Just Get on the Bus!
by Christy Taylor on January 25th, 2023
After my first trip, I came home thanking God for the wonderful opportunity, but just never thought I would go back. Each year, as the trip approaches, my mind is bombarded with the one million and one reasons why I “can’t go this year.” However, I always manage to end up on the bus. I have arrived many years at Beautiful Feet, thinking: “How did I even get here?” But when God prompts, we go. It’s always best, and it’s always worth it.
Revival and Spiritual Awaking
by Ken Hawkins on January 18th, 2023
We are living in a post-Christian Era. We look around and we see the world following a couple of scripture verses. Judges 21:25b “Everyone did what was right in his own eyes” and in Romans 1:28 “And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a debased mind, to do those things which are not fitting.”
The Truths of Our Lord!
by Ryan Young on January 11th, 2023
As we enter into a new year, I thought it would be an encouragement to look at some Truths about our Lord. The world is full of false truths and lies. It’s encouraging to me to find even in the midst of false hope a Hope then remains True forever. I pray that this encourages your walk and draws you closer to Christ!
by Jamie Tickel on January 4th, 2023
I love it that we have an opportunity to see the Apostle Paul's itinerary of ministry work included in his letter to the Corinthian church. As He is closing out this first letter he is giving them an update on when they could expect him to stop in and stay with them. But placed within this itinerary is a very important description of Ephesus. He says, "I will stay in Ephesus until Pentecost" and then tells us why.
Joseph: The Common, Godly Man
by Ken Hawkins on December 14th, 2022
Have you ever thought of who Joseph, Mary’s husband, was and what type of person he was? I have many times. Without Joseph there would not have been any nativity scene or home for Jesus to go to. Without Joseph, who would take care of Mary and the infant Jesus? Who would have taught Jesus a trade and how to take care of Mary and the family when he Joseph, was gone? Joseph is very important and very much involved in Jesus first coming.
Awe And Wonder
by Jess Whitehead on December 7th, 2022
The Christmas Season is upon us, it truly does seem to come quicker and quicker each year. We all know the reality. . . with the busyness of the season, and all that comes with it, it is easy to get weighed down by the demand that the season puts on us. The shopping, the cooking, the parties, the wrapping of gifts, and anything else that may get thrown our way, it is hard sometimes not to lose the sense of awe and wonder that can come with the Christmas season.
3 Questions To Start A Jesus Conversation This Season
by Jamie Tickel on November 16th, 2022
I know you know the statistics reveal that very few born-again Christians share their faith personally with others and some of that may be the result of feelings of inadequacy or fear. But regardless of the feelings we have, we have a wonderful privilege and responsibility to personally share the good news of Jesus. Here are a few great ideas for conversation starters to have with others that are perfect for this season.
by Jess Whitehead on November 9th, 2022
On Sunday mornings, during the Wake Up, we are walking our students through the “I Am”, statements of Jesus. The heart of this study is to open our students' eyes to who Jesus is, and wants to be to them, in addition to being their savior. The desire is that as students begin to follow Jesus, and as they grow in their faith, 10 years, 20, years, 30 years, and beyond they know who Jesus is and how that impacts their life as they deepen their relationship with Him.
Are We Standing For The Lord
by Ken Hawkins on October 19th, 2022
It is three weeks or less when we have the privilege of voting in the Mid-Term Elections. As we consider the issues and the candidates, I ask you take three actions: Pray, Vote and Stand.
Why Dads Matter
by Katie Jones on September 28th, 2022
When I asked kids why you love their dad a couple of years ago, the number one answer was because he wrestles with me. The more research I have done, the wrestling part is HUGE in the life of a child. According to Focus on the Family, playing with dad daily and roughhousing helps children develop self-control. Attacking dad on the couch helps kids with problem solving skills. Wrestling dad to the ground also develops self-regulation skills. Sons with good and playful relationships with their fathers handle stress better! Over and over experts advise you to put your phone down and wrestle your kids every day! I know my girls squeal with delight when they see dad ready to play. It helps get the frustration out and ends in giggles.
Being Faithful To The Lord
by Ken Hawkins on September 22nd, 2022
In these last days, we need to be faithful to the Lord. There is so much teaching that is contrary to Biblical principles that it makes us feel odd, and mad, where did that come from? But it is not the first time that the church has faced this. Paul encourages us in Col. 3:23 “Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men” Let us continue faithfully serving the Lord through five different actions.
3 Simple Things You Can Do To Make Sundays More Awesome That Require Very Little Effort
by Jamie Tickel on September 15th, 2022
We are all bargain shoppers at heart. We want to get the best possible deal on almost everything. It's true with our groceries, cars and clothing to name a few. Don't get me wrong, that's definitely a part of being a good steward of what God has entrusted us with. But I think it carries over into our faith walk with Jesus. We want to get the maximum amount of good while paying out the least amount of effort. (It's a good thing our salvation was offered free to us, am I right?) To put it another way, we are tempted to become bargain-hunting disciples. We are tempted to follow Jesus to the extent that He disrupts my plans. This is a far cry from Romans 12:1-2.