Introducing people to Jesus in Woodbridge, VA

Victor Stanley

Psalm 23

“You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You anoint my head with oil; My cup runs over.” (Psalm 23:5) The symbolism is unmistakable here. As I have said many times before, God’s people love to eat. I guess we just can’t help it. Even as I write, images of chicken wings dance through my head. Frankly, truth…

Snow and Flakes

It’s cold! Generally, in our part of the country, we do not get through the winter without experiencing at least a few flakes of snow (to be more exact, usually, a few inches). No matter where it falls, if one were to place it under a microscope they would discover one consistent truth, snow is flakey.…and so are some people. There are…

Get To Know Jesus, For Real!

(Adapted from Practical Christianity by V. Gilbert Beers) If we were to ask a hundred people, “What is Jesus like?” We would get many different answers. One person would describe a long-remembered picture of Jesus wearing a sad, pained expression. This person might think of a Jesus who never laughed. Another would think of a painting in with the searching eyes of…

It Is Better to Receive

People are always looking to find their identity in someone or something. They sometimes try to accomplish this by declaring themselves to be something that, perhaps, they are not. Certainly there is a sense in which self-declaration can be a motivator. Let’s face it. You won’t get very far in life by declaring yourself to be a Loser. In fact, when you…

The Blessing in Social Media

I think that one of the blessings of social media is the ability to make connections. Some relationships have been long lost but social media allows those connections to be re-established. It can allow for old friendships to be rekindled. Additionally, it can give people the ability to make new connections. All of these are good things and I have no problem…

Worship is Essential

We should never underestimate the importance and impact of worship. It is one of two major things that we will continue to do in heaven (the second being to praise our God). When David danced before the Ark as it was being brought into the city, it was a dance of worship. And the people did worship indeed, singing, “Sing to Him,…