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    Evangelism Personal Devotions

    How to know you’re making a difference

    January 23, 2019

    If you’re like me, you want to know you are making a difference. You don’t want your labor to be in vain. So how do you measure success? Is it in financial portfolios? Is it with positions and titles? Paul stated:

    “You are living proof that I haven’t labored among you for nothing. Your lives are the fruit of my ministry and will be my glorious boast at the unveiling of Christ” Philippians 2:16 The Passion Translation

    Paul was stating that people were the living proof of his labor. People’s lives were changed because he served and taught and lived with them. And my life continues to be changed because Paul wrote down what he had learned and shared it with me.

    Call it my pet peeve if you will- I’m tired of people needing to be ordained just to prove they are qualified to share Christ with others. If you need a title or a piece of paper to prove you are a minister servant- then you aren’t one! If you need to be ordained to perform your service, that’s fine. I’m ordained too. But I was ministering and serving people and seeing some lives changed by what I was doing far before I obtained the certification.

    Changed lives (not certificates) are the fruit or evidence of ministry. There is no boasting when we understand it is all Christ in me that helps anyone. But if no one is following you then you are a one man band. Look for people remaining and growing for the evidence of your effectiveness. Get so busy serving people, you don’t care about titles and certificates because you have God’s verification. Living proof is that lives were changed because I was here. That’s what God is looking for.

    How to know you’re making a difference? Someone is following you. That can be your child or a group.

  • Evangelism Personal Devotions

    You belong in the family

    If your family is anything like mine, there is great diversity. We drive different cars, like different music, read different books and have different hobbies. But what unites us is that we are born…

    January 16, 2019
  • Evangelism

    We’re in this together

    “We’re in this fight together until we win the prize- for you know I’m not giving up” Philippians 1:30 The Passion Translation What does it mean to be “in this fight together”? Sometimes a…

    January 3, 2019
  • Church Evangelism

    Why plant new churches?

    When we started our church over 30 years ago, people asked why we would start another church?  Don’t we have enough churches? There’s something about a new church that will draw people who don’t…

    August 1, 2018
  • Evangelism

    Come enjoy this life with me! 

    I have not seen Jesus with my physical eyes. But I know He is real. I know what Jesus has revealed to me about the love of God. John had seen Jesus with his…

    June 8, 2018