Chicago’s Water Tower is one of only half a dozen structures to survive the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. There is an account told about a quick-thinking watchman at the pumping station across the street who saw the glow from the fire off in the distance and, fearing its impending arrival, went straight to… Continue reading Death in the House of Refuge
1. Pray for a spirit of Humility. “The willingness to submit” (James 4:10) 2. Pray for a spirit of Reverence. “The fear of the Lord.” (Proverbs 9:10) 3. Pray for a spirit of Purity. “A desire to be clean.” (Matthew 5:8) 4. Pray for a spirit of Purpose. “A wisdom to… Continue reading 31 Ways to Pray for Those You Love
Many millions of people suffer from a spiritual, “mistaken identity”, and the Church is given the mission of reaching out to God’s lost creation and helping to restore them to their true identity. What if you started to research your family history and discovered the mother of all skeletons in the family closet — that… Continue reading Mistaken Identity
Don’t let VICTORIES go to your head or FAILURES go to your heart. I’ve learned in life that if you keep those things in ‘check’ then everything else fits into place.
I have learned to listen to God. The reason so many people are filled with the Holy Ghost wherever I go is that God tells me what He’s going to do, when He’s going to do it, and where it’s going to happen… and I just show up!
Psalm 119:11 “Thy word have I hid in my heart, that I might not sin against you…” The word of God, resident in the hearts of men, creates a relationship with Him that keeps them from sin. John 1:1 tells us, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God and the… Continue reading Thy Word Have I Hid In My Heart
Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again. Luke 6:31 The first sentence does not stand alone, but is inextricably tied to the… Continue reading With what measure you mete…
2 Cor. 5:14-17 We are not under the law, but under grace, but grace is not a license to sin! I’m free to serve, not free to sin!! 6 scriptural tests to apply to anything questionable/gray area, not specifically mentioned in scripture: 1. Proclamation Test This test asks, “Has God clearly proclaimed it to be… Continue reading Determining Right From Wrong
Barna Group, a research group from California that studies trends in the church, recently published the following statistics about youth in America’s churches: Current trends show that on 4% of young people will be evangelical believers by the time they are in their 30’s compared to 34% of adults today who are. 3 out of… Continue reading Trends Among Youth In Church
In Genesis 49, Jacob is prophesying over each of his sons, telling them of their future. The last verse of this chapter reads like this… “And when Jacob had made an end of commanding his sons, he gathered up his feet into the bed, and yielded up the ghost, and was gathered unto his people.”… Continue reading Preserving the Promise