Learning To Pray For The Sick My congregation and I have been going through a verse by verse study of the book of Mark. As...
7 Prayer Points Jesus Used In The Lord's Prayer The Lord’s Prayer also commonly called the Our Father prayer by Catholics was never meant to...
Is The Five Fold Ministry A Fad? Many times in Christian circles there are terms that are thrown around that become popular but the average...
Many people come to this website because they saw a link about how to tell if your dream is from God or about Christian...
Finding Topics For a Bible Study As a pastor, coming up with Bible study topics comes as second nature to me. I have been doing...
What does it mean to be a good steward of the gifts God gives you?
Read this in-depth and thoughtful approach to the painful subject of divorce.
5 ways you can build audacious courage in your life
Learn what the 2 types of atonement are in the Bible
Maintaining our Christian priorities and finding balance in life is sometimes a hard thing to find. I have found it quite difficult as a...
Rise up to the next level in your spiritual life by advancing from a just a Christ follower to a disciple of Jesus.
Stop looking at the wounds you have suffered by others. Lift up your eyes and focus on Jesus.
I want to show that God has more for you in this life than just wholeness. More than just to give you back what was lost. More than to just give you freedom from all the things that have held you back, but His purposes were far greater than that. He wants to have an intimate relationship with you personally.
Have you desired to have a real relationship with God but it always seemed to be one way where you are doing the speaking and you are wondering if what you are saying is hitting the ceiling or getting to where God is hearing? Well I hope I am able to give you some insight on whether or not you are hearing God and give you some tips on how to hear God.
The majority of people in the world believe that as long as we live a good life that God will shine down upon us and grant us a ticket on that long black train heading to heaven. But is this really true?
Is Christ returning soon? Check out these biblical signs of Christ's return and decide for yourself!
Paul speaking to the church in Corinth called the church the bride of Christ. 2 Corinthians 11:2 For I am jealous for you with the jealousy of God himself. I promised you as a pure bride to one husband—Christ. Do you love the bride?
Take a journey with me and we will look at how Jesus not only was transparent about what He was about to face, but shared with everyone what we will face if we are to be sincere and dedicated followers of Him.
The first thing we need to realize as we are seeking God for boldness is that boldness comes from the realization that we are not alone. God will grant you boldness if you ask.
The sin of faultfinding and being critical can tear up churches, marriages, and friendships. It turns molehills into mountains. People who have a critical spirit are usually very negative about life and cannot see the blessings that God has given all around them. They are focused on the negative rather than the positive. Learn how you can overcome a critical spirit and enjoy all the good things God has for you in life.
We all want to be on the mountaintop. No one likes the spiritual desert. We feel that we are on top of everything and that nothing can stop us. Jesus was not immune to spiritual deserts but He was tempted just like the rest of us and Satan tried to use that temptation against Christ just like he tries to use it against us. However, just as God used the temptation of Christ in the desert, it is in our own spiritual desert times that God works in us the deep things of life.
Whether we realize it or not, God has placed stones of remembrance in the midst of our world today as well. Fined out the 3 types of stones of remembrance that are still part of our lives today.
In our society, and especially in Christian circles, there is probably not one word more emotionally charged with negativity than the word sin. But what does sin really mean? What is the biblical definition of sin?
There's no way we're going to agree with or like every leader out there - but does that give us a free pass to not pray for them?
I have been serving the Lord as a pastor since 1988. Over the years my method of studying the Bible has grown and developed into a method that I believe will be of extreme benefit to you. Since I have decided to start to teach everyone how to do the things I do, I thought that sharing with you my method of studying the scripture would be a great topic to share with you.
I thought it might be a good idea to write a post that gives a basic understanding to people as to why Christians think abortion is murder
History is filled with men and women who were called mad by the world because of their zeal for God. Hudson Taylor, David Livingstone, William Carey, William Seymour, General William Booth, Aimee Semple McPherson and many others. All of these people were accused of being mad, and ridiculed for their passion for Jesus. However who really were the mad ones? Find out the answer to this question and how you too can be filled with zeal for God.
I was a rock and roller who God graciously drew unto himself. And I mean graciously because I didn't deserve it. Because of that, I fell in love with Jesus. I was the sinner who was forgiven much. And even though I didn't realize it at the time, because of that love, I became a worshiper.
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Have you ever wondered if you are spiritually mature? Does the bible speak of spiritual maturity and how to tell if you or someone else are as grown up as they think they are? Find out in this great Bible teaching.
