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Godly Meditation on Courage

Find direction and strength for stepping out in faith.

The Power of Godly Meditation

A single Bible verse can have meaning, promise, and transformational power.

God and Our Money

Our finances aren't just a matter of money, but of obedience and trust.

Living a Surrendered Life

If you want God’s perfect will for your life, you'll have to surrender control of it to Him. But how do you actually do that?

Seeking The Lord

Is God first in your life, or is He an afterthought?

How Should We Wait?

Patience is a virtue. When God says wait, it helps to know how.

When God Says Wait

Learn about six things you need in order to receive God’s best in every situation.

Your Convictions About The Judgment Of The Believer

Will you hear “Well done, my good and faithful servant” on judgment day?

Your Convictions About Heaven

Find out what God has in store for those who trust in His Son, Jesus Christ.

Your Convictions About the Holy Spirit

You don't have to try and live the Christian life on your own.

Your Convictions About the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ

Dr. Stanley sheds light on the death of Jesus and how it affects all of us here and now.

If The Foundations Are Destroyed

What do you do when everything seems to be falling apart?

Your Convictions About Money

Don't be afraid to obey God’s commands about money—He knows what’s best.

Your Convictions About God

Our image of God must be consistent with His Word.

Your Convictions About the Bible

What you believe about the Bible matters!

Your Personal Convictions

Do you live a life of compromise or conviction?

Your Life Matters to God

Find security in your true worth as a beloved child of the King.

Faith That Wavers

Conquer unbelief and let God lead you into the life He has planned for you.

The Consequences of a Faith Failure

The path to blessings isn't always easy, but God is with you.

Experiencing A Faith Failure

God is always faithful, but do you always choose to trust Him?

Escaping a Desperate Situation

Dr. Stanley examines the story of the Red Sea parting and its meaning for us today.

Living by God's Guidance

Why wander when God can show you the way?

A Night to Remember

It's the blood of Jesus that sets us free.

The Battle for Self-Control

Resisting temptation can be hard, but you're not alone in the struggle.

The Impact of the Resurrection

The resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ is a truth that transforms.

Jesus - Our Substitute

Understanding what really happened at the cross is crucial.

The Reassuring Quality of Faithfulness

God didn't save you to abandon you—He promises to be faithful to the end.

The Attractive Quality of Kindness

What happens when you lean into the unfailing kindness of God?

Patience - Essential to Experiencing God's Best

It may be painful to wait on God, but when we do, He renews our strength.

The Narrow Path To Personal Peace

With its wars and chaos, the world clearly isn't at peace. But you can be.

Triumphant Joy

Explore what it means to trade in superficial happiness for steadfast joy.

Love Lessons

Love—it’s the most expensive gift you'll receive for free.

The Mighty Hand of God

Choosing what honors God will bring change, forgiveness, and restoration.

A God-Centered Message

Don't underestimate what God can do through you if you trust Him!

The Promise and the Plan

We don't always understand why God works the way He does. But we can be assured that He is always in control.

Hearing God's Voice

Do you believe God has personal words of instruction for you?

Our Burning Bushes

God speaks to those who are willing to listen.

Staying in Step With God

Seeking and obeying God’s will is the path to blessing and victory.

The Seven Habits of a Godly Life

Living a godly life means making surrender to God’s will a daily habit.

Experiencing Inner Peace

If somebody asked you to define the peace of God, what would you say?

The Significance of the Birth of Jesus

What does the baby in the manger mean to you?

Getting Ahead of God

Stressed? Learn to surrender your timetables to God. He knows what’s best.

God - Our Faithful Companion

Your heavenly Father longs to be an active part of your daily life.

What Is the Meaning of Being Born Again?

Salvation can feel too abstract to comprehend—learn how simple it truly is.

Before You Step Out of the Will of God

Will you choose God's way—or your own way?

How to Be Sure of God's Will

Each day is filled with decisions, and every choice is an opportunity to ask the Lord what He would have you do.

The Rocky Road to the Will of God

Don’t let anything keep you from living in God’s perfect will.

Looking Deeper Into The Will of God

Do you try to rule or have you learned to rest?

The Will of God in Your Life

The same God we seek in crisis can guide our everyday.

The Challenge of Wavering Faith

How do you respond when God doesn't answer your prayers?

A Father's Guidance

Charles and Andy Stanley talk about the faithfulness of God.

Walking in the Favor of God — Part Three

Noah’s lifestyle demonstrated that he trusted and obeyed God. Does yours?

A Formula for Courage

Where do you go to find the strength you need?

Walking in the Favor of God – Part One

God may not be calling you to build an Ark, but He is most certainly calling you to fulfill His will.

Following Jesus

Christianity isn't a performance—it's follow the Leader.

In the Midst of the Storm

Learn to respond in faith and see the faithfulness of your heavenly Father.

Satan's Strategy to Defeat Us

Do you know your enemy has a plan to defeat you?

Facing a Satanic Attack

You are a soldier in a spiritual war. Do you know your weak spots?

Count Your Blessings

How can we be more mindful of the wealth of favor we receive from God?

Yoked With Jesus

Jesus offers peace, rest, and help with every burden. Will you accept it?

Requirements for Effective Meditation

The world is loud, but God still speaks, listens, and loves us completely.

Guidance Through Godly Meditation

God can lead you past indecision and away from costly mistakes.

The Believer's War Room

Discover how a specific place to pray can make all the difference.

The Characteristics of a Godly Mother

Dr. Stanley describes the lasting impact a mother can have on her family.

A Modern Day Samaritan

Dr. Stanley encourages us to serve the suffering among us with open hearts and open hands.

The Priority of Prayer

God designed prayer to energize us, not drain us.

Risen – Mission Accomplished

What did Jesus do in three short years? He changed the world.

