There's no limit to the good thoughts God wants us to have. So, why do we waste so much time preoccupied with our doubts and fears? How are we supposed to handle these thoughts? Pastor Steven teaches us how to be brave in our faith by developing a courageous state of mind, holding onto the thoughts that come from God, and demolishing the thoughts that take hold of us. ...
Speaker: Steven Furtick
Topic: Emotional Health
Humans have a traitor within. When the truth hurts, most prefer a lie. The three marks of the accountable life are taking responsibility, accepting correction and living transparently. Preached at North Coast Church as part of the series Mind Games. Used by permission.
Speaker: Larry Osborne
Scripture: Romans 12:2, Romans 7:18-23, James 1:14-15, James 5:16, 1 John 1:8-10
Topic: Overcoming Sin
In the early days of our marriage, Grace and I had a relationship that was functional but not much fun. We were planting Mars Hill Church, and I was working a lot as the only paid staff member. Grace was working full-time, and then after having our first child, stayed at home to take care of the home and our family. We worked on most everything else first, and tried to work...
Author: Mark Driscoll
The battle for the mind of God's servants is continual and intense. Five principles for guarding your thoughts are 1. Don't believe everything you hear. 2. Guard your minds from garbage. 3. Never let up on learning. 4. Feed yourself on God's Word. 5. Let God stretch your imagination. Message delivered at Desiring God Conference, 2010. To attend the 2011 Desiring God...
Speaker: Rick Warren
Scripture: 2 Corinthians 10:3-5, 2 Corinthians 3:18, Jeremiah 17:9, 1 John 1:8, Ecclesiastes 10:10
Topic: Spiritual Warfare
Need a little help with contaminants that quietly compromise our well-being? How can we learn to recognize and remove the hidden dangers in our lives? Identify, reject and replace are key concepts to right thinking. Preached at Elevation Church . Two-Week Series: Soul Detox. Used by permission. Purchase Soul Detox: Clean Living in a Contaminated World by Craig...
Speaker: Craig Groeschel
Scripture: Romans 7, Proverbs 4:23, 2 Corinthians 10:4-5, Jeremiah 12:3, Philippians 4:7-8
Her sparkling blue eyes lit up as I slipped into the dimly lit hospital room. Donna McClure, my dearest friend, was a platinum blonde cowgirl with a heart the size of Alaska and a contagious laugh. I hardly recognized her 85-pound frail form. A tracheotomy filled with blood and mucous gurgled in her throat when the air escaped. She smelled like urine and radiation....
Author: Julie Barrier
Topic: Death and Dying
The moment of our greatest success and achievement, when we are riding the crest of the wave, is also the moment we are most likely to be subjected to the severest temptations, gnawed by our most debilitating insecurities, and seduced into believing the most grandiose visions of our own abilities. In today's text, Mark 1:1-8, Jesus celebrates perhaps the most exhilarating...
Author: Leonard Sweet
Topic: Preaching & Teaching
True humility is not self-focused, but filled with thoughts of God and compassion for others. How can we build them up? Do you want to brag about something? Brag about the fact that God knows you. Don't boast about how much you know. Boast about the fact that the God of the Universe knows your name. Preached at the Desiring God Conference, 2011. www.desiringgod.org.
Speaker: Francis Chan
Scripture: 1 Corinthians 8:1-3, 1 Corinthians 13:2, Romans 9:3, Galatians 4:9
Topic: Pride & Humility
Many of you who are parents or students are preparing to start school in the fall. Perhaps you have anxiety about studying and memorizing information. With a million and one different kinds of learning programs out there, and so much conflicting advice when it comes to getting good grades, it can be confusing to try figure out the best way to study. Perhaps you have failed so...
Author: Caroline Leaf
Scripture: 1 Corinthians 6:19-20
Dear Roger, What are your thoughts regarding the significance of President Obama and Congress stymieing themselves in their ability to pass a bill to increase our country’s debt? Love, Julie Dear Julie, Democrats have a strong belief that a major responsibility of the federal government is to care for the poor by funding enormous entitlement...
Type: Ask Roger
Author: Roger Barrier