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Jesus said some head-scratching things about money. Usually, it was in the form of a parable with a twist so unexpected that, in many cases, we’re still missing the point today—two thousand years later. Join author, pastor, and communicator Andy Stanley to take a closer look at what Jesus said. What you find may change the way you spend, save, and see your money for good.
Once upon a time there was a version of our faith that was practically . . . irresistible. In this devotional by Andy Stanley, you'll consider the faith modeled by our first-century brothers and sisters who had no official Bible and no status, yet they initiated a chain of events that resulted in the most significant and extensive cultural transformation the world has ever seen.
Do you ever feel like you don’t enjoy anything because you’re trying to do everything? Multitasking your way through life with your loved ones. . .You’re efficient. But you’re exhausted. You just need a little bit of breathing room. With one surprisingly simple invitation, God offers a way to trade your overwhelming pace for one that will finally bring you peace. This plan will show you how.
If you’re skeptical of the Old Testament stories that sound like fairy tales or are stuck on the rules that come with being religious, here’s some good news: following Jesus requires faith, but not faith in a book, a list or rules, or even a particular religious system. This plan presents a starting point for faith that may finally be something—or more specifically someone—you can believe in.
You might think, rich is the other guy. Rich is having more than you currently have. If that’s the case, you can be rich and not know it. You can be rich and not feel or act like it. In fact, most of us are richer than we think. We just aren't very good at it. It’s one thing to Be Rich. Andy wants to help us all be GOOD at it!
Does being a real man mean having a perfect family, a corner office, a luxury car, and a massive home? Or, is there something more to life? This 7-day plan from John Woodall will dig into the questions that you wish you could talk over with a trusted friend and give you God’s response to those questions.
Just as a physically unhealthy heart can destroy your body, an emotionally and spiritually unhealthy heart can destroy you and your relationships. For the next five days, let Andy Stanley help you look within yourself for four common enemies of the heart — guilt, anger, greed, and jealousy — and teach you how to remove them.
The temptation to compare is as near as your next chat with a friend, trip to the store, or check-in on social media. It's never-ending and exhausting. And whether you come out on top or come up lacking, there is simply no win in comparison. It's a trap. This 5-day plan from Sandra Stanley will help you choose contentment with the blessings God has specifically picked for you.
You can’t lead people into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ if you aren’t growing yourself. When we stay connected to Jesus, we invite God to work in us and through us. Join the staff of North Point Ministries for the next 30 days as we prioritize staying spiritually fit by focusing on the most important relationship in our lives.
For some, Christmas is a time of joy and celebration. For others, it’s a painful reminder of what has been lost. No matter what you’re experiencing this holiday season, Christmas is an opportunity to focus on the source of our hope. We invite you to join the North Point staff for the next 25 days as we come together to experience the magic of Christmas.
Everybody ends up somewhere in life. Some people end up somewhere on purpose-these are the ones with vision. "Visioneering" is pursuing the course needed to make dreams a reality. Here's your invitation to take time every day for a week thinking and praying through God's vision for your life.
Guardrails are put in place to keep our vehicles from straying into dangerous or off-limit areas. We often don’t see them until we need them—and then we’re sure thankful they’re there. What if we had guardrails in our relationships, finances, and careers? What might those look like? How might they keep us from future regrets? For the next five days, let’s explore how to set up personal guardrails.
Ever said something you wish you could take back? Of course you have. We all have. Even if what you said was true, those words may have cost you your job, your reputation, or a relationship. Conversations don't come with backspace buttons, so how do we prevent our mouths from getting us in trouble next time? For the next five days, let’s explore ways to work on taming our tongues.
Everybody is on a happiness quest. For many, happiness is measured in moments and experiences. It’s an elusive feeling that’s hard to sustain. For the next five days, let’s explore what will truly make you happy. It’s possible you don’t know…or maybe you’ve forgotten.
Who are you as a person? As a leader? As a friend? Many times we need to take a step back and look around us. What does our community of friends look like? What are our priorities? Who are we calling on for advice? This 10-day reading plan is to encourage you to get out of your comfort zone and stretch beyond your limits.
Proverbs is full of wise, helpful advice. When we begin to apply that wisdom, it certainly can make our life better. From relationships to virtues and vices to new ways of seeing our world, this book gives us so much that’s good to know. In this series of nine devotional thoughts, we will evaluate some of the themes found in Proverbs and discover how they apply in our life today.
Exploring Scripture can align ourselves with truth and help us grow in our relationship with God. The devotionals in this plan are not designed to unpack the meaning of passages for you, but to help guide exploring Scripture personally. We will be journeying through the Bible with Jesus by taking 30 days to follow this Scripture reading plan.
The uncertainty of what’s next gives us plenty of room for anxiety to take root. After all, we should be afraid of what we can’t control, right? But Paul tells us we have another option—one that replaces our fear with a “peace beyond understanding.”
The disciples spent three years scared to death. But later we see them so bold and unafraid they weren’t even scared of death. If that transition is possible, it’s certainly worth investigating how to make it a reality in our own lives.
We all deal with our own issues, but one issue we share is an absolute fear of rejection. Seeking acceptance is a top priority, and we’ll go to nearly any length to find it. But what if the real you could discover real acceptance? That sounds freeing, doesn’t it?