God Transforming Lives, a 10-Stop Journey by George Barna

Research on How God Transforms Lives Reveals a 10-Stop JourneyMarch 17, 2011Six years after beginning what he assumed would be a relatively typical research process that sought to better understand how God transforms people’s lives, researcher George Barna discovered that he had tackled a deeply challenging and amazingly revealing journey. The product of his effort was the ability to identify some of the developmental processes, experiences, and obstacles that are common across the l … [Read more...]

A Word for the Weary: God Will Finish What He Started! by Lee Grady

The devil is busy trying to abort God’s promises. Hang on and keep believing.Here’s a trivia question: Which building project took the longest to complete?·A. The construction of the Pentagon.B. The carving of Mount Rushmore.C. The digging of the Panama Canal.D. The building of the Empire State Building.E. The carving and assembling of the Statue of Liberty.The answer is C. It took 31 years to dig the Panama Canal, mainly because that superhuman task was started and stopped … [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...]

Learning the Ways of the Ant by Robert Ricciardelli

The ant diligently works in unity with others and stores food in seasons of harvest. The ant is an initiator and does not need a task master in order for it to do the right things. It continues to work faithfully in all conditions, and when the storms of life destroy mountains of opportunity, they go and build another prosperous hill to work in. One of the smallest of God's creatures can become one of His greatest teachers. Wisdom comes to us as we consider and learn from the ways of the … [Read more...]

“Eleven Leadership Lessons from Tim Tebow’s Success” By Joseph Mattera

Like many others in the country, I have been closely following Tim Tebow’s journey from college to professional football, and I am thrilled with his incredible success in the NFL!Tebow was picked low in the first round of the college draft because of his supposed weaknesses as a passer. This was in spite of him winning the Heisman Trophy and leading his team to two BCS National Championships.Since his days as a college quarterback I have been impressed with his incredible leadership a … [Read more...]

Bono: 2006 National Prayer Breakfast Keynote Address

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The True Measure of Success in the Kingdom by Joseph Mattera

In our American culture we glorify results and performance. The measure of our success is often the level of positive response received, monies raised, and number of people we gather.In this article I am examining if the above view lines up with biblical standards since, if the measure of success stated above is correct, then many of the great biblical and historic heroes of the faith were really miserable failures!This topic has been especially important to me because, since 2003, I … [Read more...]