On the Plane

I was on a flight from Manchester England to Chicago. I was in my seat reading a book for my Stephens’ Ministry called, God Loves You by David Jeremiah. There was a lady across the aisle next to me that may have been in her 50s. She started a conversation by asking me about the…

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Gospel Presentation

During a training on presentation and presentation skills, the last presentation I gave was around the topic of what truly gives you fulfillment.  I was able to give a gospel presentation as well as share my personal testimony in how being a follower of Christ has truly brought me fulfillment.   I’m not sure who was…

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praying for a friend at work

A woman that have worked closely with for the last 6 years or so has, for the last couple of months, been struggling as she sees makes plans for end-of-life care for her mother.  I had an opportunity to sit and pray with her a few months ago.  Sharing one’s faith need not always include…

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Of friends and games

I play an online video game with a group of friends (that I met in the course of playing the game) most nights.  It’s a cooperative game and when we aren’t talking specific game related strategies and tactics we talk about work and family.  I’ve been playing in this group for around 2 years now…

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SHARING ONLINE AND WITH CLUB MEMBERS

I belong to a couple of clubs — both formal and informal.  They all know that I attend church and that God is important to me. Since many people seem to feel they “have faith,”  it has not gone beyond them knowing that I believe in Jesus …. and many of them are nominal in…

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Bob Mattern & Blake

On Sunday, a first-time visitor named Blake came forward to Pastor Derek. He said he was moved by the service. Derek got to know him and then asked him, “Are you a follower of Jesus?” Blake said, “No.” Derek asked, “Would you like to be?” Blake said, “Yes, I would.” Bob Mattern was next to…

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Christmas Shopping

I was Christmas shopping for my wife.  The manager of the store asked how my business was going.  She was particularly interested in where we found “seasonal employees,” those that came in to work during our busy peak season.  I shared when we are need of employees at any point of the year, we pray.  And God provides…

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On a Business Trip

I was travelling earlier this month and met up with a few colleagues from around the country.  One was from Las Vegas and I asked him about the recent tragedy there and how the community was recovering.  He said the incident remains in the forefront of the community’s mind but more importantly his family was impacted.  His daughter had two…

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Talking with Dennis

Recently, we visited some good friends. The daughter of these friends is a follower of Jesus. She’s been dating a great guy named, Dennis, who is not a follower of Jesus. During our visit, I kept asking God for an opportunity to get to know Dennis better and have a conversation about faith. God provided…

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