Come as you are. Jesus meets you at the point of your fear, anxiety and hurt. These stories in the New Testament remind us of how accepting, empowering and unconditional God's love is.
God is a "today" God. God is a "now" God. Don't get caught up in what happened yesterday or what will happen tomorrow. Enjoy God today. God is with you. God is for you, and God loves you. God never, ever wastes His love. He will always be enough for you. LifeChurch.tv provides free ministry resources to churches through http://open.church/ . Visit Open to download...
Speaker: Judah Smith
Scripture: Matthew 4:23-25, Romans 12:9-18, 1 Corinthians 13:1-13
Topic: Love of God, Love
Psalm 37 teaches us to enjoy God, to trust He will give us right desires. We don't need to be anxious. Just walk in faith and do good. Preached at National Community Church. Used by permission.
Speaker: Mark Batterson
Scripture: Psalm 37:1-40
Topic: Fear and Anxiety
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
How important is your reputation to you? Have you suffered rejection and slander for following Jesus? How many of us Christians would follow Jesus during His time? His reputation was marred, to say the least. Frank Viola writes: “Imagine . . . a man who claims to be the Messiah, living during your time. This man is impressive, but He’s been accused of the following: ...
Author: Frank Viola
Teach your children to encourage and inspire others with homemade prayer gifts at Christmastime. Here are some creative craft ideas that show children the true meaning of Christ, God’s greatest gift, coming to earth. Be sure your child delivers the gift personally, so he or she sees the joy and gratitude on the face of the recipient! A Huggable Prayer for Another Child. ...
Author: Karen Holford
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
Jesus teaches in the Sermon on the Mount that a “worry free” life is always lived in the present. This faith-filled existence is focused on investing in God’s kingdom and His riches. We must choose to serve God, not money.
Speaker: Roger Barrier
Scripture: Matthew 18:2-4, Matthew 5:23, Matthew 6:19-34, Matthew 7:24
Fear is the antithesis of faith. Examples like the terrified Hebrews spying out the Promised Land, David facing the giant Goliath, the disciples panicking on a stormy boat, illustrate the fact that faith changes our perspective of fear. True faith begins and ends in the person of Jesus Christ. He alone can still the storms and bring peace.
Speaker: Jack Schull
Scripture: Colossians 1:15-17, Joshua 1:1-9, Mark 4:35-41, Numbers 13
Here’s an excerpt from How Women Help Men Find God: Michelangelo captured the relationship between man and his Maker on the ceiling of the Sistine chapel. A holy God, surrounded by angels, stretches down from heaven to touch the finger of Adam. Meanwhile the man reclines, nonchalantly extending a single digit toward his Creator. Why is it so hard to get men...
Author: David Murrow