The fog of the broken heart. It’s a dark fog that slyly imprisons the soul and refuses easy escape. It’s a heavy cloud that honors no hour and respects no person. Depression, discouragement, disappointment, doubt…all are companions of this dreaded presence. The fog of the broken heart disorients our life. It makes it hard to see the road. Dim your lights. Wipe off the...
Author: Max Lucado
Dear Lots of Readers, I’ve received many requests this week to share my thoughts on the current turmoil in the Middle East. So, I will share a small part of my own opinions of the current political and strategic analysis and then lay out the five Biblical guidelines for a Just War. With these guidelines in hand I think you can better draw your opinions about how the...
Type: Ask Roger
Author: Roger Barrier
Peter writes in his letter that we should make every effort to cultivate Christ-like character qualities. Righteousness results from intimacy with Christ.
Speaker: Francis Chan
Scripture: 2 Peter 1:5-11
Great leaders know how to "pass the baton." Moses the deliverer prepared Joshua to lead Israel. Elijah the prophet passed the mantle of power to Elisha. John the Baptist prepared the Jews for the coming jesus. Jesus the Messiah trained Peter to evangelize the world. Paul the mentor created a seminary course to train Timothy.
Type: Bible Study
Jesus asked Jesus to follow Him immediately. What a bold request! How do you recognize and respond to God's call for your life? Expect it to be clear, progressive and doable. Whenever God's will is clear and makes no sense, remember with whom you are arguing! If you want to know God's will for tomorrow, follow God's will for today. Preached at North Coast Church. Used by...
Speaker: Larry Osborne
Scripture: Matthew 4:18-20, Mark 1:16-20, Isaiah 53:2-12, Romans 12:1-2, Proverbs 4:18-20
Internet Pornography: A Ministry Leader’s Handbook —This free e-book, written by pastors and counselors, helps ministers who struggle with pornography understand the importance of confession and accountability. It addresses why pastors are particularly vulnerable to pornographic temptations and what should be done to bring this truth into the light. 10 Stories of Pastors...
Author: Luke Gilkerson
Throughout 5,000 years of recorded human history virtually every culture has had some kind of myths regarding the supernatural world. In fact, Judaism and later Christianity, also sprang from a group of stories about the supernatural world and its impact on Israeli society. All of the ancient religious myths have fallen into obscurity, but Judaism and Christianity remain. Yet...
Author: Tom Terry
Making a list and checking it twice may be easy enough for Santa, but pleasing the fickle fancies of preschool children is a daunting task. If parents were really savvy, they would realize that most young children are perfectly content with a pile of Christmas wrapping paper and a refrigerator box. Saturday morning cartoons parade an endless array of blinking, flashing,...
Author: Julie Barrier
Topic: Family, Children
God's forgiveness of us is contingent upon our forgiveness of others. If we don't forgive others, we put ourselves in a spiritual prison. The only way to be set free is to forgive.
Speaker: Mark Batterson
Scripture: Matthew 18:21-35
Jesus begins His earthly ministry following the 40 days of temptation by Satan. Christ travels throughout Galilee preaching the Good News and healing the masses. He calls the first disciples: Peter, Andrew, James and John.
Speaker: Stanley Toussaint
Scripture: Matthew 4:12-25
Topic: The Life of Christ