Grow in Faith
Father, Forgive Us
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
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
Rock On, Rock Out, Hairwhippin' for Jesus!
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.
Excitement in the Air
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.
Christ in Cote d'Ivorie
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.
The Gospel: Missions Disclosed
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.”
If It Were Easy, Everyone Would Do It
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
Keeping Up with the Greene's
[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.
Training Children in Evangelism
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…
Christians: More Than Casual
Clearly evangelism begins at home. What could be more important than sharing the Good News – the greatest story ever told to our own children and grandchildren.
Prayer for the City
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.
The Calling of the CROSS
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!
Flashback: 2018 Recap
“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.
When Words Hurt
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.
Strongest Muscle, Biggest Weapon
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!”
To Know & Be Known
~ 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? ~
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…
Guiding and Providing
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?
The Inconceivable Holiness of God
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 to
“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.”