As we see it, ‘Casual Christians’ are a big problem in today’s church. We have gotten too comfortable in our daily settings. We see the same people and we have the same conversations, over and over, and over again. We do not venture out; we do not talk to the poor, homeless, or needy in our own communities. We have gotten too comfortable staying in our own Christian bubble.Read More
Last night, Josh Brewer, had the privilege of giving the City Council Invocation. Join with Josh and the rest of the LifeLight team, as we pray for our city!Read More
“Christians care about all suffering, especially Eternal Suffering!” – John Piper
Overwhelmed. Overwhelmed and in awe. Your great love has covered me. Your Gospel has smothered me, like the weighted comfort of a blanket. Warm and cozy to the touch. As I free myself of worry, casting my cares on You, I sink down further in Your love.Read More
With 2018 coming to a close we look back at the 46 events across the Midwest and America where over 34,000 people heard the gospel.
20 years ago God gave our founders, Alan and Vicki Greene, a calling to “Take The Church Outside The Walls.” Over the last 20 years we have seen God change many lives. Though our ministry looks different, the message is still the same.
Take a moment of silence and listen. Can you hear it? Muffled stern tones of a feint memory. Your mother scolding you saying, “If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all!”Read More
~ Often held but never touched, always wet but never rusts, often bites but seldom bit, to use me well you must have wit. What am I? ~Read More
I have always struggled with the thought of Christianity being labeled a religion. It has just never seemed personal enough to me. Giving your life over to God isn’t about being in a religion or having ‘rules’ to follow. Being a Christian is about knowing and continually drawing nearer to God. Not only should we desire for a close, personal relationship with Him, but…Read More
That’s Not Fair!”
Whether you look back on your childhood or have children of your own, life never seems to be fair when you’re young. Every little incident turns into a dramatic whirlwind of tears at the invalid “justice system”. It is the type of thing that makes you think back and laugh. Were the circumstances really unfair? Or was the childish mind unable to see outside of its selfish desires?Read More
We have all been there. At our wits end on what to do in a certain circumstance, with seemingly no coherent answer or way out. It is a struggle of body, mind, and soul. Maybe you are struggling financially, seeking a medical diagnosis, or even having family problems. Whatever the case, you so desperately want to find an answer. It is in times like these that we are toRead More
“Inconceivable!” Yes, I just quoted one of the greatest movies of all time: The Princess Bride. Throughout the movie, Vizzini repetitively uses the word ‘inconceivable’ in a variety of contexts. Finally, Inigo Montoya confronts Vizzini saying, “You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.”Read More
One of the greatest parts of being a Christian is that we are marked by love: God’s love. The greatest love that has ever existed; The most vivid example, proving that “God so loved the world.”Read More
I once listened to a message by elder Tom Patton, of Grace Community Church in California, where he claimed the phrase “God so loved the world” as the hardest saying of the Bible. How can this be true? God loves us, I mean, why wouldn’t He? How can God’s love be such a hard saying?Read More
Love. Such a simple word. Yet, at the very mention of love, someone may have instantly crept into your mind.Read More
“So this is the generator?”
“Yeah, this is it.”
I glanced sideways at my friend Josh Brewer and went quiet for a moment. He raised his eyebrows and shrugged.
We both looked back at the white, trailer-sized piece of equipment and were quiet for another moment.Read More
The time is Now. Our world is full of individuals who will not listen to sound teaching. No matter how solid the evidence is, the free-thinkers of today will not recognize truth for what it is.Read More
Do you ever feel like you are riding a Spiritual high? Like your faith is soaring, stronger than ever before? Then suddenly something comes along, knocking you down and hitting you harder than ever, like a punch to the gut. Trust me, we have all been there.Read More
If you are like me, it is easy to get lost in the bubble of your crazy, hectic life. There are so many things to do: Work, sporting events, family time and don’t forget the need to eat and sleep! The older you get the faster life seems to go.Read More
“Hey man, check this out!” My friend Josh Brewer shook my hand and pulled me in for a hug. Josh is built like a Division One running back, so it was a bit like hugging a wall. With arms.
“Seriously,” he broke away excitedly, “so we had this meeting with a bunch of the churches in the city last night and it was AWESOME – apparently like thirty years ago they used to have tent revival meetings here every year, and they see this festival as an answer to prayer – like it might be God’s way of reaching the city again for Jesus.”Read More
There is a certain power behind a team with a common mindset. Although there have been many great teams uniting under a shared goal, there is one team that is the greatest of them all; the team of believers united together through a relationship with Jesus Christ.Read More
Unity is important because it is one of the most basic functions of God. All three parts of the Trinity work together to allow us to be in Unity with Our Father. Once we accept Christ as our personal Lord and Savior, the Holy Spirit enters us. It is through this that we are able to be in unity with Christ.Read More