Few churches understand how to reach millennials for Christ. Over recent months I’ve been collecting and tweeting (@warrenbird) various research, trends and ideas on that topic. Here are some of my better tweets on this important group: Where are the millennial leaders in YOUR church? tips on how to find them by @tonymorganlive Millennials now...
Author: Warren Bird
The secret to self-control is to make decisions against your ego, flesh and second bests in life. Establish goals. An absence of goals is an absence of faith. Establish boundaries and routines. Self-control, a fruit of the Holy Spirit, keeps our hearts pure. Preached at National Community Church. Used by permission.
Speaker: Mark Batterson
Scripture: Proverbs 16:32-32, Mark 1:35-35, 1 Corinthians 9:24-28, 1 Corinthians 10:23-26
Dear Lots of Readers, I’ve received many requests this week to share my thoughts on the current turmoil in the Middle East. So, I will share a small part of my own opinions of the current political and strategic analysis and then lay out the five Biblical guidelines for a Just War. With these guidelines in hand I think you can better draw your opinions about how the...
Type: Ask Roger
Author: Roger Barrier
Jesus asked Jesus to follow Him immediately. What a bold request! How do you recognize and respond to God's call for your life? Expect it to be clear, progressive and doable. Whenever God's will is clear and makes no sense, remember with whom you are arguing! If you want to know God's will for tomorrow, follow God's will for today. Preached at North Coast Church. Used by...
Speaker: Larry Osborne
Scripture: Matthew 4:18-20, Mark 1:16-20, Isaiah 53:2-12, Romans 12:1-2, Proverbs 4:18-20
Not everyone in Jesus’ world gave him a warm welcome. Not everyone received him with grace. And many didn’t just ignore him, they rejected him. Isaiah prophesied his reception like this: “He was despised and rejected by men” (Isa. 53:3 NIV). John summarized the rejection of Jesus with these words: “He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world...
Author: Max Lucado
Topic: Preaching & Teaching
Lessons learned from the New Testament characters like the Good Samaritan, Lazarus and Dives, John the Baptist and King Herod are featured in this series.
Peter, the apostle, is miraculously transformed by his relationship with Jesus. When he is with Christ, he can do the miraculous, say the miraculous and demonstrate miraculous courage. Only after Christ ascends into heaven does Peter once again walk in the power of the Holy Spirit. First Peter recounts the journey of Peter from crusty fisherman to gentle shepherd, and shows...
Scripture: 1 Peter
Pastor Barteau shares his vision for the local church as God's light in a dark world.
Scripture: Matthew 5:3, Matthew 11:28-30
The local church is a powerful force to be reckoned with as they show together, grow together and go together. Engaging the local church is more significant than we realize. the Christian life is far more communal than we American individualists realize.
Speaker: Jeff Jones
Scripture: Galatians 3:28, John 17:20-23, Acts 2:46-47, Ephesians 2:15-18, Ephesians 3:10
Topic: Church Mission
Jesus' goal is for us to follow Him and to do in the lives of others what someone has already done in our own. To follow Christ means to fish for men. In following Him, we are transformed.
Scripture: Mark 1:14-21