Lift Your Heart With Your Hands

Dearest Friend and Pray-er, Almost everywhere I look these days, the Devil is turning up the...
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...

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...

Are You Winning?

Are You Winning?

Vince Lombardi, the legendary coach of the Green Bay Packers, is famous for saying, “Winning isn’t everything— it’s the only thing.” That was definitely my philosophy when I was growing up. From the time I was a small boy, I loved to win and detested losing. I used to...

As Natural as Breathing

As Natural as Breathing

by Lynne Hammond One well-known minister said many years ago that it seems God will do nothing on the earth unless someone prays. Why is that? It's because, as Psalm 115:16 says, "The heaven, even the heavens, are the Lord's: but the earth hath he given to the...