It’s hard to imagine that the disciples could be sleeping at a time like this. Jesus had asked them to join Him for an intense time of prayer. He had called them way from the crowds, eaten a private meal with them, washed their feet (how emotional that must have...
Try this as a trivia question at Thanksgiving dinner: What does “Mary Had a Little Lamb” have to do with Thanksgiving? In 1822, Sarah Hale was only two weeks away from giving birth to her fifth child when her beloved husband died suddenly of a stroke.
Life Action Ministries celebrates the life and mourns the November 20 passing of longtime Board and Advisory Council member of nearly 40 years, Ron Whiteford. Although a successful entrepreneur, Ron’s deepest passion was Life Action Ministries.
The writer of Proverbs divides the world into two types of people: wise and foolish. He has much to say about both. A man is made wise by listening to the Lord and living his life in surrender to God’s will and way.
Many of us find ourselves wasting time, which is our most precious commodity. When combined through a week (or a life), we spend thousands of hours doing senseless things and wonder why we don’t get the most important things done.
What story does your life tell? When others read it, are they left with any doubt about what you believe or who your hero is? Are the others helped? Do they want what you have? Are they drawn to God?
It is the great tendency of man to live in the past. We love to recall some of our “best days,” when life was what we longed for it to be. As we get older, in fact, this increases. If we are not careful, we will find ourselves living there. But God is not merely the God of the past. His mercies are “new every morning.” He has more.
All of us face some measure of suffering in this life. It could be a physical challenge, a hard ministry task, an overwhelming and perplexing difficulty, a persecution for our faith, a deep burden, or simply the rigors of living a life of determined godliness. For some, this suffering is more intense. Paul was one of those who faced grave suffering in order to complete the task of the gospel that was entrusted to him. Yet, he was able to face it with courage and even joy. How?
There is one thing that every believer needs—encouragement from other believers. You need it too. You need to give it, and you need to receive it. But how, and when?
The greatest spiritual movement in history … is now. Yet sadly, for those of us in America, we have to get on an airplane to see it firsthand. As evidence? What if I told you that Iran, one of the most spiritually oppressed places on earth right now, is in the midst of a massive underground revival? It may be the greatest Jesus Movement of our day!