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How to Pray with Your Non-Christian Friend John Beeson

What do you do when a non-believer asks you for prayer? Your co-worker has just shared with you that her son is battling a drug addiction. You press in and provide a listening ear. But as the conversation closes, what do you say? Nothing? That you will pray for her family? Or do you ask if you could ...more

Eight Essentials Your Church Must Have Rick Warren

Spiritual power. What makes a church great? If you want your church to have the impact of the early church, the New Testament shows us eight essential characteristics we need in our congregations. Rely on supernatural power “Then, what looked like flames or tongues of fire appeared and settled on ...more

How Can We Heal a Divided Nation? Wellington Boone

“There is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus." Galatians 3:28  Can we achieve racial reconciliation? Can our multicolored, multi-tongued society find common ground for communication? For peace? For cooperation in meeting head-on the great ...more

Pay Attention: Here's How Craig Lounsbrough

"Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, seeks whom he may devour!" 1 Peter 5:8 "So let’s not sleepwalk through life like those others. Let’s keep our eyes open and be smart. Walk out into the daylight sober, dressed up in faith, love, and the hope of salvation." ...more

Should Women Speak in Church? Eli Lyzorkin-Eyzenberg

In 1 Cor. 14:34 the Apostle Paul’s letter states: “…the women should keep silent in the assemblies. For they are not permitted to speak, but should be in submission, as the Law also says.” There are several major problems with this statement. First, nowhere does the Jewish Law forbid women to speak ...more

How Small Successes Will Propel You to Big Ones Don McMinn

"Small wins have an influence disproportionate to the accomplishments of the victories themselves." -Charles Duhigg It seems our brains aren’t very good at distinguishing big successes from small successes. Often, we’ll enjoy as much emotional and mental reward when we succeed at something simple ...more

Three Ways You Can Overcome Difficult Circumstances Carey Nieuwhof

Circumstances. You face them every day, you are always reacting to them–positively or negatively. Think about it. What situations in your life do you wish would change right now? A different work environment that doesn’t suck the life out of you Better health A happier marriage A closer ...more

Love at First Sight? Rebecca's Leap of Faith Julia Blum

One of my favorite Bible characters is Rebecca. So today we are in Genesis 24, witnessing Abraham’s servant being sent to find a wife for his young master. The story of Isaac and Rebecca’s love is one of the most beautiful love stories in Torah. The truly wonderful thing about this story is the ...more

Three Faces of Courage Andy Stanley

In life, in our history, in our experience and in everything we do, oftentimes a single act of courage is the tipping point for something extraordinary. A single expression or act of courage can begin a transition point for something absolutely extraordinary. It begins a transition that takes ...more

What Do Google and God Know About You? Russell Moore

Google knows who we are, sometimes better than we know ourselves. But Google doesn’t love us. Imagine if you had a truth serum that would force you to disclose who you really are and what you really think, fear, and value? In some ways, you already do: the digital search engine on your phones and ...more