You are an investigative reporter. Every day you are collecting evidence. Your future story has already been written based upon the nature of God and His plan for you. Future fears will turn good news into a bad report. The spies looked into the Promised Land and saw giants. Only two saw the grapes. We have two witnesses too. "Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me...
Speaker: Steven Furtick
Topic: Will of God
The Holy Spirit has an amazing ministry in the life of the believer. You should know exactly how He blesses your life. 1. He convicts the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment (John 16:8). 2. He guides us into all truth (John 16:13). 3. He regenerates us (John 3:5-8; Titus 3:5). 4. He glorifies and testifies of Christ (John 15:26; 16:14). 5. ...
Author: Frank Viola
God has given me the gift of recruiting volunteers. It’s not a splashy gift like prophecy, healing or miracles. Recruitment is not a spiritual gift but requires the use of many of them. I’ve enlisted thousands of volunteers for multitudinous ministries: missions, music, students, discipleship, evangelism and prayer teams. Here’s what I’ve learned along the way. 1. ...
Author: Julie Barrier
Let's talk about being "born again." Regeneration, entry of God’s nature and life into our real existence and identity, has, as a natural progression or part, entry into the status of discipleship to Jesus Christ in the power of the new life. Living in the status of disciple has, as a natural part and progression, spiritual formation in Christlikeness. Progression in...
Author: Dallas Willard
I love to explore the wonders of eBay. Do you? I am an eBay addict. I may need help. My most recent purchase is one of the first books published by my Ph.D. adviser. It has been missing from my library for 20 years. I got this copy for 50 cents. The postage cost more than the book. But for $2.50 I reclaimed my pedigree. At eBay, I feel like a kid in a candy store. The...
Author: Leonard Sweet
Topic: Church and Culture
Crossing the Jordan is discovering principles from the book of Joshua that will assist us with life's transitions. Facing a new normal will require faith, wisdom and patience from God.
The promised land landmines include unrealistic expectations that lead to disappointment with God, amnesia that leads to fear and arrogance, and partial obedience that leads to compromise and presumption. Only a fool counts on God's promises while ignoring His warnings.
Speaker: Larry Osborne
Scripture: Joshua 23 - 24, Joshua 1:6-9, Hebrews 11:13, Hebrews 11:32-39, Deuteronomy 4:9
When we face life's floods, our way through is obedience to God. Obedience puts God in the front, shows where our faith is. Blessings are not always measured by success or this life. We are blessed by Who we have, not what we receive.
Speaker: Chris Brown
Scripture: Joshua 3 - 4
When a Jericho (a seemingly insurmountable obstacle) blocks your path, never confuse God's patience with weakness or approval. in yesterday's (or someone else's battle plan. God will go before you. The first and best always belongs to God. The path to victory is found in obedience.
Speaker: Larry Osborne
Scripture: Joshua 5:13 - 6:7, Exodus 3:1-6, 1 Corinthians 15:58, Galatians 6:7-10, 2 Timothy 4:6-8
Topic: Spiritual Warfare
Fear is the antithesis of faith. Examples like the terrified Hebrews spying out the Promised Land, David facing the giant Goliath, the disciples panicking on a stormy boat, illustrate the fact that faith changes our perspective of fear. True faith begins and ends in the person of Jesus Christ. He alone can still the storms and bring peace.
Speaker: Jack Schull
Scripture: Colossians 1:15-17, Joshua 1:1-9, Mark 4:35-41, Numbers 13