A Matter of Trust
Are you faithfully using the gifts God has given you?
Chains of Blessing, Part 1
by Pete Briscoe
Is it possible to find freedom regardless of our circumstances? Jill Stuart takes a look at Philippians 1 and explains why Paul's epistle might also be called "Jail Mail: Written By a Free Man in Chains."
Father, All Glory Is Yours
by Dr. Ken Boa
Dr. Ken Boa reflects upon the intimate prayer between Christ and His Father in John 17.
Fear of the Lord
by Larry Burkett
As believers, we should have a fear of God. We should be in awe of His power, His love, His grace and His compassion.
For the Dads
by Steve Noble
Discipline only out of love and for the purpose of training your children in the ways of the Lord. Let the words of the Bible become the words of your parenting.
John: On Being Light in the Lord
by Dennis Mock
Do you comprehend the theological difference between the light and the dark? Do you live as a child of the light?
Luke #5: Mary's Song
by Mark Driscoll
Although Mary had plenty to worry about, she worshipped God and offered songs of praise to Him. She is the example of faith and worship in response to Him.
Today, We'll Talk About Getting Truly Rich!
by Chuck Bentley
Are we using God’s resources to prepare for eternity? Or are we wasting them in the here and now, acting as though this life is all there is?
What Is the Concept Of "Already but Not Yet"?
The theological concept of “already but not yet” holds that believers are actively taking part in the kingdom of God, although the kingdom will not reach its full expression until sometime in the future.
What's in a Touch?
by Gateway Church
Olen Griffing shares how God wants to set us free from every problem for His glorious purpose; this happens when we touch Jesus. Make a strategy for how you will pursue Jesus’ “touch” and then don’t give up.
"Christians" Who Are Not
by Steve Noble
If Christ truly IS the Lord of your life, there will be plenty of evidence to convict you.
"Dear Friends, God the Father Chose You Long Ago"
by Pastor Rick Warren
When discouragement comes, you can rest assured in one thing: God picked you to be a part of His family. Long before you chose God, He chose you!
"Greatness" in God's Kingdom
by Dennis Mock
Dennis Mock discusses the concept of "greatness" as God sees it, as opposed to the way the world defines it.
"He First Loved us"
by Anne Graham Lotz
God always takes the initiative.
"Help! Jesus, I Need You!"
by Kenneth Copeland
We need to talk and act like Jesus has actually taken authority over the devil and his bunch. We shouldn’t scream and carry on and wait for someone to come get the devil off of us.
"I Am" Chooses to Be Born
by Paula Hendricks
Jesus humbled Himself to the point of death but also to the point of birth.
"I Love You" - Jesus
by David Mainse
The story of David and Jonathan provide a picture of Jesus, that in fulfilling His destiny, Jesus loved so much that He was willing to give up everything and die.
"If Christ Rose, Everything Changes"
by Bryant Wright
If Christ rose from the dead, then nothing is impossible. Because of the resurrection, we can find the strength to face any challenge.
"It's All Downhill After Marriage"
by Revive Our Hearts
This is God’s desire for marriage: a tangible display of Christ-centered, Christ-like love that shows how awesome His sacrificial love is for His Bride.
"Lord" - Not Just a Label
by Thistlebend Ministries
Being truly Christian means believing that Christ is Lord, not merely a label.
"Our Father" - A New Way to Pray
by e3 Prayers
Jesus' first time teaching His disciples about prayer was the Lord's Prayer, in which he instructed them to call God, "Our Father," which had not been done before Christ's coming.
by Jeff Jones
Put the Lord first and make Jesus the center of your life. Live to glorify Him and you'll realize it's not about you anymore.
Romans 3:10-12 suggests that God does not use a sliding scale of sin. If we want to know who's on the "shady list" of sinners, then we'd better look in the mirror!
"That Person Hurt Me!"
by Steve Noble
God cares more about the olive branch than He does about the tithe.
"Therefore, I Am Innocent..."
by Francis Chan
Why is it so important that we share the Good News? In Acts 20:26, Paul reminds us of the peace we can know when we are faithful to God.
by David Mainse
When Jesus died, the veil was torn open from top to bottom – from God to man – by an act of God. As a result, we can “come boldly before the throne of grace” (Hebrews 4:16).
"What About Me?"
Do you ever feel like Jesus has overlooked your need? Tell him about your pain and let Him comfort you.
"What Is Truth?" Is the Wrong Question
by Brandon A. Cox
Is Jesus the ultimate Truth, or is there no accountability beyond the highest human powers?
"Woe to You," Pharisees
by Chris and Grace Hansen
The term “woe to you” is not used much these days, but in the Bible it is used fairly often and what follows is not good. Jesus delivered seven woes to the religious leaders in His day.
"You Cannot Be My Disciple"
by Dr. Michael Youssef
Teaching from Luke 14, Dr. Michael Youssef offers insight on what Jesus meant when he said, "You cannot be my disciple."
(John 1:1-18) The Word Becomes Flesh
The apostle John begins his story with a clear statement that would mark the rest of his gospel: Jesus, who is God, became man out of love for us.
(John 1:19-34) The Lamb of God
From the beginning, John the Baptist made it clear that Jesus would cover the payment of sin once and for all.
(John 1:35-51) The First Disciples
It was not necessary for the first disciples to see miracles to decide to follow Jesus, but in their hearts they kept hoping to see the Messiah arrive.
(John 10:22-42) The Shepherd Knows His Sheep
The security of God's sheep lies in the power of the Shepherd, Who will not let anyone take them from Him.
(John 11:1-16) The Death of Lazarus
This story, in addition to showing the love and power of Jesus, also reflects that not only is there always a purpose in everything He does, but also in the timing in which He chooses to do it.
(John 11:17-44) Jesus Comforts Lazarus' Sisters
Jesus is not only the resurrection and the life, but He transmits the resurrected life to every believer so that death will not triumph over him. Because of Jesus, the believer can say, "Death, where is thy sting?"
(John 11:45-57 and 12:1-11) The Plot to Kill Jesus
Although the religious leaders could not deny the reality of the signs made by Jesus, their lack of faith and fear of losing power made them plot to kill not only Jesus, but the sign of Jesus' power, Lazarus.
(John 12:12-36) Jesus' Triumphal Entry
Jesus rides into Jerusalem on a donkey, fulfilling Zechariah's ancient prophecy but also preparing to carry out the rest of what was written of Him -- that He would suffer and die for our sins, and then rise again in power.
(John 12:37-50) Belief and Unbelief Among the Jews
Many were blind to Jesus' glory, as they are today, because they would not believe in Him. Isaiah prophesied that would happen. Those who see His glory mustn't fear losing the praise of men, but focus on praise from God.
(John 13:1-18) Jesus Washes His Disciples' Feet
In this chapter, the apostle John begins a lengthy account of the last night in the life of Jesus, whose main focus is His teaching on love.