Does God answer prayer? We should make legitimate requests offered with respect and kindness, like a child to a father, and fitting into the scope of what God wants to do on earth. Suffering is often a crisis of faith because of unmet expectations. Paul teaches that our sufferings are "lightweight" compared to heavenly glory. Anxiety about tomorrow writes a check on today's...
Speaker: Max Lucado
Topic: Life Issues
We can be free from anxiety and aloneness because we have access to the throne room of God and His gifts of peace and joy. We must live with the anticipation and awareness that God is at work.
Speaker: Jack Schull
Scripture: Philippians 4:4-9, Matthew 7:11, Matthew 28:20, Psalm 91:1-2, Psalm 91:4
We learn much in the first chapter of Genesis. The starting point of all things is sovereign God. He calls us and His nature and love is unchangeable.
Speaker: John Beeson
Scripture: Genesis 1
Topic: Knowing God's Will
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
Sometimes we have to stop complaining and justifying ourselves long enough to be able to listen to reason and conviction. God finally brings Job to his knees in broken humility so He can woo Job into an intimate relationship. God does not come to our rescue because he needs us. He knows that without His Word we are lost in a maze of trouble, misery and worry. God is sovereign....
Speaker: Roger Barrier
Scripture: Job 32 - 37
Topic: Foreknowledge of God
Eggs sometimes get a bad rap at Easter. Eggs are such a widely used symbolic food. Everyone from dancing druids and pagan fertility gods to — worst of all — bored kids on Halloween, have all claimed eggs as some sort of special specimen for themselves. The Christian use of eggs at Easter probably has roots in a host of different cultures and traditions. But there are two...
Author: Leonard Sweet
Topic: Preaching & Teaching
I have been an avid reader and lover of history since college. And I have learned a lot from Scott Sunquist, a close friend for the past 34 years since our days in seminary together. Scott went on to get his PhD in Asian Church history and missiology, and is now a Professor of World Christianity and a Dean at Fuller Theological Seminary . I recently sat down with him around...
Author: Peter Scazzero
Rebecca Thompson fell twice from the Fremont Canyon Bridge. She died both times. The first fall broke her heart; the second broke her neck. She was only eighteen years of age when she and her eleven-year-old sister were abducted by a pair of hoodlums near a store in Casper, Wyoming. They drove the girls forty miles southwest to the Fremont Canyon Bridge, a one-lane,...
Author: Max Lucado
Topic: Preaching & Teaching
I’m convinced that we must be continually reminded of the message of the gospel of Jesus Christ. In this world, we face a great a great accuser (Rev. 12:10), an expert liar (John 8:44b) who desires to skew and pervert the profound and freeing truth that is the gospel of Christ Jesus (Romans 5:1-2). If, therefore, we are not transformed daily by the renewing of our minds...
Author: Matthew Lynn
Topic: Evangelism, Missions
Fierce, contrary winds whipped the waves of the Galilean Sea like a frothy meringue. Jesus’ rag-tag team shivered in their sandals as their tiny wooden skiff tossed about on the choppy sea. White-knuckled, Jesus’ motley crew squinted hard to see the shoreline. A ghostly apparition approach the tiny vessel. Wide-eyed, the crew saw that it was Jesus, tip-toeing over the surface...
Author: Julie Barrier