The scripture tells us (1 Peter 3:15) to be ready to give an answer for the hope that is within us. We're also told that the testimony of Jesus is the Spirit of prophecy (Revelation 19:10). If you're a Christian then your story has the testimony of Jesus Christ. Your story is anointed! - Knowing Your Own Story.
God's Word (Ephesians 6:16) instructs us to "raise the shield of faith to stop the fiery arrows of the devil." This is an amazing promise but what does it look like in "real life" to raise the Shield of Faith? - Raising The Shield of Faith.
The Lord spoke this Word to the prophet Zechariah (4:10) as the temple was getting rebuilt, "Do not despise these small beginnings, for the LORD rejoices to see the work begin, to see the plumb line in Zerubbabel’s hand.” This is a powerful reminder that God values the preparation time that takes place in us before we walk out those good works that He's prepared for us (Ephesians 2:10) - Preparation Time.
As we visit the Christmas story we see an amazing event. Wise men from the East followed a star that led them all the way to Jesus. Once they saw Him they fell down and worshipped! Clearly, they saw something much more than a small child - The Glory & Majesty Of Jesus Christ.
When Christ was born into this world there came with Him an angelic proclamation (Luke 2:10-11), "I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people. For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord." Our Christmas season can be one of great joy - Savoring The Christmas Season.
There was an occasion in the ministry of Jesus where a foreigner (non-Jewish person) asked Him for help. In His response, Jesus referred to healing as the "Children's Bread". What does that mean? - Healing Is The Children's Bread.
Many times we go through life with patterns of thought that weigh us down and even district us from God's perfect plan. In this message, we learn how to recognize and break these thought patterns - Breaking Thought Patterns - Part 3.
Many times we go through life with patterns of thought that weigh us down and even district us from God's perfect plan. In this message, we learn how to recognize and break these thought patterns - Breaking Thought Patterns - Part 2.
Many times we go through life with patterns of thought that weigh us down and even district us from God's perfect plan. In this message, we learn how to recognize and break these thought patterns - Breaking Thought Patterns.
Jesus told His disciples that there is no greater love than for someone to lay down their life for someone else. As we look back at the cross and remember His sacrifice for our sin we must also see the amazing expression of God's love for us! - Oh, How He Loves You & Me!
The Bible tells us (Hebrews 11:1) that faith is the substance of things hoped for and the "evidence" of things not seen. In a mystery, we typically think of "evidence" as clues we can piece together to help us understand an event that we didn't see with our eyes. We believe in a God we can not see with our eyes but we can see the evidence He's left behind which points to the reality of His existence. - The Evidence Of Faith.
When we approach Jesus, we find Him to be meek & lowly of heart. This is powerful because it is disarming, and helps us to respond to Him with our affection & hearts. In this moment, He makes us to lie down & relax in His presence. While we’re resting, we’re not giving up on the answer but are letting Him restore our souls. Then we can have ears to hear the paths of righteousness – The Resting Place.
Have you ever had a "Why God?" question? Many times it involves why bad things happen to good (innocent) people. Jesus called John the Baptist the "greatest man born of woman" and yet he was beheaded because of a lustful king who made a horrible promise at a party. How can this be? - When You Don't Know Why.
Before Jesus ascended into heaven He gave us a powerful directive (Mark 16:15), "Go into all the world and preach the Gospel". Unfortunately, evangelism can be an area of personal frustration for many believers. This is a message of encouragement for all of us. - The Gospel & You.