Spring speaks a different dialogue in the country. Its native tongue is the same: warmer days, sudden gusts of air like angels are breezing through, robes caught on branches then tugging free, chattersome birds competing for best lung and limb, dogs sunbathing and scratching their backs on the few stiff sprigs of dead grass leftover by winter. Though Spring bears such...
Author: Beth Moore
Invest with the right team. Pray now or pay later. Past obedience guarantees future usefulness. Real discipleship affects our wealth, comfort, power and fame. For the disciple, this world is as close to hell as they will ever get. For the non-believer, this world is as close to heaven as they will ever get.
Speaker: Chris Brown
Scripture: Hebrews 3:1, Ephesians 2:20, Luke 6:12-16, Luke 6:20-26, James 4:13 - 5:11
The Brazilians taught me the beauty of a blessing. Here is a scene repeated in Brazil thousands of times daily. It’s early morning. Time for young Marcos to leave for school. As he gathers his books and heads for the door, he pauses by his father’s chair. He searches his father’s face. Bencao, Pai? Marcos asks. (Blessing, Father?) The father raises his hand. Deus te abençoe,...
Author: Max Lucado
James indicts the rich for using their wealth as a false sense of security. They oppressed the poor by their hoarding and lived in luxury and self-indulgence. He warns of upcoming judgment and the urgency of repentance. James 5:1-6 Preached at Cornerstone Church, Simi Valley California. Used by permission.
Speaker: Francis Chan
Scripture: James 5:1-6
The story of Lazarus and the rich man teaches us that temporal rewards are far different than eternal rewards. Lazarus finds comfort and rest in the afterlife while the rich man is tormented in hell.
Speaker: Stanley Toussaint
Scripture: Luke 16:19-31
The ability to work is a gift from God. We should do our work as unto Him, reverently, diligently, loyally and with excellence. God will reward our labors. For more sermons by Brad Tuttle, go to http:www.theharvestchurchinternational.com
Speaker: Brad Tuttle
Scripture: Proverbs 12:24, Proverbs 13:11, Proverbs 13:14-23, Proverbs 22:29, 1 Timothy 6:17
Topic: Work and Vocation
Solomon observes that there are two sides to wealth: God-blessed abundance and the insatiable grasping for riches. God has laid out a solid plan to manage our resources. Tithe the first portion of income to God, pay taxes, meet family needs and pay debts. Saving for the future and faithful management of income will yield a surplus.
Speaker: Roger Barrier
Scripture: Ecclesiastes 5:10 - 6:2
How do you develop a healthy, balanced life style and manage the stressors of life well? Let’s look at three different aspects of your life: emotions, relationships, and spirituality. First of all, let’s examine each aspect of your life as a wheel with a hub and spokes. The Emotional Wheel: The Emotional Hub = Trust in your God-given mind...
Author: Chet Weld
Topic: Discipleship, Family
"He whose walk is blameless will minister to me" (Psalm 101:6). God is not just seeing worship. He's seeking worshipers (John 4). Otherwise, we could just listen to praise music on our iPods, put it on continuous play, and be done with it. God would be appeased and we could do our own thing. But it's not that simple. God is looking for worshipers - people. And, of course,...
Author: Don McMinn
The dawn of the twenty-first century finds our world facing multiple crises. Headlines everywhere proclaim, “AIDS Crisis Mounts”; “Teenage Pregnancy Hits Crisis Level”; “Marriages and Families in Crisis.” Like a forest fire whipped by fierce winds, the crises in our culture seem to get worse by the hour, and more lives are consumed by the flames. The hurt is real. The pain...