Every year, it seems, the amount of attention paid to the mechanics and outcomes of partisan politics grows. Thirty years ago there was nothing like this amount of attention given to politics. Many point out rightly that the 24-hour news cycle and the internet creates an appetite for political analysis. But I think there is more going on. It's not just that the political is...
Author: Tim Keller
Topic: Church and Culture
Sometimes there are compelling realities to life that move us to action. The resurrection should move us to take a risk with no reserves, no retreat and no regrets.
Scripture: John 20
In this life, struggle is inevitable. But we must endure. We must not lose heart. Strengthen yourselves, for our God is a consuming fire. In this series we study the powerful words of Hebrews 12.
Scripture: Hebrews 12:1-28
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
Hebrews 12 is a key passage in perseverance in the faith. Heaven is cheering us on. Jesus is the pioneer who inspires us to run the race without giving up. Jesus endured the cross-no greater obstacle or suffering could come to the sinless Son of God. Let us be inspired and encouraged! Preached at Elevation Church. Used by permission.
Speaker: Steven Furtick
Scripture: Hebrews 12:18-29
Topic: Discipleship, Perseverance
Dear Roger, My life is getting more and more difficult. It seems that everything I do is a struggle. I pray to God to make things smoother; but it seems that life is just getting rougher. I feel like I’m slogging my feet through deep sand. It’s not more than I can bear; but it sure seems that way. Can you help me? Sincerely, Kyle Dear Kyle, Let me answer your query by...
Type: Ask Roger
Author: Roger Barrier
Do you wonder if your prayers hit the ceiling? Is God listening? How can you know that prayer makes any difference? Absolutely! And prayer makes a difference because the living God, the Holy Spirit, lives inside the one praying. Further, when God’s people get together and pray as a community, amazing things happen! I’m sure you’ve seen plenty of those before-and-after photos...
Author: Brandon Cox
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
How do we learn to persevere in the challenges of our lives? We play hurt . In the world of athletics, the phrase playing hurt is used to describe an athlete who continues to play even though he or she is injured. It also describes a necessary life skill that we all need to develop—sometimes we must continue to function, despite pain and adversity. Here are some...
Author: Don McMinn
God loves us. He has rescued us and He has a plan for us. These are some of the foundational statements our faith found in scripture. And when we read these words, it fuels our faith. We want to believe God is good. But we don't live in a perfect world. So what if the circumstances of our lives don't align with what God says? How do we keep our faith in the midst of struggles...
Speaker: Steven Furtick
Scripture: 2 Timothy 1:9-14