The story of Joseph is one of the most epic stories in history. He was sold into slavery by his brothers, accused of rape, falsely imprisoned for many years, and seemingly forgotten by God. But then everything changed. What are we holding on to that gets us through the trials and tribulations of life?
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Have you ever had someone look at you and it left a deep impression?
The last night of Jesus life contains the story of two of his disciples - Judas and Peter. Both would contemplate ending their life. What made the difference? Peter denied him in front of everyone, Judas pled for Jesus deliverance. But what happened in the hours following changed everything.
In a world where men dominated the culture, one woman stood up with boldness when no one else would. Her story may be one of the greatest stories of courage and fearlessness the world has ever known. She was a mother, a warrior and one of only a few woman prophets in history. She reminds us of those powerful words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. - “In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.”
What do we do when faced with a situation like David - staring at the Goliaths of our lives? What do we rely on? What can give us hope?
The story of Job shows us the behind the scenes picture in the battle between good and evil. It also shows us the power of faith in both good and bad times. What kind of faith do you have? Is it tested and proven resilient?
The story of Abigail has a powerful lesson on the influence of Kindness and Candor.
The Story of Mary Magdalene has lessons that have been applicable throughout time.
Abraham is looking for a wife for his son Isaac. But he knows the one key to happiness in a home - Kindness. The story of Rebekah has plenty to teach us today about this trait that we all crave to experience.
Jericho was a city devoted to the most extravagant idolatry and selfishness. They worshipped the demon goddess of the moon - Ashtoreth. She was the goddess of fertility, sexuality and war. But in the city there was a prostitute who as a child had heard of the plagues in Egypt and the parting of the Red Sea. Now it was her turn to exercise faith. But does God bless deception? What really caused the walls of the city to fall down? There is more going on behind the scenes in this story than we may have realized.
Is Perception Reality? We can learn a lot from the story of David and Goliath. She was fired from her first job at a news station and told she was “unfit for television,” But - Oprah Winfrey didn’t give up. "I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed." - Michael Jordan - didn’t give up. “Why would I feel like a failure? And why would I ever give up? I now know definitely over 9,000 ways an electric lightbulb will not work. Success is almost in my grasp.” - Thomas Edison didn’t give up. Is perception reality? If we looked at each of these people at various stages in life, we would likely call them failures. This is the story of a shepherd boy who slayed Lions, and Giants and Bears. We learn the valuable lesson that perception is not always reality.