Praying with Purpose
Praying with Purpose
Lisa Lothian · Dec 17 4 minute read

What makes ordinary people extraordinary? Recently, I read an article about the many qualities that do this. First on the list — aim, vision, and...

Preparing for Persecution!
Preparing for Persecution!
Melody Mason · Dec 2 6 minute read

For most of my life here in the West, I’ve been surrounded by peace, not persecution. And I never really thought too much about what it might look like to suffer for my faith. One day, a number of months ago, as I thought about my own spiritual weaknesses, I started praying that God would prepare me...

The Boiler Room
The Boiler Room
Martin Kim · Nov 29 2 minute read

Can you imagine what would happen if there was continual humbling of heart and supplication for the out-pouring of the Holy Spirit 24 hours a day for a whole month? During the month of December there will be 48 half hour sessions of earnest prayer 24 hours a day for the whole month!

Hear the Whisper
Hear the Whisper
Don MacLafferty · Nov 25 8 minute read

Shocked, Elijah watched as the messenger ran away in the rain. The cold rain dripped off his head and nose. He was hungry, cold, and wet. Discouraged with the defiance of Jezebel and the spineless cowardice of Ahab, he pondered his dreary fate. Soon he would be dead if the queen had anything to say about it.

Christ-like Communication (2 of 2): Harmless Speech
Christ-like Communication (2 of 2): Harmless Speech
Eriston Eloi · Nov 22 2 minute read

Words or actions that cause God's children to trip and stumble into disobedience wound the heart of God. When God’s little ones — His least stable and secure believers — are caused to stumble, God’s wrath is provoked. These believers are in a sense, the weakest, and as a result, require extra care and support. God expects us to provide care and support to them by practicing harmless speech.

Where Do I Stand?
Where Do I Stand?
Helmut Haubeil · Nov 9 4 minute read

The question I am going to ask you changed my mother's life. My dear mother was twenty when someone asked her, "Suppose … you died today …! Do you have the assurance of eternal life with Jesus Christ?" This question hit her hard. But it had a very positive effect...

Your Light Has Come
Your Light Has Come
Melissa Barclay · Nov 2 5 minute read

Ancient Rome in the time of the Caesars was an entirely different place full of the worship of pagan gods, grand imperialism, lavish living, and mythical symbolism. The Seven Hills of Rome were within the walls from about the 6th century BC forward and can still be recognized by buildings named after the hill where they rest. Roman law forbade placing cemeteries inside of city walls, and in ancient times a cemetery sat outside the western wall on the southern slope of the Vatican hill called the necropolis.

The Art of Surrender
The Art of Surrender
Travis Walker · Oct 29 12 minute read

I wish I could say that surrendering is something that I am good at. I wish I could say that, after almost 20 years as a Christian and 16 years as a pastor, I am close to mastering the art of surrender. Unfortunately, while I do understand the science of surrender quite well, the art of it still eludes me.

Follow the Son!
Follow the Son!
Anthony R. Castelbuono · Oct 28 1 minute read

Did you know that the sunflower faces the east in the morning and continues to follow the sun throughout the day, pointing...

Christ-Like Communication (Pt. 1 of 2): Assertive Speech
Christ-Like Communication (Pt. 1 of 2): Assertive Speech
Eriston Eloi · Oct 22 1 minute read

Jesus's response is a model of assertive communication: It is direct and respectful without being passive or aggressive.

My Angel Drove My Car!
My Angel Drove My Car!
Anthony R. Castelbuono · Oct 11 4 minute read

My angel drove me safely through two stoplights, properly through two roundabouts, and kept my car safely in my lane on a very curvy road that I had never been on before! Twenty minutes after I had blacked out, I regained consciousness and found that I was driving...

Outrun the Chariot
Outrun the Chariot
Don MacLafferty · Oct 5 9 minute read

God’s Word equates the Spirit of God with the Hand of the Lord. The Holy Spirit makes things happen. The Spirit of God is Somebody, not something. The Spirit of God is the unseen Hand on God’s people, leading and guiding them. Down through time, the Spirit of the Lord has come upon His people to empower them to do what they could not do otherwise...