Has your hunger for God opened the door to spiritual abuse? Read these truths to learn how to be set free from the bondage of spiritual abuse.
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Christian character. Christlikeness. Sanctification. Christians often use terms like these, but what do they really mean, and why are they important?
Not long ago boarded-up businesses filled Clevelands downtown Slavic Village, which led the nation in foreclosures and became a national symbol of the recession. Now a church is taking back the area to not only give it a new face, but to offer hope to a dying community.
With every cup, you can drink coffee and do good. That was Jonathan Golden’s plan when he founded Land of a Thousand Hills in 2005 as an initiative to support the people of Rwanda after the 1994 genocide devestated the small African nation.
Golden, an ordained minister, had become burdened for the people of Rwanda and was inspired by the signs of forgiveness and healing he saw happening among them. He wanted to find a way for his North American church plant to come alongside the Rwandan people and support them socially, economically and spiritually.
“Coffee was the answer,” he says. “Through this model, we bless and create value in their work and demonstrate the gospel of grace and reconciliation.”
Partnering with coffee-growing villages around the world is transforming lives.
“For us, coffee is a highway of trade into communities to make sustainable change that begins by providing farmers with a fair living wage,” Golden says. “Through our community trade model, we’re able to invest in villages by building a school [and] providing food, orphan care and coffee-production training.”
Seven years after its inception, Land of a Thousand Hills now helps communities in Rwanda, Haiti and Thailand, providing a living wage for more than 10,000 farmers and their families. Golden and his team continue to partner with people and churches who commit to brewing good coffee in order to fuel even more good work.
Golden says it’s easy to do good—“Especially when it [involves] good coffee.”
Do you want more of the presence of Jesus in your life? Learn how to be more sensitive to the Holy Spirit.
Have you received of the life of the Spirit, or are you stifling His conviction?
Some of us try to blame the devil for our sinfulness, but it's really a lack of intention that causes us to displease God.
Giving birth to a vision can be likened to bringing forth a child. Here are the four key elements that must be present to ensure a healthy delivery.
We discuss whether speaking in tongues really is the initial physical evidence of a believer being filled with the Holy Spirit?
Though hyper-grace teachers have plenty of testimonies they can point to, Michael Brown shares some painful stories from people damaged by the hyper-grace message.
When we start thinking about the Holy Spirit, we have to realize He is a Person and not an it. That means He has a specific personality. Mahesh and Bonnie Chavda describe Him.
Providing emotional and spiritual care to those hurting in Hattiesburg, Miss., Rapid Response Team chaplains learned that their best-laid plans are not always God's plans for ministry.
After a group of intercessors began to pray for their nation amazing results occurred including, a shift toward Biblical values, government's national repentance, and political backing to fight human trafficking and abortion. Be inspired to change your nation through prayer.
Jack Hayford explains how worship has often been misunderstood by the church.
From rallying Canadians for mass prayer to reaching Hollywood on her knees to fighting abortion, Faytene Grasseschi leads a unique movement of activist intercession. Now her call to an entire nation in transition is crossing borders.
God may be using adversity to get believers and the gospel beyond our comfort zones, and out where the lost and suffering live. Has comfort lulled you to sleep? Find out.
None of us are immune to temptation. Given the right situation, you and I are capable of any sin. God knows this, so he has assigned us as individuals the responsibility of keeping each other on track.
Though the biblical message of grace is wonderful, glorious and life-transforming, Michael Brown says there is a message being preached today in the name of a new grace reformation, mixing powerful truth with dangerous error.
God doesnt need us yet desperately wants us. Why, then, do we who need Him often not want Him in return?
Life in the Spirit is anything but dull. Learn how obedience to the voice of God is your passport to a vibrant Christian experience.
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