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

Counseling · Prophecy

How to Biblically Cast Vision for Individuals Part I

Vision casting is all the rage within churches these days. The question: is vision casting even Biblical? If it is, what kind of vision casting is Biblical? Is vision casting just for groups like churches, or can it be for families and even individuals? These questions could become a doctoral dissertation. I’m just going to… Continue reading How to Biblically Cast Vision for Individuals Part I

Church · First fruits · Generosity · Give · Money · Tithe

15 Myths about Giving and Church Part III

This is part three of three of a series of 15 myths about giving and church. You can read Part I and Part II here. Last week’s myths: money is evil anyway; I can give when I make more; God knows my heart; I can give what I have leftover; and I need to take… Continue reading 15 Myths about Giving and Church Part III

Christians · Church Life · Generosity · Give · Local Church · Money · Tithe

15 Myths about Giving and Church Part II

This is a three part series covering 15 myths about giving and church. Last week we looked at the first five: it’s my money; I’m too poor to give; I don’t give, but I serve; my church doesn’t need my money; and giving ends at 10%. This week we will cover five more myths about… Continue reading 15 Myths about Giving and Church Part II

Church · Finances · Give · Money

15 Myths about Giving and Church Part I

When it comes to giving financially to a local church, there are lots of myths that need to be debunked. Many people have preconceived thoughts that God has addressed in His Word. We all tend to find ourselves having bought into one or more of these myths at some point in time. Here are the… Continue reading 15 Myths about Giving and Church Part I

Christ like · Jesus · Ministry · Others First · Serve

4 Ways to Serve Others Like Jesus Served You

Christians are called to serve others. They are called to give their lives as an act of service because Jesus served them (Matthew 25:34-40). Our service flows out of being served by Jesus because His life was a life of service (Matthew 20:28). We can learn how to serve others by how Jesus served us.… Continue reading 4 Ways to Serve Others Like Jesus Served You