The Comfort of Suffering

If you are anything like me, putting your heart, feelings, and struggles out there for all to see is very difficult. Why would I want to air my dirty laundry? That would be crazy! It’s easier to maintain

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Bekah Mead
Grow in Obedience

We have looked at faith and knowledge as they relate to one another, but obedience is the third corresponding piece. I remembered a children’s song that I learned years ago. It went, “O-B-E-D-I-E-N-C-E, obedience is the very best way to show that you believe

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Bekah Mead
Grow in Knowledge

“For the Lord gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding;” – Proverbs 2:6 (ESV)

Christianity, like any other area of life should be full of growth. Growth is not a rush from Point A to Point B; it is full of up’s and down’s, but always there is progression. As your knowledge of the world increases, you grow as a person. Walking through life you learn and through that walk you grow! The same goes for Christianity

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Bekah Mead
Grow in Faith

Billy Graham once said, “The Christian life is not a constant high. I have my moments of deep discouragement. I have to go to God in prayer with tears in my eyes, and say, 'O God, forgive me,' or 'Help me.'”

As we all know, life is not easy

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Bekah Mead
Father, Forgive Us

Father forgive us.

F – Forgive us for everything we do; for everything we have done and for everything to come.

O – Open our hearts and our eyes to our unworthiness. Often, we feel entitled and forget who we are compared to You, but You are the only one who can make us whole.

R – Remind us that without You, we

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Bekah Mead
Breaking Bricks

Do you ever imagine what it would be like to go back to high school? Well, thanks to Sioux Falls school assemblies last week, we were able to get a glimpse into the lives of our youth! Being a teenager in today’s culture can be rough stuff. As we see society sliding down a slippery slope, our youth get caught in the mist of the madness.

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Bekah Mead
Rock On, Rock Out, Hairwhippin' for Jesus!

Music is said to speak a language that every heart can hear and touch souls in ways normal words cannot. Whatever your music genre of choice may be, I can almost guarantee you have felt this way at some point in your life. Whether you were at your lowest low, or your highest high, the music took you by storm, speaking into your very existence! Monday, March 25th, the BlastFM hosted a concert at LifeLight featuring Seventh Day Slumber, Righteous Vendetta, and Amongst the Giants.

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Bekah Mead
Excitement in the Air

Progress in the Youth Center has come rushing in faster than Spring! What started at a snail’s pace of fresh paint has escalated into new flooring, sound, lighting, staging and a developing game room! It has been a whirlwind of progress; ideas finding shape from the vision that has molded them. Having dreams and visions are one thing, but seeing the image take life right before your very eyes is surreal.

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Bekah Mead
Christ in Cote d'Ivorie

If you are anything like me… You probably have no idea where Cote d’Ivoire is located on the map. Times like these, I rely on my trust friend, Google.

Me: Hey Google, where is Cote d’Ivoire?

Google: “Here you go.”

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Bekah Mead
The Gospel: Missions Disclosed

Cuba: sandwiches, cigars, or whatever else you may know about the country, there is one thing for sure, they NEED the Gospel. They need Jesus. This past week, LifeLight founder, Alan Greene, spent time in Havana

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Bekah Mead
If It Were Easy, Everyone Would Do It

[G]o to [your hometown or city] and speak with my words to them.” Such a direct command. It is easy to throw your heart into foreign missions, but when it comes to confronting people you cross paths with every day, the real challenge begins.

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Bekah Mead
Keeping Up with the Greene's

Many of you have been wondering, “What are the Founders up too?” Well, let’s answer that question for you! As most of you know, Alan and Vicki Greene founded LifeLight in 1998. Little did they know at the time…

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Bekah Mead
Christians: More Than Casual

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.

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Bekah Mead
Prayer for the City

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!

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Josh Brewer
The Calling of the CROSS

“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.

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Bekah Mead
Flashback: 2018 Recap

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.

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Bekah Mead
When Words Hurt

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!”

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Bekah Mead
To Know & Be Known

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…

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Bekah Mead