Recently, I heard Pastor Craig talk about how our prayers are often what we want God to do for us, but then Craig asked a perspective-shifting question: how often do we ask God what we could do for Him? I remember praying during my LifeGroup, and honestly, my prayers were pretty small. I was asking for a good week, the opportunity to meet new people, health for my family. It was all standard stuff, but then I started thinking, What if I changed my prayers to big, open-ended prayers?
With so much happening in the news and in the world, you might wonder, Is there ever going to be peace? Will there always be conflict, hurt, despair, destruction, and death? At times, it can be a lot to handle. The good news is there will be a time when the pain and hurt of the world will go away and there will be peace. The Bible tells us until Jesus returns, we can expect to experience sin in the world and in our lives. If you’re currently facing a situation where you’re uncertain of what may happen, I invite you to pray this short prayer for peace.
Our story began in a two-car garage. Fast forward to today and you’ll find communities meeting in multiple locations around the world at Life.Church Online. Yet through all the changes and growth, we have remained true to our calling to be a church where people can come just as they are, but leave forever changed.
This is the story of the first 20 years of Life.Church, as told by our Senior Pastor Craig Groeschel and the leadership team of Life.Church.
“What is a freedom date?” I can guarantee that question probably does not come up in regular conversation. When is the last time you asked your friend over coffee, “Hey, when is your debt freedom date, again?” Maybe it’s a question we need to ask more often.
Setting a budget isn’t hard, but it could make you face some painful truths if you’ve never created one before. Start with these steps:
Yesterday, I shared a little common myth between the idea of good debt vs. bad debt and in reality how all debt is just debt. Today, I want to share with you why it’s important to get out of debt.
Yesterday, I shared with you a bit of my story of how I unintentionally became a slave to debt and as a result, debt was holding me back from what I felt God was calling me to do. Today, I want to talk about the myth behind good debt, and why there is really no such thing as good debt.
I never really saw the need to get out of debt until a few years ago. I had accepted the fact that debt was always going to be a part of my life and that it was something I just had to live with.
What is a Christian Atheist?
The words almost contradict each other, right? I mean how can someone be a Christian and an Atheist? But if you think about it, a lot of us are Christian Atheists because we believe in God but live as if He doesn't exist.