RESOLVING HYPOCRISY: Most of us are unaware of how hypocrisy controls our lives. Here is a list of symptoms that will identify areas you need to address in your integrity in relationships toward others, toward God and in your morality. Neil Anderson, president of Freedom in Christ Ministries, has provided this powerful, helpful tool. LIST each way, either in the...
Author: Neil Anderson
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
Pastor Roger Barrier and daughter Brianna Barrier Engeler describe unique stressors on pastor's children. Pastor's kids can be helped by their parents when they demonstrate realistic expectations, empathy and right priorities.
Surviving adolescence is more challenging today because the transition has lengthened. Greater challenges face young adults as they seek to get established.
A lifetime of influence always reflects a person of character. A pastor or spiritual leader is not a job description, it’s a life that’s shaped in a certain way. We are all shaped by our environments. To try and model yourself after someone else is almost always a mistake. Being a pastor is the most context-specific vocation there is. As a pastor, your life is your...
Author: Eugene Peterson
David was seen by others and likely by himself as the last person for God to choose to be something even close to king of the nation, of his people Israel. But what we see in the story is how God chooses differently than we think—God looks for something that all of us can choose to be. The Bible lets us know that what God looks for is openness to him, availability to him,...
Speaker: Jeff Jones
Scripture: 1 Samuel 16:1-13, Acts 13:36, 1 Corinthians 1:26-29, 2 Corinthians 1:3-4, 2 Corinthians 1:15-16
Raising children in a corrupt society has its challenges. Hold on tight: commit to the tough process, provide clear direction, encourage more than discourage and release them when it's time to grow up.
Speaker: Chris Brown
Scripture: Genesis 3 - 4, Deuteronomy 6:1-20, Joshua 24:14-15, 1 Samuel 3:13, 1 Samuel 18:1-5
If we will move in true discernment, our view of life must be purged of human thoughts and reactions. We must perceive life through the eyes of Christ. To Discern, You Cannot Judge We will never possess true discernment until we crucify our instincts to judge. Realistically, this can take months or even years of uprooting old thought-systems that have not been planted...
Author: Francis Frangipane
Topic: Tongues and Spiritual Gifts
What is your "peace barometer"? How do you define and measure God's peace in your life? Have you ever heard a Christian say they have decided to do something or not do something and that they “have a peace about it?” “Peace” is one of those Christianese terms that is sometimes used in the context of decision-making as a test for God’s will. Often when a Christian says, “I have...
Author: Tom Terry
Passing the torch is part of a parent's job description. Many things are better "caught" than "taught." Strong marriages teach your children how to love and feel secure. When parents express genuine interest in the world of their children by identifying their unique interests, gifts and abilities, they prepare their offspring for life.
Speaker: Larry Osborne
Scripture: 1 Corinthians 13:4-7, Proverbs 3:27, Proverbs 15:30, Colossians 3:13, Philippians 2:3-4