by Christopher Tippins Some days you may feel like you’re hanging on for dear life. Keep hanging on! But also… let go. Let go of trying to control. Let go of trying to keep it all together. Let go of managing everything on your own. There is a popular message lately which says, “You can do
By Suzanne Provagna The curve ball. As many times as I get thrown the curve ball, it always catches me by surprise. I know it doesn’t catch Jesus Christ, my Savior, as a surprise and if I could just remember that, it would make a big difference. Last Sunday, I sensed God speaking these four truths to me.
In May, we learned one of our free resources, Building Strong Worship Leaders, was translated into Vietnamese. This was quite a shock considering we had no idea a church in Hanoi had taken on this huge task. The following quote is from the website which offers the free Vietnamese version: For churches, building a strong
By John Martin The tagline for our ministry is “More than Music”, but what do we mean by that? When many people hear the word worship they think of worship as something that we do in church on Sundays. We hear people say things like, “Man, we really worshiped last Sunday! Why, our preacher didn’t
Rewritten/adapted by Dawn Kelley, original author unknown Just the other night, I was in a long line at a local store when I noticed a mother with two children behind me. One of the children was just a toddler and the other was older, probably in his early teens. The older brother had a pack
By John Martin I have a question that I would like to ask my fellow pastors; “Do you have an open-door policy?” I once prided myself on having an open-door policy with any and every organization that I worked with. I would tell people, “Please, stop by anytime. I’m always ready to listen.” It was
This article is an excerpt from Pure Praise: A Heart-focused Bible Study on Worship by Dwayne Moore. Hebrews 13:15 encourages us to “continually offer the sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of our lips, giving thanks to his name” (NKJV). Praise is primarily acknowledging God for who he is. Thanksgiving, on the
By Suzanne Provagna This morning I awoke before dawn and went outside. It was completely dark and, yet, the birds were incessantly chirping. It sounded like hundreds of birds happily singing while working. I couldn’t see anything, but it was obvious there was immeasurable activity going on. If you couldn’t hear, you would not have known the birds were out there. If
By Dwayne Moore I have a friend named Donald who is a pastor. He lives in Zambia, a beautiful country in south-central Africa that’s slightly larger than the state of Texas. Donald has a heart for God that’s also larger than Texas. I’ve had the opportunity to coach Donald and have him on our international
By Suzanne Provagna Forgiveness is on my mind these last couple of weeks. I can’t begin to understand the depth of God’s love for us and the pain that He went through to watch His only Son take on our sins so that we could live a beautiful life in eternity with our Father in
By John Martin There are times when life is just plain hard. There are moments when the words of Job seem far too real; “We’re all adrift in the same boat: too few days, too many troubles.” (Job 14:1 – The Message) I find myself in one of those seasons of life when I too
When God finished creating Adam and Eve on the sixth day He said it was “very good.” Think about that. They had just been created. They had not had the chance to do anything, yet He was pleased with them. He enjoyed their company as He walked in the cool of the day with them.
By Donald Kutala PDF! Is this Portable Document Format? Nope! this is completely something else! It is Passion, Dedication and Focus. Paul compares the Church to one body that consists of many parts in 1 Corinthians 12:20. A profound way of how we as believers should serve God and one another in unity with less
By Dwayne Moore Deuteronomy 6:4-5 says,“Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.” I believe these two verses are central in helping us grasp acceptable worship to God. We must love him completely,
By John Martin In my role with NLW International, I am blessed to meet some very talented and gifted people. Even within our own team God has blessed us with a wide range of talents and personalities! But regardless of how gifted any of us may be, we must never forget what matters most. The