Christmas Isn't Christmas Without Christ
// Kenneth W. Hagin
Have you noticed that in the past several years some people have tried to make Christmas just another holiday? They want us to say "Happy Holidays" or "Season's Greetings" instead of "Merry Christmas." And we're to have "holiday" trees and lights, instead of Christmas trees and Christmas lights. The world wants to completely remove Christ from Christmas.
// Kenneth W. Hagin
Opportunities to give in to offense present themselves to everyone at one time or another. No one is exempt. We all must continually guard our hearts against the temptation to become offended and harbor grudges and other negative emotions.
// Bill Ray
Bill Ray is a Rhema Bible Traning College instructor and an associate minister at Rhema Bible Church.
What's the greatest gift you ever received at Christmas? For me, it's a toss-up between a racecar track I got when I was 11 or 12 years old and a Lionel train set. I wish you could have seen the expression on my face when I got these things! I was so excited.
Special Report: Missions
Sharing Jesus in the Amazon Jungle: Josie Rogers
IMAGINE HAVING four children and not being able to tell any of them about the Jesus you serve. Deep in the Amazon jungle, this was the stark reality for one woman. We'll call her Anna.
A member of the Tikuna tribe, an indigenous people, Anna had been born again when missionaries came to her village. But when she married, her husband forbade her to practice Christianity or tell their children about it.
// Kenneth E. Hagin
Does the Holy Spirit condemn you if you do wrong as a Christian? No. It is your spirit that condemns you (1 John 3:20). You need to learn that. It's a hard lesson to learn, however, because we have been taught incorrectly
//CRAIG W. HAGIN
Many people try God when nothing else works. They exhaust all their resources
and then ask the Lord to help. And that's where the problem lies.
If we’re sick, for example, the first thing that should come to mind is that God wants us well. Jesus Christ took the stripes on His back, and by His stripes we were healed (1 Peter 2:24). If we were healed, then we are healed. We can walk in
Kindle The Flame Review
Once again women from around the world descended on the
Rhema USA campus for Lynette Hagin's 2014 Kindle the Flame® Women's Conference.
Each speaker delivered a powerful message to help those present live victoriously in these last days before Jesus returns.
"The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears, and delivers them out of all their troubles."
—Psalm 34:17 (NKJV)
It's so wonderful to be able to call upon the Lord in prayer! It's so great to be able to come boldly into His presence! There's nothing like being in the presence of the Lord—praising Him, worshipping Him, and seeking His face. Sometimes we don't find out how desperately we need God's peace until we get into His presence!
//Special Report: Year in Review
Looking back at a great year!
"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)
This year has passed by so quickly. It seems like only yesterday that we were ringing in 2014, and now here it is December. For the last couple of months, I have been giving you some tips on time management. I want to finish those suggestions this month. I trust that they will help you to begin 2015 in a more organized fashion.