David, in the midst of his troubles, had learned the "golden secret." He taught that we must be stirred to love God and focus on Him, and He will not allow us to be shaken by our trials.
Scripture: Psalm 16
Dear Roger, I’ve heard and read so much about Rob Bell’s new book, “Love Wins.” He has come under withering fire from multiple directions in Christendom—especially the evangelical camp. He has made it clear in the emerging church movement that he feels a “new wind blowing” about a fresh change that he sees coming in defining what it means to be a Christian. There seems no...
Type: Ask Roger
Author: Roger Barrier
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.
Dear Roger, I am really hurting. My life hasn't turned out as I expected because of my handicaps. I need some words of encouragement. I’ve struggled with MS all my life and I’m getting rather tired of it. Can you give me some advice on how to handle setbacks well? Sincerely, MS I have never known a person who was not dealing with a handicap. Alexander...
Type: Ask Roger
Author: Roger Barrier
What do you do when storms crash around you? Stay in the boat, hold onto Jesus. When life becomes difficult, you deepen your roots in faith. Watch the sermon "Planted Part Two: The Other Side" LifeChurch.tv provides free ministry resources to churches through http://open.church/ . Visit Open to download and use this message in your church or browse more than...
Speaker: Judah Smith
Scripture: Mark 6:52-53, Galatians 6:9
Ed Young Jr. describes why God allows us to suffer, and how pain shapes us into the people God wants us to be. Pain is purposeful, building our faith. Pain can be productive-it brings us to Christ. Pain can increase our influence as we show His grace under pressure. Part One of the "Pain Management" Series. Preached at Fellowship Church, Grapevine, Texas.
Speaker: Ed Young Jr.
Scripture: Romans 5:1-5, Genesis 3, Proverbs 3:5-6
The prophet Elijah experienced great victories and great trials in his life. Calling fire down from heaven was a miraculous triumph. But lonely days of starvation at the Brook Kerith, and the death of the widow's son at Zarephath refined the man of God and made him realize the great Creator he served.
Speaker: Jeff Jones
Scripture: 1 Kings 17:1-24, Psalm 23:4, 2 Corinthians 4:16-18, Romans 8:18
Many church leaders are aware that pornography is a massive problem among Christians. According to some surveys, it is one of the most confessed sins and is deemed by church leaders nationally to be the most sexually damaging problem in their churches. Porn use starts young: over half of boys and nearly a third of girls see porn before their teenage years. In these tender...
Author: Luke Gilkerson
In Memory of Dr. Dallas Willard-May, 2013. Let us understand "wisdom" in the following manner: a person has wisdom provided that (i) he understands the certain and the probable sources of frustration and joy in his self, in his relations to others, and in his relations to his non-human environment, and (ii) he habitually utilizes this understanding in selecting those...
Author: Dallas Willard
Topic: Church Growth
The State of New York now allows same-sex couples to marry. My opinion is that the trend to legalize same-sex marriage is a challenge to Christians. Christians must be poised to lead discussion not just about the Biblical definition of marriage, but also how to be pure, choose a spouse, how to maintain healthy marriages, and how to weather the storms of marriage that every...
Author: Gabe Lyons