Plenary session for Passion Conference. What thing, if you lost it, would cause you to lose the will to live? Harsh economic realities are casting new light on the pursuits of sex, money, and success for happiness: careers, fortunes, marriages, and retirement security have collapsed. Many feel lost, disenchanted, and resentful. This sermon reveals the unvarnished truth...
Speaker: Tim Keller
How do you know if you are greedy? If you make most decisions based on the financial impact, if you put financial opportunity over family and health, if you experience destination sickness, if you'd rather be a liar than be poor and if you have a history of conflict over money. You may be greedy if you rationalize that you may be generous someday.
Speaker: Larry Osborne
Scripture: Genesis 13:10-13, 1 Timothy 6:9-11, Proverbs 10:22, Proverbs 13:11, Proverbs 15:7
On my evening commute the other day, I was amused by a motorcyclist who passed, wearing a club vest bearing the name “Loners”. Hmm! A club for loners? The club is evidently big enough and wide-spread enough that there is even a Tucson chapter. Maybe there is only one member per chapter? A whole raft of equally plausible organizations ran through my mind like “The...
Author: Mark Marikos
Let me chat with those of you who are control freaks. I’m a control freak, a perfectionist . I’m a Type A personality . I want to control everything! It is human nature to struggle with those things we can’t control. But I want to remind you of something. You are not in control, and that can stress you out until the day Jesus returns. Or, I think you can get a little...
Author: Mark Batterson
Dear Roger, Regarding physical healings—Does God gift people with the ability to heal physical ailments today? Thoughts on "healing"? Revivals? Thanks! Question from Casas’ “What’s Next Class” Dear Ms. WNC, The gift of healing is one of the spiritual gifts mentioned in 1 Corinthians 12-14. I do believe that all of the spiritual gifts are still operational today;...
Type: Ask Roger
Author: Roger Barrier
Topic: Tongues and Spiritual Gifts , Preaching & Teaching, Discipleship, Disease & Sickness
Dear Roger, Referring to the Lord's prayer, when I say a prayer of thanks at meal time, and I don't ask for forgiveness for my sins, does God still hear the prayer, or will He turn His back because of sin not be acknowledged? Thank you. Dear Brenda, Thanks for asking such a penetrating question. We pray the Lord’s Prayer so often that we many times run right through...
Type: Ask Roger
Author: Roger Barrier
Topic: Discipleship, Prayer
Spring speaks a different dialogue in the country. Its native tongue is the same: warmer days, sudden gusts of air like angels are breezing through, robes caught on branches then tugging free, chattersome birds competing for best lung and limb, dogs sunbathing and scratching their backs on the few stiff sprigs of dead grass leftover by winter. Though Spring bears such...
Author: Beth Moore
How do you develop a healthy, balanced life style and manage the stressors of life well? Let’s look at three different aspects of your life: emotions, relationships, and spirituality. First of all, let’s examine each aspect of your life as a wheel with a hub and spokes. The Emotional Wheel: The Emotional Hub = Trust in your God-given mind...
Author: Chet Weld
Topic: Discipleship, Family
In an age when people relate by Twitter and texting with small sound bytes that replace genuine intimacy, what, then, are some particular activities that can serve as disciplines for the spiritual life? And which should we choose for our individual strategy for spiritual growth? Quite a few well-known spiritual practices will have a strong claim to be on everyone's list. On...
Author: Dallas Willard
Turf wars are inevitable between churches, countries and children. Whether we fight to sit in the same pew we’ve inhabited for eons or squabble over the line of demarcation drawn between countries, accommodating others is not our strong suit. The ideologies of servanthood and meekness elude us. Let me illustrate with a simple story with which we all can identify. You know...
Author: Julie Barrier