Understanding the will of God doesn't have to be hard. Take a look at these 8 tips to help you understand God's will.
World famous evangelist Billy Graham is warning Christians to be careful about the dangers of debt, because it can be "like a millstone around your neck."
It really hurts when people disappoint us. Learn how to overcome this pain and move on in your life with these 3 simple but profound steps.
I have been studying the Bible online now for over 10 years. I used to have a big library with hundreds of books to use in my Bible study. Now all of those books and resources are available online. What cost me thousands of dollars when I first started in ministry in 1988, now they are available for free if you know where to look.
Here are 3 foundational precepts that will help you to allow God to renew your mind.
Why does God want us to worship Him? Could it be that the reason is so simple that we fail to see it?
Worship is not just something we do as a warm up act for the preaching of the Bible. It is something that we do that has just as much importance as the preaching of the Bible. It is an expression of love, gratitude ,and reverence from our heart towards God. Here are 5 beautifully biblical expressions of worship you use to express your love to God.
I would just like to encourage you to recapture the lost art of biblical meditation. Start taking time to meditate upon the good things in your life, upon the word of God, and to meditate upon God himself and His presence in your life.
We were created with the ability to show our love, thanks, joy, in many different creative ways. Thus we were made with the ability to worship God. Here are a few of the biblical reasons to worship.
A Christian is called to be a light wherever He goes, whether he or she is at home, at work, at the mall, at the gym or in school. But does our identity as Christians change when we are not physically present somewhere?
As we move on to try to start a new life, now is the time to take a look at those wounds of the past and find the freedom and healing that is available from Jesus through forgiveness.
God has given each and every one of us a unique message to bring to this world. It is a message of hope, faith, and a relationship with a gracious and loving God. Here are 3 ways God is building your story.
I just want to encourage you to take a deep breath, quiet your heart and emotions and listen to the still small voice of the Lord concerning the issue of dating while one of you is only separated.
Don't let hyper-spiritual people take your congregation down the road to brokenness.
Let me ask you a question. When is the last time you thought about the return of Christ?
As a native-born North Carolinian now living in Upstate NY, I have been paying close attention to the HB2 debate that is constantly being batted around in social media and on the news. In all of the debate, there is one thing that people are missing.
I want to share with you 7 powerful ways I have used and you can use to bring the reality of Pentecost Sunday into your life and the life of the church.
Are you ready to allow God to show you that He is still alive, still active in the affairs of man, and still wants to hear prayers and do things that cannot be explained by natural means?
I want to encourage you. Not because you are somehow missing it or a failure in your Christian life, but I want to encourage you to overcome. I want to encourage you to walk by faith and not by sight everyday,
Let me encourage you in your own spiritual walk and share with you some of the things I have learned about how the enemy attacks you and how you can overcome them.
Will you stop being content with just hearing about the wondrous things of God and resolve to walk back into his unfailing love and mercy so that you can see with your own eyes these things?
Have you been going along in your spiritual life and the duties that go along with it; church attendance, Bible study, prayer, ect. and all of a sudden you are no longer satisfied with the status quo? Maybe it is time for you as it is time for me to start crying out for another spiritual meal from the Lord.
There is a disease, a viral infection that has swept through the body of Christ. It is no respecter of persons, places, denomination or creed.
The topic of suicide is not addressed very often in Christian circles and when it is, it is usually coupled with very emotional responses that are not reasoned out very well.
Helping someone with depression is part of doing the works of Jesus. He came to heal the brokenhearted.
I have had a lot of people over the years ask me what I thought about taking communion at home. Is it biblical? What does God think?
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If you are going to see your heart become soft and ready for the Lord to do His work in you, then you are going to have to once again understand how big God’s grace and mercy is.
The 8 beatitudes both encourage us and challenge us to stretch in our faith. Just remember as you ask God to make you more like Jesus, that you are also to keep in mind that you need His grace to accomplish these teachings of Jesus.
I have many people ask me how to choose a good church. It is not a simple question to answer because churches vary as much as people do. However there are some ingredients that make up a good church that I find common in every healthy church regardless of denomination or lack thereof. Here are 4 biblical tips to help you choose a good church.
The silent treatment is the act or behavior of someone who is completely ignoring another person. This behavior is normally associated with the communication of disapproval or punishment of the person being ignored.
Even in our spiritual life, we want speed. We want speedy church services. Speedy answers to prayer. Faster ways to look up scriptures. The list goes on. Here are a few tips when learning how to wait on the Lord.
