means GOD. So enthusiasm literally means “in God”, or “God in us”!–Thus the truly enthusiastic person is one who acts and speaks as if he were . . .  read more