Youth On Fire in Brisbane Australia
Samson and Joseph (1)
'These things happened to them as examples...for us...' 1 Corinthians 10:11 NIV

Samson was a loser, Joseph was a winner. Samson had everything going for him. He was the product of a miracle birth, raised by godly parents, and given supernatural strength. Yet he failed miserably. Why?

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Whose 'Report' Will You Believe?
'Who has believed our report?...' Isaiah 53:1 NKJV

An oil spill pollutes the Gulf of Mexico, devastating marine life and the livelihood of millions of people. Day after day we watch it on TV, in real time. An earthquake hits Haiti, 200,000 die, and the world's poorest people are left

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Midnight Madness (2)
'While the bridegroom was delayed, they all slumbered...' Matthew 25:5 NKJV

Let's look at these ten virgins and see what else we can learn from them. Observe three things: (1) The midnight crowd. 'While the bridegroom was delayed, they all slumbered and slept.' Who slept? The wise as

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Midnight Madness (1)
'And at midnight a cry was heard...' Matthew 25:6 NKJV

You've probably heard the story of the five wise virgins and the five foolish ones. Jesus told it. In those days a requirement for being allowed to participate in a wedding was that your lamp had to be burning. But when the

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You Can Approach God with Confidence
'...The curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom...' Matthew 27:51 NIV

One day a year, on the Day of Atonement (at-one-ment), the high priest could go beyond the thick curtain in the tabernacle into the 'Holy of Holies' and into God's presence. What qualified him to go

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Choose the People God Has Chosen
'...I have given special skill to all the gifted craftsmen...' Exodus 31:6 NLT

Just as a river can't rise higher than its source, no enterprise can rise higher than its leadership. When it was time to build the tabernacle God told Moses: '...I have specifically chosen Bezalel...I have

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Getting 'Unstuck'! (2)
'...I run straight toward the goal.' Philippians 3:14 GWT

Though you've settled the issues of forgiveness and faith, getting unstuck involves two more challenges. You will need to learn: (1) Flexibility. When your faith runs into obstacles, your flexibility keeps you in the race. You

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Getting 'Unstuck'! (1)
'...He rewards those who earnestly seek Him.' Hebrews 11:6 NIV

Icy winters tend to bring multiple pile-ups with cars in snow-filled ditches waiting for tow trucks to rescue them. The drivers have different reactions. Some surrender to feelings of being powerless, others get frustrated

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