The Great Sadness (September 27, 2009)

Jesus said, "Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted." Have you ever considered that great sadness might be one of God's greatest gifts? In Wm. Paul Young's novel, The Shack, Mack experiences a gut-wrenching personal loss that threatens to steal his faith and his hope. Mack's story illustrates several spiritual truths from scripture about grief: that it has a place in every human life; that it has many faces and expressions; and that God gives special grace to us in our sadness. Indeed, God can do miracles through those who mourn their losses, their sins, and the wrongs of this world that He wants to make right. Click the link below to download.

Missy's Questions...and Ours (September 13, 2009)

Like Missy in Wm. Paul Young's novel, The Shack, most of us have a few nagging questions that we'd like to ask God. These are questions that Scripture also deeply cares about: God, are you real? Are you good? And finally, do you really care about me and my deepest pain? Click the link below to download.

A Labor of Love (September 6, 2009)

We can be professionals who are Christians…but God save us from becoming professional Christians! The labor we do for God is always a labor of love or it is nothing at all. Unlike the labor of our hands, it is a work motivated not by profit, prestige, or personnel reviews, but by God's love for us; our love for God, and our love for people. Click the link below to download.

Overflowing Encouragment (August 30, 2009)

Paul writes, "All praise to the God and Father of our Master, Jesus the Messiah! Father of all mercy! God of all healing counsel! He comes alongside us when we go through hard times, and before you know it, he brings us alongside someone else who is going through hard times so that we can be there for that person just as God was there for us" (2 Corinthians 1: 3ff. / The Message) God is there for us so that we might be there for others. Are you going through some hard times? Listen to three powerful testimonies from Joseph Banuelos, Christine King, and Mirja Bishop...and experience God's encouragement right now. Click the link below to download.