The Truth About Our Life's Purpose

The Truth About Our Life’s Purpose

We exist for God; He does not exist for us. God loves doing things for His people, but the rea­son we get up in the morning is to fulfill His purpose for our lives, not merely to ask Him to bless our purpose for our lives. God does not want to be our vend­ing machine, where we put in a …

Understanding the Angels Among Us

Understanding the Angels Among Us

Every weekend, when I was growing up in Baltimore, Maryland, I would go visit my grandmother. Because it was the weekend, my grandmother would let me watch television, and I would watch whatever the shows were in the mid-1950s. If it ever started to thunder, my grandmother would say, “Tony!” Even though I knew what she was going to tell …

Respect for Family is Respect for God

Respect for Family is Respect for God

In our culture, there is a lack of respect for authority. Nowhere is this better evidenced than in the family—the most basic and foundational unit of our society. Instead of parents guiding, teaching their children, and telling them what to do, it’s the children who rule the roost in many homes. The kids call the shots, and the family structure …

The Source of True Power in America

Over the last few years, there has been a lot of discussion about the source of power in America. The power of uniting with other believers in prayer for our nation reinforces the fact that we do not live our lives only for ourselves. Philippians 4:1-3 tells us that Christ can empower us to do anything, but we must understand …

The Secret to Staying Submitted

For this reason also, God highly exalted Him, and bestowed on Him the name which is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee will bow, of those who are in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and that every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. – Philippians 2:9-11 How could Jesus humble …

Are We Ready to Follow God?

Are We Ready to Follow God?

“Elijah came near to all the people and said, ‘How long will you hesitate between two opinions? If the Lord is God, follow Him; but if Baal, follow him.’ But the people did not answer him a word.” 1 Kings 18:21 There are questions and then there are questions! Have you ever noticed when you ask someone a question that …

Learning to Walk on Spiritual Feet

Learning to Walk on Spiritual Feet

If we are going to think with Christ­centered minds, it must become a way of life every day. We cannot be sacred on Sunday and secular on Monday. We are sacred all day every day, because we are all ministers under God no matter what our particular professions happen to be. One of the great passages on what it means …

You Can Come Back

You Can Come Back

Days after the tragedy of 9/11 struck our nation’s soul, members of the special forces known as the Green Berets were asked to pack their bags, leave their families and head straight into the heart of warfare. While each of us back home struggled to come to grips with the devastation that came about so suddenly, these men set out …

The Emptying of Christ Explained

The Emptying of Christ Explained

I want to take you to Philippians 2:7. Christ did more than simply lay aside the glory of heaven: He “emptied Himself, taking the form of a bond-servant, and being made in the likeness of men.” I love this verse because it means that what was thought out and decided in eternity, Christ acted on. So often, our thoughts, beliefs, …

The Benefit of a New Identity

The Benefit of a New Identity

We’ve been looking at a process this week that is very important. You must first know you are united with Jesus Christ, then you must reckon or count it to be so. Now I want to show you that you must yield to your new identity in Christ. Let’s begin with Romans 6:12: “Therefore do not let sin reign in …