- Tue, Apr 28, 2015
In an era of abounding "self-help" books, articles, podcasts and seminars ... the greatest "self-help" presentation I've listened to was yesterday's edition of UpWords® with Max Lucado. The premise: Evaluate my life and ask myself ... Am I truly serving God? No other life goals or achievements matter if the answer to that question isn't "yes."
Max says, "Want to bring focus to your life? Do what Jesus did. Go home, love your family, and take care of business! Your first mission field is under your roof. What makes you think they'll believe you overseas if they don ...
- Tue, Mar 31, 2015
In last Thursday's edition of UpWords® with Max Lucado, listeners were reminded of Christ's mandate to believers in Luke 9:23:
"If any of you want to be my followers, you must forget yourself. You must take up your cross each day and follow me."
Max talked about Simon from Cyrene, the man who Roman soldiers commanded to carry Jesus' cross to Golgotha. "Simon did literally what God calls us to do figuratively: take up the cross and follow Jesus," reflects Max.
As I listened to the recount of Simon's cross-bearing, Pastor Saeed Abedini came to mind ...