Pastor John Ault speaks on addiction in a biblical sense and how does it fit in with the sinful nature of this world. He goes through the steps of overcoming addictions and the freedom of resisting temptation.
Do you remember a time in your life when you weren’t in a great place with God, but you knew someone who was? They were always in a great mood and they would always get excited whenever they mentioned God or church. You may have looked down on them, you were maybe jealous. You may have thought that the only Christians that should be excited about God are the Christians who were recently saved and haven’t struggled. However, God wants all of us to be excited about Him continuously. No matter where we’re at. But how do we keep that [...]
We are all called to be leaders. Leadership is not about personality, it’s about behavior. If you want to be a great leader, you must learn how to serve. Pastor Josh Hamlin of New Covenant church elaborates on the true meaning of Godly leadership and how we should walk it out.
Vision develops through the favor of those in authority. God wants to give you something to do, but there are very few things you can do it by yourself. It always requires the cooperation of those in authority in order to accomplish something great. Anyone who sees the fulfillment of vision has had to received favor from some human authority. Nehemiah found favor in the eyes of King Artaxerxes to accomplish his vision.
Your request has been sent and heard. Phil Taylor discusses the story of Daniel and speaks on Daniel's obedience to the Lord. We must have no fear, and trust in God. He hears our prayer.
Hugh Smith speaks on his work in missions and living a life of danger for the Kingdom of God. Hugh and his wife, Donna Smith, have been in Christian ministry for over 40 years. They have been working with the Voice of Martyrs organization since 2002. This organization helps persecuted Christians all over the world. Working with over 60 different countries, Hugh Smith talks about obedience in the Lord and saying yes to God’s calling for your life.
Nehemiah's brothers came from Jerusalem to see Nehemiah in Babylon. They told him how unprotected Jerusalem was because the wall that surrounded and protected the city was destroyed. Nehemiah 1:4 says "When I heard this, I sat down and wept. In fact, for days I mourned, fasted, and prayed to the God of heaven". Vision starts in those who want to care for and help people, but it develops through prayer.
We must serve the Lord with gladness. As we go into God’s presence, we need to be sensitive to what he’s saying. As we do this, we must give Him praise and glory as we pray and sing. Through this, we will see God like we never have before.
Our ministry needs to be like a rifle. We must be focused on what God wants us to do and aim towards it with all we have. The ministry can be so overwhelming that we can maybe lose focus and be tempted to use a shotgun and blast anything that comes in front of us. But God doesn’t want that. He wants a people who will use a rifle and be focused on what he's doing.
As a people of God, we must be people of honor and integrity. People who will go the distance with the Lord and go the distance in ministry. The honor code has life and theological principles that we must follow to successfully have integrity. We need to decide between a life of image or a life of integrity. What's more important?