Teaching, Helping and Encouraging Spiritual Growth

How To Handle Fear

We live in a world where life dishes out some pretty hard realities. Some of these realities are of not of our own doing, and some are. But it doesn’t matter. The fact is that fear does not care whose fault it is. Fear attacks regardless.

Fear is a very debilitating. It can paralyze you and make you feel powerless and bring on a feelings of hopelessness. It causes you to become apprehensive and timid.

Such things as danger, evil, and pain cause fear.  Continue Reading →

Do You Ever Feel Distant From God?

As a Christian have you ever felt like you are on your own? Do you ever feel like God is far away and disinterested in the details of your life? Do you ever feel like there is really no plan for your life but you are just living out a boring day to day routine with no particular direction? As a Christian what does God advise to counter these feelings?

Psalm 37:23-24 NLT The Lord directs the steps of the godly. Continue Reading →

Jacob – Part 2

Have you ever known a dysfunctional family? You know, one where there is division and hostility toward each other, and not much love? Well, today we are going to continue our study of Jacob and his brother Esau and their dysfunctional family.

What is interesting is that from this messed up family came the nation of Israel and in time the Savior of the world, Jesus!

Last week we began a study of Jacob. We looked at Jacob and his twin brother Esau and what kind of guys they were. Continue Reading →

Can You Please God?

There are some ideas within the church that cause many believers to miss out on all that God has for them. One of these ideas is that you cannot please God. A friend of mine who had read my book, Growing Big In God, seemed disconcerted about what I had written, and asked me, “Do you believe that you can please God?” My immediate answer was, “Of course.” His response was, “I thought so.” It was as if I was teaching a false doctrine and needed to be called on it. Continue Reading →