Is Jesus Christ God?

What you believe about the carpenter from Nazareth determines your destiny.

Victory Over Fear

How can we live with peace and confidence in the midst of a frightening world?

Seeking Godly Counsel

Not everyone gives godly advice. Make sure you're listening to the right people.

The Faith to Follow

Following God is a conscious effort because His ways are higher than ours.

Listening to God

If we seek God, He will answer those who believe in Him and the power of His Word.

Guided by God

We must completely surrender to God if our actions are to reflect His glory.

The Message of the Blood of Jesus

Discover forgiveness and freedom at the foot of the cross.

Who Is This Man Called Jesus?

There’s always more to know about Jesus. Discover new facets of the Savior.

Peace With Yourself

We write, sing, and preach about it, but often struggle to experience it.

A Happy Thanksgiving

Grateful hearts recognize God’s goodness, guidance, and provision.

Life’s Passing Storms

Storms are inevitable. The question is, will we blame God or trust Him?

Overcoming Loneliness

What do you do when everything is falling apart?

God the Holy Spirit – Our Helper

Don't miss out on the greatest Helper God gave us—Himself, the Holy Spirit.

When Facing Storms In Our Life

Storms are inevitable—the question is, Do you know how to handle them?

Living a Life That Counts

No matter where sin takes us, the path back home is always the same.

The Forgiving Father

No matter where sin takes us, the path back home is always the same.

Absent From The Party

If you had to describe how you're making a difference, what would you say?

The Condition of the Heart

No matter how dark sin may make our lives, God is willing and able to forgive us.

The Prayer Life of Jesus

How often do you pray? Learn from the role of prayer in the life of Jesus.

Our Savior, Who Is Christ The Lord

If someone asked you what Christmas was all about, what would you say?

Christmas: A Time to Celebrate

Listen to Andy Stanley and Dr. Stanley share Christmas memories.

What Ever Happened To Thanksgiving?

How often do you give thanks for God's goodness, love, and mercy?

Sacrificing Your Future For The Pleasure Of The Moment

Esau traded his birthright for broth. What can we learn from his mistake?

Our Faith On Trial

Do you trust God enough to obey Him even when it hurts?

When Faith Gives Way To Fear

Don't let fear tell you what to do—trust God to keep His promises to you.

The Walk Of Faith

Learn how to keep giving God your unwavering yes, one day at a time.

Standing on Your Convictions

Learn the importance of being a faithful witness in a wayward culture.

Our Faithful God

Rest in the fact that God never changes.

Planning Without God

Since God is omniscient and omnipotent, why make your plans without Him?

Noah - Blameless Servant of God

How do you obey when you don’t have the full picture? Learn from Noah.

Are You Walking With God?

Learn to live your life in step with God.

When Facing Storms in Our Life

Storms are inevitable—the question is, Do you know how to handle them?

The Consequences of Disobedience in the Garden

Find out why obeying God is always in your best interest.

Lessons Learned in the Garden of Eden

Discover how the very beginning of all things affects our present lives.

The Great Deception

Learn how to be constantly vigilant so you don’t succumb to Satan’s traps.

Be Careful When All Is Well

Learn how to be constantly vigilant so you don’t succumb to Satan’s traps.

Is Your Conscience Your Protector?

We must keep our conscience clear and sensitive so we aren’t led astray.

The Fear Of God

If God is love, then why does the Bible tell us to fear Him?

The Promise (Christmas Special)

Our heavenly Father is a God of promise.

How To Stay Young And Useful All Your Life

Learn the key principles of living a life marked by vitality and fruitfulness.

Thanksgiving Every Day

Giving thanks to God every day motivates us to look for God’s purpose in everything.

Touching The Hearts Of The Next Generation

Learn how to be an example of godliness to those coming behind you.

Down But Not Out

Learn how to persevere with the help of the Holy Spirit.

The Influence of a Godly Life

Listen to Andy Stanley interview Dr. Stanley about his life in ministry.

The Courage To Face Danger And Death

No matter what you face in life, you never have to endure it alone.

A Collapse Of Courage

Fear nothing. Trust God for everything.

The Courage To Say "NO"

Disobeying God is never worth it.

Courage For The Difficult Tasks

Living courageously starts with meditating on God’s Word.

Prayer That Moves God

Pray like He’s God, and as if He’s listening—because He is.

Making Wise Decisions

Decisions don’t have to be stressful.

Your Convictions About the Resurrection of Jesus Christ

The good news isn’t just that Jesus died for our sins. It’s that He rose!

Your Convictions About Eternal Security

Once we surrender to Jesus, we don’t have to live with insecurity.

Your Convictions About Prayer

Because of Jesus’ sacrifice, we can pray with confidence.

Being An Encourager

Encouragement is not a luxury; it’s a necessity.

The Downward Path To A Broken Life

The descent into misery is an all too familiar journey for many of us. However, there is a path that leads out of it.

In The Midst Of Adversity

We cannot choose to avoid adversity, but we can choose how we will respond.

Growing In Our Adversity

Adversity is a given. Growth is optional.

Thanksgiving In The Midst Of Adversity

Combatting adversity is draining. Refuel with thanksgiving.

An Intimate Look At Adversity

Since we are guaranteed adversity in this life, we need to know the best way to respond.

America's Perilous Position

It’s not too late for revival, but repentance must come first.

Strong Friendships - Part 2

Build your friendships God’s way: with wisdom, sacrificial love, and enduring commitment.

Strong Friendships - Part 1

When you discover a true friend, do you know how to cultivate that relationship into something truly beautiful?

Adversity – Burden Or Bridge?

Adversity can be an overwhelming burden or a bridge that can take you to a place of indescribable intimacy with God.

Trembling At God's Word

God is impressed by our desire when we yield ourselves to His awesome Word.