Ron Hutchcraft was devastated when his wife of over 50 years died unexpectedly. As he processed the pain of loss and learned to choose hope, he wrote “Hope When Your Heart is Breaking: Finding God’s Presence in Your Pain,” sharing principles that are true for any type of loss.
When someone doesn’t appear to be interested in hearing about Jesus, we may think that door is closed. But God never gives up on us! Ron Brown shares encourages us to never give up, as well.
It is really easy to get discouraged with life circumstances and even lose hope. Bryan Clark, a pastor in Lincoln, shares what he does to help keep his hope centered on Jesus, who is our true hope!
Many are seeking after the “good life.” Pastor Adrian Boykin of Kearney eFree shares the true meaning of the “good life” as Jesus intends it to be.
Paul Canady, pastor of True North Church in Grand Island, experienced the power of God’s Word in his own life and encourages us to spend time with God daily. As we get to know Him, we learn we can rest in Him!
No matter where you are in communicating effectively with your children, Dr. Kathy Koch can help you hone your skills through her experience as an educator and founder of Celebrate Kids!
Through the business model provided by Activate Global, a group of new believers in South Asia were able to start a business that will help their local community and give them an opportunity to share the good news of the gospel!
Our attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus, who humbled himself and became obedient to death, and now invites us to become like Him, empowering us to live and love generously.
With all the implications of Covid-19 restrictions, Sheila, the director of a long term care facility, turned to God’s Word, which gave her the hope and encouragement she needed to see her and her residents through a very challenging time.
Pastor Ronnie Rothe of Relevant Church shares from John 15, reminding us that following God is not just a me thing, it is a we thing. Our love for each other is authenticated by our love relationship with God.
Pastor Adrian Boykin of Kearney eFree Church shares Psalms 46, reminding us that God is our Refuge in all circumstances. We can be still and know that He is our God until the end.
Reading the Bible is not meant to be a one and done deal. Jeff Cottingham, pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church in Gothenburg, shares that God continuously draws us back to His Word to continue to learn and grow in our relationship with Him.
Former cold case detective and author J Warner Wallace co-wrote “So The Next Generation Will Know” for parents, teachers, and youth workers to use as a resource when guiding Gen Z in their faith journey.
God never stops seeking after us, a truth we see illustrated in Luke 15. And, as Pastor Jeff Baker shares, once we are found, all of Heaven celebrates!
God’s Word is our food and where we turn to get nourishment for our souls. Todd Doxzon, Pastor of Love Church in Omaha, encourages us to develop our ability to feed ourselves spiritually and see how our personal relationship with Christ will thrive.
Sherry has seen God’s blessings on her and her children’s lives through the staff and families at Lincoln Christian School in helping to shape their character, show grace, and nurture their personal relationships with Christ.
Pastor Adrian Boykin, Kearney eFree, describes how the Bible has a more compelling portrait of what the “good life” is meant to be, and how different that is than the life our world provides us.
Pastor Ronnie Rothe of Relevant Community Church in Elkhorn shares that the first vital element to being completely transformed is growing in our personal relationship with Jesus.
Lisa Anderson, Director of Boundless at Focus on the Family, loves connecting with single young adults and strategizing how to better equip them for life, relationships and a faith that goes the distance. She shares perspective to encourage both singles and couples.
Sin is a natural disaster that continues to bury us. The more we try to get out, the deeper we get. Pastor Gregg Madsen reminds us that when we feel we are in too deep, God has a plan to seek out his sheep and rescue us from our sin.
As the director of the Columbus and Living Water Rescue Mission, Nathan has seen God transform the lives of people coming from very difficult situations through their Discipleship program, giving them the tools and hope they need to get back on their feet.
A busy working mom with limited time, Kristen invited her children to join her in spending time in God’s word daily, modeling the value of spending time with God and feeding ourselves spiritually each day.
Pastor Ronnie Rothe, lead pastor of Relevant Community Church, encourages us with the truth that while we can’t be anything we want to be, we CAN be transformed to be everything God created us to be through Christ Jesus!
Pastor Adrian Boykin of Kearney eFree Church encourages us to ask our “big” questions to God and shares three prayers we can all be praying to Him in this time of uncertainty.
The focus of the Todd Becker Foundation has been traveling to high schools in the midwest and sharing in daytime assemblies and evening community outreach event. Director Keith Becker shares that in this season of the pandemic, they have shifted their focus and are impacting high school students thru the STINT internship program.
