God uses troubles to purify us and mature us spiritually. If we respond to His discipline, He teaches us to persevere in the faith. Satan tempts us in order to draw us away from God. It is not a sin to be tempted. It is a sin to succumb to temptation. We must avoid Satan’s condemnation and praise God in the midst of tempting situations.
Speaker: Jim Cymbala
Scripture: James 1:1-5, James 1:12-15, 1 Corinthians 7:10, Hebrews 4:15
We collected troubled teenage girls like stray puppies. As pastor and wife, we always wanted our home to be a safe haven. After all, we had raised two daughters and three girl doggies, so we were accustomed to a house full of estrogen. Sandy Stoker was the first of our “foster brood.” Her house burned down, her dad deserted the family and Sandy needed a place to park for...
Author: Julie Barrier
Now is the time for a movement of reformation and revival in the hearts and homes of Christian women all around this world. Now is the time to go against the flow. I believe God has brought you into His kingdom for such a time as this. Teens: That means the willingness to follow Christ and His Word when it seems that all the other girls your age...
Author: Nancy DeMoss
There's an important page in your Bible that, if you are like most people, goes completely unread. Chances are, you are like most Christians who rip past this page without a moment's thought. In fact, in this page of the Bible might be described by some as the most irrelevant, unnecessary, useless page between its soft leather covers. Virtually no one earmarks it, thumbnails...
Author: Tom Terry
Dear Roger, What is the quickest way to improve my prayer life? Sincerely, Carrie Dear Carrie, Perhaps you’ve seen the acrostic “ACTS” which is a simple outline for effective prayer. It stands for “Adoration,” “Confession,” “Thanksgiving,” and “Supplication” (which means, “asking for things”). I personally have used this simple outline in my prayer life often. By...
Type: Ask Roger
Author: Roger Barrier
The clock was ticking, demanding her urgent attention, and yet she sat still. Martha breathed deeply and tried to close out the clamor of her to-do list. Rest. She wanted to start her days with rest. Martha was seeking deliverance from what she called, “hurried sickness.” As obligations waited, she chose to drink in peace. The sun felt warm on her...
Author: Jan Shrader