[display_podcast]This week, we take a look at recent poll regarding the frequency of how many American women are living with their significant others before marriage. According to the study, nearly half of American women between the ages of 15-44 experienced their first experience union, or living with their loved one, was via co-habitation, not marriage.Now, this doesn’t come as a huge surprise, as “living together” before marriage is becoming more and more commonplace. And it makes sens … [Read more...]
[display_podcast] Matthew 6:13b (NKJV) For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen. It’s one of the most beautiful verses in all of Scripture… which, ironically, may not actually be in the Bible (or at least, perhaps not in your translation of the Bible).But as you will learn in this podcast, it really doesn’t matter. Because what Matthew quite possibly did not write, Paul most certainly did. Ephesians 3:20-21 (NLT) 20 Now all glory to God, who is able, through his … [Read more...]
[display_podcast]Grammy award winning singer and songwriter Russ Taff calls into the show this week to discuss honesty in prayer, marriage, recovery and so much more!Russ loves the honesty found in Robert Duvall’s character in the 1998 movie, “The Apostle” (which featured his Grammy winning song, “Ain’t No Grave”) when he would say something like:“I screwed up again. Help me, Lord. That’s why you died – ‘cause I can’t do it without You.”Russ and I go back decades ago when we toure … [Read more...]
To purchase the entire Summit Lecture Series, Vol. 1 on DVD, go to: summit.orgIn most people, unresolved pain leads to widespread anger in our lives. Whether it’s from a broken family, pain caused by other Christians or other relational pain, there is huge potential for any unresolved pain to lead to anger and bitterness. And this pain, anger and bitterness can cause you to walk away and reject God.So, what can we do about this?The first step is to take your pain to God. Psalm 139 … [Read more...]
Reflections of Grace 24: Walking in the Spirit, Part 1: How To Walk in the Fruit of His Spirit on My Daily Journey?
[display_podcast]Galatians 5:22-23 Amp says: “But the fruit of the Holy Spirit the work which His presence within accomplishes is love, joy (gladness), peace, patience (an even temper, forbearance), kindness, goodness (benevolence), faithfulness, Gentleness (meekness, humility), self-control (self-restraint, continence). Against such things there is no law.How do we have self-control when we are angry? How do we persevere when we feel beaten down and are weary? How do we find patien … [Read more...]
[display_podcast] 15 See to it that no one comes short of the grace of God (Hebrews 12:15) To understand the grace of God, first we need to understand a few other things: justice and mercy. Justice is getting what you deserve, mercy is not getting all you deserve, and grace is getting something that you don’t deserve at all.An example: Let’s say we’re a star basketball player who violated curfew. We show up the next day at practice and the coach lays down the law. Justice is this: we … [Read more...]