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.
Whether a businessman or a preacher, will I bear the fruit of the Lord Jesus Christ in my life work? It depends on whether or not I commune with Him first. I am as real as my quiet time. I am as safe as my quiet time. Every other facet of life stems from ruthless discipline in this area.
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.
With God, hope can be a reality! In this motherly message, Teri Maxwell shares a testimony about four ways God helped her to be positive (as well as productive!) as a keeper at home. Yes, He granted charts and schedules and ideas for child discipline.
Temptation is a whole lot less of a threat when its whole process is broken down into parts and identified in its early stages. And who would be better able to expose the hidden end of temptations than a veteran police officer?
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?
Learn with Paul and Jenny Speed how to gain true freedom by being open and broken about past failures. Secret sins are damaging to those around you without you even knowing about it! Do you want to be released from bondage?
Saul had little warning when he was selected to rule as Israel’s king. But his heart was changed from that day forward. What about you? What difference would it make if today you were anointed king or queen?
Having a to-do list is a good thing. From God's great, timeless perspective, how we do our to-do's, and for whom we do our to-do's is also of great importance and in this talk Mrs. Cantrell distills much of what she has learned through the years about keeping things relationship-based.
Just as there are five levels of physical maturity, there are five levels of spiritual maturity. Infant, child, adult, parent and elder. Chris Hogan teaches how to care for and grow in each level. Also, he explains the two paths our desires could take.
As a boy Cooper Dauer loved to memorize large parts of Scripture and quote them when given the opportunity. It is through such a love for God's Word that patterns and symmetry in other aspects of life are realized and applied.
A motorcycle crash, finding one's life partner, and a car accident: what do all three have in common? Jim Sammons, with his quick wit and dry humor, shares in his message the common factor for those three events.
When we think about the future we might naturally wonder about "God's will". But really what good would it do us if we merely know God's will in the sense of knowing what to do next? Is that all we want to know? Would we be happy if God just told us exactly what to do?
This fun whiteboard drawing takes you through the life cycle of a caterpillar giving a great comparison to our growth in the Christian life. The goal of a caterpillar is not to become a “better caterpillar,” but to become an entirely new creature – a butterfly!
If there’s something in your life that is not of God, He will cause it to be shaken. This is what happened to Becky – a girl who grew up as a “really good Christian kid.” Pressures came and revealed a foundation that was built on self and her ability to perform.
Never did changes or challenges take God by surprise. He allows them, certainly, but more than that He actually designs them all to arrive in His time, according to His purpose, for our ultimate success.
It is possible to maintain moral purity. For every ploy the enemy uses to draw us away there are equal or greater ways of escape. Jim Sammons shares these with the practical knowledge of firsthand experience. Praise the Lord!
How do you support a family on a very small income? That is the question Gil Bates considered as his family began to grow. Gil recounts a few of the ways God provided for his growing family over the years. From job opportunities to vehicles, God always took care of the Bates family.
What is prayer, and does it really change things? Can it change our nation? Can it change us? Enjoy Anthony Burrus' humor and biblical illustrations about how prayer moves the hand of God. Follow the example of Hannah, Jabez and Solomon. See what God will do if you pray today.
Having faith in our own faith is becoming a widespread problem among Christians. Those who profess to know Christ feel that at times their faith is not strong enough. But isn't this another self-centered religion all over again? Faith requires an object.
Satan sets deceptive traps. Believers sometimes believe his lies rather than God’s truth. In this message, Karl Coke reveals one of Satan’s most tempting deceptions: that man can make choices as he pleases, on his own, void of any consequences.
Family Conferences are an enjoyable time for the whole family! Fellowship with friends and powerful preaching make for a full week . . . but what about when you return home? Gil Bates shares five keys with fathers that they can take home with them and implement right away!
This stirring exposition brings into sharp focus why there has always been a spiritual battle between those who put their faith and trust in evolution (men such as Charles Darwin, Richard Dawkins, and Bruce Waltke) and those who put their faith and trust in the Creator and the written Biblical ac
Chris and Anne Hogan share from their personal experiences about how to teach your family to make wise decisions throughout life. They talk about the five P's and how to apply those to your marriage in order to be a Godly example to your children.
“If My people, which are called by My name, shall humble themselves, and pray …” Along with many references from the Gospels, II Chronicles 7:14 shows us that prayer is warfare, beginning and ending with hearts made contrite in the presence of God.
Purple Heart recipient and former enlisted Marine Tim Lee is a living reminder of the precious gift of life. He reminds us that life is short, similar to the dash between the dates on a tombstone. In fact, that dash represents our life stories!
Are you saved by grace? Is eternal life yours by grace? If so, then ask yourself if you are living day to day in this life by grace. This is the only way the Duggars can do it. This is the only way anyone can make it. By the grace of God through the Lord Jesus Christ.
Mike Walsh found his “complement” in his wife, Connie. Newlyweds for only seven months in 1980, they attended a Basic Seminar. With hearts moved by what they had heard from Scripture, they both committed their lives to the Lord.
What keeps us from fulfilling the calling God places on our hearts? Paul and Jenny Speed share the truths they have found which dispel some of the most commonly believed lies and deal with the roadblocks that challenge young people early in life.
How can we be sure we are hearing God correctly? Tom Harmon’s testimony of God calling him to preach is an example that answers that question! Tom candidly and clearly tells how God called him to Himself and then freed him from a specific bad habit.
George Washington diligently recorded one miracle after another at the birth of a miracle nation: the United States of America. Like Moses of old, he desired to see those miracles remembered and retold for generations. To this end William J.
So, why did you choose to homeschool your child or children? Seasoned home educator Bob Newhouse has asked that question of himself and others. Generally, over and over he hears the same three responses.
Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar recognize God’s grace to them through the high school years. They share some of the many things He taught them. As their future together unfolded, the choices they made in their teen years bore fruit as they married and raised their family.
Gil Bates has a clearly-stated goal for his family: to lead them in the Lord's ways. But the Lord had to coach him first. Gil's testimony tells how God challenged him at home and at work to do what he never wanted to do in order to be the man he wanted to be.
Watching the taming of a wild animal is something few have ever seen. A horse trainer's excitement is a little different than that of a bucking bronco rider. And the thrill takes on new significance as well as conviction when real life analogies are applied. Watch as Dr.
Coming from the land of kangaroos, koalas, emus, wombats, and wallabies, Kylie travels internationally and knows what it feels like not to fit in—not to feel at home. It's a feeling we all know. It could be that we are left out or just plain lonely.