There's nothing more valuable than the presence of God in our lives. And my goal for teaching about God's presence and anointing is to increase your desire to completely and promptly obey God. Because the more we love, trust and obey God, the stronger His anointing will be in our lives.
Now God's love for you is perfect, complete, and unconditional. He couldn't love you any more than He does right now and His love for you never changes. But we can grow in our love for God. As we learn more about His character and have experience with Him through a personal relationship with Him, our trust in Him and love for Him grows. And this causes more of the anointing of the Holy Spirit to work in and through us.
The Anointing Abides in You more >>
The new season of "Home Free" stars former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow, who says the show highlights the biblical principle that it is more blessed to give than to receive.
The second season is different from season 1 in that it encourages every competitor to win a home for a hero in their life as well as a grand prize sum of $100,000 for themselves. Each contestant must make it down Homefree Blvd., building one by one an entire neighborhood for their heroes, with the grand prize resulting in a dream home.
Contrary to his partner home improvement expert Mike Holmes, Tebow has a softer approach to lead the contestants. His role is to encourage them and give them the will to make it to the end. more >>
"I don't want you take this personally, pastor, but we are leaving the church."
The church member might as well have stabbed the pastor with a knife while noting it was not personal. more >>
"Know also that wisdom is sweet to your soul; if you find it, there is a future hope for you, and your hope will not be cut off." (Prov. 24:14)
Scripture emphasizes the importance of wisdom. God wants His children to be wise and discerning. The alternative is to be led astray by all manner of doctrine, as well as by our feelings.
Consider these 7 reasons wisdom is sweet to your soul: more >>
When you want to make a point, better have your facts straight. But if you want to convince someone, I'll show you a better way.
John Stonestreet and I talk quite often on BreakPoint about the importance of fathers. And when we do, we usually point to statistics (like I did on the air last week) that reveal that in terms of education, delinquency, drug abuse, and sex and pregnancy, young people who have no father fare worse than those who do.
And that's all true. But there are a few problems with relying solely on statistics. The person you're debating can come up with stats to counter yours. And many statistics need interpretation. Just listen to the debate over the unemployment rate and you'll find yourself agreeing with Mark Twain, who famously quipped, "There are three kinds of lies: Lies, [darned] lies, and statistics." more >>
A Christian relief organization is launching an awareness week about the dangers of mosquitos, labeling the insect the "world's deadliest creature."
Operation Blessing International will host its first-ever "Mosquito Week" beginning on Sunday. The main purpose is to raise awareness about the dangerous illnesses mosquitos spread, especially in the developing world.
David Darg, vice president of international operations for Operation Blessing International, told The Christian Post that "Mosquito Week" was scheduled to intentionally overlap with the renowned "Shark Week" programming on the Discovery Channel. more >>