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
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
"Help in Hard Times" is a dynamic conference on victory in the midst of suffering. Dr. Toussaint takes a thorough look at the Book of First Peter. He encourages us to stand firm in the midst of adversity so that we can experience the powerful, all-sufficient grace of God.
Scripture: Genesis, Genesis, Genesis, Genesis, Genesis
Encouraging love is patient. Patience is the ability to be wronged and wronged again, and to have the power to retaliate, but refuse to strike back. Kindness gives to one's enemies. Encouraging love catches people doing right and makes a big deal out of it. It shelters others from the storms of life, and always gives the benefit of the doubt. Love perseveres, never withers,...
Speaker: Roger Barrier
Scripture: 1 Corinthians 13:4-8, Matthew 5:38-39, 1 Peter 4:8, Colossians 1:27, John 20:28
Faith is built in times of doubt when we remember what God has done in the past. To grow in faith, we must accept what God is doing, whether we understand it or not. We are enabled to trust what God will do in the future when we remember His works and accept His sovereignty.
Scripture: Habakkuk 3
Topic: Devotional Life
The prophet Habakkuk longs to know God’s timetable for justice among His people, but his Creator is teaching him patience. Waiting does not mean a plan is flawed, idle or delayed. Waiting means being comfortable and working with God's schedule. We are humbled when we wait upon God.
Scripture: Habakkuk 2
The time comes when we need to move on from suffering and mourning in order to embrace healing. Rather than wallow in our grief, we can emerge victorious if we seek God and study scripture to determine the reasons for suffering. Eight biblical reasons for trials cause us to ask questions like: Am I suffering for following Jesus, or doing good? Is this punishment for sin or...
Speaker: Roger Barrier
Scripture: Job 4 - 31, Job 8:1-7, 1 Corinthians 13:12, Acts 5:41, Philippians 1:29
BLOCKBUSTER HITS. Superheroes, violence, war, miracles, and unbridled courage capture our hearts. Angelina Jolie’s Unbroken hits the theaters December 25th. Louie Zamperini will become a household name. This gripping tale of triumph, terror, tragedy and miraculous deliverance will inspire and thrill audiences. Paul the Apostle, won’t receive an Oscar this year. Larry King...
Author: Julie Barrier
This is going to be controversial. I’m going to say something about Hamas, ISIS, terrorism, and Israel—and you may not like it. I don’t know if I like it. But since when do we not declare a truth just because we don’t like it? Once, when I was working in TV ministry in Mongolia, I was talking with a group of donors, telling them about the successes we were seeing in our TV...
Author: Tom Terry
What characteristics should a godly leader possess? I try to avoid the word “qualifications,” for that leaves the impression that if a man doesn’t bat a thousand percent in each area, he is disqualified. If a man is expected to excel in each area, then no one will qualify. Instead, I prefer these terms: qualities of an elder, traits of an elder, or even characteristics of an...
Author: Max Lucado
Topic: Leadership Principles