Everyone needs the Lord. And no one is beyond saving. From an evil dictator to your annoying next-door neighbor . . . are you praying for your enemies?
There is something incredibly moving about the faithful testimony of someone who is in the process of being shipwrecked. When faith is shaken and rocked, that's when it is most definitely proven.
The deception of being religious is that it can cause you to believe you are right with God when you really aren't. It can give you the appearance of godliness without giving you a genuine relationship with God.
The proverb of today's culture is, "Never put off 'til tomorrow what you can do the day after!" But postponing discipleship is not a good idea. Seek God today when He can be found. Tomorrow might be too late.
Even the Apostle Paul blew his testimony in front of a crowd. It can happen to any of us. But the good news is that even when we are unfaithful, God remains faithful!
How do you reach unbelieving family friends when they each have different perspectives and responses? First, discern where they are coming from before you proceed to share with them where they need to go.
Trials are a classroom for faith and suffering is the teacher. But what is it supposed to teach us?
Proverbs 11:14 tells us that "in the multitude of counselors there is safety," and as a general rule this is indeed true. But what happens when all the counselors around you are wrong; even your godly friends?
Imagine what must it have been like when the Apostle Paul left the early Christians for the last time. Their ministry had been established by his constant prayers, challenges, and visits. But those who live lives of abandon for God always leave so much behind.
How can we distinguish between a charismatic Christian leader and a false prophet? That's an important question . . . because if we don't know what a sheep looks like, we'll never be able to spot the wolves.
As you reflect on the complex relationship between holiness and Christian liberty â€” between biblical guidelines and man-made rules â€” are you making room in your reasoning for grace? In this message, Stephen challenges us to put grace in the driverâ€™s seat and leave everything else on the road.
Jesus didn't say, "Blessed are the pouters and complainers and whiners." He said, "Blessed are the brokenhearted." Stephen uncovers the difference between the two.
How do you view Jesus? Is he like a patch, a way to supplement and aid you as just a part of your religious experience? Or is he truly the transforming, all-consuming Savior that he claims to be--the only way to Heaven? Join Stephen today and explore one of Jesus' many earthly encounters with the Pharisees, and the words of freedom he offers to all who believe.
Do you ever think that it must have been easy for Jesus to live a perfect life? After all, he was fully God the whole time! But here in Luke 4, we get a glimpse of the struggle and difficulty Jesus endured at the hand of Satan, who constantly tempted Him. Through this passage, we find an understanding of our own temptations, and are given a blueprint on how to resist the devil at every turn.
What must have been flooding through Jacob's mind as he rode to meet his son for the first time in years? Joy? Excitement? Gratitude?! In this message Stephen lets us witness that incredible reunion.