Insight and inspiration for You!
Your Year of Provision & Season of Delight
Your Year of Provision & Season of Delight Message Delivered at Overcoming Church, Indianapolis, Indiana - March 19, 2023 DOWNLOAD KEYNOTE SLIDES Philippians 4:15-19, 15 Now you Philippians know also that in the beginning of the gospel, when I departed from Macedonia, no church shared with me concerning giving and receiving but YOU only. 16 For even in Thessalonica YOU sent aid once and again for my necessities…18 Indeed I have all and abound. I am full, having received from...
How to Avoid Drifting – Firm Foundation Inspiration Minute for March 15, 2023
Listen to Full Message from Sunday, March 12, 2023 "Stop the Drift" WATCH AND LISTEN TO THE TEACHING DOWNLOAD KEYNOTE SLIDES
Stop the Drift
DOWNLOAD KEYNOTE SLIDES Hebrews 2:1. Therefore we must give the more earnest heed to the things we have heard, lest we drift away
God’s Method for Your Success – Firm Foundation Inspiration Minute for March 8, 2023
Listen to Full Message from Sunday, March 5, 2023 Kingdom Leverage: How to Gain it and Use It WATCH AND LISTEN TO THE TEACHING DOWNLOAD KEYNOTE SLIDES
How to Gain and Use Kingdom Leverage
DOWNLOAD KEYNOTE SLIDES Matthew 6:10, Your kingdom come. Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. What Jesus instructed His disciples to pray was not a wish, it was a method for getting things done in a way that glorifies God.
The Leverage of Love – Firm Foundation Inspiration Minute for March 1, 2023
Listen to Full Message from Sunday, February 26, 2023 LEVERAGE: Importing & Exporting Breakthrough, Part One WATCH AND LISTEN TO THE TEACHING DOWNLOAD KEYNOTE SLIDES
LEVERAGE: Importing & Exporting Breakthrough, Part One
DOWNLOAD SLIDES 2 Corinthians 9:8, And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work. Micah 2:13, He who opens the breach goes up before them; they break through and pass the gate, going out by it. Their king passes on before them, the Lord at their head. God provides what we need to IMPORT, to breakthrough in our lives. God also gives us grace to EXPORT breakthrough for others. HISTORY IS...
FINAL DAY 21 – Daily Bread is More Than We Realize | 21-Day Devotional on Jesus’ Beatitudes and Sermon on the Mount
Matthew 6:11, Give us this day our daily bread God is a God of provision and detail. Jesus stated that the hairs on our head (or lack thereof!) are numbered (Luke 12:7). This is a saying meant to convey God’s deep concern for His children. This part of Jesus’ instruction to His disciples on prayer was very simple, but there is profound truth behind it. Some of explanations of this text include (From William Barclay’s Commentary on the New Testament): 1. The bread has been identified with the...
DAY 20 – Your Kingdom Come. Your Will Be Done. | 21-Day Devotional on Jesus’ Beatitudes and Sermon on the Mount
For these final two days of our 21-day devotional, we're going to look at a couple of statements from the “Disciple’s prayer,” that we mistakenly call the “Lord’s prayer.” This was the prayer that Jesus taught his disciples to pray. Today, we will consider Matthew 6:10, Your kingdom come. Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. In our final lesson, we will consider Matthew 6:11: Give us this day our daily bread. Throughout His time on the earth it was evident that the Kingdom of...
Salt & Light = Influence & Help | Message by Bryan Hudson, D.Min.
DOWNLOAD KEYNOTE The Salt Principle Matthew 5:13 , "You are the salt of the earth; but if salt has lost its taste how shall its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trodden under foot by men.” There were four uses for salt 1. To Purify: Indicated by is brightness, ability to soften hard water and remove toxic metals 2. To Offer: As currency, and something required with offerings by the ancient Hebrews 3. To Preserve: As a chemical that...
DAY 19 – Make It Plain. Add Nothing To It. | 21-Day Devotional on Jesus’ Beatitudes and Sermon on the Mount
Matthew 5:33-37, You have heard that it was said by the people of the old days: You shall not take an oath falsely, but you shall pay your oath in full to the Lord. But I say to you: Do not swear at all, neither by heaven, for it is the throne of God, nor by the earth, for it is the footstool of his feet, nor by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the Great King, nor by your head, for you cannot make one hair black or white. When you say, Yes, let it be yes; and when you say, No, let it be no....
