January 9, 2022
God doesn’t need you to impress Him, He just needs you to want Him. And this changes everything about our prayers. Because it’s this attitude of your heart that declares your humble dependence on Him.
January 2, 2022
What Jesus is doing here is awakening His followers to the new reality of God’s plan for His people in the Church age. The reason God’s Kingdom will not be established at this time, is that in just a few days, the Holy Spirit is going to come upon them all, and the Church will come into existence. Now, through theChurch, God’s kingdom will take up residence in the hearts of ordinary men and women, and together they will have one purpose: to be His witnesses in the world!
August 31, 2021
If I could, I’d like you to think of the Lord’s prayer in a whole new way. Like a little child who holds his father’s hand and doesn’t have a worry in the world, because you trust that He will not just provide for you, but care for you in every way.
May 25, 2021
People are curious about the Church. They are curious to see if God is real and working among us. And one way we get to show the world that there’s another way to live is by our genuine and joyous praise of God. So if there’s one thing God would like to see rebooted among us, is this contagious and joyous praise of who He is and what He is doing.
August 30, 2020
If Jesus’ spirit of grace is controlling the spirit within you, then no matter what you face in life, you’ll be all right. Think about this from Paul’s perspective. Even in prison, where everything seems to be against him, he has joy and peace, and is above it all because the grace of the Lord Jesus is with his spirit. He is thankful. He is not envious of other people’s success. He doesn’t complain. He is free from the pull of life’s ambitions. He’s has peace. And He is content.
May 20, 2020
We have an opportunity to show people that there is another way to live, especially at a time like this, when life may never go back to the way it was, when our freedoms are being threatened and our lifestyle is being altered. If our greatest treasure is Jesus, then we will rejoice in Him. When we live for Him, we will praise and not protest, we will pray and not pout.
March 18, 2020
Our God provides protection for our hearts and minds in the midst of the turmoil around us. He waits to give us His peace, and He gives it in abundance when we come to Him in prayer. So then, prayer is not always about getting what you want, it’s about God giving you what you need. Prayer is not always about getting out of the difficulties surrounding you, but is about bringing God into your difficulties – it’s about God giving you His peace.
January 31, 2020
You see at the heart of every Christ follower is this driving passion to know Jesus, to learn His teachings, and embrace His gospel. These first believers didn’t just add Jesus to their already busy lives, Jesus became the center of their lives. They went to the Temple courts to hear messages about Jesus. They met together in their homes to memorize the stories of Jesus. Everything in the early church was founded on their passion for Jesus… They couldn’t get enough of Jesus!
June 25, 2019
So his team prayed with this purpose: that every believer would be filled with this knowledge of God’s will for us in Christ. This is a prayer God wants to answer. So this may the most important prayer we can pray for one another. For when we have complete certainty that Christ is all we need, then we will be free to live a life worthy of our Lord and please Him in every way. Do you pray this way for others? This is raising the bar in prayer.