Against my best judgment

To several sites such as believingprayer.com and deusconosco.com I’ve been adding images of late. This against my best judgment.

  1. It takes more time, which I don’t really have.
  2. The gospel is not visual, but auditory. We hear. We read. It’s about words, not images or video.
  3. I’m a cantankerous fool who knows that his opinion is right. If the Lord had wanted us to see images, he would have given us Bible manuscripts with them.

You’ll never see images here. This is my space. I don’t care who reads. Never. …

Study with new couple


Vicki and I sat down with the parents of our neighbor Paulo this afternoon, and with a family friend who was staying with them while recuperating from pneumonia. Paulo was also present. I presented a lesson about Jesus from John 1.1-18, with a two-page outline. Sr. Vicente and D. Georgina are very religious and committed to their tradition, so it will be a challenge as we present the gospel to them. D. Georgina prepared coffee and cake for us after the study. Paulo took the photo. They live on the east side of the city. We’ve had a good bit of contact with them through Paulo, as we’ve joined them in cookouts, watching the World Cup, and other get-togethers at his house.

With the power of the gospel behind you

O Soul, few books stay in print for more than a decade. Some reference works, perhaps, or something considered as a classic of literature. The monuments of men may last longer, but they too will come tumbling down at some point. The accomplishments of this world are soon forgotten or surpassed. The gospel, however, has eternal effect. It deserves your best effort. Insert it into every activity, in order to redeem and give meaning to all you do. What the world does lasts but a moment. You may perform the same action as the pagan, but with the gospel in your toolbox, the results are far superior. So write, build, work, speak always with its power behind you.