Speaker Report: Missions
When Tony and Jeannette Finley moved to Omaha, Nebraska, in 2003, Tony, a 1994 Rhema Bible Training College graduate, knew in his heart that he and Jeannette were supposed to pioneer a church there.
Omaha is Nebraska's largest city, and most churchgoers attend mainline denominational churches. Although many of those churches were opposed to the word of faith message, the Finleys believed that the Lord would open a door for that message to spread in this vibrant city.
// Kenneth E. Hagin
Learning how to pray effectively is one of the most important things believers can ever do in their Christian walk. Really, we cannot be successful in fulfilling God's purpose in our lives if we do not know how to pray according to biblical principles.
// Craig W. Hagin
Water parks are always fun. With the water slides, tube rides, and splash pools, there's something for everyone to enjoy. It's fun watching people around the wave pool. They can be lying by the pool soaking up the sun. But when the bell goes off signaling the next wave, they'll quickly jump up and run into the pool.
This reminds me of a story recorded in John chapter 5. It's also about a pool—the Pool of Bethesda. Scripture tells us that a multitude of sick people were lying on the five porches surrounding the pool. There was no bell to give them warning, but every so often an angel stirred the water. And the first person to get into the pool was healed of whatever disease he had. (See John 5:1–15 NKJV.)
// Kenneth E. Hagin
The Epistles are written specifically to the Church—to born-again believers. They are of great help to us as we try to live our daily lives according to the teachings of the Lord. These letters provide specific teaching that we need to understand. They give us guidance, direction, and correction we can use in our own situations. As we read the Epistles, we can get the feeling that the author, moved by the Holy Spirit, looked down through the centuries and saw our struggles and said, "Go this direction. Follow this example."
Here are several principles found in the Epistles that show us how our love walk is connected to our giving and that it is God's will that we prosper.
"The Lord will guide you always; he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame. You will be Like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail." -Isaiah 58:11 (NIV)
2015 is here! In January I like to reflect on the previous year and take inventory of what I excelled in and what I would do differently. However, the past cannot be changed. What we accomplished or did not accomplish in 2014 is forever written in the history of our lives. Before us lies another year—another blank book to be written in. How will your history book read this year?