What could happen when a church decides to continue steadfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers? An average church from the midwest was amazed to discover the answer.
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!
A reflective quoting of Romans 8:28 & 29 now and then is encouragement for any Christian. But these verses may go beyond a hopeful wish for escape from the sufferings of this "evil day." As Gabe Cleator meditated on their rich truths, he found something even more encouraging: their cont
In the final episode, Lew shares how the “show pen” is not about the horse impressing others, but about openly displaying the work and training of his master. For a Christian, this phase is about glorifying our Master, the Lord Jesus Christ.
After a horse has been drawn to the master, the next stage is to go from compliance to commitment. In this stage, the horse learns to become sensitive to its master’s will and responsive to his leading.
After receiving salvation, Keith found himself hungering for the Word of God. He also longed for others to experience the salvation he had received, so he passionately began spreading the Good News to those around him.
Born and raised in South Africa, Keith’s early years were marked by hardship. When his father succumbed to alcoholism and changed his behavior as a result, Keith’s mother filed for divorce. The broken state of Keith’s family caused him to turn to the world for fulfillment.
Keith Daniel, from South Africa, is an evangelist with the African Evangelistic Band. He experienced the life-transforming power of the Gospel at the age of 20, and his love for the Lord is evident and inspiring.
He was a student attending a university in her hometown. They met when he visited her church one Sunday—he was immediately attracted to her. She, however, was dating someone else in the congregation and was not interested in him at all.
In the last years of the previous century a remnant of God's people decided to stay with their sons and daughters through the social storm. The Cantrell family was one of them and today their children and grandchildren are reaping the rewards. The methods and processes they used worked!
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.
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.
When you’re hammering away at the construction site and hit the wrong nail, a co-worker may be watching—watching how you respond. When you and your family are on the mission field and working through things together, a native may be watching.
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.
Showing reverence to our husband does include having a useful process of appeal. Mrs. Walsh likens this to the role of radar, detecting the needs and weaknesses of the marriage. If the radar malfunctions, with fear or bitterness, serious consequences can be expected.
As much as I may want God's truth in my life, I may not be able to live it out. Why? Could it be I haven't gotten to the root of a lie I've heard about myself? Roots go deep. Be encouraged to go deep with God today.
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!
When a Christian finds himself surrounded by a world of evil, what is the basic strategy he can follow to keep himself and his family safely out of danger? Shocking as it may seem, the best defense can be offense.
Neither the ethical crisis America faces in this century, nor a potential reformation for its rescue, are without precedent in the history of our young country. There are earlier times in which chaos reigned.
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.
“We need to talk.” This is a statement that commonly rushes feelings of pain and strife into the being of husbands who are afraid to have a conversation with their emotional wives. How can a husband possibly understand the perspective of his wife?
Join Larry Guthrie as he shares a firsthand report of the blessings that come from giving honor to whom honor is due. For Larry and Lois, the need in front of them was the elderly at the nursing home in their small village.
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.
In the second chapter of Revelation, Jesus Christ lovingly exhorts the hard-working Christians of Ephesus to return to their first Love. In Matthew 22, He took the Pharisees and Sadducees of Israel back to the heart of the Law and the prophets: God’s love. Dr.
Many pastors, fathers, and families are under attack. Often the natural response can be one of surprise: “If I'm doing God's will, why don't things go smoothly?” To help answer this question, Gary Fraley looks at Luke chapters 1 and 2.
How does Jesus remind you of His everlasting love? It could be just waking up in the morning! Or, maybe it's a pink sunset, like it is for Janny Moore. Or the moon! Or a pair of mourning doves cooing atop a power line.
How do I know I've been called by God? Should I look for logical indications that support the call? Can I expect God to confirm my ministry after I get started? Otto Koning has a unique ability to answer these questions.
Take a walk with Karl Coke through the Tabernacle to understand where God is calling you. Find the delight of walking with God, understand the structure of the church, and expand your vision of ministry.
The real Christian life is one of abiding in Jesus Christ—without Christ you can do nothing. Many Christians have lost vitality in their spiritual lives because they just go through the motions but in reality are living lives that are severed from Jesus Christ.
Jim Logan's relationship with his father was a bitter one. He felt that nothing would ever take away the feelings of resentment toward him and the fear of further rejection from others. A miracle that saved him from committing suicide. Attending church. Moving away from home. The army.