One Moment of Boldness

While love and attraction may get us to do crazy, bold things, there is a great deal of faith that it takes, as well. Boldness requires faith and anyone who has studied the Bible should know that it is by faith through grace that we receive God’s boldness. As Christians, we should be humbled by His overwhelming grace and love.

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Bekah Mead
Double Dog Dared

“I Double, Dr Doodle Dog Dare you to..” I can honestly say I used this phrase more than I should have growing up. Always daring, always walking the thin line of adventure. A quote I have appreciated by Charles Bukowski goes, “Can you remember who you were, before the world told you who you should be?”

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Bekah Mead
Let Your Past Give You Courage

My life has shown me one of the biggest tragedies in the Church. There is a wall we fail to see, or rather, we choose not to see. There is a wall that Satan has built to separate us from the other side. What is on the other side? You know the answer. It is the world: the prostitutes, addicts, thieves and liars. We don’t like to admit it, but we do so little for them. We love to talk about all we do for the poor, but what about those that are going to take our valued time and commitment? Are we willing to sacrifice our own cleanliness to reach those who are the most “unclean”? 

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Josh Brewer
Are You A Casual Christian?

“How is everyone doing today?” As a speaker myself, I have began hundreds of talks using this as an opening statement. The typical response in most churches is applause or some sort of positive response. Even when the day is anything but positive, we learn to fake it and respond with a smile anyway. However, it occurred to me yesterday that I feel as though the Church is in some need of a few bad days.

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Josh Brewer
The Worldly Scorn of God's Love

One thing I know for sure is that we will never truly understand the love of God. The Pharisees back in Bible times didn’t get it and to this day we are still awestruck by the vast magnitude of His love.

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Bekah Mead
Built For The Kingdom

When you think of the Kingdom of God, what comes to mind? A place such as Heaven? While Heaven is the eternal Kingdom of God, He has also built His Kingdom here on earth. This earthly Kingdom is built of His people, Christians, you and I. When it comes to the earthly Kingdom, a common misconception is that it is full of perfect people, but this couldn’t be further from the truth.

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Bekah Mead
Be The Brave

Imagine this. You wake up one morning, look yourself in the mirror and say, “Today, I am going to be an Ambassador.” Whether you have done this or not, you are in luck. 2 Corinthians 5:20-21 (ESV) tells us, “Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God. For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.”

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Bekah Mead
If You Died Today..

If you died today, where would you spend eternity? Christian apologist and novelist, C.S. Lewis once said, "Christianity asserts that every individual human being is going to live forever, and this must be either true or false. Now there are a good many things which would not be worth bothering about if I were going to live only seventy years, but which I had better bother about very seriously if I am going to live forever." So, ask yourself, if you were to die today, where would you spend eternity? For some, this question may be easier answered than others. Regardless of what your answer may be, each and everyone of us should live each day with eternity in mind.

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Bekah Mead
The Jesus Movement 2.0

Nowadays, everything is getting a sequel. This just means that it is time for another Jesus Movement: The Jesus Movement 2.0. Evangelist Billy Graham stated it best, “Our chaotic, confused world has no greater need than to hear the message of the good news – the Gospel of Jesus Christ.” Graham was well known for his gatherings. 

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Bekah Mead
Never Falling Silent

It is not a hidden fact that the Gospel can change lives. Even more so, when it changes lives, it also has the ability to change culture. This transforming Gospel is found the Bible. In his sermon, Tom Patton once said, “Many people handle the Bible in the same way a child might handle a loaded gun. When they discover it, they are attracted to the shine of it. They are enamored by the style of its lines and they pick it up. They play with it and they point it at other people, not realizing that they hold in their hands an instrument with the power to either save life or to take it.”If lives and culture are to be changed, the Gospel needs to be shared in its entirety. You cannot share about the remarkable love that God has for us without acknowledging the sin of mankind He came to die for.

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Bekah Mead
Love Malta: The Gospel In Action

When you picture a “prostitute,” what comes to mind: Tight, revealing clothing that screams sleazy? Someone so far from God that it would take more than a miracle to save? It’s funny how wrong we can be and how much God loves all his children, regardless of the lives they live. Going into the Red Light District of Malta in September of 2017, Rachelle Brewer wasn’t quite sure what to expect. It wasn’t until she let God take control that she was able to bring a ray of hope into the life of a young woman named Sonja.

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Bekah Mead
The Gospel: Not What, But Who

The question, “What is the Gospel?” may seem simple, but since it’s so fundamental, it is important that believers’ fully known what the Gospel is; if we can’t explain the Gospel, how then can we proclaim it?

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Bekah Mead
Make an Impact, Pay It Forward

You don’t have to set out to change the world, or even a community. All it takes is actively showing love to your neighbor. Everyone you interact with, everyone that is around you, is your neighbor. The words we say and the actions we do, however big or small, are able to change and make an impact on our world.

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Bekah Mead
Underestimate: The Power of Reaching Youth

It is our job as the Church to reach the youth

 

That day God laid on our heart the Z8 Initiative. An initiative to awaken a world changing movement to make Jesus known. Known as Generation Z, those born after 1995, they mostly make up the middle and high schoolers of our nation. It’s said that they have an 8 second attention span. However, at LifeLight we believe it’s not an 8 second attention span, but rather an 8 second filter; a filter that searches for truth and love.

 

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Bekah Mead
World Changers: Making an Impact

When you think of historic leaders who have made an impact, who comes to mind? Is it Martin Luther King? Mother Teresa? What about Billy Graham? While all of these were famous faces of history, a key individual that popped into my mind was none other than the brilliant Thomas Edison. Why Thomas Edison you might ask? Edison was an inventor who, with little recognition received today, changed the world.

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Bekah Mead
After Easter: He is Still Risen

“He is Risen! He is Risen, Indeed!” If you stepped foot in church Easter Sunday, it is very likely you heard these words and even said them multiple times yourself. The Christian faith comes to an amazing climax at Easter time; from Maunday-Thursday to Good Friday to Resurrection Sunday, the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus is put on display for the world.

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Under the Sea: A Changing Culture

There is no better way to influence the Youth of our nation than through Disney movies. Over the years, children, young and old, have been inspired by the courage, bravery, and heroism portrayed by the different characters in the timeless Disney films. One movie that has stood out over time is The Little Mermaid. Not only does it call for bravery and independence, but it taught there is more to life than is just seen under the surface.

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Bekah Mead
Chrisitianity: the Biblical Counterculture

Pastor David Platt once said, “We chase all these things, thinking that we’re free. But we are blind to our own bondage. For in all our running to serve ourselves, we’re actually rebelling against the only One who can satisfy our souls.” These Counterculture efforts resulted in the deterioration of the standard Christian values and morality that had been held for years

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Bekah Mead
The Christian Compass: How to Navigate Culture

e no longer live in a Christian nation. Some may argue, but when prayer is forced out of schools and the words “under God” are being eliminated in public spaces, the very roots and fundimentals of our “Christian” nation are being taken out from under us.

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Bekah Mead
The 21st Century World

When I think on the last two decades and where we are today, I think back to Disney childhood tv shows and movies such as the Back to the Future series. These features depict what was thought that the 21st century would look like: “High Tech” electronics, time machines, and weird space-looking clothes? Although there has been a lot of speculation around what the 21st century would hold, there are certain things, expected or not that have changed culture.

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Bekah Mead