There's no limit to the good thoughts God wants us to have. So, why do we waste so much time preoccupied with our doubts and fears? How are we supposed to handle these thoughts? Pastor Steven teaches us how to be brave in our faith by developing a courageous state of mind, holding onto the thoughts that come from God, and demolishing the thoughts that take hold of us. ...
Speaker: Steven Furtick
Topic: Emotional Health
We must watch for the "danger of the drift" or slowly falling away from God. What is the power of hidden sin? It kills good judgment causing a downward spiral in your life. It eats away at your soul, eroding your relationship with God. It will ultimately destroy everything good in your life unless God intervenes and you repent.
Speaker: Jeff Jones
Scripture: 2 Samuel 11
Topic: Sexual Immorality
Ungodly companions offer bad advice, encourage us to make unwise decisions and lower our ethical standards. Who advises me? To whom do I look for approval of my choices? What is my ultimate guide-the Word or the World. Jesus wants us to be friendly to everyone, but to choose our friends wisely.
Speaker: Chris Brown
Scripture: Psalm 1:1-6, Psalm 119:105, Proverbs 12:15, Proverbs 12:26, Proverbs 22:24
Have you ever experienced betrayal? Well the first time it happened to me I was 17. We lived in Columbia, South Carolina, and I was very involved in basketball. I was pretty good at it. A lot of schools contacted me about playing for them like Notre Dame, University of Florida, NC State, just to name a few, Villanova. And everything was going just perfect until right before...
Author: Ed Young Jr.
Since it is virtually impossible to identify and erase all of the misleading information in our mental computers, the only way to change our thinking habits is to input new information. Unless we change what we know, we will continue to believe, decide, and act in a manner that is contrary to our best interests" (The Five Major Pieces to the Life Puzzle, by Jim Rohn). This...
Author: Chet Weld
Sexuality is designed by God as a way to know Him more fully. Knowing God is designed by God as a way of guarding and guiding our sexuality. By John Piper. ©2013 Desiring God Foundation. Website: desiringGod.org . Used by permission.
Speaker: John Piper
Scripture: Matthew 5:27-30, Ezekial 16:13-59, Ephesians 5:23-27, Revelation 19:9, Genesis 4:1
Because of Jesus, we have been washed completely clean, set apart for God's purposes, and declared just before God. All of these blessings come at the huge price of Jesus' sacrifice. Paul admonishes the Corinthian Christians to stop sexual activity outside of marriage, worship of false gods, marital unfaithfulness, and homosexual behavior. We must put Jesus first in our...
Speaker: Chris Brown
Scripture: 1 Corinthians 6:1-20, Romans 13:1-4, Acts 25:10-11, Colossians 1:22, 1 John 3:1-10
Joseph is described as a trusted slave, a tempted slave and a trusted prisoner. His purity is contrasted with the immoral behavior of his brother Judah. We must withstand temptation, recognizing that God can use our afflictions for His glory.
Speaker: Stanley Toussaint
Scripture: Genesis 38 - 39
An episode of ABC’s Modern Family captures the split in American opinions about porn. Claire Dunphy finds a dirty picture on one of their computers and assumes it was her 10-year-old son Luke who looked at it. Claire calls it unacceptable “smut.” Her husband Phil (the one who actually downloaded the picture) tries to chalk it up to sexual curiosity. Claire’s solution is...
Author: Luke Gilkerson
Her sparkling blue eyes lit up as I slipped into the dimly lit hospital room. Donna McClure, my dearest friend, was a platinum blonde cowgirl with a heart the size of Alaska and a contagious laugh. I hardly recognized her 85-pound frail form. A tracheotomy filled with blood and mucous gurgled in her throat when the air escaped. She smelled like urine and radiation....
Author: Julie Barrier
Topic: Death and Dying