Every believer is commissioned to bring people to Jesus. When the love of Christ is seen in us, others will be drawn to Him. Here are four ways to share God's love.
If you want to talk about having a bad day, Good Friday certainly would qualify. While the “good” in that day is related to God’s love gift of His Son, the Good Shepherd, laying down His life for the sheep, it was, nonetheless, a very bad day.
In the story of a father’s heart toward his prodigal son, Jesus also tells us how Father God feels about us, even in the face of our failures or the wastefulness of what He’s given to us. Like the father in the story, Father God never loses hope for us, is always looking our way, responds to our repentance, and desires to reinstate us.
“Nothing impacts a broken world like the ministry of healing.” Pastor Jack Hayford presented this overview of the Blueprint behind and within Jesus’ plan to “Build My Church” at the 2005 King’s Autumn Leadership Conference. It offers a definitive and inspiring study of Jesus’ desire to mobilize the healing ministry of the Church through its people, as well as profound insight into the pastors’ perspective.
My release of “speaking in tongues” was far more normal than I ever believed it was. Spiritual language is a Holy Spirit, God-given, potential for every believer. And though I could never imagine it happening to me, it did.
If prayer is so effective, then why don’t more people pray?
When, as a young boy, he was asked a question "in front of Jesus," Pastor Jack writes that he could imagine Jesus seated on a throne immediately to his left as he stood face-to-face with his mother and prepared to respond.
My daddy took 1 Thessalonians 5:8 literally. Every time I ever saw him take a drink of water, he paused to thank the Lord. He taught me to keep the flame of praise burning.
A blessing is promised to those who read the book of Revelation, and who keep those things which are written in it. This brief outline summarizing the lessons of Jesus' Revelation is intended as a study companion for reading this book of the Bible.
Whatever has shaped your life up to this moment has no claim on the tomorrow God has planned for you. Whatever disappointment, shifting circumstances, or "dead" things are in your past, they do not need to hamstring your future. Learn how to become a person who lays hold of God's promise for tomorrow by living according to His pattern and embracing His presence today.
Scripture says that he who says he is in the light and hates his brother, is in darkness. We will not win the world by how holy we are but by how loving we are.
Nothing is more likely to open hearts to Christ than being exposed to the joy of Jesus in a home or congregation where people have learned to radiate celebration with a richness of joy that only the original Spirit of Christmas can bring.