What does good character look like? Wes Cantrell served in the business world for forty-six years and during that time he and his wife became very familiar with the mannerisms of gentlemen that are most attractive to the professional public ... especially potential employers.
Once the Gospel begins to bear it's fruit in our lives, God's work is not over. His Holy Spirit continues that work. My sin nature must be faced. As Paul says, Christians still have the capacity for anger, bitterness, drunkenness, lust and fear.
What is meant by “fight for the relationship”? ATI father Wayne Fagala explains to Bob Newhouse his testimony of learning how to show genuine love to his children. When there are difficulties, parents are to be as Jacob when he wrestled the Lord rather than simply giving up.
ATI dad Aaron Hawkins remembers his father faithfully reading Scripture daily with the family before going to work at 6:45 a.m. This consistent daily time became a key example of discipline in Aaron's life, guiding him as he grew from a boy into manhood.
Life can be a whirlwind for sure! Pausing between whirlwind Family Connections trips himself, David Waller reviews both the motivations that came before and the observations that came after their visits to the ATI families and their churches.
What is a husband to do with seven children and a wife suffering from ill health and depression? Peter Lim tells about those difficult, fearful days, yet affirming that he “never had the sense that God wasn’t with me.” The Lims share about God’s provisions for them during those dark times.
Here is part 2 of the interview with ATI dad Brian Waller, father of 10 and husband to Sue. Brian explains to Bob Newhouse their family philosophy regarding entertainment, activities, and being active.
A husband asks his wife, “Why don’t you trust me?” She replies, “I never see you praying. How can I trust your decisions if I don’t know if you are praying?” That response became the springboard for Bob Newhouse to learn the importance of praying and leading his family in prayer.
Have I frankly considered the high costs of anger? It is an expensive thing, as can be seen from references throughout Scripture as well as everyday experience. Unfortunately, it's is a sin that is easily justified too. Worst of all, it may be a habit everyone can see I have but me.
As a parent, there is a certain focus in life that can inspire our children to say what we've always wanted to hear them say: “That's what I want too.” Before their marriage, behind their faith, beyond their vocation, is there something they can see in us deeper than our marriage, our faith, our
Christian dads know the importance of leading their families in daily time in the Bible. Oftentimes the challenge is just getting the family together! Then, once together, how can the younger ones be kept still and quiet? Is there a proven “formula” for families to use in their devotional time?
This week’s message is vital to understanding how fathers and mothers can work together in homeschooling their children. Bob Newhouse previously shared the importance of parents responding to God’s calling them to home education and His priorities.
Chris and Anne Hogan teach on the five aspects of a Person, Partner, Parent, Provider, and Proclaimer. They show how the Lord works through each area to bring a family together and to show Himself strong.
For everyone in the battle, there will be good days and bad. In light of eternity, how do we keep one hard day from wiping out our reward? Wouldn’t it save a lot of time and trouble if we decided ahead of time where to go for encouragement when the day seems long, and the sky looks dark?
In this message, Chris Hogan explains how to leave a legacy through your children. He shares how to instill in them a love for the Word of God and how to set priorities in order for them to have ultimate success in their lives.
In this message, Mike Davis speaks straight to the heart of the husbands. Do you want to have oneness with your wife? Do you want her to be submissive to your authority? Are you feeling a missing link in your relationship? Learn and apply the key to understanding your wife’s heart.
"The Bible is full of stories of men and women who did great things for God, but didn’t finish strong." This is a message for patriarchs, a message explaining how to finish as Jacob finished, worshiping, blessing, resting in the promise of salvation.
Real friendship takes courage. In this humorous yet informative message, Chris Hogan identifies the need to be courageous and shares about the concept of quieting your soul. The stories from his marriage as well as others’ will benefit you in your relationships!
What takes place in those early chapters of revelation between the bad news about the church and the bad news about the Antichrist? In this message of encouragement for today's Christians, Doug Small speaks on a source of glory and praise that is often overlooked in Scripture.
What a motivation to know that God comissions us to bear His name. No wonder that Satan tries his best to destroy the reputation of God in our life through compromises that we know are not in line with Scripture.
