By His Spirit

by Vance Havner We cannot of ourselves produce any of the experiences of the Christian life. – We cannot regenerate ourselves, for we are born again not of the will of the flesh but of God (John 1:13).– We cannot confess Jesus as Lord but by the Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians 12:3).– We cannot understand […]

Ron Dunn’s Interview with Manley Beasley (Part 4)

RD: That’s an amazing thing—when you said earlier the fact God has honored you in this way. A lot of people might think they didn’t want God to honor them if that is what this meant. But, to see it in that way—that is an amazing thing. To see it in that way—to see that what […]

"The spiritual man habitually makes eternity-judgments instead of time-judgments. By faith he rises above the tug of earth and the flow of time and learns to think and feel as one who has already left the world and gone to join the innumerable company of angels and the general assembly and Church of the First-born which are written in heaven. Such a man would rather be useful than famous and would rather serve than be served. And all this must be by the operation of the Holy Spirit within him. No man can become spiritual by himself. Only the free Spirit can make a man spiritual." - A. W. Tozer


"We must stir up the gift of God. Like sugar in the lemonade, it may be there but it needs to be set in motion." - Vance Havner

Spiritual Gifts

"The Lord has shown me that I can do anything, but that He has said, apart from Me ye can do nothing. So it comes to this, that everything I have done, and can still do apart from Him is nothing!" - Watchman Nee

Abiding in Christ

Truths About Difficult People

by Bob Sheffield 1) Everybody has one. 2) Everybody becomes one to someone. 3) We cannot change them, but we can learn to relate. 4) We will not get along equally withe everyone. 5) We should not expect everyone to agree with, like or love us all the time. 6) We must manage our expectation […]

Teens and Heaven

(from LifeWay Research, September/October 2007) Teenagers’ Views on Eternity69%     I believe heaven exists53%     I will go to heaven because I believe Jesus Christ died for my sins27%     I will go to heaven because I am kind to others26%     I will go to heaven because I am religious12%     I don’t know if I will go to heaven05%     […]

Biblical Responses to Difficult People

by Joe Sherrer 1) Realize you cannot please everybody (John 5:31). 2) Refuse to play their game (Matthew 22:18). 3) Never retaliate (Matthew 5:38-39). 4) Pray for them (Matthew 5:44-45). 5) Control your temper (2 Corinthians 5:16-19). 6) Be quick to forgive and even quicker to ask for forgiveness (Matthew 6:14-15). 7) Remember everything has […]

Volume 07, Issue 18

An Update on Warren Wiersbe…(Michael Catt)This week, Warren Wiersbe and I will get to spend some time together. I cherish any time I get with him and value his insight, wisdom and disernment regarding the times in which we live. I’ll be preaching in Omaha so it’s just a short drive to his home. Continue […]

Ron Dunn (Part 2)

Influences in the Life of Ron Dunn Dr. J. P. McBethWe first heard Dr. J. P. McBeth preach at our home church in Ft. Smith, AR, while we were teenagers. What a delight to get to know this man personally and how thrilling it was that Dr. McBeth recommended Ron as pastor to MacArthur Boulevard […]

The Path of Celtic Prayer

An Ancient Way to Everyday Joy – Calvin Miller. IVP Books. “This book proposes a kind of prayer that can end our amputated feelings of separateness from God,” says Miller. What was true for the Celts is still true for us: “Hunger for Christ keeps us talking to God till our separation is swallowed up […]

Praying the Psalms of Jesus

– James W. Sire. IVP Books. “In these pages you will discover how the psalms that relate closely to Jesus can also become our answering speech. We will begin by immersing ourselves in several psalms which Jesus himself refers to and fulfills. And then in the second half of the book, we will immerse ourselves […]

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