Can America (and the world) achieve racial reconciliation? Can our multicolored, multi-tongued society find common ground for communication? For peace? For cooperation in meeting head-on the great needs of our fractured nation and our world? The answer is a resounding yes! “There is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for you are all one in Christ...
Author: Wellington Boone
Religion, Addiction, and Sobriety Religion relates to spirituality, which is embracing a higher power and allowing that power to help us through life’s struggles. Spirituality is something that’s with a person wherever she is, and at all times supports her. Sometimes, religion plays a role in addiction recovery because even religious people can become addicts. From Futures...
Author: Becky Wilcox
Dr. Jerry Wilkinson are expert teachers in spiritual warfare. Spiritual warfare is an essential component of our discipleship. We must recognize our authority in Christ, know our enemy and his wiles, resist temptation and walk in purity. This 12-week series of lessons and group discussion questions is an outstanding resource for a church or small group.
Type: Bible Study
Paul encourages young pastor Timothy to pray always for those in authority so that the Gospel may be propigated throughout the world. God wants to seek and save the lost.
Scripture: 1 Timothy 2:1-7
Topic: Knowing God's Will
We live in a time of spiritual intensity. Battle lines are drawn. For Christians especially, every word and action counts for something. It is a time of choices, where those choices may mean life or death. Though this battle is being fought on many fronts, I want to focus today on the words that come out of our mouths. Words are powerful weapons in this war. They have...
Author: Dave Butts
Dear Roger, A friend told me that Demons rule over nations. Is that right? Sincerely, Quinn Dear Quinn, Yes, your friend is right. According to the Bible, every nation has one or more demons assigned to wreak havoc on the people in that nation. It is fair to say that every nation also has more than one angel who seeks to bring prosperity to that nation. A tremendous...
Type: Ask Roger
Author: Roger Barrier
Dear Roger, I was wondering about those bodies of holy people who were raised to life after the resurrection of Jesus in Matthew 27:50-53. Who were these people? I was reading the Easter story when this got my attention. I have never heard about them until now. What are your thoughts? By the way, while you are at it, could you enlighten me about the rapture of the church and...
Type: Ask Roger
Author: Roger Barrier
Topic: Death and Dying
The Greek word for "royal" translates as "support of/to the people". It's a title of service and humility. Not how we typically think of royalty. This is then tied to the idea of priesthood. The priests care for the relationship between God and the people. The priest assures the people that God is with them. The priest grasps the destructiveness, and he brokenness of sin, and...
Speaker: Seth Kreimeyer-Kelly
Scripture: 1 Peter 2:9-9, Leviticus 21:16-23, Deuteronomy 20:1-4, Numbers 35:6-6
De-stressing essentials include cultivating true spirituality, developing a positive self-image and focusing on positive dreams and goals for your life.
Scripture: Luke 10:27, Psalm 139:14, Proverbs 30:31
Topic: Identity in Christ
Super Bowl champions like Peyton Manning know how to focus. In fact, any great athlete has learned the art of staying in the zone no matter how intense the pressure is that surrounds them. How do you get in the zone with God? How do you turn off the noisy racket that comes from techno overload or hectic living? Through Biblical meditation. Biblical meditation is not the...
Author: Glenn Barteau