Before Jesus launched His ministry, He choose 12 disciples to join His “Family on a Mission.” Each generation has a deposit from God to accomplish His will on Earth. God is asking fathers and mothers to help disciple the next generation of young Christ-followers. Jesus’s ministry has always been multigenerational. 

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Mark Twain, the great humorist writer said, “Of all the things I’ve lost, I miss my mind the most.” Francis added, “I’m always amazed at how that seems to get more and more true. But it’s not the greatest thing I miss. There’s something I miss more. Something, I don’t want lost in our culture.…

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A couple of years ago, my son in law, Daniel, who had struggled with his weight his entire marriage, lost a lot of weight and kept it off. It got my attention. So, my wife and I did the program as well. All of a sudden, we began to realize that we have found something that could help,…

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Seven out of 10 Americans are obese or overweight, and it’s not getting better. 56% of our children, it is estimated, will be obese by the time they are 35. Our poor choices, that didn’t seem to matter much at the time, begin to matter a lot. Over time, it becomes death by a thousand poor…

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Francis’ son-in-law, Daniel, was over 300 pounds for most of his marriage. It really affected him and his quality of life. It affected his future in significant ways. So, it was his joy to be able to see Daniel get healthy. It really impacted Francis as well. It gave him an understanding that people didn’t have to hold on to that weight.…

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Health is a big deal, on many levels. Physical, emotional, mental, spiritual health, they’re all vitally important. Let’s take a look at your health. Why do you want to get healthy? A statistic came out in early 2020, on CBS News, that nearly 1/3 of Americans say that they make resolutions in the New Year. In 2020, people said they…

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There’s a golf course in Australia that is dry and barren. No grass, just bushes and rocks, because there is very little water. So, when you play golf there, they give you a piece of astro turf and say, “Wherever your ball lands, pick it up and place it on the astro turf. You’ll find…

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There are three dimensions that God models perfectly. God is a God who honors us. We have the honor of being called sons and daughters of the living God. God is humble. He came as a humble servant. Even now, in Heaven, there is a humble Servant sitting on a throne. Not some braggadocious dictator ordering people…

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As Francis was getting ready to transition, after 21 years of pastoring, he shares a message about what God used to establish his life; to give him a blessed life and future. He describes the value of growing old following Jesus. To see the faithfulness of God, and how his life has played out after…

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Each of us are in a battle for peace. Consequently, we either look for peace from the World’s perspective, which is passing away, or the Word’s perspective, which will last forever. Bad news focuses on man’s problems. God’s Good News” focuses on God’s promises. God has no desire to give you peace from the storms…

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A lot of us wake up in the morning and think, “I don’t have enough”, or we go to bed believing we didn’t have enough. It’s a struggle for many people. Yet, life is not based on super abundance. It has more to do with the “Seed Principle”. The issue is: do you have the right…

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We all wonder: Do I have any real value? Does my life have significance? Does anyone care? If God knows about every sparrow that falls to the ground. If He counts the hairs on your head. If He, right now, is contemplating the molecules in your body. If He cares about seemingly insignificant things, no…

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The church is not a physical building. It’s not an institution. It’s not an organization. It’s an organism. It’s alive…growing…imparting the life of God to His people. It’s a community…a family…God’s family. Yet, each of us should be acutely aware: the enemy of our souls wants to destroy us as individuals and divide us as…

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Everyone ends up somewhere. But few of us end up somewhere on purpose. Why am I alive? What’s my purpose? These are the great questions of life. Before we can begin anything of eternal value, we must have the end in sight. Which means: our plan must start with His plan. God does nothing without…

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Every one of us want to be blessed…to receive the blessing of the Lord. And there’s no one who wants to bless us more than God. He’s the Father we’ve always wanted. But He’s not an entitled Father that just dispenses blessing and then spoils His kids. He doesn’t want us to grow up with…

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Many people believe the Abundant Life Jesus promised was a bit overstated. The truth is, the Abundant Life is actually the Normal Christian Life. It’s a perspective away. It’s not everything coming up roses. It’s seeing your life the way God sees your life, and learning to trust Him. To trust that no matter what’s…

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God has given each of us a script that’s dripping with adventure and filled with thrills. The suddenlies of GOD change our lives. They leave us overflowing with gratitude for God’s amazing grace! All it takes to experience them is “spontaneous, obedient faith!” The Bible says, “…the people who know their God shall be strong,…

