Practical Application

The Power of Prophecy

As a pastor, I am often asked how we can know for sure that the Bible is truly the Word of God.  When confronted with this question, many Christians frequently respond by quoting 2 Timothy 3:15 — “All Scripture is God-breathed . . .” That is certainly a glorious, God-breathed truth, but when you use […]

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Underwhelmed

“But you are a God ready to forgive, gracious and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love…” (Nehemiah 9:17) They each blundered big under a varying set of circumstances. Eve reached for the fruit, Sarah handed over her maid, Moses slammed the rock, David hatched a deadly plot, and the children of Israel […]

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The Miracle of Ella Nicole

Stephen and Aimee couldn’t wait to share the good news. They were expecting their first child, a baby girl.  “We did a big reveal. We had balloons and everything. When I saw those pink balloons come out of that box, I could not have been happier. A baby girl is everything I ever wanted,” said […]

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He-Brews Specialty Coffee: Hip and Holy Grounds

Russ Perreault, owner of He-Brews Specialty Coffee in Coral Springs, has unleashed a passion for Christ, and his leaps of faith energize you in a way that no mere jolt of espresso can do. Though not a church, this café does feel Spirit-filled while infusing a welcoming, hip vibe:  a perfect blend. (Yep, coffee-related puns […]

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Find a Vacation Bible School Near You

Every summer parents across the country invest in their children’s talents, social development, personal and spiritual growth at Vacation Bible School (VBS). Churches throughout South Florida have planned out a spectacular summer for children to continue growing in “wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man” as Jesus did (Luke 2:52). They’ll learn […]

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Beautiful Applause

“She has done a beautiful thing to me” (Mark 14:6). Their names are not even mentioned, and yet the Lord bestowed the highest praise on three women who demonstrated courage in difficult circumstances. Their ordinary lives are not memorials for us to simply admire, but to emulate, compelling us to love the Lord more deeply […]

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The Midwest Meets the Middle East

“Can’t wait to see snow,” was my reaction when I learned that I had to travel to Chicago on a business trip at the ripe age of 22. I took a night flight, and although cold, the drive to the hotel was pleasant. A date at the federal courthouse awaited me the next morning, and […]

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Firewall Students Serve South Florida

Firewall Centers held its Fifth Annual Serve-A-Thon on Saturday, April 28th, where over 500 Firewall students, their mentors and volunteers engaged in seven service projects throughout Broward County and learned the value of giving back. Firewall Plantation, Western and Blanche Ely High students visited three elderly care centers through Heart2Heart Outreach of South Florida. While […]

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The 21-Day Slow

I typically don’t like to fast. I know it’s important, and it’s encouraged throughout the Bible. I know that there are many benefits to fasting. The clarity and focus that occurs as one intently focuses on Jesus is something supernatural. I have dear friends who fast regularly for extended times and speak of its benefits. […]

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