Deciding Who You Will Be

Balance in God's momentum

“The mind of man plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps” (Prov. 16:9). Think about it this way: if the mind of man doesn’t plan, what does the Lord have to direct? He includes us in His plan for our futures. I want to challenge you to take a more active role in your future. Don’t leave it to chance.We can choose well and we will gain eternity, or we can misuse choice by rejecting Read More

How to Honor Those Who Have Gone Before

Remembering is important, but more important is remembering correctly.

God put people in your past to inspire you, instruct you and give you wisdom. There are also things in your past that will betray you; memories that will give you hurt and pain. Remembering is important, but more important is remembering correctly. Memory is a gift you must steward. You can remember wrong things or you can remember right things. Often, we remember what we should forget and we forget Read More

Choosing Your Homeland

Two Worlds Colliding

Jesus Establishes Two Kingdoms “… He was saying to them, ‘You are from below, I am from above. You are of this world, I am not of this world’” (John 8:23). Jesus established that there are two intersecting worlds on this globe called earth; two worlds that share the same earth. Each one has its own distinct characteristics — distinct laws, distinct ways and its own citizenship. These Read More

Mary: Gaining Confidence Through Serving

How serving others can lead to confidence in life

Chapter seven of Luke always gripped my heart because I identify so much with that woman. Mary’s sense of deep unworthiness was evident, but it was never to the point where her unworthiness would ever disqualify her from expressing her love to the One that was worthy. There are going to be times when you feel unworthy, there are going to be times when you will drift and feel a sense of this or find Read More

A Different Drum

Aliens and Citizens

A Citizen of Heaven The Lord has taken us and transferred us from the kingdom of darkness into the kingdom of His Son. Our hearts have been transferred, but we still have some residue of some old ways that we are going to have to work through. What are we supposed to look like when we have been transferred and born again in this new kingdom as a citizen of heaven? Who are we? How are we to act, Read More

Starting Points of the Miraculous

God is delighted to be a part of the miraculous if we will understand a little more about it.

David is best known for being a giant-slayer. It was quite a miracle that was a starting point that changed the future of Israel forever. “Reaching into his shepherd’s bag and taking out a stone, he hurled it with his sling and hit the Philistine in the forehead. The stone sank in, and Goliath stumbled and fell face down on the ground. So David triumphed over the Philistine with only a sling Read More

A Lesson From Judas Iscariot

We are going to hear from someone who seems to be the least likely of anyone in the entire Bible to have anything to say. He is the one who betrayed Jesus … Judas Iscariot. Yet, God took the life of Judas and put it in the Bible so that we could learn.   How to Deal with Others’ Faults   I think that if Judas could live his life all over again, he would do it differently. Read More

Risk & Faith

Risk of Compassion Everyday we take risks. Everything about life has to do with taking a risk. Now some risks are bigger than others. Some we don’t want to take. Some we would be foolish to take. When God looks at the risks we take, He sees men and women of great faith. All of us can convert risk into great faith. In fact, that is how faith is developed. It is not by going to a bunch of conferences Read More

The God That Glitters

Our view of money is active rather than passive

Money Talks The way money is used tells a lot about a person. God speaks a lot about money because it is such a temptation to mankind to take our gold and turn it into a god and into a molten calf. We have taken what God gave us to use as a means to an end and made it an end in itself. The Bible says we must choose which way we’re going to go. Lovers of Money We can be religious but Read More

Characteristics of a Great Faith

Today, we are going to talk about two people whom God finds to have the greatest faith. One is a Canaanite woman, of whom He says, “Woman, your faith is great!” And the second person was actually a Roman officer. The Lord says, “It will be done to you according to your faith” (Matt. 9:29). You see, if my faith is little, it will be done to me according to my faith. That means that if Read More