Next Generation

You Are One of a Kind

God created you unique and special – not like anyone else on the face of the planet. He put natural talents and abilities in you because He has a purpose for you while you are here on the earth to make a difference. Your loved ones need you; your community needs you. The world needs you! God has assigned specific works for you to accomplish and He has given you, if you are a believer, His Holy Spirit to lead and guide you and reveal those things to you. He also has given you supernatural abilities or spiritual gifts to […]

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A Bright Light in Desperate Times

Haiti, the poorest country in the western hemisphere, has been in turmoil for decades and has had no real successful plan to fix the overwhelming problems it has faced. This country has been plagued with economic collapse, governmental corruption, poor health conditions, bad roads, little electricity, no real sewers, a huge trash dilemma, contaminated drinking water and very high unemployment. To make matters worse, in January 2010, a major earthquake devastated the capital city Port-au-Prince and at least 250,000 were killed and 1.3 million people lost their homes according to many estimates. Hundreds of thousands of hopeless people were looking […]

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Are You Making Wise Decisions?

Everyday we are faced with decisions. Some are extremely important and take time weighing out before choosing a right course of action, while others have very little impact on us and can be made rather quickly. Unfortunately, many of us have made poor choices whether it was regarding a marriage partner, a place of employment, moving to a new city, a business deal, purchasing something, going to college to study a specific field or the people we choose to interact in life with. The list could go on and on. God has a lot to say about making wise decisions […]

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Got Questions?

Q: If God is all knowing and all powerful, then why did He let Adam and Eve sin? – Juan, 29 Juan, Thank you for your question. Many great theologians and scholars throughout time have asked and wrestled with that very question. You are not alone in wondering why. I am not a theologian, nor a scholar, but I have been studying and teaching the Word of God for the past 12 years. It seems to me that God, being all knowing and all powerful, allowed Adam and Eve to sin because He loved them enough to give them free […]

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Make it Through the Storm

Have you ever been in a season of your life where nothing seemed to be going right? Job, a man of God in the Bible, experienced a situation like this. He lost everything he owned in one day, including all of his children and most of his servants. Then he was plagued with open sores from the top of his head to the soles of his feet (Job 1, 2:1-10). I am sure he was tempted to get upset with God, throw in the towel and just give up. Over the past couple of weeks, I had my own set […]

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His Ways ARE NOT Our Ways

Have you ever been frustrated with God because He was not moving as quickly as you would like or maybe because He did not answer your prayer the way you thought He should? Well, I have! These past few months have been quite challenging for me as I took steps to lead a missions team to Haiti. Each person was responsible for raising his or her own money. Some of the money went toward the actual cost of the trip and the remainder went toward a building we were constructing while there. Some team members had raised their support with […]

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Looking for Mr. or Mrs. Right?

Do you want to get married? Are you looking for that one special person you can spend the rest of your life with? Sure, most of us are. It can be the most rewarding relationship filled with love, joy and an adventure to fulfill each others’ dreams and aspirations. Unfortunately, hundreds of thousands of Americans and people across the globe are sure they have made the right decision when tying the knot, but find out months or years later the painful consequences of their choice – a relationship ending in divorce. While there is no formula for finding the love […]

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Broken But Not Destroyed

When I was sixteen years old I had a dream that has never left me even until this day. In the dream, I was sitting in a car that was on the side of a road in the low income projects area similar to the ones in Chicago. I saw the sky rise apartment buildings behind me and all of a sudden, there was gunfire shooting at me. I did not die, but drove off into the horizon. Then, that scene vanished and I saw a beautiful blue sky with clouds, and out of the sky a voice spoke to […]

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Are you a lukewarm Christian?

Most Christians have heard the term “lukewarm Christian” and understand its negative connotation. In fact, a lukewarm Christian can have an interest in God, such as going to church or reading the Bible and may look spiritual outwardly, but he does not allow God to have full access to every area of his life. In many instances, Christians are blind and indifferent to God and His ways. The Bible says, “But since you are like lukewarm water, neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of my mouth! You say, ‘I am rich. I have everything I want. I […]

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