Seeing Is Believing
God's resurrection of Jesus is a story affirmed by eyewitness testimony. The big question is whether the eyewitness's seeing is adequate for your believing!
The Jesus Mindset
Jesus came to Jerusalem as God's King. So how would he make his entrance? The answer to that question points the way to how we are called to live in this world. Call it the Jesus Mindset.
Focus for the Journey
Focus is important for the Journey…any journey. Where are you going? How do you get there?
Therefore! Be stars in the Universe
We are called to shine like stars in the universe, rolling back the darkness that pervades this world. That comes at a price. In rolling back the darkness, there are times more often than not where we are standing in stark contrast to this world.
How to fix a marred and defaced Creation? Paul takes us on the Creator's Journey to show us not only how Jesus restored God's Image, but how you and I become an integral part of God's work of restoration.
Against the Flow
Paul calls us to dare to take a journey that goes against the flow. To make it happen, we share the journey with others and learn to depend on God's love.
Taming the Snake
Where does salvation come from? From the gods we make for ourselves, or from the Creator of the world? The people of Philippi were about to find out, when Paul and his team silenced the Underworld with the Name of the world's true Savior.
What does it take to build a great team? Luke shows us how God built a world-changing team to bring the Good News to the world. God is doing the same today. Are you on the team?
Go West, Young Man!
God always has a plan vastly bigger and more creative than anything we can imagine. If we are willing to seek His Presence, He will equip us as He did Paul when Paul received the order to "Go west, young man!"
Give me double
There is a biblical principle of the next generation taking the mission of God forward in the same power as the last, just with a different purpose.
The Test of Plenty
Life presents us with 2 tests: the Test of Want and the Test of Plenty. The second test is always the harder of the two. Moses shows us how to be sure to pass the Test of Plenty.
Each of us has a "preferred outcome" for the things that happen in our lives. The key to attaining the truly preferred outcome is found only in keeping and remembering God's commands.
Stewardship From the Kingdom Perspective
We are all stewards or caretakers of the resources that God has placed in our care: Our money, our time, our relationships, our skills and gifts. We have a responsibility to God and will answer for how we have used these resources that He has placed in our care
Looking for Some Heroes
God made you to be a hero. You may not be able to walk through walls, or scale buildings but you can be empowered to use the gifts God has given you to change the world. You are a hero, Will you choose to be one?
God or Money?
Jesus tells a story about a man who tumbles into a dire financial crisis. But the story takes a strange and unexpected twist when he discovers a way to make his last paycheck open the door for the future.
Christmas 2013: A Gift Fit for a King
The coming of the magi to worship the new-born King of the Jews raised the question of who really was the true King: Herod the Great or Jesus the baby? They made the right choice and brought gifts fit for a king. We face the same choice of kings today. What gift do we bring that is a gift fit for a king?
Did you hear what I heard?
Joseph and Mary journeyed away from themselves and into a spiritual exile in obedience to God's call. We are called to do the same.
Shekels: Whose Image?
Who do we really belong to? An earthly system that measures us by what we're worth in monetary terms? Or the God who created us? How you answer this question determines how you do everything else.
Shekels: Mother Lode
The prophet Haggai assures God's people that even though the work of building God's House seems too daunting, God promises to be with them all the way, and to be their Source. Learn how we can apply this in our time.
Shekels: Thanksgiving - Needy or Greedy?
Needy or greedy? We make the choice every day to either embrace our neediness and God's ability to provide, or to fend for ourselves, leaving God out of the picture. Thanksgiving only happens when we accept that we're needy!
People in Motion: Living God's Story
Whose story are you living? Your own, or the story crafted by the One who made you? Join Peter and Cornelius as they share in the telling and living of God's Story, a story that can be yours as well.
People in Motion: Out of the Box
God grants two visions to two very different people in order to usher in the full reality of His rescue of the whole human race. In both cases, people have to be willing to get "out of the box"!
People in Motion: A New World in 3-D
God gave us 2 eyes so that we could see in 3 dimensions. Luke tells us about God giving 2 visions to 2 very different people so that together they could bridge the ancient divide between Gentiles and Jews and help usher in God's New and Good Creation. In the same way, He calls us to be the pioneers who build that new world.
People in Motion: New Life!
Appetizers give us a preview of the main course to come. In the same way, God challenges us to invite Him to give a preview of His New Creation in life's tough situations.
People in Motion: Did You Make Your Bed Today?
Peter's visit to the home of a paralytic shows us more than the healing power of Jesus. It shows us that Jesus sets us free for a whole new life, one in which we learn to take ownership of what it means to be made new.