By Dave Furman on Sep 24, 2016
God delivered me from the darkness of despair through my friends and family as they shared their hope with me. I’m not talking about a shove-it-in-your-face kind of “sharing.” They didn’t try to explain all my problems away or attempt to explain all of God’s intentions for my suffering.
By Nathan Aaseng on Dec 26, 2014
In our information-saturated age, your listeners have all the gems of wisdom they need, far more than they can process.
By Randy Alcorn on Oct 9, 2017
"In times of doubt, difficulty, and trials, our fundamental beliefs about God and our faith are revealed. So how can Christians find faith in the midst of doubt? How can they trust God’s plan when their lives seem out of His control, and prayers seem to go unanswered or, sometimes it feels, even unheard?"
By David Lose on Dec 20, 2013
Instead of demanding repentance, what if you invited people into it?
By Sherman Cox on Nov 7, 2014
We want to give people hope, but why should we shield them from the pain of living?
By Erik Raymond on Jul 2, 2018
Take heart! There's one big reason our preaching is not in vain, and three more after that!
By David Lose on Mar 31, 2015
Fear and joy, despair and hope, doubt and faith--these are the two sides of our lives in this world.
By Brandon Cox on Nov 7, 2017
Mourning with those affected by the devastating events that took place last Sunday in Sutherland Springs, Texas.
By Rick Malm on Aug 16, 2014
One acronym, four great suggestions to buff up your message.
By Randy Alcorn on Dec 7, 2017
"If a young man without modern medicine and dying of an excruciating disease could make choices that brought him happiness in Christ, surely we can too."
By David Lose on Jun 5, 2014
There's nothing more resistant to purposeful, hopeful action in the present than nostalgia, the longing for a bygone era.
By Ron Edmondson on Mar 14, 2017
Getting a new person started in a good way is probably equal to finding the right people – especially if we hope to keep them.
By Peter Mead on Aug 22, 2011
We preach hoping and praying for the message to mark and transform lives as it is preached. But what about after the sermon is over?
By Peter Mead on Aug 4, 2018
Peter Mead doesn't even mention the messianic hopes or the glimpses into the godhead--there are five other treasures.