If we limit ourselves to what Christ did, or what Christ is going to do, then we will miss all the wonderful benefits of being children of the resurrection in the present age. Here are 6 ways the resurrection of Jesus transforms our lives today.
Dancing has been stigmatized in the church as something that is worldly or carnal or it has been hyper-spiritualized to the point that it is only allowed if you are somehow taken over by the Spirit of God. Here are 5 reasons to dance before the Lord as part of a healthy spiritual life.
Ever since I was a little boy I have heard people talk about making choices based on the lesser of two evils. A few years back I had an experience that caused me to stop and evaluate whether or not that mentality is a godly mentality or just a worldly way to justify making a poor decision.
You can overcome the "B" word. The reason I know is because I overcame bitteness and if God will do it for me, He will do it for you!
It is the process that we see in the life of King David that for me is so inspiring. Find out how God used this process to prepare him for his destiny and how God is using that same process in preparing you for your destiny!
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We need all 3 types of healing to be understood and offered to this world. It truly is an important subject that Jesus modeled for us while He was here on this earth.
Ladies, don't sell your spiritual birthright for a bowl of stew. Don't marry a man that doesn't deserve you.
The cross was not a religious symbol that was revered or celebrated but during the time of Christ it was a symbol of suffering and shame. Once again I am sharing with my church the basics of the Christian faith. The cross of Christ is central to that faith. I ask you when is the last time that you have heard a message about the cross of Christ? There are certain subjects that seem to fall by the wayside when the hearts of those in the church have grown cold and there are subjects that come to life when the hearts of those in the church are passionate about Jesus and His gospel. Why the Cross is important in Christianity is one of those subjects.
Part of following Jesus is doing the things that He did. Part of following Jesus is caring about the things that He cared about. It is clear from the scriptures that divine healing is one of those things.
See, when I look at Mark I get scared. Not of Mark. Of my own self.
But what does a Culture of Honor even look like? Where do I get that from? And how do I even implement it when there seems to be a true lack of honor that is abounding all around?
The empowerment of the Holy Spirit has one purpose. To enable us to walk in supernatural ways so we can use that supernatural power to be a witness of the reality that God is with us. Learn how you can be empowered by the Holy Spirit today.
What do we do to keep the flames of fire burning in our spirit? Here are 9 ways that will help you keep those revival fires burning.
Here is a list of 10 traits that you should look for in deciding if you or somebody else has an apostolic calling.
Why does Donald Trump appeal to Evangelical Christians?
This is not a list of things to do per se, but instead is a list of strategies that if you will apply those strategies, it will transform your life and you will see God move in ways you haven't seen before.
How do you tell if God is opening a door or not in the first place?
What do you do when people who are part of the church hurt you? How do you deal with the pain and find the place of healing?
Every year we go through the tradition of evaluating the past year and making decisions for our upcoming year. This year I would like to encourage you to think outside the box concerning your Christian New Year's resolutions.
I want to share with you 6 things I learned to do to make the the upcoming year better than the last year.
I believe that God gives dreams. I question whether or not believers are the ones that need dream interpreters.
Here are 7 ways to draw closer to God and make the devil run like....
All of us have dreams. The question is whether or not any of these dreams are the type of dreams that are sent to us by God to communicate with us.
What if it was you that was doing your normal job and an angel appeared to you? Would you react like the shepherds at Christmas?
Why did God choose Joseph to be the earthly father of Jesus? Was there something special about him that made him God's choice?
Are you looking for guidance on how to enter into your next spiritual assignment? Check out these 10 steps you can take to get there.
Learn how you can experience more of the supernatural power of God in your life today!
Why Did God Choose Mary? What Was So Special About Her?
Are we just trying to keep the name Christ in the word Christmas or do we really want a Christ centered Christmas?
I want to give you 6 things out of Psalm 103 to help you remember that God is good by remembering all the good things He has done for us.
If we are going to be all that God has created us to be then we must become a group of people that give the guarantees of love, acceptance, and forgiveness.
I want to give you 5 biblical ways you can make your church more interactive and thus communicate the gospel in a way that resonates with today's generation.
If you ask me, these spiritual blessings from God in the heavenly places have great earthly value as well!
I have decided to follow Jesus no matter the cost! I hear the beat of His drum. How about you?
Can good actually come out of pain and suffering? Learn how to turn your pain and suffering into something that has meaning!
How do you make good decisions in life as a Chrisitan? Here are a couple of tips that will work in any situation!