The Keys to Happiness

Money, Fame, and Power can’t buy happiness. We learn that every year as famous people commit suicide, OD on drugs, or crash and burn in an amazing variety of ways. I have had the privilege in the past of meeting and treating some of the wealthiest people in our nation in drug rehab! So is […]

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The Missing Step

It was a day I have never forgotten, although more decades have past since then than I would like to admit…It was the day of my baptism at 9 years old. I remember the excitement of going down into the baptismal tank, the congregation out there looking on, going under the water for what seemed […]

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Spiritual Warfare 101 Coming up August 15 & 16 in Grand Bay Alabama

Come learn the basics of Spiritual Warfare Friday 6:30PM August 15 and Saturday 8:30-11:30AM August 16 Bethel Baptist Church 3150 Newman Road Mobile, Alabama. That’s 9 miles north of I-10 and 1 mile south of Airport Road. Come have some fun and learn about the unseen war and how to avoid defeat! The workshop is […]

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Precepts, Lines, and a Little at a Time

One of my favorite teaching props fits in a tiny Ziploc bag. No, it’s not fake crack! It’s a small piece of folded metal wire flattened on one side and formed into a wide loop in the middle. I ask people to tell me what it is. Most guys can look at it and say, […]

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Mission at the Cross, Laurel, Mississippi

We’re very excited this month to have introduced Next Step Training Program curriculum to Mission at the Cross in Laurel, Mississippi! Bro. Mike Shirley helped found MAC for men some seven years ago as a homeless shelter. But it has now progressed to the point that it is becoming a highly effective recovery program for […]

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The Mirror: Reflecting the Glory of God, One Renewed Thought at a Time!

Last night’s Next Step Recovery Program Meeting #2 brought us to one of the most important concepts of Christianity: The Mirror. I chose a picture of a woman looking in the mirror who has begun to smile for this post . It’s not because she is vain, or thinks too highly of herself. She is […]

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An Amused Mind is an Accessible Mind: Some Godly Advice from Kyle van Rensburg

As the saying goes, “An Amused Mind is an Accessible Mind” and this is nowhere greater truth than when it comes to modern entertainment. The Greek word “muse” means to think and the word “amuse” means not to think, to allow your mind to be idly open to entertainment. The problem is, entertainment has content, […]

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Demolishing Strongholds by Ryan Holmes

Every now and then it’s good to hear how War for the Soul has impacted individual lives.  Recently I received this email from Ryan Holmes in the Troy, AL.  He has been using the War for the Soul books and workbooks to teach about spiritual warfare for some time. As we know, understanding spiritual warfare […]

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Spiritual Spring Cleaning

Here is an excellent message by Bro. Derrick Tapper of Volunteers of America Southeast I’d like to share. It so speaks into our need to get motivated to make changes without getting discouraged as Christians. Spiritual Spring Cleaning—by Derrick Tapper   Our Race to Spring Clean Hebrews 12:1-3   Our journey requires frequent assessment!   […]

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The Horns of the Unicorn?

As morning dawns on this Holy Week, we celebrate what is commonly called “Good Friday” because in Roman Catholic tradition this is considered the day Jesus of Nazareth was put to death on the cross. Many are unaware how many prophesies were fulfilled on the cross by Jesus but one of the most fascinating collections […]

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