It didn’t matter if it was in a Southern California city in broad daylight… It didn’t matter if she was a small, normal looking, white woman…the fact is, she had aligned herself with devilry. As such, she was an open vessel for demonic activity. (If you don’t…Continue
Whenever strides are being made, spiritually speaking, toward God . . . the evil one doesn’t like it.
(Note: This briefing is quite timely, as we just recently looked at…Continue
Added by Christine on September 29, 2010 at 9:10am — No Comments
Tall, very dark, guarded, angry . . . that is how I came to know him. Of all the street people I encountered in Long Beach, he is the one I thought, ‘dang, I wouldn’t want to meet him alone—especially at night!’ First, he tried to discredit me as a minister, my being a woman and all, but somehow I passed the test, and he came back to the…Continue
Added by Christine on September 28, 2010 at 6:00am — No Comments
Electrically-charged, controversial to some . . . the issue of answered prayer. What is our role? What is God’s role? Where does our faith come into play? Oh, and how much faith is required to experience positive answers to our prayers?
Aggravated, frustrated, and desperate for relief, Paul asked God to remove his…Continue
Added by Christine on September 27, 2010 at 6:00am — No Comments
God always answers our prayers, but like it or not, sometimes he says “no”. Usually, of course, we do not like “no”, but it is there just the same. Paul asked God to heal him of some weakness or constant source of pain in his body, (though Scripture doesn’t exactly say what). Some have speculated it was poor eyesight, while others have said he had a
chronic stomach problem; either…
Added by Christine on September 22, 2010 at 8:57am — No Comments
The Only One. 2 Corinthians 11
but let him who boasts boast about this:that he understands and knows me . . . Jeremiah 9.24…
Boast about this.
Paul has briefly and brilliantly outlined spiritual warfare—pointing out that the ‘battle’ is not of this world, nor do…Continue
Added by Christine on September 20, 2010 at 7:49am — No Comments
It was a bright, warm morning as we pulled up to the Long Beach sanctuary, but I was already on my toes. You see, I had just taught on the strategy of the evil one whose desire it is to generally deceive and wreak havoc in people’s lives. The devil does not like to be revealed, so I figured there might be some static at my community Bible/prayer meeting. Sure enough.…Continue
Warning: What you are about to read will challenge your thinking.
The most powerful line in 2 Corinthians 10 is at the end of verse 5-- PLEASE focus yourself, and read today’s briefing with care, seeking to understand and then apply the power that is meant to…Continue
Added by Christine on September 16, 2010 at 6:00am — No Comments
A proper world view.
Being a parent is both a great blessing and a limitless responsibility. I remember hearing that being a mother is like cutting part of your heart out of your body and letting it walk around without you. Oh,
there is so much joy watching your babies grow, take their first…
Added by Christine on September 14, 2010 at 6:00am — No Comments
Oh, how much we have learned about faithful godly living from Paul’s two letters to the church at Corinth! And now we move into the home stretch of his second letter. And yet again as we start out chapter 10, we see Paul defending his apostleship. From our 2000-year later perspective, it is still incredible to think of Paul defending his calling and his viability as a…Continue
Added by Christine on September 13, 2010 at 7:30am — No Comments
What can one lady do? (Part 4 on generosity)
She walked into the huge old basement room, where the preacherman was addressing quite a large gathering of street people. As she looked around, most of the folks looked about like she had expected—worn and tired, in some cases, dirty and smelly—but she was
Added by Christine on September 10, 2010 at 6:00am — No Comments
Every day is an opportunity. 2 Cor. 9.6-15 (Third in a series on generosity)
You can give without loving, but you cannot love without giving.
I ssaaiid, You can give without loving, but you cannot love without giving.…
Added by Christine on September 9, 2010 at 6:00am — No Comments
Extravagant Love. An excerpt from . It fits so well--right here, right now.
A woman entered the house. Luke…Continue
Added by Christine on September 8, 2010 at 7:30am — No Comments
It seems the subject of Giving is often accompanied by suggested guidelines, recommended percentages, and veiled apologies for bringing
it up, (along with the assumption that the associated organization’s
Giving must be down). As a ministry leader and director of a 501-C3, I
know that even mentioning Giving makes me uncomfortable! I have a
little different perspective as I write today. In 2 Corinthians…
Added by Christine on September 7, 2010 at 6:00am — No Comments
Sorrow and Joy. (drawn from 2 Corinthians 7.2-16)
An auburn-haired lad set out to make his way down the street to his grandmother’s house. He carried a little plastic boat in his hand, ready to set it afloat on the stream that flows along the back of her property.…Continue
Extra! Extra! Read all about it—Acts Two Church in !
Our discussion was wrapping up, and our prayer time about to begin at the Sanctuary…Continue
Added by Christine on September 2, 2010 at 1:22pm — No Comments
If You Are Unequally Yoked… 2 Corinthians 6.14
“Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers,” Paul warned.
‘Didn’t much apply to you when you got married because neither of you were too interested in God. But then after your first child…Continue