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Couple’s Healing Ministry ‘Scripted’ For Film and Television Professionals

Mel and Desiree Ayers, whose TV success almost brought them tragedy, share with Hollywood what God has done for them.

Shawn A. Akers, Content Development Editor

Shawn A. Akers, Content Development Editor

Shawn Akers, content development editor, joined the Charisma team in June 2012, fulfilling a dream to use his talents for the Lord. He started his journalism career at 15 and worked at several small newspapers as a sports writer and editor. He worked in the NASCAR...

20 Ways to Reach the Lost

20 Ways to Reach the Lost

How can you demonstrate God’s love in your community? Here are just a few things Jesus might do. 1. Pray fervently. If your church has an intercessory prayer group, participate in it. If not, start one, and encourage others to join you in interceding regularly for the...

A Q&A With Israel Houghton

A Q&A With Israel Houghton

Israel Houghton, the multitalented worship pioneer, explains how creativity, talent and, yes, a little bit of perfectionism can be a good thing when yielded to the King. Read Charisma's exclusive interview with him.  CHARISMA: The Bible says God searches for...

WEALTH AND PROSPERITY

WEALTH AND PROSPERITY

"Better a little with the fear of the Lord than great wealth with turmoil.—Proverbs 15:16 (NIV)Is there a better picture of the truth of this passage than Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol? Poor Bob Cratchit with son Tiny Tim and his impoverished family are...

HUMILITY

HUMILITY

"These are the ones I look on with favor: those who are humble and contrite in spirit, and who tremble at my word.—Isaiah 66:2 (NIV)All too often Americans are seen as arrogant or prideful. Years ago, there was a book entitled The Ugly American that told of how...

HEALTH CARE

HEALTH CARE

There are six things the Lord hates, seven that are detestable to him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked schemes, feet that are quick to rush into evil, a false witness who pours out lies and a person who stirs...

LEADERSHIP AND JUDGMENT

LEADERSHIP AND JUDGMENT

"For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each of us may receive what is due us for the things done while in the body, whether good or bad."—2 Corinthians 5:10 (NIV)I remember the day, more than 30 years ago, when I had to stand before...

LEGISLATION

LEGISLATION

"Keep them and do them, for that will be your wisdom and your understanding in the sight of the peoples, who, when they hear all these statutes, will say, ' Surely this great nation is a wise and understanding people.' For what great nation is there that has a god so...

REVIVAL

REVIVAL

"The people living in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of the shadow of death a light has dawned."—Matthew 4:16 (NIV)America needs the light of Christ once again. We need the fires of revival to burn brightly again. It's time to...

FREEDOM

FREEDOM

"It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery."—Galatians 5:1 (NIV)Freedom has a high value in God's kingdom—not a freedom to do as you please, but rather a freedom to...

TRUTH

TRUTH

"Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free."—John 8:32 (NIV)There is not much more powerful than a well-told lie. Individuals can find their lives spinning out of control; because they believe something untrue about themselves or someone...

PURITY

PURITY

"Joshua told the people, 'Consecrate yourselves, for tomorrow the Lord will do amazing things among you.'"—Joshua 3:5 (NIV)Who of us would not like to see the Lord do amazing things in our midst? We certainly need that supernatural work of God in our nation...

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