Taking eternity into account changes things. Naturally it can be easy to forget about eternity, focusing instead on our own life and the time we assume is ours. "Numbering our days" enables us to stand back and glimpse the "mosaic" God has been creating from the beginning of time.
Once we have determined to live within our income, dealing with the allurements of the world can be another tremendous challenge! Advertising is on fire in our world today. Its influence seems universal.
This message is a classic because it addresses what we believe about ourselves. Who you are is very important to the God Who made you in His image. Who you are is also the target of Satan's fiercest lies.
David and Priscilla Waller share with Bob Newhouse how God brought them together. In the first part of this interview, David and Priscilla tell about their commitments to serve the Lord in their singleness. Priscilla was busy ministering to young women who were dealing with personal struggles.
"Knowing who you are will change who you are!" Realizing and living out our identity in the Lord Jesus Christ will bring us to maturity. All of our sins were put on Christ, and all of His righteousness was put on us.
Are you a giver or a taker? Of course, the goal is to be a giver! However, in order to be a giver, we must first become a receiver. But what do we have to receive? Watch as Laura gives a great illustration of this concept using a cup and a waterfall!
In this insightful message discover how to identify and tear down even the most well-disguised stronghold by tracing it to the lie on which it is based. Many times we may feel there is something wrong and yet not be able to discern the cause. Where is the enemy? How did he gain his foothold?
Ever since the time Doug Small shared this simple message from Genesis 18 with our staff in Oak Brook, it has been a favorite, a kind of benchmark for beginning to begin to put in words the spirit of a personal prayer life. Praying is so much more than asking and acquiring answers.
Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar did not begin their marriage planning to have twenty children. Originally, they thought that they would have just one or two children. However, following a miscarriage their hearts began to change, and they surrendered their family size to the Lord.
This eye-opening and thought-provoking message by Mike Davis instructs how to answer difficult questions about truth. He also addresses questions concerning the law of non-contradiction and ad hominem arguments.
In pursuit of the victorious Christian life, we may ask God why He is not giving us His grace and power. Yet what would we find if we rephrased the question—what if we asked how much of ourselves we were willing to give to Him? Do we trust Him? Do we know Him?
In this continuation of “How Sin is Overcome—Romans 6,” Jamie Lash focuses on the war of intelligence being waged between the lies of the tempter and the Truth of God's spoken Word as outlined in Romans 7–8:2. It is possible to be free and not know it!
Do you need a living example of what it means to walk with God? We hear it said "Trust the Lord" but what does it mean, really? How do we live by faith? God gives us Abraham, Sarah, Ishmael and Isaac to show the answer to the one question which all believers seem to have in common.
If it was a proud thing before to think of myself highly when God said I in fact was a sinner, how much more is it false humility now, after salvation, to think of myself still as a sinner when God says He has made me in fact a new creature!
What carries the Biblical worldview from generation to generation? What is it that makes our children grow up wanting to love and follow God? What inspires faithful sons and daughters to reverse, rather than adapt to, the moral decline of a culture?
In this life-changing message, Bill Ligon speaks about the power of spoken words. He describes how speaking a blessing is the key to breaking curses. Discover the freedom that comes as a result of forgiving those who’ve wronged you!
“Because He had seen heaven.” With these words at the conclusion of his message, Otto Koning details how Christ's focus on the things of eternity enabled Him to make the most of His short time on earth.
“We will have time to worship in eternity. Worship without service is empty. If we are going to lift up our hands in worship to God, let’s be sure to reach out our hands in evangelism for God.” Ray Comfort’s passion for sharing the gospel is obvious.
Lt. Commander J. David Rogers gives the fascinating story of Pearl Harbor and one man whose responsibility, determination, and sacrifice on his ship at Pearl Harbor kept the results from being much more devastating.
What practical difference does it make in our daily experience when our expectations are on the Lord? Chris Hogan shares some of the truths that have worked in coaching many families through those offences that plague every close relationship through broken expectations.
How do you hear the voice of God? After all, a difference does exist between simply hearing His words and actually detecting His voice. Tom Harmon in this session presents examples of the way the Lord speaks to those who listen.
Easter is a special time of year. For those who follow Christ, this season is especially meaningful because we celebrate the death, burial, and resurrection of our Lord and Savior, Jesus! Join David and Priscilla Waller and their three young children as they prepare a special treat together.
Who would make choices that are selfish, simple, or sinful? You guessed it! You! While we may aspire to be like Abraham the Patriarch, we find it easier to be more like his tag-along nephew, Lot, even as born-again believers.
Gary Fraley can still remember his great grandmother's account of moving west in a covered wagon. Her intentional determination lives on in the life message of Pastor Fraley and his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. It is a resolve rooted in God's promise.
On the evening of September 10, 2001, pilot Steve Scheibner was packing for his assignment to fly American Airlines Flight 11 out of Boston the next morning at 7:45. However, at the last minute another pilot, Tom McGuinness, voluntarily took Steve’s assignment.
Where is your treasure? It is the prayer of Jim and Fay Sammons that the past twenty sessions, identifying and illustrating God's ways, have equipped you to exchange the time, energy, knowledge and resources that God has given for rewards in heaven that will outlast them for eternity.
Perhaps you have brothers and sisters that irritate you on occasion, if not on every occasion? Maybe you have tried not to say anything or, on the other hand, have given them a memorable tongue-lashing? David Waller knows how you feel! He has realized, too, that neither response works.
Have you ever wondered what the steps are between being a normal Christian and being greatly used by the Lord? This inspiring message explores the insights found 1 Chronicles chapter 4 about one man who asked God to have His way in his life.
Obstacles and distractions have a way of making us either bitter or better. Whatever happens we can trust that God's sovereign purpose will be fulfilled in the end. Think about it: if His plans and dreams for us are extraordinary, His means of achieving them are extraordinary too.
Part 1 is about developing the system for handling the purchase, preparation, and clean up of FOOD for meals in the home. The other systems of the home deal with clothing, shelter, education, and life purpose. These systems are analogous to departments in a business.
David Waller used to be single. Priscilla, too, of course. Now the two are happily married - to each other! So, what exactly did God use in their single years to prepare them for a life together? How could they avoid distraction and be preparing for marriage at the same time?