Several years ago, I quipped before an audience, “Election years make people crazy.” And that was before I had any idea what was coming in 2016. For families with children, this election year brings unique challenges, since the campaign this year feels often like a reality show that breaks only for the Olympics. How do we talk to our children about what they are seeing all...
Author: Russell Moore
Marriages come in seasons: the romantic season of intense passion and unrealistic bliss, selective blindness and excessive loss of judgment, debt. The reality season includes eyes opened, work, kids, bills and sheer perseverance. The rich season for those who make it include rewards, experience, investments and romance. A persevering marriage has a sense of spiritual oneness...
Speaker: John McKinzie
Scripture: Mark 10:6-9, Proverbs 1:20-33, Proverbs 27:17-17
Paul gives us three pictures of the church in this passage. As members of the family of God we have the privileges of belonging, companionship, provision and protection. We also have the joy of making a unique contribution to the family. Preached at Bent Tree Bible Church . Used by permission. Featured at Telling the Truth with Stuart, Jill and Pete Briscoe. Used by...
Speaker: Pete Briscoe
Scripture: Ephesians 2:14-19, Daniel 2:31, 1 Timothy 5:1-2
Topic: Church Unity
Casas Church devotes a day to honor First Responders. In a culture filled with fear, we must trust God and pray for those who protect us. Remember who you are, where you came from, what God has done in you. Remember the gift God has given you - life, grace, influence. God wants to do great things through you in this world. Don't let fear diminish that. Recognize the first of...
Speaker: Ryan Kramer
Scripture: 2 Timothy 1:5-7
Jesus said, "Be of good cheer, I have overcome the world. The Great Physician has a good prescription. Gain His perspective. Even in sorrow, take heart and wear a cheerful countenance. Look at Christ and reflect His light. Giving to others will also feed your soul and cheer you up. Preached at Elevation Church. Used by permission.
Speaker: Steven Furtick
Scripture: John 16:33-33, Acts 27:21-22, John 15:11-11, Numbers 6:24-26
Dear Roger, My life is not turning out at all like I thought it would. I dreamed of marrying the right man, having a good job and a happy family. It hasn’t worked out that way at all. My husband is not a Christian and is antagonistic toward God and toward me. My teenage daughter is rebellious and on drugs. At least my job is holding steady. Mom and dad are getting older...
Type: Ask Roger
Author: Roger Barrier
God's plan for Israel's victory over Jericho teaches us about spiritual warfare. The ram’s horn celebrated a battle already won. Blast your ram’s horn. Sing songs of redemption, declare scriptures of triumph and keep walking in obedience to God. God has already promised a victory. Preached at Chase Oaks Church. Used by permission.
Speaker: Max Lucado
Scripture: Joshua 6:1-27, Psalm 16:6-6, 2 Corinthians 10:3-5, Psalm 25:5-5, James 4:7-7, 1 Corinthians 15:58-58
Is it okay to talk to our loved ones who've gone on to be with Jesus? First, would it even be possible for someone in Heaven to know what's happening on earth, and be able to hear us say anything? Many assume the answer is no. But in Matthew 17, Moses and Elijah clearly already knew the events going on when they appeared with Jesus on the mount of transfiguration. In Luke 15...
Author: Randy Alcorn
Scripture: Matthew 17:1-13, Luke 15:7-7, Revelation 6:9-11, 1 Timothy 2:5-5, Deuteronomy 8:9-14
Drs. Roger Barrier and Steve Dowdle discuss how to identify addictive behaviors, how to do an intervention for a loved one, and how to cope with a family member who is in trouble. Churches can provide support as well.
Drs. Roger Barrier and Chet Weld discuss life themes that impact our self-image, our self-talk and our decisions. These powerful "life scripts" can be positive or negative. Only through an intimate relationship with Christ can these scripts be re-written.
Topic: Loving Others