When a man retires at sixty-five, studies show his chances of having a fatal heart attack immediately double. Our minds and bodies weren’t made to be shut down. Nowhere in Scripture do we see God calling healthy people to stop working. So before we think about saving for retirement, we should reexamine our thinking about retirement itself. How much of what we think and assume...
Author: Randy Alcorn
Dear Roger, I am scared. It seems that the world is falling apart and I have so many questions. Like, how will we know who the Antichrist is? Are we Christians going to suffer through all the violence and disasters talked about in Revelation? “I REALLY DON’T WANT TO BE HERE FOR THE TRIBULATION. WHEN WILL THE RAPTURE TAKE PLACE?” I was reading in Revelation that Jesus...
Type: Ask Roger
Author: Roger Barrier
Atrocity and loss cause us to feel fearful, helpless and vulnerable in the face of an uncertain future. How can we help the poor, the refugee, the victim? What can one person do? You may not be Mark Zuckerberg, giving 99% of his Facebook shares (valued at $45 billion!!!) to charitable causes. But you can give your prayers, yourself and your wealth. Do not be...
Author: Julie Barrier
We live on hope, not memory. When we focus on our hopes for the future, not the memories of our past, we realize what it means to truly experience joy and contentment in this life. But the source of our hope is in Jesus' promise of heaven and eternal life.
Speaker: Roger Barrier
Scripture: Psalm 77:1-12, Ecclesiastes 7:10, Lamentations 3:21-26, Philippians 3:12-14, Colossians 1:5
Pornography is not new, but the digital age has made it more ubiquitous and accessible than ever before. The technological realities of smartphones and high-speed internet have fundamentally changed the landscape of pornography, and ushered it into the cultural mainstream where it enjoys increasingly widespread acceptance. In Barna’s landmark study, The Porn Phenomenon ...
Author: David Kinnaman
God is a "today" God. God is a "now" God. Don't get caught up in what happened yesterday or what will happen tomorrow. Enjoy God today. God is with you. God is for you, and God loves you. God never, ever wastes His love. He will always be enough for you. LifeChurch.tv provides free ministry resources to churches through http://open.church/ . Visit Open to download...
Speaker: Judah Smith
Scripture: Matthew 4:23-25, Romans 12:9-18, 1 Corinthians 13:1-13
Topic: Love of God, Love
The Bible tells us in Hebrews 9:27 that "man is destined to die once and after that the judgment." We will all stand before the Lord. The the unbeliever, it will be a long, draining reminder of a life filled with poor choices, but for the Christian, Christ will plead your case on your behalf. When John got a glimpse of heaven in Revelation 4, he saw that God was on His throne...
Speaker: Dave Stone
Scripture: Hebrews 9:27, Revelation 4, Revelation 21:7-8
Topic: End Times
How important is your reputation to you? Have you suffered rejection and slander for following Jesus? How many of us Christians would follow Jesus during His time? His reputation was marred, to say the least. Frank Viola writes: “Imagine . . . a man who claims to be the Messiah, living during your time. This man is impressive, but He’s been accused of the following: ...
Author: Frank Viola
I can still remember the first time I saw one. I had gone to work with my dad—a big thrill for a ten-year-old whose father worked in the oil fields. I sat in the cab of the pickup as tall as I could, stretching to see the endless West Texas plain. The countryside was flat and predictable, boasting nothing taller than pumpjacks and windmills. Maybe that is why the thing seemed...
Author: Max Lucado
Our heavenly body, according to Paul, is built for heaven, not for earth. It is perfect, powerful and spiritual. Our life here on earth is like a “job interview” for our role in Heaven. In Philippians 4:17, Paul spoke to the Philippian church about “crediting to their account” how their “job interview” was going. It only makes sense to do the same in our lives – take...
Speaker: Chris Brown
Scripture: 1 Corinthians 15:35-57, Philippians 4:17, Luke 6:27-31, Luke 6:35-36, Matthew 6:1-4
Topic: Marks of a Healthy Church