Pastor Bryan Clark shares with us that God seeks the lost because they aren’t seeking Him. They are unaware that they are even lost and in need of being saved, yet God is always seeking us, whether or not we are seeking Him.
As Christ followers, God’s Word instructs us to pray for our political leaders to seek God for wisdom to govern justly. God’s way is the best way for all of us to flourish.
Jill grew up rooting her faith in religion rather than a relationship with Jesus. After she understood what relationship means, she committed her life to Christ and has seen God guide and direct her and her family to fulfill His purposes.
When Kaitlyn, who was attending nursing school, learned she was pregnant, she was scared and uncertain of what to do. She turned to the Lincoln Pregnancy Center and with the help of her counselor, learned about God’s grace and received the love and support she needed to face her new journey.
We all have a front row seat of what happens when we seek the kingdom without seeking the King. Pastor Matt Chandler reminds us of the repercussions we face when we neglect to seek the King.
We are all writing our own story. Pastor Andy Stanley shares with us how we can write our best story possible.
Blogger, wife, and mom of four Lauren Eberspacher reminds us that discipleship with our children often comes in small moments. As moms we need to let those moments happen, not waiting for what we might think would be perfect. God is God, and He is in control!
After years of fighting addiction, Pam and Jerry found the freedom in Jesus they needed to overcome their addiction. They celebrate their new life with a day sponsorship on MyBridge, sharing a message of hope and redemption with others.
Years ago Todd was challenged to read the Bible in a year. After experiencing the life change of completing this challenge, Todd now encourages others to not cheat themselves out of all God has to offer us through His Word.
Pastor Jeff Baker shares with us the four mandates of God’s creation and how He intended for us to carry out those mandates here on earth.
Pastor Bryan Clark of Lincoln Berean shares with us Amos 3:1-15
Nate Grasz with Nebraska Family Alliance reminds us that as Christ-followers our salvation is found in Christ alone, our one and only King.
In a year of much uncertainty, one thing we can be sure of is the foundational beliefs of our faith. Dr. Albert Mohler, the author of “The Apostles’ Creed: Discovering Authentic Christianity in an Age of Counterfeits” shares insights into how the Apostles’ Creed is a summary of the Christian faith.
Through the investment of Camp Sonshine, a Nebraska based Christian Camp ministry, Thad was given the opportunity to serve as a counselor, where he was given the platform he needed to enhance his God-given talents and helping point others to a personal relationship with Jesus, the light of the world
Bimon from South Asia was excited to share his faith with his community which had not yet been reached with the gospel, yet people were unwilling to open their homes to him. Then with the help of Activate Global he started a small business, giving him a natural opportunity to build relationships and have meaningful conversations.
Pastor Gavin Johnson helps us prepare our hearts to celebrate the birth of our Savior, the Light of the world.
Pastor Bryan Clark encourages us with insights to help us focus on hope during this Advent season.
During Christmas, we can easily lose sight of the true meaning of Christmas so that it becomes all about “me” getting more. Pastor Bryan Clark reminds us that God so loved the world that he gave, encouraging us to be more like God and give our love generously to others as God have given to us.…
Josh Straub and his wife Christi coach couples to build a rock-solid marriage and connect purposefully with their kids through their “Famous At Home” podcast. They are the authors of “25 Days of the Christmas Story: An Advent Family Experience.”
It is easy to love the lovable. In a time when many of us may be hurting and even losing hope, Cynci Peterson reminds us of the importance of loving your enemy and giving your best towards everyone just as God has loved us.
As the chaplain at the Lancaster County Correctional Center in Lincoln, Laura Schmidt is a light to those who have lost hope, sharing a message of hope and what a personal relationship with Christ offers each one of us.
Pastor Rick Lorimer, Christ Place Church in Lincoln, helps us prepare for Christmas on this second Sunday of Advent.
Pastor Adrian Boykin, Kearney eFree, helps us prepare our hearts for Jesus’ birth.
After being sent to the Juvenile Detention Center in Hastings, Matt was introduced to the Juvenile Justice Ministry, where he came to have a relationship with Jesus. After his release, they continued to invest in him, finding him a mentor to help him grow in his new relationship with Jesus.
In this time when there is so little peace, Pastor Jeff Baker with New Life Church, helps us begin to prepare our hearts to celebrate the coming of the Prince of Peace.
Pastor Bryan Clark from Lincoln Berean gives us a different perspective on Christmas.
“As we celebrate God’s great generosity to us, Bill High encourages us to consider how to live generously in many practical areas of our lives. Bill High is co-author with Hobby Lobby founder David Green of “A Generous Life.”
