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NEW FILM: SONS AND BASTARDS

Have you ever experienced a trial so intense that you were left with seemingly unanswerable questions for God? What did I do wrong? Where are You going with this? Do You even care about my pain? Sometimes the pressure is so great that we feel abandoned and forsaken. But often times it's in the heat of our trials that God is doing the most transformative work in our lives. This film explores the intricate topic of God’s chastening in our lives, and the incredible hope that it carries. … READ MORE...

TREE

THE RIGHTEOUS ARE LIKE A TREE

The righteous are likened to trees in several Scriptures, and specifically to a palm tree in Psalm 92:12, “The righteous shall flourish like a palm tree, he shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon.” Palm … READ MORE...

mission

YOUR MISSION IS NOT MORE IMPORTANT THAN YOUR PEOPLE

God never calls you to a mission that is more important than the people on your team. Because no such mission exists. A leader might be tempted to think, “Good riddance, they never did have complete buy-in with our vision.” “They just couldn’t keep up.” “We … READ MORE...

eyes of the lord

THE EYES OF THE LORD

In this post I want to show how gloriously God responds to those who maintain their loyalty to Him. Here’s our text: “For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show Himself strong on behalf of those whose heart is loyal to Him. … READ MORE...

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WE HAVE LAWS FOR THIS KIND OF BEHAVIOR

The following is an excerpt from my newest book, Illegal Prayers. Look closely at verse 5 of Luke 11. Which of you shall have a friend, and go to him at midnight and say to him, “Friend, lend me three loaves.” Our parable is in black and white until … READ MORE...

JESUS MOST COMMON TEACHING

JESUS’ MOST COMMON TEACHING

Recently, while doing a simple Bible search, I discovered something in the life of Jesus that brought me to a full stop. It stunned me, and I’m still trying to process it. Here’s the background to it: There is very little from the life of Jesus that is … READ MORE...

Wilderness

EXPLOITS EVEN IN THE WILDERNESS

When God brought the nation of Israel from Egypt to the border of Canaan, they didn’t believe that they could overcome the giants in the land. Because of their unbelief, God sent them into the wilderness to wander for forty years. God’s purpose in the … READ MORE...

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A GIFT WITHOUT GIMMICKS

Something happened to me on June 30, 2014 that I’ve got to tell you about. Making my way homeward from a weekend trip, I was on the shuttle bus that transports passengers from the Kansas City airport to the long-term parking lot. I had earned some free … READ MORE...