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Scientists now say the universe is made up of 4% combined matter and energy. While 96% is invisible. It’s an extraordinary scientific conclusion, which the Bible affirmed 2,000 years ago in clearer, more absolute terms. “…for through him God created everything in the heavenly realms and on earth. He made the things we can see…

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God didn’t spare His heroes in the Bible when He revealed, not just their successes, but their failures as well. You can tell the Bible is real because you would never talk about your heroes the way the Bible talks about its heroes. God didn’t spare them. I believe it models how we should look…

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Pastor Francis interviews Pastor Tamara Bennett, a great lady in the city of Sacramento, and pastor of a church called, “This Is Pentecost”. She is a fiery woman of God, with no smoke on her life. More healthy than hurt, more passion than pain, with no chip on her shoulder. And because of these exceptional…

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We all wonder, am I really that unique? Do I have a specific calling? If so, how does “my calling” connect with my destiny? In our culture, we’ve placed too much value on what we do being the essence of who we are. I’ve found that who I am is more about how I process…

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Where did you come from? Not just your life here on Earth. Go back further. No, not reincarnation! I’m talking about, to the heart of your Creator . . . God. The One who had the magnificent dream of you. And before you were born saw everything you’d ever do. That’s why nothing surprises Him.…

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Faith is the currency of heaven. Without it, we can’t receive anything of eternal value. This message looks at some of the seemingly inconsequential, nameless individuals that God blessed with exceptional faith. Everything heroic act these courageous people did was fueled by “faith”. It so impressed God, He put their names in the Bible. Today,…

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This Mother’s Day message talks about how to build our lives with love. We see how moms’ are the primary builders of the family. In terms of the typical nurturing dimensions, a Dad goes to work. He provides the finances. But mothers have the nurturing heart. There are three questions every child asks his or…

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We don’t need a new life, we just need a new perspective about our lives. If God can change our perspective of our circumstance, He can change our experience of life. We believe that this is the will of God for each of us. Jesus wants to change how you experience life. He promised, “I…

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How many people are putting their hope in what will never come to pass? How many are trusting in the guaranteed eternal realities that only come from our Creator. In an age of fake everything, evil has many facades: phony love, false peace, counterfeit compassion, and imitation intimacy. Perhaps the most undermining of all is…

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What would you rather do? Volunteer to do something, or do something because you’re told to. We’ve found that, most people would rather volunteer to do something, then do something out of obedience. We’d rather pick and choose. But, if that’s true, though, that volunteering is better, than why does God say in His Word,…

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This is an age where numb is the norm. So, when we want God to move, we must first of all, move with our heart. Open your spirit to God and say, “Lord, here’s my heart. When I lay my heart bare before You, I acknowledge things that are in my heart that are not…

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Whenever I’ve had computer problems or phone problems, the first things technicians would say to me is, “Did you reboot?” More often than not, a reboot got my computer or phone back on track. When was the last time you rebooted your perspective? God wants to break up our perceptions of where things are allowing…

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Do you have a stake as a son or daughter in God’s family? Are you a hireling or do you see yourself as a son or daughter. Are you there from sunup to sundown, or do you just punch in and out. Are you conscious and committed to build God’s Kingdom? When you see bigotry,…

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Most of us leave home thinking we know where we’re going. Then, when the unexpected intercepts us, we take comfort in thinking we know what’s about to happen. Then the left hooks from Hell or the right hooks from Heaven take place. Unexpected tests are coming for all of us, to make us the people God created…

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If Christianity is not based on facts. If it’s not based on historical realities, then it’s not worth following. I understand there are supernatural dimensions that we cannot fully comprehend. But our faith is based on a rational sequence of understanding. If anyone examines the Resurrection of Jesus Christ with an open and honest mind, it…

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We are each called to be storm chasers. For we must learn the value of helping others out of their storms, as someone once helped us. Heavy winters bring more bountiful summers. Don’t despise the winters in your life. In time, they will bring fragrant flowers and delicious fruit. Every storm feels the same when it comes in.…

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The greatest joy in my life is being loved by God. Consequently, we’ll never find peace that lasts unless we know God’s heart for us. A heart that reveals there’s nothing He wouldn’t do to rescue us. This begs the question: What kind of a God could give that much? The answer is: Someone who…

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God wants us to have peace in chaos . . . that the storm would never get in us. It may be around us, but we are guarding our heart, guarding our lives, so that we can live in peace in the middle of a storm. Even in hurricanes, there’s an eye of the storm…

