Archive | Growing Your Relationship with God

Following 101–This One Really Surprised Me

I’ve been preaching for over three decades, and rarely have I seen the kind of corporate “wow” over a sermon as I have seen in response to last weekend’s message at ACF. We began a new series in John about what it means to follow Jesus. It may be the increasing openness of our people […]

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How about We all Skip Church Next Sunday?

Two weeks ago, the church where I serve, Austin Christian Fellowship, cancelled our three weekend services. Instead of gathering for worship, we encouraged our congregants to get out into the city and serve. This is actually a new initiative for us, and it’s a direct result of some things we think the Lord has spoken […]

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Attention All Single Ladies! You Need to Read This!

My friend Chelsea Landis is at it again. As a single twenty-something, she understands the pull of culture to “find a man.” The perspective she shared last week in her blog is right on. I hope it encourages you: hey ladies. yah, the single ones. We live in a world that idolizes instant gratification. We have […]

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What would You Say to Encourage this Young Woman?

I received this message on my Pray Big Facebook page earlier today. It’s from a new believer in Denmark. Her message and my response are below. How would you respond to her? I’ll send some of the best responses her way. Hi Will! I am writing to you because I really feel that I need […]

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Is It God or the Devil? How to Discern Who and What You’re Hearing

I’m struggling with a decision right now. It’s a biggy–one that, depending on what I do, will effect a lot of people. It’s the kind of decision that I wake up thinking about. And I’ve noticed something about this decision–I have a ton of fear around it: What if I make the wrong call? What […]

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Ten Things They Don’t Tell You at Hooters

The beautiful twenty-three year old sat in my office and just cried. Heavy tears, deep signs, pain upon pain. The problem? Dad. When she was in her mid-teens when he decided that her mom–his wife–could no longer satisfy him. He decided he deserved better–younger, hotter, sexier–and he acted on it. He started going to Hooters […]

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When Will the Heaven Begin–The Ben Breedlove Story

On December 25, 2011, Ben Breedlove suffered a major heart attack and died a few hours later here in Austin. His death, and the amazing story of his life, became a YouTube sensation and has inspired millions of people around the world. You can learn more about Ben on the links below. Ben’s sister, Ally, […]

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Are You Pretty Enough?

Jennifer Tress was 42 years old and had been married for two years when she discovered that her husband was having an affair. When she confronted her him with his behavior, he responded by blaming her for being, “not pretty enough.” Jennifer has written about her experiences and more importantly, about women and self esteem […]

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Is Jesus God?

This may be the most critical question of all: Is Jesus God? It probably isn’t overstating things to say that say that the credibility of the Christian faith rests on the answer to this question. Here’s why: Jesus claimed to be God The Bible asserts Jesus’ deity Christianity is presented as unique in the world because of […]

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