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The Encouraging Word of God


Author:Mark Marikos

Listening to James MacDonald’s radio program “Walk in the Word” tonight, I was encouraged by something he said. In his message he spoke of how the Bible is attacked and maligned with such vengeance on college campuses and...[more]


Queen of Everything: The Perils of Pride


Author:Julie Barrier

God's blessings in our lives can easily be turned into smug, self-satisfied arrogance if we grab the glory for ourselves rather than thanking Him. Climbing the ladder of success led to a well-deserved serving of humble pie for...[more]


How to Avoid Ministry Burnout


Author:R. Loren Sandford

Burnout happens only to givers. Its nature is the depletions of the physical and emotional resources that enable the giver to keep giving. Losing these resources causes despair, depression, irrational anger and a host of physical...[more]


The Near Side and Far Side of Faith


Author:Mark Batterson

I think there is faith on the near side of doubt and it’s a very shallow, superficial faith. Then there is faith on the far side of doubt, and if you get to the far side of doubt, you will have a tenuous faith that will hold you...[more]


God Never Gives Up On Us


Author:Max Lucado

Not everyone in Jesus’ world gave him a warm welcome. Not everyone received him with grace. And many didn’t just ignore him, they rejected him. Isaiah prophesied his reception like this: “He was despised and rejected by men”...[more]


When Things Get Worse After They Get Bad


Author:Chet Weld

Acts 16:19: “And when her masters saw that the hope of their gains was gone, they caught Paul and Silas and drew them into the marketplace unto the rulers. “ When this woman that was possessed with the spirit of divination and...[more]


Tension is Good


Author:Andy Stanley

We are carry an internal tension that’s associated with our appetites. We struggle desperately because we all want MORE. When we talk about our appetites, we immediately think about food or hunger, but there are a lot of...[more]