Hope

Created on Wednesday, 26 February 2014 / Church Growth
Tags: Hospital, church, guests, cancer patients, Dr. Charles Arn, prostate, surgery, nurses, City of Hope, uncertainty, volunteers, family, patients, connection center
“Dr. Arn, your biopsy came back positive. I’m afraid you have prostate cancer.” I thought he must have been talking to someone else in the room. But we were alone ... and the doctor was looking straight ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 07 January 2014 / Children
Tags: Dale Hudson, children's ministry, laugh, jokes, water, slime, pudding, funny song, whopee cushion app, costume, burping contest, prank, impersonations
I love hearing kids laugh. There’s nothing more precious than the laughter of a child ... especially at church.  Over the years, I’ve found ways to get kids laughing. Here’s 20 of them: ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 26 November 2013 / Adversity
Tags: Cancer, transition, Percy McCray, prayer, optimism, stress, immune system, National Institute of Health, God Changes Your Brain, Our Journey of Hope, faith
Belief can make the difference for a life in transition. During difficult times when an individual must prioritize their health, a spiritual or religious faith can ease tensions, boost attitude and ... [ +++ ]
Created on Thursday, 14 November 2013 / Vision
Tags: Thom Rainer, LifeWay Resources, sick churches, solutions, survival, congregations, hope, false hope, decline, God, miracles, reverse trends, action, Haggai, Nehemiah
In my previous post on my website, I addressed the issue of very sick churches, noting that as many as 40 percent of American congregations fall in that category. Several readers commented they would like ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 30 July 2013 / Prayer
Tags: Chuck Lawless, church leaders, struggle, prayer, fixers, ritual, relationship, broken, Word, hope, gospel, Jesus
John, a leader in a church I assisted as a consultant, admitted to me what I’d heard before from seminary students and church leaders alike: “Dr. Lawless, I don’t always pray like I should. I know better, ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 17 July 2013 / Relationships
Tags: Church, response, Christians, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Americans, antidepressants, marketplace, hope, Jesus, depression, healing, behavior
It’s amazing how many Christians are suffering from depression. There are precious people who love the Lord dearly yet find themselves struggling in a day-to-day battle to simply enjoy their lives.  ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 02 July 2013 / Evangelism
Tags: Billy Graham, Sean Dunn, Groundwire, evangelize, young people, youth crisis, pornography, depression, self-injury, hopelessness, society, religion
In article in a 1972 edition of The Saturday Evening Post, the Rev. Billy Graham was quoted as saying, “The vast majority of American young people are still alienated, uncommitted, and uninvolved. There ... [ +++ ]
Created on Monday, 20 May 2013 / Prophecy
Tags: Michelle McClain, prophecy, correction, church, repentance, challenge, Revelation, obedience, comfort, hope
When ministering in a church, the prophet should have a specific area the Lord has revealed that needs correction. Jesus gave each church a specific place of constructive criticism. It’s important at ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 03 April 2013 / Pastoral Care
Tags: Pastors, respond, failure, hopeless, clam up, give up, blow up, shell, embrace, heart
God loves to turn around the things that you think are absolutely hopeless. How does God take a minus and turn it into a plus? How does He take the negative things in our lives that are bad and use them ... [ +++ ]
Created on Thursday, 10 January 2013 / Vision
Tags: Rick Warren, Daily Hope, Better Choices, Circumstances
“We are each responsible for our own conduct.” Galatians 6:5 (NLT) Your choices are far more powerful than your circumstances. You may not like how complicated your life has become. But with few exceptions, ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 02 January 2013 / Preaching
Tags: billy graham, my hope, evangelism, spiritual awakening, repentance, awakening, revival, fresh vision for america, gospel, spreading the gospel, prayer and fasting
All of us care a great deal about our country. The intensity of opinions and feelings during the long political campaign showed the depth of that concern. Now with the votes counted, it is important to ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 23 October 2012 / Pastor's Heart
Tags: Philadelphia, Pastor K. Marshall Williams, Hope, Burden
Pastor K. Marshall Williams Sr. has a burden. He knows it’s not his to bear alone, but in his sphere of influence—which happens to be the City of Brotherly Love—the pastor of Nazarene Baptist Church can’t ... [ +++ ]
Created on Sunday, 22 January 2012 / Main
Tags: Don't Lose Hope!
by Bishop Harry R. Jackson Jr. A very disturbing CNN poll compared the expectations of those peering into the future at the dawn of 2000 with those of people looking forward into 2010. The survey reported ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 19 January 2010 / Main
Tags: bathroom,church,destroyed,disaster,earthquake,haiti,hope,joseph lejeune,survivors
QUOTE: "Think of our new village here as the home of Jesus Christ, not the scene of a disaster. Life is not a disaster. Life is joy! You don’t have food? Nourish yourself with the Lord. You don’t ... [ +++ ]
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