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Begin your journey today and discover how saying yes to God through humility, honesty, repentance, obedience, and kingdom living can completely transform your life.
How do we hear from God? The heart that wants to hear from God, will. So, before searching for an answer to how, we need to be honest about whether we really want His answer. What do we intend to do about His will once it is known to us?
Thank you for praying for Life Action during the month of June. Below you will find specific ways you can pray for us this month. LAM Prayer Calendar June 2021
It’s a dark cave. Spiritual depression affects almost everyone at times, and we often have no idea how to find a way back into the light. Without question, one of the significant passages in the Bible that helps us understand this issue is the story of one of God’s great prophets in 1 Kings 19.
Very soon it will be Pentecost Sunday, the birthday of the church. My wife and I think a lot about birthday parties these days, because we have six grandchildren! There’s always one party just around the corner, and we’re always thinking about what our precious grandchildren will want.
To be a child at heart is not always a good thing, because “folly is bound up in the heart of a child” (Proverbs 22:15 ESV). Even the most compliant children have hard places in their hearts. They will defy rules, giving up reward for selfish pleasure.
Thank you for praying for Life Action during the month of May. Below you will find specific ways you can pray for us this month. LAM Prayer Calendar May 2021
Your conscience is that part of you that knows you deeply. The word conscience means a “knowing with” or “self-knowledge.” This is the part of you where God protects you from wrong choices, but also convicts you when you sin.
We are world-class at some things, and grumbling is right up there at the top of the list. But we’re not the first, by a long shot. The word means to murmur. It’s the low growl of discontent.
It’s a deadly disease. Jealousy has caused untold misery in relationships. We find it in families, churches, businesses, government. Wherever two people are, there is the possibility of jealousy.
A. W. Tozer wrote, “What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us.” If we were to add a follow-up statement, it would be this: “What comes into our minds when we think about ourselves is the second most important thing about us.”
Thank you for praying for Life Action during the month of March. Below you will find specific ways you can pray for us this month. LAM Prayer Calendar April 2021
How would you rate YOUR CHURCH’S process for making disciples? Excellent? Good? Fair? Poor? Non-Existent? In the webinar Life Action recently co-hosted with Thom Rainer, we discovered that most pastors (almost all of those...
I awoke in fear this morning. So much ahead, so much at stake at our church. As a leader, if you are going to worry, the places where the greatest FAITH is needed are always the places where the greatest FEAR is a possibility. And it was all over me this morning. I didn’t invite it in, I just woke up to fears swarming like a hornets’ nest in my mind.
Thank you for praying for Life Action during the month of March. Below you will find specific ways you can pray for us this month. LAM Prayer Calendar March 2021
Jesus was furious when He found that moneychangers had desecrated the temple, and He reacted swiftly and severely: “Making a whip of cords, he drove them all out” (John 2:15 ESV). The scene appeals to us. Evil motives were exposed, evildoers were punished. Good triumphed. Wickedness fled. Order restored.
Some rarely think about it. Others fear it and fight against it. But there are those happy people on this earth who have come to view their eventual death with a holy reverence, happy anticipation, and settled joy.
Beginning in 1872 and continuing for almost 100 years, every summer, people would thrill to the sight of the Yosemite Firefall. Each night, someone would build a fire at the top of Glacier Point and then push all the embers over the cliff as people below shouted, “Let the fire fall!”
Opportunity is my word for 2021. Now, it may not seem like the road ahead is paved with opportunity these days. We face unprecedented political division, violence, disunity, injustice, persecution, and pandemic. But did you know, Jesus specifically told us that every one of those things would happen in the days just before He returns?!
Thank you for praying for Life Action during the month of February. Below you will find specific ways you can pray for us this month. LAM Prayer Calendar February 2021
Does your approach to growing in Christ include intentional celebration? The feasts and celebrations of the Old Testament were established to be observed at certain times, never by convenience.