DAY 18 – The Day Religion Died | 21-Day Devotional on Jesus’ Beatitudes and Sermon on the Mount
The Day Religion Died Matthew 5:17-20, “Do not think that I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to fulfill. 18 For assuredly, I say to you, till heaven and earth pass away, one jot or one tittle will by no means pass from the law till all is fulfilled. 19 Whoever therefore breaks one of the least of these commandments, and teaches men so, shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven; but whoever does and teaches them, he shall be called great in the...
DAY 17 – Being Light as God Intended | 21-Day Devotional on Jesus’ Beatitudes and Sermon on the Mount
Matthew 5:14-15, You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hid. Nor do men light a lamp and put it under a bushel, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. For many of us who are not naturally outgoing, and even somewhat introverted, the concept of being a light to the world, goes opposite our nature. But Jesus made it very clear that what He gave us was not only for us. The life, peace, and joy that we possess was designed by God to be shared. It is...
DAY 16 – The Salt Principle | 21-Day Devotional on Jesus’ Beatitudes and Sermon on the Mount
Matthew 5:13 "You are the salt of the earth; but if salt has lost its taste how shall its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trodden under foot by men.” Considering our topic today, I would you answer this question: “Who are the people who have made a difference in my life?” The answer to this question reveals the “salt” principle. Historically, there were four uses for salt. 1. To Purify: Indicated by is brightness, ability to soften hard...
DAY 14 – The Blessing Of Getting Into “Good Trouble” | 21-Day Devotional on Jesus’ Beatitudes and Sermon on the Mount
Matt. 5:10-12, “Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are you when men revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account. Rejoice and be glad for your reward is great in heaven, for so men persecuted the prophets who were before you." We value a life free from difficulty. There’s nothing wrong with that desire, but life doesn’t always work that way. We all face difficulties and...
DAY 11 – Are you a Peace Lover or a Peace Maker? | 21-Day Devotional on Jesus’ Beatitudes and Sermon on the Mount
Matt. 5:9, Blessed are the peace-makers, for they shall be called sons of God. In Greek, the word for peace is eirēnē (εἰρήνη), and in Hebrew it is shalom. In Hebrew peace is not simply the absence of trouble. In the Bible peace means not only freedom from all trouble, it means enjoyment of all good. Jesus did not say, “Blessed are the peace lovers.” He said “Blessed are the peace makers.” It is not enough to desire peace, but take no action to help bring it about. The spirit of...
DAY 8 – The Strong Pull of Motivation | 21-Day Devotional on Jesus’ Beatitudes and Sermon on the Mount
Matthew 5:8, Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God. All the Beatitudes are lessons in basic living and possessing core character attributes. Being “pure in heart” is essentially operating with good and godly motivations, which answers the question: “Why am I doing what I do?” We are all motivated by something: Items such as the desire for money, security, fame, fear of rejection, adoration, being helpful, controlling others, fulfilling a “hidden agenda,” pleasure, or other...
DAY 7 – Why Mercy is An Interpersonal Skill | 21-Day Devotional on Jesus’ Beatitudes and Sermon on the Mount
Matthew 5:7, Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy. In our day, we talk about the importance of interpersonal skills. One of the most important of those skills is the ability to be merciful. Having mercy is much more than an emotional wave of pity. It is a deliberate effort of the mind and of the will. There is a story in the Bible of someone who was forgiven of his debt. The sad part was, the person who was forgiven, went and demanded payment from someone who owed him some...
DAY 6 - How To Find Satisfaction in Life | 21-Day Devotional on Jesus’ Beatitudes and Sermon on the Mount
Matthew 5:6, Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, For they shall be filled (satisfied) We live a discontented, dissatisfied world. Seems like nothing is good enough and we find room to complain while experiencing many of the best conditions in life here in the USA. We are very aware of all the things that are wrong, and don’t ignore those conditions, but we should be intentional about thinking on the things that are good. The Apostle Paul wrote, Finally, brethren,...
DAY 5 – Meekness is Not Weakness | 21-Day Devotional on Jesus’ Beatitudes and Sermon on the Mount
Matthew 5:5, Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth. Many years ago, I watched a television commercial in which a young Charles Barclay said, “The meek may inherit the earth, but they won’t get the ball from me." In first two Beatitudes Jesus used words like poor, mourning, and in the third, meek. In the fourth Beatitude Jesus used the words hunger and thirst. It seems that Jesus turned conventional wisdom and normal thinking upside down. He elevated “weak” words. In popular...