We were finishing up Romans in our men’s Bible study this morning when we came upon one of the most powerful verses in all of Scripture, Romans 16:20.

“The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet.”

Wow. How powerful. How empowering. I’m not sure any of the motivational speeches in the history of the silver screen, from Knute Rockne to Braveheart, ever inspired so much hope. From Washington to Bowie to Patton, no commander has ever spoken a more immortal truth to rally the troops. Vince Lombardi and Tom Landry combined could never touch the power of these motivational words.

“The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet.”

If these words of Holy Scripture are true — and they are — then there’s nothing that can ever stop us. There is nothing to fear. There is nothing to doubt. Nobody can stand in our way. Satan can’t stop us. Satan can’t slow us down. He can’t scare us or intimidate us or trick us. His fate is sealed. His destiny is already being delivered. He will soon be completely crushed by God under our feet.

So, what are we afraid of? Why are we so slow to act? What are we waiting for?

With Satan out of the picture, we are liberated to do bold things, courageous things, great things for God’s Kingdom in the name of our Risen Lord. With no fear. No doubts. No hesitation.

“The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet.”



I just finished making our hotel reservations for the Tulsa Workshop. Carrie-Anne and I are really, really looking foward to this latest installment of our annual treks to the home of the Drillers. There are 67 speakers scheduled to present at Tulsa this year. Thirty-one of them are rookies to the Workshop, first-timers. So, we get to hear new ideas, new motivations to evangelize, new energies and new interests as we are equipped and empowered to proclaim the eternal Lordship of Jesus to the world.

Again, for the first time ever, there will also be specific lectures and tracks for church elders, preachers, children’s ministers, worship leaders, and more. They’ve radically expanded the teen and children’s programs for the four days. If you’ve never been to the Tulsa Workshop, I highly recommend it. You’ll come away energized, revived, and equipped to be a more effective follower of Christ. The worship will inspire you, the speakers will provoke you, and the fellowship will remind you that we are part of a Kingdom without borders, a big picture realm of the rule of our God in which we are called to minister and serve in his name.

Can’t wait.