Like No Other, Session 5 (Death Like No Other): When the Gospel Sinks In


Counting gain as loss in light of the incomparable message of Jesus Christ. by Piper Sloane The third-century Christian apologist, Tertullian, famously said during a time of Roman persecution, “The blood of martyrs is the seed of the church.” The early Church grew tremendously during times of intense persecution because of the witness of those who […]

Like No Other, Session 4 (Teachings Like No Other): Gray Areas


In your quest for truth, let God’s love be your guide. by Mike Glenn We live in a world of infinite possibilities, even when we’re addressing important moral and ethical issues. For some questions, there just don’t seem to be right or wrong answers. Worse, in other situations, there seem to be several right answers. […]

Like No Other, Session 3 (Power Like No Other): Fear of Financial Collapse


Loss is an inevitable part of life. By David Jeremiah Nothing that’s visible is lasting, and one of the harsh realities we face is the moment we first learn that truth. We lose a friend or we lose a job or we lose our fortune. The larger the loss, the deeper the pain. Financial collapse is a […]

Like No Other, Session 2 (A Birth Like No Other): Motherhood: The Great Surrender


by VICTORIA YORK Two important lessons learned from Mary, the mother of Jesus Debbie Bales remembers the day the Lord spoke to her heart that He was about to restore her relationship with her oldest child. Years before, when her son was 18 and still living at home, Debbie had discovered he had been lying, […]

Ready, Session 6 (Ready When Pornography Controls): I’d Love You All Over Again


God can redeem a marriage … even one that’s ended in divorce. by Traylor Lovvorn I was completely caught off guard. Thinking that we were going to have lunch with friends, I didn’t question my wife, Melody, when she jumped into the driver’s seat. It was our fifth anniversary, and I probably should’ve been aware that […]

Ready, Session 4 (Ready When Sex Destroys): Excerpt from “The Resolution for Men,” Part 1


The following is Appendix 5 in The Resolution for Men, published by Broadman and Holman,  pages 235 to 238. Click here to order the book.    Resolution Groups: Accountability for Men All men need accountability. When we know that others are supporting, encouraging, and praying for us, it helps us walk faithfully before God. No […]

Ready, Session 3 (Ready When Sickness Comes to Stay): The Fear of Disease


by David Jeremiah  We all fear disease, yet one or more will eventually catch up with each of us. I have just completed my semiannual CT scan. For nearly 20 years, I’ve been making this journey to the Scripps Clinic in La Jolla, Calif. It all began in 1994 when I was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s […]

Ready, Session 2 (Ready to Help the Poor): Christ in a Coffee Shop


It’s not the bagels that draw a busy pastor to stop for coffee each morning. IT’S THE INVESTMENT. by Lee Eclov I called him Two-Phone Joe. The first time I met him, I was sitting at an outdoor table at my favorite coffee spot when he came out, cell phone pressed between shoulder and ear, […]

Ready, Session 2 (Ready to Help the Poor): Blessed to be a Blessing


God blesses you so you can share your bounty with others. by Aaron Householder Blessings and nations and peoples, oh, my! Blessings and nations and peoples! “May God be gracious to us and bless us; look on us with favor so that Your way may be known on earth, Your salvation among all nations (Psalm […]

Ready, Session 1 (Ready When Injustice Prevails): Freedom Fighter


Award-winning vocalist Natalie Grant is a wife, mother, touring artist, actress, and activist who speaks on behalf of those with no voice — the millions of young girls worldwide sold into slavery. by Lindsay Williams This past spring, Natalie Grant found herself at the White House. In what she describes as a “once-in-a-lifetime experience,” Grant […]