Confidence

What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who is against us? He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him over for us all, how will He not also with Him freely give us all things?ROMANS 8:31–32 Take a moment to envision an area of your life that you are most naturally …

Anchoring Core Truths

There are powerful persons and forces actively, aggressively working against Christians who want to engage in difference-making by disciple-making. If we are going to succeed, our ministry must be anchored in unwavering, steadfast beliefs. Our Father has given me three core truths that effectively secure my passion and energy for this work, even when the seas get rough. I encourage …

Don’t Just Learn—Follow

I admit it I love to preach. I love to teach Bible studies. I love to serve the Lord and His people by setting up chairs, sweeping floors, or making coffee. I am a terrible singer, so I don’t try to lead singing, but I love to give financially to our Father and to kingdom causes. All of these are …

Kate’s Story

Kate’s life is an excellent story about the power of personal discipleship to move someone from confusion to clarity in the faith. Kate starts her story, “I was so messed up. I was just running around trying to figure this out (life in Christ) in my late 20’s. I knew there was hunger and an unsatisfied feeling. So I jumped …

What Forces Keep You in Bondage?

Do you realize there are persons and forces actively working against your freedom in the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit? These persons and forces attack your relationship with God, your identity, what you take into yourself, and what you do. They lob bombs, shoot flaming arrows, attempt to sneak in, and operate in deceit and subtlety. The goal is the …

How Would You Rate Jesus?

Testimonials have always been persuasive. According to researchers, when it comes to people’s purchasing decisions, “there is strong evidence . . . that consumers rely on customer [that’s you!] recommendations far more than advertising.” Understanding the enormous persuasive power of recommendation, why do we as devoted followers of Jesus so often hesitate to recommend Him? If you were to rate …