As followers of Jesus, how can we go from fear to faith in the midst of the constant changes, challenges and chaos that define our world today?
What do you consider as the first miracle of the Bible? Pastor Jeff Vines believes it to be when Jesus tells His disciples to divide 20,000 people up into groups of 50.
“I wanted to be an astronaut. I felt a clear calling from God.”
For many Christian missionaries, spreading the word of God to the corners of the earth is a calling that demands dedication and resilience. Missionaries face many challenges as they seek to share their faith, ranging from cultural and language barriers to the risk of persecution and hostility.
“God has a plan for me, and it’s obviously far greater than I ever could have imagined,”
It’s been said that when we talk to God, we’re ‘praying’, but when he talks to us, we’re crazy. Personally, I think it’s far crazier for us to pray without expecting God to speak back.
It’s always good to think about God. What is less good is assuming we are always right and that we are on top of our subject.
An attitude of gratitude is something we all need to have and be able to teach our children. We know that being thankful has physiological benefits, but it’s also good for our mental health and happiness. It is especially important for those of us with faith to practice gratefulness.
Many people who call themselves Christians are not, in fact, living the life of victory that Jesus came to give them. Somehow, the promise of victory just isn’t happening in their lives. Something has to change.
From graphic accounts of battles and massacres to tales of acts of revenge and betrayal, the book of Judges reveals a world that is often harsh and unforgiving.
Recently on Rise & Shine, Vision CEO Phil Edwards joined us to share some news. Many of you have already been enjoying listening to DJ Paine in the mornings, and the time has now come for us to farewell our beloved Robbo from the airwaves!
What if a seven-second pause could transform your life? PAUSING in God is a practice we can often forget to do.
If community is no longer confined to the physical space that you occupy, does revival have to be confined to a physical space?
Are we abiding in the Lord and practicing our faith daily?
When you set your eyes on a goal and see it through to the end, it certainly is wonderful.
As a child of God, you have access to the presence of the Holy Spirit, the power of the Spirit of God within you. The promise of God is that power can sustain you, strengthen you and provide for you every single thing that is necessary.
In Christ, you have everything you need.
In freezing temperatures, Leyla* sleeps in a church in Aleppo, Syria, alongside others forced from their homes due to earthquake damage.
Many people unfortunately are fearful of what the future could hold. Not that they don’t have a hope, but rather they don’t have confidence it will be any good.
Not one single person has made a greater contribution to world history than Jesus.
Noticing things which have become familiar doesn’t come easily. We have to consciously make an effort to notice, and strive not to lose the wonder in the familiar.
God wants us to be aware of His constant commitment to our lives. You just don’t stumble into spending time with God. You have to make a decision to do it.
I need to be much more intentional about noticing God’s handiwork, rather than getting caught up in the mundane of everyday life. I need to be seeking more opportunities to capture the awe-inspiring handiwork of our Creator.
Understanding that we are children of God, and the hope that brings us, can help us better manage and tackle mental health issues.
A vow is not something you do as a formula to get God to do what you want Him to do. If that’s how we look at it, we’ve missed the boat.