Martin Luther once dreamed that the devil was listening to reports from his agents on the progress they were making against the Kingdom of God. One reported, "A company of Christians were crossing the desert, and I loosen the lions on them, and all were lost." The devil replied,
Because you are in Christ, EVERY ONE of these statements is true of you.
• I am loved. 1 John 3:3
• I am accepted. Ephesians 1:6
• I am a child of God. John 1:12
• I am Jesus' friend. John 15:14
• I am a joint heir with Jesus, sharing His inheritance with Him. Romans 8:17
• I am united with
Excerpt from the Story of the Skin Horse
“The Skin Horse had lived longer in the nursery than any of the others. He was so old that his brown coat was bald in patches and showed the seams underneath, and most of the hairs in his tail had been pulled out to string bead necklaces. He was wise, for
A burglar broke into a house one night. He shone his flashlight around, looking for valuables, and when he picked up a CD player to place in his sack, a strange, disembodied voice echoed from the dark saying, "Jesus is watching you".
He nearly jumped out of his skin, clicked his
FACTS ABOUT PERSECUTION OF CHRISTIANS:
* More Christians were martyred in the 20th century than in all other centuries combined.
* Currently over 200 million Christians are being persecuted worldwide.
* 70 percent of the world's population lives in a religiously intolerant environment.
You make a choice of which will one you leave behind to others - Blessings or Curses.
Jonathan Edwards, was a Puritan Preacher in the 1700s. He was one of the most respected preachers in his day. He attended Yale at the age of thirteen and later went on to become the president of Princeton
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How do we find rest through the chaotic mess the accuser continually throws at society? By coming, believing and trusting with the faith of a child!
By trusting in our God given measure of faith and realizing everything is going to be alright, because God says it will and that’s enough!
AT WHAT AGE SHOULD A PASTOR RETIRE? TEN DIAGNOSTIC QUESTIONS
There are a lot of Baby Boomer pastors and Christian leaders around. And it’s cliché, but they aren’t getting any younger. It’s a quiet question that many are asking, but they are asking it nonetheless: What age should I
The Leadership Principles of Jesus.
• Jesus was willing to invest in people others would have dismissed.
(Consider the disciples. They were not the “religious” elite, yet Jesus used them to start His church).
• Jesus released responsibility and ownership in a ministry.
(Jesus sent the disciples
When this coronavirus Is over and life returns to normal, may we never, ever take for granted again.....
* A handshake or a kind word from a stranger
* A hug from a friend
* Worshipping with other believers in a crowded church service
* A boring night at home
* Full shelves at the grocery
In just a short time, just like He did with the plagues of ancient Egypt, God has taken away everything that we worship as an idol in place of Him. It is as if God were screaming for a world to hear,
You want to worship ATHLETES? I will shut down the stadiums.
You want to worship MUSICIANS?
A boy asked his father, “Dad, what is the size of God? How big is He?”
The Father looked up at the sky and saw a little plane In the far distance and asked his son, “What is the
Size of the plane in the sky?”
The boy replied, “It is really small. I can hardly see it in the sky."
When the Spanish explorer Hernando Cortez landed at Vera Cruz, Mexico in 1519 he was intent on conquest. To assure the devotion of his men, Cortez set fire to his fleet of eleven ships! With no means of retreat, Cortez’s army had only one direction to move, into the Mexican interior.
Do you know the name of Yuri Gagarin??
The year was 1961 and this Russian cosmonaut was the first human to travel into space. After circling the earth, the atheistic astronaut came back and declared that he looked outside his capsule and didn’t see God anywhere.
To which Dr. W. A. Criswell
In the forests of Northern Europe lives the ermine, a small animal best known for his snow-white fur, which is his protection and security. Instinctively, he protects his glossy coat with great care lest it become soiled. Hunters often capitalize on this trait. Instead of setting a mechanical trap
Satan tempts us in three separate ways according to I John 2:15-16:
"The lust of the flesh is the desire to DO something apart from the will of God.
The lust of the eyes is the desire to HAVE something apart from the will of God.
The pride of life is the desire to BE something apart from
A father and son were driving down a country road and saw a watermelon patch a little way off the highway.
The father told his son to keep a lookout while he went to get a melon. He snuck into the patch, took a melon and called to the boy, "Is anyone coming? Look both ways."
Here is a unique, moving story about "MERCY" from the Second World War:
The American pilot glanced outside his cockpit and froze. He blinked hard and looked again, hoping it was just a mirage. But his co-pilot stared at the same horrible vision.
“Dear God, this is a nightmare,” the
Think of what Bartimaeus saw when he received his sight! Think of the wonders of seeing for the first time a crowd of human beings just like himself, the walls and palm-tree groves of Jericho, the sky, so blue above him, and the hills of Moab in the distance. But that was not the first thing that
We all know and love the Beatitudes for what they mean to our own personal lives, but recently I sensed the Lord leading me to write down how these guidelines for Kingdom citizens affected the lives of married couples. The results were received very powerfully by our amazing church family: