When and where does a stable, loving marriage relationship begin? As a single, young person, what if you could avoid one of the biggest mistakes that couples experience today? How can you start laying a better foundation for marriage right now?
In the midst of life's everyday circumstances, can you and your children identify basic Biblical principles at work? God's ways are often just the opposite of our ways, and yet with determination, we can learn to find His best.
If only every young person in America could spend one day on patrol with a policeman. . . . But maybe this message by Tom Harmon will suffice. With sobering realism he warns of the consequences of one wrong choice. One drink. One thought. One wordly tune.
Husbands love having a collaborating conversation. However in our haste to collaborate, if connecting and comforting conversations are skipped, courageous and conciliatory conversations will soon be needed!
Jesus grew in wisdom, stature, and favor with God and man (Luke 2:25). The Benham brothers share insights about growing in understanding by diligently reading God's Word and growing in stature by faithfully executing the small things He gives us.
How do we keep the joy of the Lord in our homes? The answer is: many things! Just as there may be many children, there are many ways we as parents can get to the root of the things that bother them. Envy, strife and comparing can be overcome when we affirm the uniqueness of each one.
"Faith is never static. It is always either growing or withering." This message by David Gibbs, Jr. issues challenging insights into this reality that require you to confront the condition of your relationship with the Lord.
Based on God's dealing with Job we may receive either comfort or correction when we see our own possessions, family, or health being broken up. Truly, being under God's authority is the only way to safeguard what He has entrusted to our authority.
Young people, how well you finish in this life can be easily swayed one way or the other by the small decisions you are making now. Tom Harmon's challenge is to fear God in the days of your youth and learn to identify subtle sins.
The old adage "Trust in the Lord with all thine heart, and lean not to thine own understanding" carries tremendous weight for a New Testament Christian. As believers, do we believe what God says is true about who we are? Have we or have we not been made the very righteousness of God in Christ?
Impatience was always one of Connie's toughest battles. Engrafting verses on patience however has reversed the way she handles pressure and the delays that frustrate her most. Eventually this changed her perspective of her husband and children.
Gil Bates owns and runs a small company while his wife cares for the home. With a large family and a significant amount of public attention, one would assume their marriage would be under tremendous stress. In this message, Gil and Kelly Bates share how accountability provides a daily
As you hear a shepherd expound on a shepherd's psalm, this long-loved passage will open up with new meaning and application. Many parallels can be drawn between the relationship of sheep to their shepherd and that of believers to Christ.
Have you noticed that significant spiritual growth often comes in the wake of a situation that seemed completely devoid of any potential for good? In such tests of faith we see in new ways that the point of transformation is one and the same as the time we choose to rejoice and give thanks.
Many tyrants have fallen before God's faithful servants, as Goliath before David, but is it possible that any of us can control that giant we face now, the ever-growing tyrant of urgency, disorder, and distraction? II Chronicles records one king who did.
To ponder marriage is to address the second most important decision in all of life. Before and after the holy union commenced at the altar, there are serious roles to fill and moral pitfalls to avoid. The rewards of a one accord marriage however are great.
This session actually complements and completes session seven: Purpose to Stay Out of Debt. After calculating just how many houses could be purchased with the interest normally paid on a single house, Jim Sammons helps break down the daunting task of reversing a life
"Dad, you just don't understand." As this phrase rang over and over in the ears of Jim Sammons, he knew that God was trying to get his attention. Something would need to change in the way that he interacted with his children or . . . .
Popularity and pluralism are idolized in our culture. Certainly God does want us to have an influence in our world, among our circles. But how exactly God prepares us for maximum influence is different than the way we would naturally think.
It's easy to be an act. Even Judas as one of the twelve disciples was able to create an outward persona that deceived those closest to him. David Gibbs uses this scenario to reveal the severity of this spiritual condition.
Life can be busy. Finding peace and order can feel like an impossible mission. The very pursuit of simplicity may seem to produce only complexity, intensifying your wish for one, all-important guiding principle.
From a lifetime of learning how to understand and claim God's blessing, Bill Ligon expounds on a vital means of power for the twenty-first century church: the custom of giving spoken blessings. The insights and applications brought out in this message can bring God's promises to life!
The Fear of Man. Without a conscious thought, this single factor can dictate the way we conduct ourselves, the way we think, the way we talk, and the decisions we make. How can we escape such a trap? Transforming this tendency into a hunger for God's approval is the only way out.
What does the high road to failure look like? Jenny Speed paints a tragically vivid picture of how this destructive mindset infiltrated her family, leaving in its wake a hollow lifestyle built around condemnation and fear.
“It was understanding this principle that became the turning point in my own life.” As it was for Jim Sammons, the Biblical perspective presented here on how to respond to financial obstacles can be a turning point for you as well.
The Duggars' story in forty-seven minutes: how the Lord turned their hearts to have children, how they made it through when the first few were young, how God led their family through the challenges of politics and gave them a testimony of the truth that children are a blessing.
Ever wondered what you should do while you’re waiting? Becky Keilen shares the questions God has asked her at this time in her life: Do I have a vision that is bigger than marriage? Is Jesus Christ really at the center of my life to stay?
"When I became a man, I put away childish things." Entering adulthood is certainly a time of change. We pray for our teenagers and give them counsel, correction and instruction. But are we willing to adjust with them?
We've all heard the command, "In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you" (I Thessalonians 5:18). While there is always something to be grateful for, is it really reasonable to expect someone to give thanks for everything?
Procrastination can be the assassination of your motivation, the dilapidation of your habitation, and much more! Rick Grubbs exposes three subtle stages of this short-sighted habit and confronts the two major excuses we naturally find ourselves using to put off God’s will.
World renowned speaker Ray Comfort delivers an insightful message concerning God’s will for our lives. He points out that as we grow to know Christ more, His thoughts become our thoughts, and His desires become our desires.