Can America (and the world) achieve racial reconciliation? Can our multicolored, multi-tongued society find common ground for communication? For peace? For cooperation in meeting head-on the great needs of our fractured nation and our world? The answer is a resounding yes! “There is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for you are all one in Christ...
Author: Wellington Boone
For many years now, the Lord has put the issue of revival praying upon my heart. Initially, I must admit, my prayers were fairly generic: "O Lord, please revive us." As I have grown in my approach to prayer, I’ve learned more specific requests, especially in using the Word of God to help format and provide content for my prayers. Psalm 80 and Isaiah 63 and 64 have helped me to...
Author: Dave Butts
This compelling prayer guide created by the Marriage CoMission is designed to motivate us to "look up" as we turn our hearts and hopes toward Christ, the cornerstone of our faith. (Ephesians 5:20)
Type: Bible Study
An episode of ABC’s Modern Family captures the split in American opinions about porn. Claire Dunphy finds a dirty picture on one of their computers and assumes it was her 10-year-old son Luke who looked at it. Claire calls it unacceptable “smut.” Her husband Phil (the one who actually downloaded the picture) tries to chalk it up to sexual curiosity. Claire’s solution is...
Author: Luke Gilkerson
The quickest way to double your money is to fold it in half and put it in your back pocket. -Will Rogers The Millionaire Next Door , written by Stanley and Danko, is full of surprises. The authors’ massive research project sought to determine the profile of the average American family that had a financial net worth of at least a million dollars. They discovered that...
Author: Don McMinn
Topic: Money and Giving
Conservatives have been arguing for years that America is faltering and may soon be lost if we do not readopt the values our society once held. "America," they say, "is a culture in decline ." The recent decision by the Supreme Court making gay marriage legal in all 50 states is one such example. While we recognize that this is true the real question before us is,...
Author: Tom Terry
Topic: Church and Culture
It is imperative that we pray faithfully for the upcoming elections, yet our hope and trust is not in the results of elections! That may sound like a strange introduction to an election prayer guide. But the reality is that the spiritual and moral issues facing this nation will not be resolved in the White House, Congress, or the Supreme Court. What the United States...
Author: Dave Butts
Peter had to convince the early church to invite "pagan" Gentiles into the Body. How can be more welcoming and make our churches a safe place for everyone? The message in its entirety may be read in the sermon notes. Lifechurch.tv/open. Used by permission.
Speaker: Andy Stanley
Scripture: Acts 15:1-31, Mark 12:28-34
Throughout the Old and New Testaments and church history, every spiritual awakening was founded on corporate, prevailing, intensive, kingdom-centered prayer. We cannot create spiritual renewal by ourselves, but we can “prepare the altar” and ask God to send his Holy Spirit to change our hearts, our churches, and our communities. Christians are used to thinking about prayer...
Author: Tim Keller
Scripture: Judges 3:7-11, Judges 4:1-4, Acts 4:31-31, Acts 7:55-60, Romans 8:1-22, Acts 8:17-17
Prayer is not mainly a peace-time activity in the New Testament. It is surrounded by a sense of urgency and alertness and warning. It is a war-time instrument. It's made for battle. And the point this morning is this: We need to know the designs of Satan and how to focus our prayer successfully against those designs . We need go beyond general, peace-time conversations with...
Author: John Piper
Scripture: 2 Corinthians 2:11-11