Becoming a “witness unto Jesus” is something Jack Hayford says he was privileged to observe in his parents. His mother, in particular, taught her children wisdom in ways that shaped them throughout their lives. In this tender Mother’s Day tribute, Pastor Jack shares three values instilled in him by his mother’s wisdom.
Are you ready for the Lord to do something new in your life? Something unexpected and out of the ordinary? The biblical story of Ruth shows us God’s ways with people who are just like us. When facing a crossroad, you and I must decide whether to stay with the status quo or, like Ruth, respond to God’s call to “a new time and place” and choose to follow Him.
Come pray at altars in Israel with us, April 2-11, 2014. Following a mandate from the Lord to go and pray in Israel, I led a group to build altars in the North, South, East, and West. The kingdom principles with which our team built and prayed over these altars of Truth, Life, Worship, and Praise in Israel apply to all of us.
Have you ever anticipated a promise from the Lord, underwritten by His Word, but then found "there were Canaanites in the land?" Be encouraged to let your heart receive that promise and embrace wherever you are right now. When we celebrate communion, we are celebrating the grandest altar of all — the Cross of Calvary.
Father God’s love letter to us is ours to be received every day—in His Word. Like a valentine, God’s Word is addressed to us where we live—whatever our current state of difficulty or weakness—and comes with gifts of the Spirit and an inscription: He has adopted, accepted, and chosen each and every one of us.
God's initial plan was for men and women to be equal, and His redemptive process in Christ makes that possible. But the Church has often been guilty of sanctifying a chauvinistic system in which women are put in second place. Examining the Scriptures will help us to discover who we are in Christ. To that end, this article takes a thoughtful look at 1 Timothy 2:8-15.
Let's welcome the New Year by opening up to and expecting the promise of God's new tomorrow in our lives. He is ready to release the rivers of heaven and to renew your capacity to receive that new thing He wants to do in you.
It is neither pretentious nor arrogant to propose that, though seriously imperiled, the future of America is salvageable. This Nation can be transformed through a people whose faith and actions are rooted in God’s call and promise. The Bible reveals that, as Abraham’s seed, praying believers have the potential to determine the destiny of nations. Let us receive God’s promise. America can be saved!
The devastating upheavals taking place in our world today underscore how critical it is for each of us to receive and experience the unshakable Kingdom of Jesus Christ for ourselves. By hearing and responding to Jesus’ call, it is possible for His unshakable Kingdom to so penetrate the fabric of our lives that even though we may be shocked by circumstances, we will not become shaken by them.
The average believer never learns to pray beyond the circle of their own personal need, usually because they suppose it’s presumptuous to pray for great issues, or they feel their faith isn’t great enough. Yet the Word of God calls us to pray for our cities and nations, assuring us that our prayers are indeed decisive.
God doesn’t want people to be divorced; it isn’t His will. Yet that doesn’t blackball anyone who’s been divorced or write them out of the possibility of a fulfilling life because of their divorced status.
God’s call to observe and celebrate the milestones of our life is His way of reminding us, "My world is different from yours." By means of feasts and celebration, God's covenant is established to bless, prosper, and work miracles among His people.