Blind spots: as Jim Sammons frankly confesses, we all have them, yet we cannot see them—and left unchecked they may very well bring sorrow and chastening. Sooner or later our character flaws must be dealt with.
What is God's Law? How can you use it to witness? Ray Comfort has discovered the secrets for effective evangelism. These “secrets,” found by reading the Scriptures and studying the lives of successful evangelists, are shared with wit and wisdom.
“I simply will not lend to friends or co-sign for anyone.” Would you be willing to make a commitment such as this? By doing so, many have been spared the unforeseen grief that comes from lending to friends or relatives and co-signing for loans.
When Paul and Jenny Speed first gave their testimony of what the Lord had done for them during a Family Conference in Nashville, Tennessee, such conviction broke out that they were asked to share it again in Sacramento, California where this presentation was taped.
Reflecting on the rock solid faith of Joshua, Roger Magnuson confirms that the same convictions are in need of demonstration today. Naturally we hesitate to hold to our convictions when they are needed most!
"The Tabernacle is a step by step means of entering the Presence of God." In this second of a two-part message, Doug Small expounds in great detail on the Old Testament Tabernacle and its New Testament application.
How do you turn straying thoughts into a deeper experience of the freedom of Christ? Jim Sammons, like a battle hardened soldier, brings to light ten Biblical principles to use in escaping distraction and destruction in the trap of lust.
What is your driving force in life? The answer to this question has the power to dictate your thoughts, actions, and future. For Samson, strength became the impetus that led to great accomplishments, but also greater ruin. Solomon, in his pursuit for pleasure, only found emptiness and futility.
Christopher Sirard is an anesthesiologist. He and his wife Courtney have seven children. Many people think that, as a doctor, Christopher would have an ample supply and be able to live comfortably. However, this was not the case for the Sirards.
When someone says that America is or isn’t a Christian nation, does that statement make it so? Americans wondered the same thing in 1892. In the aftermath of the Civil War, the country may not have felt or looked like a Christian one.
Otto Koning tells the unbelievable true story of how God prepared the way for him, years in advance, to bring the long-awaited salvation message to a remote, canabalistic tribe—one which the mission board had not even known existed.
Christmas is a special time of year. As we celebrate the birth of our Savior, we also have a wonderful opportunity to reach others with our Savior’s love. Many people are especially receptive to the message of the Gospel during the Christmas season.
In the year 1900, Americans identified seventy-two things they deemed essential to happiness. By 1950 it was nearly 500 things. Do you realize the value then of what a born-again believer has found when he finds his all in Christ?! Christian, this is a cause for rejoicing!
Shepherds pasture their flocks on the high lush plains in the good seasons. However, when the harsh summer droughts come, the sheep must be taken to the higher cooler places which may require them to pass through the dark narrow valley or other uncomfortable terrain in order to get there.
How early in life can a son or daughter put into words the purpose God has put in their heart? As parents know, it varies between children but usually it's earlier than we think! Enter the joy of discovering the life purposes God has given your children.
Walls in relationships are tough, especially in the family. When you sense the enemy driving a wedge between you and another, what can you do? Bob Newhouse draws from word studies, object lessons, and the testimony of the Wilkes family to motivate us to fight for the relationships in our home.
Why would anyone choose the unconventional in life? John the Baptist was born to a line of high priests, and yet he chose to undergo his education in isolation in the desert. The training God gave him there was specific to his life work; it was exactly what he needed for his mission.
Chris Hogan includes his wife, Anne in this empowering message about achieving true success in our families. Be encouraged as you hear testimonies of the power of engrafting rhemas for each individual child in your family.
The need for loving communication doesn't disappear when we go on vacation. The setting was beautiful: Puerto Rico in April, but in the midst of a reality show with the Duggars, Chris and Anne Hogan still found themselves short on talking time!
Just as a bride may count the days till her wedding, we as the bride of Christ should be daily anticipating the return of our Bridegroom, Jesus Christ. In this message, Dan Brown will inspire you with truths of Scripture and captivating stories as he draws analogies from Scripture.