5 Steps to Heaven

You are closer to Heaven than you think! Only five simple steps separate you from eternal joy with God in Heaven.  Follow these steps to settle your eternal destination.

1. THINK ABOUT YOUR SOUL.

“Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: Though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; Though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.” Isaiah 1:18

When is the last time you considered the miracle of your existence? Why are you here? Why can you think, reason and feel far above the animal kingdom? Are you a temporary cosmic accident with no true purpose? Is there nothing beyond the mysterious veil of death? My friend, you have a lot to think about before you dismiss the afterlife and the eternal destination of your soul! The Bible teaches that you are a special creation of God. You are here because He wanted you to exist. He has given you an eternal soul that will live forever. Long after your body expires, you will still be, know, and feel. Your soul includes your personality and the part of you that is reading, understanding these words, and thinking about them right now.

Most people will enter eternity without ever truly thinking about their soul beyond popular quotes, philosophical bullet points, or preconceived ideas. Take the time to learn what God says in the Bible about salvation before you wager your soul (more…)

34 Activities of the Holy Spirit

Includes Free Study Guide Download

The Believer’s most powerful ally is the Holy Spirit Who dwells within.  Do you know what He is trying to accomplish in your life? Do you know what He wants to do to help you?  Are you allowing Him to do His job?

Before our Lord Jesus Christ returned to Heaven, He comforted the Disciples with the revelation that He would leave them the Holy Spirit as their Helper and Comforter.

Wow!  God placed a Member of the Trinity within His children!  He is in you right now.  He will never leave you nor forsake you.  He wants to supercharge your life.  There is divine power, wisdom, insight, and more available to you through the Holy Ghost!  Yet, most Christians are unaware of His ministry.

The Holy Spirit is the least understood Member of the Godhead, yet He is the One we interact with most intimately in this life.  I encourage you to begin the journey of getting to know Him and experiencing all He has to offer.

What is He trying to do in your life today?  How can He help you?  Are you filled with Him?  What limits His work in your life? (more…)

4 Ingredients of Effective Biblical Leadership

Leadership Meeting Teaching Outline

Serving God is a great privilege and a heavy responsibility.  These four simple ingredients will lift your ministry effectiveness to new heights.

This outline was recently taught at our monthly Leadership Meeting for all ministry workers and helpers.  I pray it will be a blessing to you as well.

1. Preparation

Preparation is vital to success. The servant of God must have time to prepare His mind, heart, and material.  Build preparation time into your schedule.

  • Preparation of Schedule
  • Preparation of Walking with God
  • Preparation of a Holy Life
  • Preparation of Hard Work
  • Preparation of Bible Material

2 Timothy 2:21  “If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honour, sanctified, and meet for the master’s use, and prepared unto every good work.”

Don’t get swept up in the craziness of life.  You will need to purge some things from your life in order to (more…)

Three Conditions of God’s Clear Direction

Would you like God to provide clear and obvious direction in your life? He will direct your paths if you let Him.

Proverbs 3:5–6 “Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; And lean not unto thine own understanding.  In all thy ways acknowledge him, And he shall direct thy paths.”

He shall direct thy paths. What a promise! Oh, how we need God’s direction in our lives! What if you had direct access to God in order to get His input on life’s decision? You do!

Life confronts us with hundreds of decisions every day. Some are mundane and seemingly unimportant while others are clearly life altering. The “big” decisions don’t cause me too much worry. I know that if I seek God’s direction with a yielded heart, He will guide me. The decisions that concern me are the ones that appear small on the surface but are going to set in motion a life altering chain of events.

I’m sure that most people reading this today have situations that require a decision, but are unsure how to proceed. We have all experienced the paralyzing fear of not knowing what to do about an important matter. What if you could ask God what to do and get a direct and clear answer? Wouldn’t that change your life (more…)

4 Simple Tips for a Great Time at Christian Camp

or any other activity

Summer is here!  Christian Camps, Conferences, Revivals, and Trips are in full swing.  For countless people, these activities have been a proven way to make great memories and life-changing decisions.  Follow these simple tips for a great time you will remember for the rest of your life.

Be Happy.

Bring a good time with you. “Bored” is a state of mind. You won’t have access to your usual distractions (TV, phone, game system, etc.). Plan to enjoy nature and the company of others at camp. (more…)