The Promise: How to Change the World

Easter is a time for us to recalibrate our hearts. Easter is a time when we get our scales of life zeroed again and learn where we stand in the middle of eternity. We often lose our bearings—our eternal bearings—because a lot of us get caught in the spin of the world. Easter is a time when God recalibrates our lives in reference to eternity. He reaches into our hearts and recalibrates things. Recalibrating Easter Read More

The Cross

The cross was rugged — a place of offense where blood was shed. It’s where Christ died for your sins and mine and for the rest of the world. In 1 Corinthians 1:23, Paul says, “But we preach Christ crucified, to Jews a stumbling block and to Gentiles foolishness.” To hang on the cross was horrid enough. However, historians say that Jesus was left with not even as much as a loincloth. The Read More

The Covenant of Healing

Nothing is more poignant and powerful as the names of God. Psalms 8:1 says, “O Lord, our Lord, how excellent is thy name …” When it says God’s name is excellent, it means we serve an excellent God. His name is who He is. His name is His character. Healing is God’s Design God’s character is to heal. Whatever He touches is healed. In His presence there is healing. In our lives, He Read More

Humble Yourself

I want to discuss how to humble yourself so that God may exalt you in due time. When we learn to humble ourselves, people will see more of Jesus and less of us. Otherwise, we get in the way too much. When we understand that one of the things we must do for ourselves is to humble ourselves, then God can do His part because we just did ours. Peter talks about humbling ourselves. “… all of you, Read More

The Way God Blesses

Our God is a God who wants to bless us. He designed us to desire His blessings. Blessings keep us yearning for and leaning toward the Lord and His help. Blessings keep us dependent upon Him. God doesn’t need very much to do a miracle. All He requires, though, is that we place ourselves completely in His hands and His control and that we consecrate our lives to Him. Blessings Follow Consecration “Since Read More

In Our Redeemer’s Image

God is our Redeemer. All of man’s inventions come back to what God teaches us in His creation. He creates things because of who He is — the Redeemer. And everything that He touches, He redeems. When God creates things, there’s that DNA of redemption because He is the Redeemer and His fingerprints are on everything. God is a Redeemer Everything God touches, He tries to redeem, even when Read More

Biblically Wise Finances

Because faith comes from hearing, if we want faith for something, we have to hear about it. So, if we want to have faith about money and learn to steward it God’s way, we have to hear about it. “So faith comes from hearing, and hearing by the word of Christ” (Rom. 10:17). Seed for Sowing “Now He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your seed for Read More

Preparing for Miracles in the Margins

In Mark chapter five, a man named Jairus came up to Jesus one day and fell at His feet, earnestly pleading for him to heal his daughter. Jesus headed for Jairus’s house; that was His destination. “And a woman was there who had been subject to bleeding for twelve years. She had suffered a great deal under the care of many doctors and had spent all she had, yet instead of getting better, she grew Read More

A Heart of Joyful Obedience

How do we enter the Kingdom of God? Through obedience to God … that is the only way we enter into the Kingdom. “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord’ will enter the kingdom of heaven; but he who does the will of My Father who is in heaven. Many will say to Me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name and in Your name cast out demons, and in Your name perform many miracles?’ Read More

Five Ingredients to Build Love for a Lifetime

As some of you might know, marriage is something that requires maintenance. Marriage is a live entity — it’s something dynamic. Anything that is living requires maintenance and marriage requires maintenance. When we are courting, we think that marriage is trouble-free. It seems like everything is going to be smooth. It seems that way because you are dating; each person is putting his or her Read More