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.
This bold affirmation was declared during Pastor Jack's message, “Facing Down Your Bondage,” delivered at God’s Convocation for Men.
In all our relationships, but most especially in marriage, learning to sing together rather than criticize one another will bring the life and fullness that God intends for us. As Jack Hayford learned, the Lord intends for husbands and wives to mirror God’s image, not one another’s.
The story of Jesus stilling the tempest begins with “Now it happened, on a certain day....” It was on this “certain” day that the Lord sowed the seed of His word into their hearts and then demonstrated their truth in action. The disciples learned to receive the Word of God on this “certain day” in the manner that you and I are to receive it in all our days, and in the face of whatever storms we find ourselves in.
Praying for the whole world is a vast undertaking, and it is often hard to know where to start. This biblical guide to prayer for the nations will help you grow in new levels of intercession for all lands.
Are you praying for your family's salvation, or are you new to the family of God? Perhaps you are wondering about making that decision. God loves you, accepts you, and wants to welcome you to His family. Everyone is invited! Here's how to begin your new life in Christ.
Pleading the blood of Jesus is not the superstitious application of a magic formula of words. Rather, a spiritual dynamic is being applied. The power of the blood of Jesus Christ is greater than both the energy of our own humanity and that of our Adversary.
The summons to us as believers and citizens is not to sit in judgment of our nation but to pray and intercede for it. As financial and economic systems face an upheaval of "drought" proportions, we are called to prayer, supplication, intercession, and giving of thanks for those in authority as the means for changing the "climate" of our nation.
Are you ready for God to do "a new thing" in your life? It's already set in motion. The Lord calls us to open to and embrace His promise as He leads us on His pathway to fulfillment.
Following Jesus is not about religious achievements but about walking in a permanent lifestyle of dependency upon Him. It was as a fourteen-year-old boy that Jack Hayford received his life verse and began his journey of "pressing toward the mark."
The Lord calls us to celebrate in the context of our relationship to Him by ordaining four great principles of celebration: remembrance, rejoicing, feasting and giving.
One year after Pastor Jack's mother, Dolores Hayford, went home to be with the Lord on October 31st, he sought the Lord about the significance of his mother's passing on the same day as Hallowe'en and received this word from the Lord: "I selected this day for the homegoing of My daughter, and I'm calling you to teach people to make this a day of remembering the faithful who have followed Me."