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Francis shares, “When I was a young man, I remember literally having my hair blown back in the Spirit as I heard a challenge, a commitment, a call to full surrender, not bowing down to fear, not being a child of the world, not being someone who’s just . . . tossed about. But having my…

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Scientists freely admit that there are more stars then the grains of sand on all the beaches in the world. Our Sun is a star. So, there are more suns than all the grains, on all the beaches in the world. Every galaxy has billions of stars. Our Milky Way galaxy has billions of suns like our Sun. Even the…

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The Bible is the most published book of all time. Scientists, throughout history, have believed and trusted the Bible. Great men like Sir Isaac Newton, George Washington Carver, Gregor Mendel, Michael Faraday and Louis Pasteur. Francis gives an insightful, visual overview of the Old Testament Books that pertain to Law, Gospels, History, Church History, Poetry, Letters, Major and…

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The New Testament has 27 books, beginning with the Gospels: Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. These are four accounts of who Jesus was, the words He said, the miracles He did, all written by people who knew Him personally. Then there is a historical book: The Book of Acts, which provides an overview of the Early…

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Francis begins this message showing a powerful and chilling video, “Seven Ways That Deception Traps Us.” It traces a sequence of decision people in a night club made and didn’t make that caused many to die unnecessarily. These decisions, when dissected, show paths to safety or destruction that each of us face every day. It…

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A pre-revival season, it’s not a high time, but a low time. That’s the challenge in discerning it! That’s the dichotomy! Why, at a low moment, when I feel inadequate and insufficient, when things are not working out, should I believe that God is going to move supernaturally? If we’re already doing good, we don’t…

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It is always the age of endless challenges trying to obscure infinite opportunity. All revivals happen in those seasons when it seems like everything is going against you. Yet if you can prevail in the Spirit realm. If you can get out of bed in the Spirit. If you can rise up and say, “Wait…

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Where do these hostile thoughts come from? These painful memories so unresolved? Why do they besiege my soul? How can I find refuge? My mind is battered by conversations that never end. Run away emotions, assault at will. A plague of doubt infects my very being. Foreign armies invade my inner life. Thought wars, self hatred, depression, a legion…

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A survey was done, not too long ago, that the number of Americans who say they believe in the Resurrection has dropped 15 points since 2003 to 65%. I don’t think it’s a fully tangible, conscious majority that are waking up every day inspired by the Resurrection of Jesus. It’s probably just a check mark that says, “Jesus rose…

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Many of us feel like our lives are boring. 70% of people don’t like their jobs, they’re just mundane. Here’s what “mundane” means, “Lacking interest or excitement, dull. Of this earthly world, rather than a heavenly or spiritual one.” It’s interesting that a secular definition of mundane includes a spiritual component. Without a spiritual connection in your…

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Each of us are hoping for a good life; that God has a grand plan for us. These are good things! I believe He does! There’s a good God who has a lot for each one of us . . . but how we process life will determine whether or not we love our lives. 

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Here’s a great goal in life: get as much good seed into the ground as possible. Your seed will always determine your harvest, whether good or bad, and we all should expect a harvest! Would you consider a farmer presumptuous for expecting the land he’s sowed seed into to bear fruit? Similarly, wouldn’t it be…

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Francis shares, “I remember when I first got saved in 1972, for seven years, we lived and worked in a community. Whatever you earned working in the community was given to the it. Whether it was working with pigs or in our detail shop or picking squash or on the paint crew. It was an…

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Francis shares, “I became an atheist when I was 15, until 22. Seven hard years. all throughout five years of university. I was an atheist, mocking Christians, writing papers against God and the Bible. Just an angry, embittered person. But once I came to a desperate place, I cried out to the God I didn’t believe in. He…

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As we get older, one of the great needs in life is to experience the unfamiliar, the brand new, especially the unexpected. To wake up thinking new thoughts and uncovering fresh insights. Only then can we rediscover healthy growth. Frankly, changing patterns in our lives is the cure for blasting out of old ruts. Most…

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A worship service, in a large church, was being led by a young worship leader who was obviously going through some challenges. Suddenly, he began to sing out loud, “My life sucks!” Everyone in the room was shocked. At that moment, that worship service had the potential of really going south, very quickly. Yet, there was an…

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There are scriptures and principles in God’s word that address interruptions, and require us to embrace the unexpected. Some of the interruptions are right hooks from Heaven. Others are left hooks from Hell. We have to respond to both and learn how to process them in a godly way. Oftentimes, all we have is a response. I can’t change the circumstance. I can’t…

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