What is the Purpose of Life?

A young man in our church recently asked me for my thoughts on what is our main purpose in life. God’s purpose for us on earth would be like any loving parent in having children. If they are good parents, it would be the result of their love, and they would indeed pour out their love on their child. Then …

Once We Were Friends

Most everything starts off well. A marriage, a friendship, a ministry in the church… People are excited and the future is bright. Laughter fills the lunch table and the conversation centers around dreams for the future. Then the tests come and times change. Oh, it doesn’t take place abruptly, but here, Paul gives us today’s leadership essential: The entire law is …

Mistakes and Mentors

Always remember that it won’t be those whoCAN change the world that will. It will be those who THINK they can change the world. It’s those who BELIEVE they can that will succeed. Work hard on your disposition this year. Work extra hard on your perspective and how you will “define” what happens to you even more than trying to figure out …

Seek Me and Find Me

One of the best lessons in my life has been doing my daily devotions. It is extremely important, not only for my own life but also for those I am mentoring. CONNECTED TO THE SOURCE Just as we, as pastors and leaders, need to be connected to the Source, we need to do everything we can to make sure that …

STEADY FOR THE LONG HAUL

I don’t know where you are in your walk with the Lord, what season you’re in, or what happened in your past, but I want to start from right where you are at today. All of us, in the beginning of a ministry, job or marriage, will find life fun and exciting. But sooner or later the fun and excitement …

The Story of the Fisherman’s Success

As told by Dr. Wayne Cordeiro Sometimes we become so busy and caught up in the things of this world that we forget or become too busy for some of the most valuable opportunities of life. There’s a great lesson we can all learn on keeping our priorities straight from this short story about a Mexican fisherman. There once was …

KEEPING OUT THE STORM

But seeing the wind, he became frightened, and beginning to sink, he cried out, “Lord, save me!” –Mathew 14:30 I often tell people that the smallest of boats is safe in the roughest of seas, just as long as none of that rough sea gets inside the small boat. As long as we don’t allow the outside storm to become …