Articles

What If You Knew? Mark Marikos

I am sure we have all been asked, or pondered the question on our own, “What would you do differently, if you knew you only had 6 months to live?”  A truly contented person might respond, “Nothing, I’m already doing what I would do under those circumstances.”  But then there are the rest of us.  How ...more

Enter Into Joy Brad Tuttle

Genesis 43 recounts the reunion of Joseph and his long-lost brothers. The moving story in this chapter paints a picture of brothers expressing fear, guilt, grief and pain. Emotions are a part of who we are-of how God created us. They are powerful and can control every other aspect of our lives if we ...more

When You Get To The End Of Your Rope Karen Holford

The phone rang, and a friend called. She was feeling low, and unable to cope: could she come and spend a couple of days with us? "Yes! Of course! We'd love to see you!' I heard my voice say. After a few more minutes of chatter I put down the telephone and slumped into a chair. I was exhausted! I ...more

The Passionate Christian Leader Tom Lutz

The Christian leader that builds his role on Christ-centered bedrock is blessed with a sound foundation for setting priorities and is more faithfully followed because those he leads know the basis for his direction. There are certain non-negotiables for setting appropriate priorities: Identify and ...more

Honor Others: The Key to Unity Don McMinn

As we seek to be obedient, the blessings of honoring one another pour out into the body of Christ. It really is the key to proper functioning. (1 Cor. 12:12, 27) Just like our physical bodies work best when all the various parts are functioning properly, the spiritual body of Christ is at its best ...more

Honor and Blessings Can Be Ours Don McMinn

When we think about what we owe others, usually money, favors and other tangible support come to mind. But our Lord says it is that and more. “Give everyone what you owe him: If you owe taxes, pay taxes; if revenue, then revenue; if respect, then respect; if honor, then honor.” (Rom 13:7) The ...more

The Profile of a Worshipper Don McMinn

"He whose walk is blameless will minister to me" (Psalm 101:6).  God is not just seeing worship. He's seeking worshipers (John 4). Otherwise, we could just listen to praise music on our iPods, put it on continuous play, and be done with it. God would be appeased and we could do our own thing. But ...more

Hurry Up and Wait Reconsidered Don McMinn & Kimberly Spring

Here I am toe-tapping again, my silent protest to waiting. My body weight shifts every few minutes as I check my watch and tap some more. I can feel the stress engulf me like a balloon pumped with air until the surface is taut. When we wait for others, it is all about us. How we are ...more

Pray Effectively for Others Don McMinn & Kimberly Spring

In the Old Testament, Samuel declares that he would be sinning against the Lord if he fails to pray for the Israelites. (1 Sam. 12:23) The value of praying for others is a familiar Christian call to action, but how can we do so effectively, giving the practice more than cursory lip service? First ...more

A Christian Leader's Priorities Tom Lutz

The Christian leader that builds his role on Christ-centered bedrock is blessed with a sound foundation for setting priorities and is more faithfully followed because those he leads know the basis for his direction.  To determine the “non-negotiable” priorities you must establish, clarify the ...more