The single most important factor in a vital christian life is finding nourishment in God’s word. Jesus said it’s basically spiritual food. The Bible is God’s authoritative word. It’s inspired. Sufficient. Clear. And is the light that we use to navigate our world and lives.Read More
Do you want to be really real with God?Beyond playing games, with yourself and Him?
7 weeks, no games, no quick fixes.
Just real biblical guidance for how you can experience more of God in your life.Read More
Jesus ascended so He can rule over the present age and the age to come. He had to rise to his seat of power and sit down. He is now resting form all of His work and ruling from the throne of both now and the future. He is interceding for us, praying for us, preparing a place for us. There is now a Sabbath rest for His people. We have already received every blessing and now have spiritual authority. Everything that has happened to Him has happened to us.Read More
Jesus physically appeared to so many people - his disciples so that they would believe. He explained how the whole Old Testament was really about Him. He wanted them to see Him, to hear Him, to touch Him so that he would be absolutely and completely real to them. They had to know that they know, that he was alive resurrected. He appeared to give them faith and assurance to lay the foundation of the church. We believe because of their confident and certain testimony, and because the Spirit leads us to personally experience that truth bringing us assurance and an experience of the Living Jesus.Read More
He died once for all, but if Jesus has not been raised, we are still dead. Since he was raised, the Spirit brought him back to life, the same way he brings us into new life. We are born again, with a life that was brought to us by God - we couldn’t earn it. He worked - entered our life and lived perfectly. It was so hard, then he perfectly suffered never turning His back on God - even when everyone else, including God turned His back on Him. He was lifted up raised up so that everyone that looks to Him can be saved. You just have to look to Him and you will live, never die. Gospel.Read More
The Gospel can change anyone. We exist to help people looking for answers to make sense of God.Read More
The role the city plays in the Bible is powerful and changing. Cities are set up as places for safety, law, economic development, cultural creation. Every city bears God’s image because his image bearers created it, and every city represents man’s desire to glorify himself. Cities are radiating places of influence in culture, and by reaching cities, you can reach cultures and eventually the world.Read More
When the gap between public truth and gospel truth is growing, the role of the church is take on the responsibility to build a bridge from biblical truth across the gap to the culture in a way that brings the real gospel truth to bear on the questions, hopes, desires that unbelieving people are actually asking and feeling.Read More
President John Stumbo shares his passion and perspective on what sacrificing ourselves for the mission around the world means for us.Read More
The earliest Christians lived in a culture that was openly hostile to Christianity and surprisingly it spread.
It spread deeply into people’s lives, making a serious difference beyond individual hearts and minds and into entire cities.
At its brightest, the Gospel creates a rising tide that lifts up for everyone in its wake.Read More
The Holy Spirit operating in the life of an authentic Christian gives us the extraordinary power to offer ourselves in service. There are many ways we can offer ourselves, but one motivation for the many ways: love.Read More
How can we know that we really have come into an authentic relationship with God through Jesus Christ? The Holy Spirit will make His life changing love visible to us and others through the one fruit of the Holy Spirit, growing in maturity and ripeness.Read More
The Holy Spirit is sent into the heart, the deepest part of the Christian, to lead them into being at home in the home of the Father, Son, and Spirit. The Holy Spirit is working in prayer to synchronize our internal dialogue so that we see the Father as ours, we grow up through pain, and we grow into the spirit of adoption.Read More
The Holy Spirit is the person who transforms us mentally; renews us to sanity. Reshaping our mental processing based on the gospel changes them to lead to life and away from death. Union with Christ means that everything that happened to Jesus happened to us. Thinking this all the way through transforms us.Read More
When the Spirit is driving you, you will feel love, power, sanity.Read More
The core of spiritual renewal is when the Holy Spirit takes the biblical truth of the gospel and all of it’s implications and lights it on fire explosively and experientially so that it works it’s way deeply into a person, family, congregation, community, city even a country. An extraordinary amount of the ordinary work of our extraordinary God. The person and work of the Holy Spirit is what takes the plans of the Father and the finished work of Jesus Christ and makes it vitally real.Read More
Actress Marlyne Barrett from Chicago Med shares about her faith and career and how God is working in both.Read More
We’ve established that God should be in control of our finances and that we should be good stewards of those finances. We said before that our money is personal, but it’s not private. Our money affects others. What kind of legacy are we leaving? When we invest in God’s kingdom, there’s always a return. This doesn’t mean a return like good health or absolute wealth. However, we can take something as meaningless as money and in God’s hands it can produce a spiritual harvest. What really matters in life is people and there’s always more we can do. Generosity produces joy; it’s more blessed to give than to receive (living upside-down). Generosity is not about giving equal amounts, but it is about equal sacrifice.Read More
In the first week, we talk about how God should be the master of our finances. For week two, we’ll talk about our responsibility to be good stewards of finances. That includes budgeting well and keeping track of our money. How am I implementing a financial vision for my part in God’s kingdom and where am I sending God’s money? Money serves as a litmus test for people’s hearts; where your money goes most easily reveals what you love. For some, the idea of tracking the details and implementing a financial plan is difficult. For those who are skilled money-managers, they have the opportunity to use their gifts and abilities to assist others in being good stewards. Are you tithing? God is willing to be tested. Try it out! It’s much better to have God 10% involved in your finances than to refuse giving to further His kingdom.Read More
Money can be a destructive source when misunderstood or mismanaged, but when it’s handled wisely, it’s a source of immense good in our society. We often think of our money as being a private issue, something no outside force has a hand in. The truth is while our finances are personal, there’s nothing private about it. How we spend our money affects others. Who’s in charge of your finances? Jesus teaches that man cannot serve two masters. Either you’re in charge or God is. For instance, bad debt is simply the idea that I am unwilling to live under the current limitations God has set. Not all money is destructive, just like not all killing is murder. Money becomes destructive when it contributes to the spiritual kingdom of “self”. Are you clinging tightly to your money or have you entrusted your finances to God?Read More