Attitude of One Who Reigns by Alan Smith

Click here to watch video teaching.Rom. 5:16-17: For if, by the trespass of the one man, death reignedthrough that one man, how much more will those who receive God's abundant provision of grace and of the gift of righteousness reign in lifethrough the one man, Jesus Christ. (NIV)To reign in life: what a perception!  Can you truly rule and reign over your circumstances of life?  When you look at this verse, you see that either “death” will reign or “life” will reign.  I think I would p … [Read more...]

For Dreams to Come True by Francis Frangipane

(En Español)Just because we walk and talk does not mean we are truly awake. Zechariah was not sleeping when an angel roused him "as a man who is awakened from his sleep" (Zech. 4:1). Perhaps we too need to be shaken from our slumber to possess the promises of God!Amazingly, in spite of all the signs, wonders, and warnings announcing that we are truly in the last days, Jesus said there will also be a mysterious drowsiness that we must discern and overcome. Indeed, immediately after … [Read more...]

Designed as Builders by Dudley Hall

Unless the Lord builds the house, those who build it labor in vain. Psalms 127:1a (ESV)God is a builder. We are created in his image and thus are builders by design. Everyone is building a house with the materials he or she has been given. The house is relational rather than physical. It is made up of "children" as descendants. Of course this means more than biological children. It includes all those who are in our sphere of influence and who look to us for some measure of input. … [Read more...]

The #1 Reason Why Christian Marriages Fail by Lee Grady

The Bible tells men to treat their wives as equals. But in a machismo culture, this is easier said than done.Whenever I travel to Latin America I usually carry a pair of handcuffs in my suitcase. I use them as a visual aid when I’m preaching about the machismo attitude that is so prevalent in that region. I remind everyone in the audience that esposa, the word for wife in Spanish, is the same word used for handcuffs.Esposas. Why would the word for wife be the same word for a form of bon … [Read more...]

Where’s This Headed? The Importance of Trajectory by Richard Dahlstrom

I was on a morning walk recently with some friends in the mountains, and met someone on the walk who was visiting one of our neighbors.  We had a delightful conversation about the different things we’d done with our lives.  I told him that prior to living in Seattle I ran an outdoor program that was a blend of “Outward Bound” and “Bible Teaching”.  (For those interested in such a program today, the best one I know of is in Austria, and you can learn of it here).  Then, right there, with the sun b … [Read more...]

God Never Changes, But We Do by Robert Ricciardelli

We have heard it said that God never changes, and that is eternally true. He is always loving, forgiving, truthful, merciful, graceful, compassionate, slow to anger, and faithful. But God can sometimes change His mind about a situation due to the prayerful requests of His children. If there is a situation that He chooses not to change, He still responds by changing us in the midst of our tough circumstances. He knows what is best for us, and when we receive His best with humility and a thankful … [Read more...]

Freedom From the Enemy Called Self by Robert Ricciardelli

Being transformed into the image of God is a process of being disenchanted with our deceptive ego, realizing how deficient it really is. The only way people can ever be freed from their fears is to be freed from themselves. There is a direct association between the amount of fear in our lives and the amount of attachment we have to ourselves. The person who is beyond fear has given up the need to control or possess. This person knows who they are in the eyes of God, nothing more and nothing … [Read more...]

Prayer: The Unceasing Reign of God by Robert Ricciardelli

You can never go wrong when you approach prayer in complete honesty and humility. Talk honestly with God. Don't give God who you think you are supposed to be, but give yourself to Him in your nakedness, who you really are in the present moment. Praying without ceasing is having a God consciousness through all of life, including our distractions, anger, and controls. Instead of a self centered monologue, our life becomes a God centered dialogue that sees everything in front of us in all of its … [Read more...]

3 Reasons Why Faithful is the New Radical by Daniel Darling

If there is anything that marks my generation of leaders, it’s the desire to be “radical”—to violently overthrow old paradigms. We want to shake up the status quo in the church, in government, in business, in philanthropy. And this is good.By and large millennial Christians want offer lives in service to God and others by offering new and creative solutions. This is good.But if I could speak a word of caution, from one rabble-rouser to another, I would say that sometimes the most radi … [Read more...]

Focus On the Light by Rick Joyner

We know from Scripture that with unity there is a multiplication of spiritual authority. There is the Biblical testimony that one can put a thousand to flight, but two can put ten thousand to flight. The Lord also taught that if any two could agree, then it would be done for them. Of course, this agreement is more than just an intellectual assent to a matter; rather it implies an actual and deep union between the two. This takes an investment in both the matter that we are uniting about and the … [Read more...]