The Second Day… Don’t miss the blessings of today as you recoup from the Good Friday activities and prepare for Easter Sunday’s service, egg hunts, lunches and family time. Although the Bible doesn’t detail what the disciples did on the Second Day, be sure that there was a lot going on. It’s the same in our lives. When what we thought was a sure thing gets nailed to the cross and we lurk into fear of failure on that Second Day. It in this wilderness of darkness that our faith
What Do You Want? I was asked what did I want God to give me. I rattled off prayer requests I had about being able to give to others. But I was asked more specifically, “What good gift can God your Father give to you?” Again, I was stumped and offered more details about giving charitably. They didn’t have to repeat the question again because I’d understood the point, but I had nothing. God loves us and as any good parent does, we find joy in giving to our kids. God the Father
CLICK TO LISTEN TO PODCAST PRESS-2-PLAY Many of us have experienced being in a season of obscurity. Maybe we are in it right now. What is God doing in us in this season? You are challenged to think about the fact that he is activating your anointing. Experience Dr. Scott Silverii is a son of the Living God. Thankful for the gift of his wife, Leah, they share seven kids, a French bulldog named Bacon and a micro-mini goldendoodle named Biscuit. A highly decorated, twenty-five y
Blessings In Truth I’ll be honest. I struggled. I struggled a lot, and without anyone to share big time truths with me about what it was I was struggling with, I’m not sure I would’ve made it. I still recall the day God spoke so clearly to me. I was at the height of my career when He called me to retire and serve Him. Surely God was joking right? I mean after all, I was a chief of police, a college professor with a PhD and a federal government contractor. I’d worked almost 26
That really makes no sense, does it?
How can I have more of something if I’m always giving away something? Making Sense Of course in the natural world it would not make sense, but we’re talking about God’s supernatural blessings and His anointing oil. The more you bless others, the more blessed you become. It could be a compliment or an offer to pay someone’s utility bill. It’s the act of giving that matters more than what it is that you give. CLICK & ALLOW ME TO GIVE YOU A
“How’s it going Brother?” That question really began to grate on my nerves, but why you might ask. It seemed like a simple and generally curious question, so I’ll explain. Godless I grew up Godless. My parents never once took us to church. We weren’t even CEOs – you know; Christmas and Easter Only. So, when I left home for a college that happened to be located in the Bible belt, you can imagine the confusion when I realized not everyone drank, partied and fought like I did. H
Was Peter a Failure Or a Water Walker? The Holy Spirit is on the move this week and He’s prompting you to be ready to receive a BREAKTHROUGH. Is it your health, money, marriage, kids or a job? What have you stopped praying for or given up on?
Guess what? God is on the MOVE!!!!!! BUT, you must be willing, ready and faithful to receive. Get your head and heart in a right perspective. How Many Times? People always want to recall your failures. Too often we allow those toxic peo
Stay Salty My Friend I love telling people to, “Stay Salty.” I think most of the time they mistake it for being sassy, but that’s kinda like 180 degrees opposite of what God meant. Jesus used this illustration because salt was vital for preserving the good in food. Maybe today, it would be translated as “Stay Frosty or Frigid,” but again, not the same meaning. Salt and Light “You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? I
Special Forces Joshua was the man on a mission. God’s mission. His obedience and teachable spirit allowed him to walk in God’s will as he experienced victory after victory. He was responsible for claiming the Promised Land by conquering enemies who had occupied it. His victories weren’t because he’d attended a military special forces training, but because God was the force that was special. As I prayed over Joshua, Chapter 10, the reality of his hiding the five enemy kings in
Those Who Are Weary And Burdened I like to challenge our kids. I look for efforts on everything from exercise to eating cherry tomatoes. Last Christmas we bought the youngest a chin up bar. I know, but he’s a gymnast and enjoys that stuff. So, I offered everyone $100 if they were simply able to hang from the chin up bar for 60 seconds. Simple right? I ended the day without having to pay any of the kids or Leah. Honestly, I tried and lasted less than 60 seconds too. The truth
In The Nick of Time Billy Graham said if you don’t fund your ministry, you won’t have a ministry to fund. That simple truth takes the fun (get it?) out of ministry, but kingdom work continues. Uncommon Source Thanks to this season of church closures and conference cancellations, the reality of love offerings for speaking at both has ended. Now, this isn’t a plea for money, but it is a praise for timing. Of all places that seem to stifle free speech and Christianity, facebook
Still Trapped? I realize this is an odd question after months of major restrictions, but do you ever feel trapped? I mean trapped in a toxic relationship or to an event from your past that you just can’t seem to shake. These can be what’s called Soul Ties. They’re supernatural bonds that create
long-lasting relationships going deeper than surface-level friendships. Often, soul ties are positive connections uniting people. Ever met someone and instantly you felt a deep loyalt
It Could Be Our Last! Leah & I took our kids to a small town outside of Dallas to have a picnic and fireworks. We scooted chairs into the grass while the kids took a break on the curb for watching the display. It was a big old slice of Americana. Leah leans over and says, “Happy Independence Day.” I kissed her and replied, “Thanks.” “Enjoy it. It could be our last,” she whispered. No Way, Right? Yeah right, I thought. Then I sat back and what she’d just said began to set in o
How are you this week? I’m praying for you in these days and want to share that God is still on His throne, He still has incredible plans for your future and yes, He still loves you! Love? Yes, I said love and I brought it up because it’s something that’s been on my heart for a while and then during prayer time, my wife brought it up. I was so convicted over an issue about love that the Holy Spirit prompted me to share with you. Do you recall the song You’ve Lost That Loving
Walls Fall Down Crumbling church walls would’ve been the best thing for American Christianity, but short of that, COVID-19’s pandemic accomplished a similar virtual effect. Instead of building empires, the closure of physical structures forced observants out of their cozy seats and pre-service latte grande coffee lines. Herded out of climate-controlled arenas, congregants, and their rock-star status event-driven pastors, were shoved out into the public square where sinners se
On Fire Back in March, I was so crazy energized by the constant presence of the Holy Spirit. There was no fear as the churches shuttered their doors and fumbled for space in social media’s cluttered realm. I knew God had led our church exclusively into the 3rd space last year for a purpose and the pandemic proved to be why. Dry Lands But, over the past month I’ve struggled in my prayers, my focus and even committing daily to His Word. I rest upon the promises of God even if t
I graduated high school in 1983 and attended college during the same decade. It was an era of incredible music and of course the unforgettable, mullet. Now I’m not saying whether I did or didn’t sport one, but the beauty is in the dual nature of the style. Unfortunately, we can live our life in that same double nature if we’re more focused on what other people can see as opposed to what’s on the inside. God was quick to remind the prophet Samuel that while we look at what’s o
Have you hit a wall yet?
We’ve been at this pandemic quarantine for a while now, and even the most ardent introvert is feeling the stress. Actually, it would be rare for someone to say they’ve not hit a wall at least once during this lockdown. I’m an extrovert, so not being around my closest friends has caused several occasions for feeling out of the loop and smacked against the wall. ORDER YOUR’S NOW
Pastor Adam McCain & Dr. Scott Silverii share their life’s experiences as s
I Wish It Hadn’t Stunk, But It Did. Kinda I’ll start off with an apology for sounding doom and gloom, but it’s my oath to be truthful even if it isn’t always pretty. Last week was my son’s 14th birthday. Max has Down syndrome and has been in another state since late March. We haven’t been able to travel to bring him back home.
We ordered gifts through Amazon and rallied friends from church over a live zoom birthday party. And within the moments of everyone joining the call,