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...]

Big Bibles, High Flying Flags, or the Presence of Jesus? by Richard Dahlstrom

Sometimes, when I go to the movies, I can’t tell the film’s name 24 hours later.   It’s all gone: plot, players, why I bothered to spend $11 to sit in a dark room for two hours.  There are those few, though, that affected me so profoundly that, even now, 26 years later, I can still remember where I was when, unexpected, “The Mission”reshaped my soul.Having grown up in a conservative Christian home, I’d learned, by other names, notions of American Exceptionalism, and that white guys always w … [Read more...]

Unity Sees Brilliance in Diversity by Robert Ricciardelli

Look at creation and contemplate the glory of God and His message of unity in becoming one with Him as well as each other. For too long, we have been divided through the wrongful focus of our differences rather than coming together in the brilliance of our diversity. Supernatural fusion cannot be willed into being through the intentions and declarations of man. Divine unity can only be created through the presence and power of God within those who have surrendered their hearts to God. In Him we … [Read more...]

Victory Through Synergistic Collaboration by Robert Ricciardelli

You can create great victories through harmonious collaboration with others. This becomes a multiplying effect on everything you do, because it releases and mobilizes not only your own abilities but those of everyone on the team. If you trust the people you are working with, you will honor them while creating a safe environment. And all of you will be more likely to create synergistic relationships that realize amazing discoveries. True progress in life is a relay race and not a single event. If … [Read more...]

The Power of Partnership by James Ryle

 “Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their labor.” (Ecclesiastes 4:9).Partnership. It is often the single most determining factor in the difference between success and failure.Jesus illustrated the power of partnership when He “called the twelve to Himself, and began to send them out two by two, and gave them power over unclean spirits” (Mark.6:7). The Lord understands our need for support, and the inherent difficulties and dangers of being alone in ministry. … [Read more...]

Why I Refuse to Give Up on the Local Church by Lee Grady

This is not a time for gloom and doom. The church can shine its brightest in a dark hour.When my friend Ferrell Hardison moved to the town of Princeton, N.C., in 1990, he began pastoring a Pentecostal church with 70 people. Founded in 1918, it was a tired, aging congregation with a tiny budget. Ferrell was the 25th pastor to lead the church, and some of his predecessors had stayed only a year or two. Not exactly a young pastor’s dream job!Today, the church has a new name—The Bridge—and … [Read more...]

Even Sodom! by Francis Frangipane

(En Español)It is not God who hinders the healing of our land. Rather it is our apathy, our own unbelief, that keeps us from grasping the potential offered in the Gospel of Christ! Do not marvel when I say entire cities can be saved. The Scripture tells us that nations will come to our light and kings to the brightness of our rising! (Isaiah 60:1-3)All We Lack is Christlikeness!"He then began to denounce the cities in which most of His miracles were done, because they did not repent" … [Read more...]

The Community of the Called Out by James Ryle

“Except the Lord build the house, they labor in vain that build it; except the Lord keep the City, the watchman waketh but in vain” (Psalm 127:1).Man is a communal creature by design; we are not built to be alone. While some rare souls seek solace in the caverns of monastic retreat, the overwhelming majority of us are forever compelled toward community. It is how God has wired us.The question, then, is what kind of community do we seek? Like Abraham of old, we “seek a city, whose builder … [Read more...]

Spirit of Love, Power, and a Sound Mind by Robert Ricciardelli

So many people today are living with less than God’s best because they’ve allowed fear to take root in their lives. Fear brings torment, can paralyze us, and keep us from our upward calling. God has not given us a spirit of fear but He has given us a Spirit of love, power, and a sound mind. God's power in you is greater than any power that comes against you. You can make the choice today to close the door on fear, and meditate on the promises of God. Listen for the Voice of Truth that overcomes f … [Read more...]

The Power of Treating Others Well by Robert Ricciardelli

The way you treat others has a direct impact on the effectiveness of your prayers, and the prayers of those who live righteously are powerful. When we aren't treating others with love, honor, and kindness, then we aren't allowing His righteousness to operate through us. We will realize a major power shortage in prayer and in life when we do not treat others well. We should seek wisdom and understanding in considering the needs of others. Forgive others, treat them kindly, and the power of God … [Read more...]


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