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Faith That Pleases God

Faith That Pleases God

Written by Jack Hayford

Faith that pleases God is saving, redemptive, and triumphant. Saving faith believes unto salvation and secures God's promises. Redeeming faith restores what's been lost and makes us an instrument of recovery to others. Triumphant faith breaks through the blindness of only seeing the present, and possesses the confidence of tomorrow with such certainty that its joy is received today.

Faith When You Can't See a Thing

Faith When You Can't See a Thing

Written by Jack Hayford

When you can't see a thing, you can be brought to a certain point. But there finally comes the moment when you must decide to reach out for yourself. Jesus' encounter with the blind Bartimaeus demonstrates the faith that God will give us in our very darkest hour.

Fasting: The Feast That Frees

Fasting: The Feast That Frees

Written by Jack Hayford

There are very real, rich, and profitable reasons for fasting; so vital that fasting becomes a kind of feast--a celebration in spiritual dynamic. Let me share with you concerning this meaningful practice.

Fear Hath Torpedoes

Fear Hath Torpedoes

Written by Jack Hayford

Recognizing a clear-cut, head-on attack of a massive spirit of fear can be a challenge. We become afraid to be bold, tearing ourselves up with self-scrutiny, always inclined to function from a defensive stance rather than from the solidity of a positive-in-faith position.

Friendship With God

Friendship With God

Written by Jack Hayford

God wants friendship with us, and Jesus paid the price for it. But for many people, there are three things at work against the possibility of our having a confident relationship with Him.

Getting to the Heart of Worship: Reassessing God's Expectations of Our Worship

Getting to the Heart of Worship: Reassessing God's Expectations of Our Worship

Written by Jack Hayford

We’ve been inclined to conclude "mind" and "spirit" are synonyms, when the Bible shows the "heart" is a more likely candidate to answer to the meaning of "worshiping in spirit" (John 4:24). The exercises of our enlightened minds may deduce God, but only our ignited hearts can delight Him.

God Is For Us!

God Is For Us!

Written by Jack Hayford

We are all tempted at times to wonder: Is God’s mind tuned to my heart-cry...my need? Is His eye focused on me now...on my present situation? Will God’s hand reach my way...to cover me in time? His Word thunders in response: “If God be for us, who can be against us?” (Romans 8:31).

God Planned You!

God Planned You!

Written by Jack Hayford

Although God may not have willed the way a person came into the world, that does not mean He has not planned a purpose for that individual. Long before anyone is conceived, God's purpose for that LIFE is foreseen.

Have Yourself a

Have Yourself a "Mary" Christmas!

Written by Jack Hayford

Christmas is the great celebration of God's redemptive entry into our world, an invasion that took place through an ordinary person no different than you or me.

Healing Is For Today

Healing Is For Today

Written by Jack Hayford

Too often, prayer for healing ends up as a last-ditch proposition, an expression of resignation to fate, an assignment of blame to the Creator. Or it becomes a search for "faith" healing rather than divine healing. Let's look at how to rightly pray for healing and deliverance, and how to find the balance between faith and presumption.

Heirs Together of the Grace of Life

Heirs Together of the Grace of Life

Written by Jack Hayford

Spirit-filled living is central to the powerful possibilities of the married couple. As God develops a husband and wife’s relationship, they begin to exist as a unique identity—the one He designed them to become when the two were joined.

How Do I Lead Others To Christ?

How Do I Lead Others To Christ?

Written by Jack Hayford

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.