Beliefs Determine Behavior by James Ryle

“Be careful how you think; your life is shaped by your thoughts” (Proverbs 4:23 GNB).Solomon’s proverbial insight are as relevant today as ever before. “Be careful how you think,” he tells us, “your life is shaped by your thoughts.” In the New Testament we are told by the apostle Paul that our lives are transformed by the “renewing of our minds”(Romans 12:2).In other words, beliefs determine behavior.We are living in historic times – times that require deep conviction and decisive cou … [Read more...]

We are Created to Live in Joy and Peace by Robert Ricciardelli

We have been created for contentment, peace, and joy in whatever condition of life we are experiencing. This can only happen supernaturally through faith in a God who is always with us and who will never leave us. Faith in a God who gives us the ability to accept the things we cannot change, and a God who gives us strength, wisdom, and courage to change the things we can. There are things in life we will never change and we certainly cannot change people. We can however change ourselves through … [Read more...]

The Experience Beyond Belief by Robert Ricciardelli

It is important for people to go beyond their belief in God, so that they may truly move into the experiential presence of God. The power of God comes through the experience of our active participation with Spirit, and power can never be realized through just the knowledge of God. We can deepen our experience in God through relationship, prayer, and the divine applications of both the receiving and the giving of forgiveness. The God of eternity operates in the present moment, the now of today. … [Read more...]

Perception: Creating Your Reality by Alan Smith

Matt. 12:22-24: Then one was brought to Him who was demon-possessed, blind and mute; and He healed him, so that the blind and mute man both spoke and saw. And all the multitudes were amazed and said, "Could this be the Son of David?" Now when the Pharisees heard it they said, "This fellow does not cast out demons except by Beelzebub, the ruler of the demons."Perception: what a “word”! How can this “word” be worthy of writing about, you might ask? Well, I believe this “word” is the most … [Read more...]

Spirit That Happens to Have a Body by Robert Ricciardelli

We must see ourselves more as a spirit in a body rather than a body that happens to have a spirit. The body will eventually give way, but it is the spirit that lives on. We must engage our eternal minds with the mind of God when setting goals for our lives. To confine our attention to terrestrial matters would be to limit our human spirit, while limiting our cooperation with the Spirit of God. Everyone has a spirit that can be refined, a body that can be trained, and a divine pathway to follow. … [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...]

The Unshakeable Kingdom by Francis Frangipane

As the year 2011 comes to a close, it is hard to be unaffected by the massive earthquakes that occurred these past years. Remember, it was just 2004 when the great South Asian Tsunami roared along the Indian ocean, suddenly rising and striking the coastlines of nine nations. Over 250,000 people died and millions more were left grieving and homeless. Scientists tell us that this great disaster not only changed the landscape of Asia, it actually caused the planet to wobble on its axis.But the … [Read more...]

Your Greatest Hiding Place by Robert Ricciardelli

Have you ever felt like hiding under a rock, or just getting away from it all? Sometimes we need a place of safety, a place of rest when we feel overwhelmed by the circumstances of life. God has the perfect hiding place for you, where the enemies of your soul can never find you. You no longer have to hide in your work, relationships, or addictions, for God has given you the perfect hiding place, Himself. He is your Rock of Refuge, and you can call upon His name at anytime as He is always with … [Read more...]

Hope for Despairing Christians by Tony Campolo

Hope for Despairing Christians In A World That is Getting Worse and Worse by Tony CampoloBy Tony CampoloFor many Evangelical Christians, the normative attitude is to view world history with despair. Most have been led to believe that forces of darkness are increasingly raising havoc in the world as we move toward the end of history. Many have grown up believing that evil will become more and more pronounced in the last days, and the demonic forces of darkness more and more evident in … [Read more...]


CLOSE | X

HIDE | X