Christian Disciplines · Christians · Jesus · Satan · Temptation

Be Aware of Satan’s Attacks

We need to know our enemy and how he works. If we know who Satan is and how he works, we can use this to our advantage. We can be prepared for temptations and attacks. Matthew 4:1-11 gives us the story of the temptation of Jesus. Satan tempts Jesus and we can see how he… Continue reading Be Aware of Satan’s Attacks

Big Eva · Justice · Theology

How to Beat the Big Eva Shell Game

For years something has gone on in Big Eva (big/popular evangelicalism) that a lot of us have issues with. For a lot of us, there has been a struggle to know how things got where they are, or when they turned. Guys like Ed Stetzer, Tim Keller, David Platt and others that many of us… Continue reading How to Beat the Big Eva Shell Game

Fellowship · Friendship · Glory of God

Friendship is Different than Christian Fellowship

Real friendships are valuable these days. Although many have friendships which are only skin deep in our technological age,  a true friend is definitely priceless. If you have a good friend or two, you are blessed. There is a large difference between friendship and Christian fellowship. We need to be aware of distinction, appreciate both… Continue reading Friendship is Different than Christian Fellowship

Jesus

Sold Out by a Friend? Jesus Can Help!

If you have lived for any length of time, you have been sold out by someone. What do I mean by sold out? This is someone who claimed to be your friend, claimed to care about you, love you, and be with you – then they turned on you. They abandoned you, left you, or… Continue reading Sold Out by a Friend? Jesus Can Help!

Christ · Faith · Jesus · Old Testament · Prophecy

Jesus’ Fulfilled Prophecies Build Our Faith

There are times we may struggle with the question, “Is Jesus really Who He said He was?” There are several ways that we can tackle this question. One great way is to see how many prophecies He fulfilled. There are around 456 verses in the Old Testament that prophecy or foretell the coming of the… Continue reading Jesus’ Fulfilled Prophecies Build Our Faith

Blessing · Church · Church Life · Encouragement

Attending Church Gives You Courage to Face Life

The reality is that we all need courage to face life. We all have some issues – whether emotional, relational, physical, mental, spiritual, and/or financial. We have events and seasons in life when we need the courage to press on and do so well. Where can you get that courage? My contention is that you… Continue reading Attending Church Gives You Courage to Face Life

Church · Church Life · Encouragement

Attending Church Gives You Courage to Face Life

The reality is that we all need courage to face life. We all have issues whether emotional, relational, physical, mental, spiritual, or financial. We have events and seasons in life when we need the courage to press on and do so well. Where can you get that courage? My contention is that you can get… Continue reading Attending Church Gives You Courage to Face Life

Cain · Counseling · Foretelling · Forthtelling · Prophecy · Prophets · Reap what you sow · Vision · Vision Casting

How to Biblically Cast Vision for Individuals Part IV

This is the last of our four-part series on casting vision for individuals. You can read about how to point individuals back to God here, the example of God casting vision for Cain here, and a case study of how to specifically cast vision here. USING OTHERS TO SEE WHAT THEY CAN’T Something to consider… Continue reading How to Biblically Cast Vision for Individuals Part IV

Cain · Counseling · Foretelling · Forthtelling · Prophecy · Prophets · Reap what you sow · Vision · Vision Casting

How to Biblically Cast Vision for Individuals Part III

This is a four-part series on casting visions for individuals. Often people want to know what their futures look like. We can help them by casting a vision for them. You can read Part I and Part II. Today we will provide a case scenario of how to cast vision for an individual. AN EXAMPLE… Continue reading How to Biblically Cast Vision for Individuals Part III

Cain · Counseling · Foretelling · Forthtelling · Reap what you sow · Vision · Vision Casting

How to Biblically Cast Vision for Individuals Part II

This is a four-part series on how to cast vision for individuals. Last week we saw that most vision casting should call people back to what God has already commanded, and not focus so much on trying to see the future. We also noted that vision casting should be more general than specific, especially if… Continue reading How to Biblically Cast Vision for Individuals Part II