My home was a nightmare. I felt dead inside, fearful of each new day. I was having one of those days when nothing seemed to be going as planned. I wanted to crawl back in bed so I could rise again to some other, new beginning. Just as I was having one of those mornings, for no apparent reason, a friend brought me a beautiful bouquet of roses, stargazers, and carnations. I...
Author: Gloria Irving
Why should the church disengage from politics? There are voices shouting from both sides of the issue. I often hear from some Christians who argue that we should disengage from social or political issues. Particularly around election season, these Christians will reason that we shouldn’t be speaking to political or cultural topics, since the New Testament seems not to. These...
Author: Russell Moore
Have you settled for a mediocre faith? Is your prayer life mundane, expectations low. God is bigger than that. Steven Furtick preaches about childlike faith. "Paul said to not let anyone look down on you because you are young." • I’m an expert on the idea of being dumb enough that God can do anything. Anything that is written in God’s Word is possible for anyone who...
Author: Steven Furtick
Daring Greatly is a series about stepping out of our comfort zones to believe God to change our faith, our relationships, our peace and our church. Preached by Casas Teaching Team.
Peter teaches that your choices and life direction should reflect God's love for you as His chosen treasure. You are a royal priesthood, expressing His grace and sacrifice through Jesus, His Son.
Scripture: 1 Peter 2:9-9
Paul gives us three pictures of the church in this passage. As members of the family of God we have the privileges of belonging, companionship, provision and protection. We also have the joy of making a unique contribution to the family. Preached at Bent Tree Bible Church . Used by permission. Featured at Telling the Truth with Stuart, Jill and Pete Briscoe. Used by...
Speaker: Pete Briscoe
Scripture: Ephesians 2:14-19, Daniel 2:31, 1 Timothy 5:1-2
Topic: Church Unity
I recently took a survey that made this amazing claim: “Given that over 95% of people in the U.S. under the age of 33 don’t attend church, to what degree do you think churches should….?”Really? That statistic is certainly not true, but how did it get out there? The most common path starts when a respected speaker makes a specific-instance statement like “last year was our...
Author: Warren Bird
The tragic death of any celebrity offers every parent the opportunity to talk to your kids about drugs. Her death is on every television, magazine, and Web site in the country. When something is this widespread, it creates a nice big opportunity for you to address the issue of drugs. You might hear from your kid, as many parents do these days, this idea that smoking weed is...
Author: Kevin Leman
Nationally-known business and church consultant Tom Lutz teaches that great leaders innovate, develop, inspire trust, think long-range and make wise choices. Great managers administer, maintain, control resources and develop systems for accomplishing the tasks at hand. We must know the difference and operate in our strengths.
Nationally-known church and business consultant discusses the role of a manager: to supervise people and to obtain and allocate resources. The supervising manager knows how to recruit, organize, utilize, develop, motivate, promote and release employees. He can budget resources such as finances, facilities, equipment, staff and time.