After attending a middle school camp, Sean was convicted about his sin and gave his life to Jesus, beginning a process of growth in his life! Sean is now leading others to know Jesus and grow in their own spiritual journey.
With the help of City Impact’s Gifts of Love, Clarisse, a single mom, was able to provide Christmas with dignity for her three children! As her children began attending City Impact’s faith-based youth programming and learned about a personal relationship with Jesus, Clarice was inspired to explore a relationship with Him, as well.
Need some good news? Our God is big enough to oversee the whole world and loving enough to care about you. Be still and know that He is God.
As we reach the end of a contentious election season, we must continue to pray for our leaders and get back to the most important work there is: making disciples of Jesus Christ.
Nathan Joslin, Executive Director of the Columbus Living Water and Rescue Mission, shares how God is at work through their Jail Ministry, Overnight Guest and Discipleship programs to help participants develop a love for the Word of God and to learn about a personal relationship with Jesus.
Songwriter and singer Cade Thompson shares the heart behind his music. Cade is also the author of the devotional “Own It: 28 Days to Own Your Faith.”
Pastor Jeff Baker reminds us that God is in control! When it feels scary to surrender to Him, we can whisper a prayer thanking God that He is in control and asking His Spirit to give us a content and surrendered heart.
After facing a tragic situation that led her to question the goodness of God, Esther attended a Child Evangelism Fellowship Event where she trusted her whole life to the Lord. Since then Esther has seen God prove himself good and faithful, and is helping expand the Gospel to reach inner city youth for Christ.
If we want our life to have an alignment with God, we must align our hearts first. Jesus isn’t saying we can’t have our own passions and desires. He is telling us there must be a proper alignment in our pursuit of the good things in our lives. If God is your first love, your…
We have to trust what Jesus says and not let our questions get in the way. There’s a lot we don’t know, but we know the One who knows all! No matter what comes through those doors, we will fully trust what Jesus says because He overcame the world.
Research coordinated by George Barna, professor at Arizona Christian University and Director of Research at their Cultural Research Center, shows that only 6% of Americans and 2% of Millennials have a Biblical world view. George shares insights for parents on how to guide our children to develop a Biblical world view.
George Barna, professor at Arizona Christian University and Director of Research at their Cultural Research Center, shares how he has used his love of numbers and research to serve the kingdom of God.
After fighting an addiction for 12 years and serving time in prison, Alena was broken and had nowhere to go. With help and support from Crossroads Mission Avenue, Alena was given the tools she needed to get back on her feet and she found a new hope in Jesus.
During this time of uncertainty when we may feel we are controlled by the chaos of this world, Pastor Gregg Madsen shares we can rest in the truth that we don’t have to carry that weight alone. Our heavenly Father who is in control of the world holds us all in the palm of His…
Pastor J.D. explores several myths that are common in our approach to politics, both outside and inside the church. Focusing instead on the truth that Jesus’ kingdom puts every other earthly kingdom into perspective can transform cynicism and despair into hope and urgency.
Pastor Bryan preaches about unity in the body of Christ. As political division and polarization increase, God calls our church to a different reality. The way forward is to remember that however divided we may be politically, in Christ, we are all on the same team.
Pastor Sean Dougherty shares his journey to answering God’s call to to ministry, ultimately bringing him to First Baptist Church in Kearney, where God is at work impacting the community!
One consistent picture throughout the Bible is that God is ALWAYS in control! In the midst of trying times, we can rest in the truth that we can trust God in every circumstance!
What kind of feeler are you? Elizabeth Laing Thompson gives insights into 3 types of feelers and how we can honor God with our emotions as she shares insights from her book “All The Feels — Why Emotions are (Mostly) Awesome and How to Untangle Them When They’re Not.”
During these challenging times, we may feel we are falling short of who we would like to be. Cynci Petersen reminds us that while we may not be amazing, God is!! His love for us is greater than our wildest dreams, and that is something we can celebrate and let flow out of us to…
When Teo was removed from her abusive home in Uganda, she was left with nothing and had no hope. Vivian, a Ugandan partner with the Hope Venture, approached them about a sponsorship for Teo and, after prayer, they said yes! Through that sponsorship, Teo is receiving an education – and learning the hope of Jesus!
As part of a church plant in Omaha, Chase and her husband asked God where they could be involved in that neighborhood, then followed Him step by step to invest their lives to serve refugees from Thailand, helping provide the tools and hope they need.
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