Jesus knew that the single most essential aspect of prayer is having a clear, undistorted picture in our minds of who we're talking to. When we see God as a father who is always with us-always compassionate, loving, powerful, and wise-we are then motivated to pray, "Father, your Kingdom come, your ..
Asking God To Make Things Right
by Dieter Zander
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"Over and over again in the Scriptures, the Bible tells us or shows us pictures of ordinary people who have extraordinary encounters with God as a result of their willingness to take risks. It's all about taking risks and moving out of your comfort zone -- maybe singing a little bit louder, feeling ..
When we try to appear as if we have it all together, we are practicing hypocrisy. We need to walk through the rooms in our heart's home and honestly look for places where we need to invite Jesus in. We may need to invite Jesus into our study room, where our thoughts and ideas reside. We may need ..
From Hypocrisy To Honesty
"This intergenerational relationship issue is very tricky. It's very sensitive. In fact, I think a good metaphor might be two porcupines trying to stay warm on a cold evening. I mean, picture it if you will, the two porcupines are cold, they want to get close to one another because they know if they ..
Living in Little Communities, Part 7: Intergenerational Community
"Just listen to these love builders: Provide protective love, believe the best in the other person, offer hope, provide a lock. There is something in each of those four love builders that I think you could probably apply today. Which ones are you going to apply? "Then listen again to the love busters: ..
Love of Another Kind, Part 8: Love Busters
"The love for the more fortunate is a rare thing -- to love those who succeed where we fail, to rejoice without envy with those who rejoice; the love of the poor for the rich, of the black man for the white man. The world is always bewildered by this kind of love. "Then there is the love for the enemy ..
Love of Another Kind, Partr 3: Loving Hard To Love People
Who we are has been shaped greatly by how and what people have communicated to us. And unfortunately, it is the negative comments that typically stick with us longer. We need to eliminate careless, inaccurate words and empower others with words of acceptance and affirmation. Many people have never ..
Loving Out Loud
We live in a society where the best and brightest are chosen to do important work. There is little room for people who make mistakes, fail, and have less than stellar credentials. The truth, however, is that we all have a backlog of failures and half-baked commitments that we would be ashamed of if ..
Miracle Of Mercy, The
"I bet it would lessen the anxiety as you realize that God will graciously provide for your needs. That's his promise. I bet it would free you a little bit more from the shame that some of you live under as you realize that when you ask God to forgive you, not only are you forgiven but that item is ..
Passages that Pump Me Up 1995, Part 2: Romans 8:31-39
God sent His Son so that He could embrace people. Jesus' life was about breaking down man-centered religious fabrications and showing, by example, how to love lepers, prostitutes, thieves, and tax collectors. God truly desires to have a relationship with every human being. As Christians, we should ..
Rediscovering the Church, Part 18: Embracing or Exluding People
Generation X has been the Prodigal Generation. They weren't brought up in Sunday School. Most of them never had a father figure. Their understanding of God and religion comes from watching movies and television. They are disillusioned about the world. They have been on a journey to find something ..
Story of the Prodigal Generation, The
"How do you respond to trouble? When it erupts in your life, what is your mode of operation? How do you respond? What's your perspective? Some of you, when trouble erupts, roll up your sleeves and swing away at it. You try and solve it. You try and move that mountain. Your perspective is that God might ..
The Heart of Ministry, Part 1: Perspective, Part 1