Michael Youssef Articles

Believe in the Real Gospel, Not a Stripped-Down Version, Says Michael Youssef

Have you ever wondered why nonbelievers display such an intense hatred for Jesus and His followers? What is it about...
Life and Immortality Through the Gospel

Life and Immortality Through the Gospel

From chapter 2 ("Do Not Be Ashamed") from Michael Youssef's new book, Never Give UpIn the Garden of Gethsemane, Jesus asked the Father, "Abba, Father, everything is possible for you. Take this cup from me. Yet not what I will, but what you will" (Mark 14:36). He...

Shame: The ‘Master Emotion’

Shame: The ‘Master Emotion’

From chapter 2 ("Do Not Be Ashamed") of Michael Youssef's new book, Never Give UpPaul continues his message of encouragement to Timothy—a message that still speaks to young and old alike in the twenty-first century:So do not be ashamed of the testimony about our...

Overcoming Fear

Overcoming Fear

From Chapter 1 ("Encouraging Words for Discouraging Times") of Michael Youssef's new book, Never Give UpWe know Timothy's father was a Gentile (that is, a non-Jew, possibly a Greek). So Timothy's father was not a Jewish believer like his mother. But here's an...

Never Give Up Your Faithful Prayers

Never Give Up Your Faithful Prayers

From chapter 1 ("Encouraging Words for Discouraging Times") from Michael Youssef's new book, Never Give UpGeorge Müller was a nineteenth-century Christian evangelist and the administrator of the Ashley Down orphanage in Bristol, England. He provided a home for more...

Aim at Heaven

Aim at Heaven

From Chapter 1 ("Encouraging Words for Discouraging Times") of Michael Youssef's new book, Never Give Up.McLean Bible Church was founded in an elementary school by five families in northern Virginia on Easter Sunday 1961. The founders declared the new church to be a...

Praise Tramples the Enemy’s Plans

Praise Tramples the Enemy’s Plans

Praise activates God's power in our lives, and nowhere is that more evident than in the realm of spiritual battle. The authentic praise of God empowers us to defeat the devil.Before we use the truth of God against the attacks of Satan, we first need to answer the two...

God’s Limitless Love

God’s Limitless Love

The more we praise God for who He is, the more awesome He becomes in our understanding. Then we must ask the question: "Why should this holy, perfect, all-powerful, all-wise God care about me? Why should He care about any human being?"David asked the question about...

The Ultimate Judge

The Ultimate Judge

One of the great cries heard in heaven is a cry of praise to God in His roles of Judge and Rewarder. The elders who worship God around His throne in heaven proclaim these words:The time has come for judging the dead and for rewarding your servants the prophets and...

Charismatic Pastor: What Religious Freedom Really Means

Charismatic Pastor: What Religious Freedom Really Means

When politicians talk about our religious freedom, they often use the phrase "freedom of worship" instead of the First Amendment term, "the free exercise of religion." Do the specific words matter? Yes, they do."Freedom of worship" means you are free to worship inside...

What Many Misunderstand About Jesus’ Humility

What Many Misunderstand About Jesus’ Humility

Those who only see Jesus as the gentle Lamb of God forget that He is also the fierce Lion of Judah. When Jesus said, "I am meek and lowly" (Matt. 11:29), He did not mean that He is soft, timid or weak. Rather, He is power under control.Christ's humility reveals much...

Is Your Definition of Love Actually Biblical?

Is Your Definition of Love Actually Biblical?

When Paul wrote to the Galatians about the fruit of the Spirit, the first one he listed was love. Read Galatians 5:13-26.How do you define love? It's a word we use a lot, but have you ever stopped to think about what it means? Unfortunately, in our society, we find a...

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