Full Archive - Word For Today

A newspaper told the story of a boy with cancer who was going through chemotherapy and losing his hair. To show their love and support, his classmates all shaved their heads so he wouldn’t be embarrassed about returning to school. The newspaper carried a picture of them all with their bald...

The first lie satan told Adam and Eve was a direct appeal to the ego in all of us: ‘…You will be like God…’ (Genesis 3:5 NRS). The crafty old serpent pulled back the curtain to heaven’s throne room and gave our first parents a glimpse of power and glory and they...

The Bible says, ‘For the Son of Man is going to come in His Father’s glory with His angels and then He will reward each person according to what he has done.’ Let’s be clear: how you live now will determine what happens to you after you die. The choices you make each day...

A lady writes: ‘I found my husband with another woman. Although he begged me for forgiveness, I wanted my pound of flesh, so I filed for divorce even though our kids asked me not to. Two years later my husband was still trying to get me back, but I wanted none of it. He’d hurt me and...

The fourth, and perhaps the most frustrating challenge we face when it comes to church growth, is to involve them. Why is that? A message on a bulletin board outside a church gives us a clue. The top line says, ‘We care about you,’ and the line underneath reads: ‘Sundays. 10 am...

Inspire them. To be inspired is to feel motivated and excited about what you are doing. The story is told of a little boy sitting in church with his mother. On the platform behind the pastor were three flags; the little boy asked her about the first one. ‘That’s our nation’s...

Instruct them. ‘Go…make disciples…teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you…’ (Matthew 28:19-20 NKJV). When your focus is on not only winning people to Jesus but making them disciples of Jesus, He promises, ‘…I am with you...

God doesn’t mind your church having a small congregation. What He objects to is your church having a small vision, for that limits what He can do through you. The story’s told of a tourist visiting a small English village. He asked an old gentleman, ‘Is there anything special...

Paul probably didn’t leave any money or property when he died, but he did leave a legacy—a superior one! His legacy was his writings, those he won to Christ, those he mentored and his enduring influence. Every day your life touches other lives in unseen ways. You don’t have to...

In Bible days marathons weren’t run on smooth tracks, but over pathways filled with obstacles that could cause a runner to stumble and lose the race. Here are three obstacles you need to look out for as you run your life’s race: 1) an unforgiving attitude. ‘…If you do...