Dr. F. Dean Hackett Articles

Powerful Tools to Help You Escape Lucifer’s ‘Fun House’

I suppose most of us have been to a "fun house" and encountered the challenge of walking on an uneven floor with...
Hidden Dangers in Destroying Our Monuments

Hidden Dangers in Destroying Our Monuments

Every place Abraham went, he dug a well, built an altar and put up a tent.They were places Abraham worshipped God, and he wanted to remember the way in which God met him in that place. When he left that location the tent would come down and go with him, but the well...

How Jesus’ Definition of Success Differs From the Church

How Jesus’ Definition of Success Differs From the Church

What defines a win for you in your ministry?There was a church in the community where Wanda and I were pastoring in the early years of our ministry that was renowned for their "Singing Christmas Tree" every year. Huge crowds attended every performance, with leading...

3 Things the Church Is Not

3 Things the Church Is Not

"If we can just get them in church." I have heard those words time and again from a desperate parent; a hurting wife; or a co-worker of someone needing a life change.How will going to church help?Take a deep breath, pastor. I am not anti-church. I better not be, since...

3 Misperceptions You May Have About God

3 Misperceptions You May Have About God

Lately what we've been hearing from most Christians is, "God is love, God is love" and "It's all about grace, it's all about grace."But does God ever get offended?It's an important question to ask. Does your behavior ever offend God? Are there times when what the...

How Would You Know if You Had a Religious Spirit?

How Would You Know if You Had a Religious Spirit?

The question is significant.Indeed, it was the seminal point of the conversation between Jesus Christ and a man named Nicodemus. They were discussing Jesus' teaching ministry and Jesus turned the conversation to the issue of being born again. Nicodemus was confused....

When the Church Ignores Immorality

When the Church Ignores Immorality

Why would anyone actually choose to accept deception over truth?It makes no sense, or does it?A person's morality will always determine their theology. When people make the choice to follow Christ casually and to loosen their moral standards, they must adjust their...

3 Ways to Awaken This Generation

3 Ways to Awaken This Generation

The Middle Ages (A.D. 500-1400) was the convergence of three powerful forces.The barbarians of the north were forming powerful armies to overthrow the Roman Empire. Islam was born in Mecca and Medina, conquering the Middle East as far as India and spreading across...

How to Face an Anti-Christ Culture

How to Face an Anti-Christ Culture

What does the Church do when it is facing an anti-Christ culture?The Church in the USA has not faced open persecution since the Revolutionary War. The Pilgrims fled the persecution of Queen Elizabeth and her son King James. They went to Holland first then to the...

7 Weapons the Enemy Uses to Defeat You

7 Weapons the Enemy Uses to Defeat You

There are seven mighty weapons the enemy primarily uses from his arsenal.1. PrideThe kingdom of darkness was birthed in the pride that filled Satan's heart (Is. 14:12-18). Satan's arrogance had its roots in his physical beauty (Ezek. 28:12-18). The original sin took...

When Love Fails

When Love Fails

I know we said, "'Till death do us part.' But, I just don't love him anymore."Those are painful words, spoken in a marriage counseling session. How can that be?How is it possible for a man and a woman, deeply in love and passionately committed to one another at one...

The High Cost of Tolerance in the Church

The High Cost of Tolerance in the Church

When a nation, formed in covenant with Almighty God and founded with the express purpose of "the propagation and advance of the gospel of the kingdom of Christ," chooses to throw off Almighty God and embrace and other deities, what are the consequences, if indeed...

The Enemy’s Secrets Revealed

The Enemy’s Secrets Revealed

She sat transfixed, as if frozen in mid-sentence.It was not the first time the woman had become catatonic during a counseling session. My associate and I looked at one another, wondering but not speaking. We both knew what the other was thinking. "What power was at...

How to Teach Your Child to Resist Temptation

How to Teach Your Child to Resist Temptation

A trip to the SeaTac Airport afforded a wonderful opportunity to share lessons in the danger of your hand or eye offending you.The Sermon on the Mount was being taught in Bible class. Discussion surrounded the danger of ignoring or overlooking the skandalizoo, the...

This One Thing Missing in the Church is Damaging Relationships

This One Thing Missing in the Church is Damaging Relationships

I can't imagine how frightening it must have been watching as Ananias and Sapphira fell to the floor dead.What was going on?The church in Jerusalem was experiencing a mighty outpouring of the Holy Spirit. Miracles and signs and wonders were happening. Thousands were...

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