What Is Spiritual Abuse?

The Lord called many religious teachers (of His day) hypocrites, whitewashed tombs, snakes, sons of hell and vipers. He said they were full of self-indulgence, greed and wickedness. This is what our modern church considers “spiritual abuse.”  Jesus accused religious leaders of failing to practice JUSTICE, MERCY and FAITHFULNESS.  All of us have witnessed leading…

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When We Don’t Know

Despite all our experience, testing and speculating, God has made it clear (through nature) that we don’t have all the answers. As leaders and servants, its more noble to admit that we don’t have an answer rather than to charge ahead or deliberately mislead others. Challenges stretch our faith and encourage us to reach out…

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Death Is A Doorway

Biblically speaking, there is no need for a believer to fear death. As the Apostle Paul noted in Philippians 1:21, “For to me, living means living for Christ, and dying is even better.” He knew death was merely a doorway to the presence of the Lord. In fact, we don’t have to morn over believers…

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How To Make Sound Decisions

We should always ask God for guidance in decision-making.  No situation is too trivial.  The Lord has been generous, kind and eager to rightly-direct both good and evil people. Additionally, faith-filled Bible study is critical to developing our decision-making skills.  Without the Word of God firmly planted in our hearts, we live in peril, often…

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Where is God?

Life goes on. We sometimes assume that God isn’t aware or doesn’t care about the violence and injustice that fills the earth.  The truth is that Jesus Christ, the Son of God, has already saved millions of humans from destruction. Every day, hundreds more are returning to God.  Lest we become complacent, lets remember that…

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Who Can Be Saved?

God has a direct path and assignment for us.   Some of us resist, but later become faithful.  Others were born and raised in the church, forsake God to pursue a downward path.  Jesus observed that in the end, it was the worse of sinners who (most readily) converted to become His most devoted followers.…

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When To Shut Up…

When we find ourselves in challenging circumstances or confronted by enemies, it is not wise to speak or act too hastily. We must give the Holy Spirit time to direct or steps and our speech.  “Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry (James 1:19 NIV).

Fundraising For Ministry

Ministries have struggled to survive financially without becoming what Jesus called, “a den of robbers,” (Matthew 21:13). The brutal truth is that it takes great faith for anyone to serve God with honor.  Leaders must rely 100% on our Lord to supply their family’s needs and the massive expenses of a growing ministry.  As impossible…

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