Prayer: The Key to Change in Your Life

If you look around the world today, you know that change is desperately needed. From natural...
Patience = Consistency

Patience = Consistency

"Just be patient." If you're like most believers, you probably cringe when you hear the word "patience." To most Christians, being patient means gritting your teeth and hanging on by your toenails in hopes things will eventually get better. We think it means, "hang on...

Destroy the Force of Fear

Destroy the Force of Fear

Before you read this article, I want you to stop and take a quick inventory of your life. Are there areas of it in which the devil seems to be running rampant? Are there situations that seem to be continually cursed instead of blessed? If so, the subject I'm about to...

What is Mercy?

What is Mercy?

It would be good for all of us to remember more regularly that if each and every one of us received what we deserved, we would be crispy critters. As the Bible makes clear, we have all sinned and fallen short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23). Our covenant with God...

Capture Your Thoughts

Capture Your Thoughts

Many people understand the need for practice in athletics and music. They even understand the need for higher education. But not many people understand the need to train your mind. Just as athletes wouldn’t know the team’s playbook without practice, your mind won’t...

Always Speak From Love

Always Speak From Love

Communication is much more than words exchanged between two people. The way we communicate is just as significant as the words that we speak. Paul makes a point to remind the church at Ephesus of this truth. Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but...

Summer Prayer Notes by Lynne Hammond

Summer Prayer Notes by Lynne Hammond

Dearest Friend and Pray-er, I don’t know if you’ve realized it yet, but this is not just an ordinary year. At the beginning of 2019, we entered a whole new spiritual season. The Lord told me to be watching for it before the year even started. Last November, He spoke...

Angels at Your Service

Angels at Your Service

When you think about the ministry of angels, what’s the first thing that comes to your mind? Most people see them as our guardians, saving us from potential danger and even death; however, angelic ministry does not need to be relegated to the occasional salvation from...

Understanding the Gift of Faith

Understanding the Gift of Faith

A lady once said to me, “If God gives me faith, then I’ll have it. If He doesn’t, I won’t.” That may sound like a good theory, but that isn’t a correct view of faith. “But, Pastor Lynne, it says in 1 Corinthians chapter 12 that God gives certain people faith!” Yes,...

Whole Armor of God

Whole Armor of God

I am thankful for the anchor of truth God’s Word provides. Man’s opinion will constantly sway, but God’s Word will last forever. Not everyone knows, though, how to distinguish between personal opinion and the truth of God’s Word. That’s why deception is running...

Winning Over Fear

Winning Over Fear

You may not think you deal with fear at all, but let me point out that in today’s vernacular, we often cover up the word “fear” with other words. “I’m worried about the economy.” “I’m anxious about my kids.” “I’m getting a little uptight about this.” No matter how you...