10 BOOKS THAT HELPED SHAPE MY SPIRITUAL LIFE

Looking for some new reading material? Here are ten books that have helped shape my spiritual life. 1. Fresh Wind Fresh Fire Summary: The Times Are Urgent God Is on the Move Now Is the Moment to … ask God to ignite his fire in your soul! Pastor Jim Cymbala believes that Jesus wants to renew…

5 STEPS TO A BETTER PRAYER LIFE

Ever feel like everyone else has this prayer thing figured out except you? Like for everyone else, prayer comes naturally and they’re BFF’s with Jesus but for you, it’s awkward to pray and your conversations with God are sporadic at best? Same here. I’m a pastor and I still don’t have prayer all figured out….

GOD HAS A PURPOSE FOR YOUR PAIN

“God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them,” says the Apostle Paul. But do we truly believe this in the midst of every circumstance and trial we face in life? Do we really believe he has a purpose for our…

I LIKE YOUR CHRIST, BUT NOT YOUR CHRISTIANS

I think we’d be surprised to know how many people in this world actually like the person of Jesus Christ, but aren’t keen of becoming a Christian due to the examples set forth by his followers. For centuries we’ve used different tools and methodologies to reach people in the name of Christ, but I feel…

YOUR FAITH DOESN’T HAVE TO BE PERFECT TO BE REAL

I often find myself thinking about the great men and women of faith we see in the Bible. Their boldness, courage, fearlessness, and tenacity to pursue after what God had laid out for them. I often compare myself to these individuals. Maybe you’ve done the same. I wish I was that bold and faithful I tell myself. I…

THE PROBLEM WITH A COLORBLIND GOD

Jesus loves the little childrenAll the children of the worldRed and yellowBlack and whiteThey are precious in His sight.Jesus loves the little childrenOf the world. Jesus died for all the childrenAll the children of the worldRed and yellowBlack and whiteThey are precious in His sight.Jesus died for all the childrenOf the world. Jesus rose for…

REAL CHRISTIANS KNOW THEIR NEIGHBORS

Do you know your neighbors? Every day we run across people who are working at gas stations, flipping burgers, working at nail salons, and wiping down tables. Imagine if we all took a second out of our day to learn their names, ask how we can pray for them, and intentionally make it a point…

5 THINGS TO DO WHILE YOU’RE SINGLE

Being single isn’t a disease, It’s an opportunity for you to grow, learn, and experience life in a way that you won’t be able to when you are married. Here are 5 things to do while you’re single: 1. Become firm in your faith. Build your faith on a foundation that cannot be shaken, no matter…

FEAR WILL KEEP YOU FROM YOUR POTENTIAL

Fear has a way of keeping us stuck in a life of mediocrity. And guess what? Jesus never intended his people to live a life of mediocrity. Got Dreams? Have you ever wanted to start a business, write a book, plant a church, travel the world or even start a non-profit? We all have dreams and…

SOCIAL MEDIA ETIQUETTE FOR CHRISTIANS

1 Timothy paints a wonderful picture of leadership as it pertains to the life of a Christian. That if any of us aspire to lead others, (which we all should) we must take the contents of 1 Timothy to heart and evaluate our lives from the inside out.  And in today’s day and age, I…