When the whole nation had finished crossing Jordan, The Lord said to Joshua, Choose 12 men from among the people, one from each tribe, and tell them to take up 12 stones from the middle of Jordan.. And Joshua set up at Gilgal the 12 stones they had taken out of the Jordan. He said…

Hebrews 11 Vs. 1 Now Faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see Vs. 3 By Faith we understand that the universe was formed at Gods command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible. So many times in my life…

In all this Job did not sin nor charge God with wrong. Job 1:22 (NKJV) In chapter one of Job, Job lost all of his property, all of his servants, all of his livestock, and most devastating of all, Job lost his children–both sons and daughters. Job lost everything in one day. And in verse…

My name is Michael Oberle and I am a recent graduate of Life Pacific College with my Bachelors degree in Transformational Ministry. A few days after commencement I moved to Indianapolis, IN to join a church plant team. I have had several significant transitions in my life, but I believe that this one has to…

Then people brought little children to Jesus for him to place his hands on them and pray for them. But the disciples rebuked them. Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”  When he had placed his hands on them,…

Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world. – James 1:27 Orphans and widows are close to God’s heart.  Sometimes I think we get so busy with ministry and the programming of…

“The best thing you can bring to your leadership is your own transforming self.” – Ruth Haley Barton So simple isn’t it? The best thing you can bring to your leadership is your own transforming self. As ministry leaders I think all of us would say, “yes of course this is my life goal.” How…

Suppose one of you has a hundred sheep and loses one of them. Doesn’t he leave the ninety-nine in the open country and go after the lost sheep until he finds it? Luke 15:4 NIV Four years ago I moved to a small rural town in Iowa.  Finally, I was to be a Lead Pastor…

For I know that my Redeemer lives, and at the last he will stand upon the earth. Job 19:25 (ESV) Sometimes we get discouraged because we face situations and we feel things are not working or God doesn’t take care of that difficult situation in our lives. But if we look back to the Scriptures Jesus told his disciples that they will have tribulations,…

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