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The Gift of Listening

The Gift of Listening

May 12, 2017

One of the greatest gifts I am working hard to develop these days is the gift of listening. James 1:19 wisely advises us to “be swift to hear, slow to speak" (NKJV).I want to make sure the people I share my

Urgent Help Needed As Millions Face Starvation in East Africa

Urgent Help Needed As Millions Face Starvation in East Africa

Apr 24, 2017

An urgent appeal has gone out on behalf of Foursquare family members among those at risk in one of the world’s greatest-ever humanitarian crises, yet who are also poised to be witnesses of...

God-Confidence

God-Confidence

Apr 17, 2017

When Israel was a mess, God sent a special messenger to a discouraged man named Gideon (Judges 6). The angel found Gideon hiding in a winepress, trying to thresh out a bit of grain. He feared

The Unexpected Witness

The Unexpected Witness

Apr 14, 2017

Mary Magdalene, of all the people Jesus could have sent, of all the messengers he could have commissioned. A woman, when a woman’s witness was not considered credible - and not just any

How to Pray Amid Crisis

How to Pray Amid Crisis

Feb 7, 2017

There are moments throughout life when we find ourselves facing a crisis, and we need to know how to pray when a crisis develops, as well as how to encourage others to pray ...

Burdens That Empower

Burdens That Empower

Feb 3, 2017

Robert Frost wrote "The Road Not Taken" for a poet friend who was chronically indecisive about which road to take on their hikes together/ His gift was a personal joke! But when ...

Knowing vs. Feeling

Knowing vs. Feeling

Jan 27, 2017

Paul’s second missionary journey had been nothing short of a disaster by the time we read the account in Acts 16:25: “But at midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and ...

Day 19: Cry Out to God

Day 19: Cry Out to God

Jan 19, 2017

Psalm 119:145-152 - A prayer for my life, the church, the world. "Dear Lord, awake us from our spiritual slumber, and enable us to pray like You did."

Day 14: Commit Yourself to His Course

Day 14: Commit Yourself to His Course

Jan 14, 2017

Today’s Scripture: Read Psalm 119:105-112“By Your words I can see where I’m going; they throw a beam of light on my dark path. I’ve committed myself and I’ll never turn back from living...

The Power of Prayer

The Power of Prayer

Nov 11, 2016

Today is the tomorrow you feared yesterday. We live in only three days: yesterday, today and tomorrow. Yesterday is gone, but we learned a few things. Today we continue to learn, grow and use our faith. But tomorrow—that’s another story. Tomorrow is filled with uncertainties, seems unpredictable and appears to be mysterious. We don’t know...

Why We Must Recenter Everything Around Jesus

Why We Must Recenter Everything Around Jesus

Sep 20, 2016

Upon hearing of several major attacks in our world, including those in Istanbul, Turkey; Nice, France; Orlando, Fla.; and other cities, I can’t help but wonder what drives these acts of violence. Our world is filled with so much hate that flows from tormented individuals, misguided religious organizations, self-centered political agendas, twisted...

Local Churches Help Flooded Texas Neighborhoods

Local Churches Help Flooded Texas Neighborhoods

Aug 30, 2016

What can a local church do for their community when floodwaters devastate 1,500 homes and the families who live there? This was the question facing Foursquare Pastors Alex Montealegre and Cere Muscarella in Angleton, Texas, and their respective congregations, La Vida (Angleton Hispanic Foursquare Church) and Life Church (Angleton Foursquare Church), this summer...