World-Changing SPEAKING


That was the key thought in Part 3 of the World-Changers series at The Well.  The title of this week's message was "World-Changing Speaking" and the main idea is that if something is dear to our hearts, it must find its way to our lips.  If we truly believe that God has given us new life through His Son Jesus Christ and we value that gift as we should, then at some point in time, that belief must find its own out of my mouth for others to hear.

I know, I know, you'll say "I witness with my deeds" and "actions speak louder than words" - I've heard (and said) those same excuses.  But I invite you to take a look at the video above and see if you still feel that way after listening to the message.

Are You Willing to Be Rudolph?

Everyone loves Christmas music right?  This morning I heard one of all-time classics on the radio, “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.”  Like you, I’ve heard this song millions of times, but for some reason today, I actually thought about the words.  They kind of made me think that each of us is a little bit like Rudolph – but just with different names.

Uhhhh….excuse me…what are you saying about my nose?

Think about it.  Rudolph is owned by Santa; he works for Santa, bringing gifts to Santa’s children across the world.  Similarly we are children of God.  We “belong” to Him and our purpose is to spread love to His children across the same world.  And just like Rudolph, we aren’t always accepted by the rest of the world.

“Christians are weird…they behave differently…they speak differently…they aren’t like us.”  This shouldn’t come as a surprise to us.  The Bible predicted this would happen:

“In regard to these, they think it strange that you do not run with them in the same flood of dissipation, speaking evil of you.” (1 Peter 4:4)


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