13
Jun
2021

Waiting on God while Taking Intentional Action

Often we struggle with the tension between human responsibility and divine sovereignty. We err in being either passive or impatient. But there is a way that these two seemingly contradictory dynamics work together…

10
Jun
2018

The Power of the Cross to Transform our Relationships

Often we tend to only focus on what the cross accomplishes and means in our relationship with God. However, the cross also has the power and potential to transform our relationships with one another. At the cross, we are made family and called to meet the needs of one another. At the cross, we find true unity and peace can be established despite our differences. At the cross, we find an example of how to love, serve, forgive and show mercy and grace to one another. The cross is the one means by which we can experience true peace in our relationship with God and one another!

13
Dec
2017

Restoring the Song

God is a God of joy. When He created the world there is great rejoicing and singing. But now, because of sin, some of that “song” and joy has been lost. However, Jesus came to restore that song and our joy! God loves to restore and revive dreams in each of our lives. What dream or song does He want to put in restore to your heart?

13
Dec
2017

The Presence of God

This is a recording from a pastors conference in Uganda. The theme was church growth. In this session I was sharing how it is the presence of God among the people of God that makes all the difference in lives being transformed and a church growing.

11
Nov
2017

Fear, God’s Love & Controversy

We live in times where fear is gripping more and more hearts. But love, specifically God's love, can give us the confidence we need to act with courage and compassion despite fear. Living by faith can be controversial, inconvienant and uncomfortable, but it is the means by which God does amazing things in us, through us and among us! This is a message I shared at Gathering Stones Church in Colorado.

16
Sep
2017

Dreams: Songs from Heaven

This is a message I shared with the board of the mission organization I lead called ServeNow. A dream is a gift given to us by God that is really a melody from heaven. What is the song God has given or wants to play through your life?

24
Aug
2017

A New Thing

God delights to do new things in our lives. The word new means to bring about into existence something that has never been before or to discover something we have never seen before. How exciting is that and where do you need God to do a new thing in your life?

18
Jul
2017

Transcendent but Practical Business Lessons

I was asked to speak recently to a business network group in Colorado Springs about some lessons I've been learning that are "trascendent" in nature but practical to business/organizations. This is the recording of that talk, using ServeNow and personal stories as examples of the points I was highlighting.

23
Jun
2017

Daniel 9-10: Prayer

Sometimes God answers prayer immediately but other times it takes time. Within just two chapters of Daniel we see this reality. Pray...but don't give up when nothing seems to be happening!

22
Jun
2017

Daniel 12: Eternity

Our life on earth is very short compared to eternity. There is not a more important and weighty reality than eternal truths. God has clearly revealed in Scripture what is to come and there are only two outcomes that could not be more different...

21
Jun
2017

Daniel 6: Not Failing to do Right

The Christian life is much more than merely avoiding wrong, it's about a whole new life God is calling us into that is good and right. While we often only think of sin as doing what is wrong, sin is also failing to do what is right. No one could find any corruption or negligence in Daniel...but what about us?

21
Jun
2017

Daniel 4: Pride & Humility

In Daniel chapter 4 we see how God is both able to humble the proud no matter how powerful, but also restore the humble no matter how messed up. God is good at comforting the afflicted but afflicting the comfortable. Perhaps one of the greatest challenges for American Christians living in relative comfort, is that of thinking we don't need God, or becoming too content/comfortable to really seek God.

19
Jun
2017

Daniel 2: Respectful Rebels

This is the second message in a week long camp series through the book of Daniel. While "rebellion" is often thought of only in it's negative sense, there is a right, good and necessary kind of rebellion. In this teaching out of Daniel 3 we see the example of Shadrach, Meschach and Abendigo who were "respectful rebels" and brought about dramatic change as a result. They were tested by fire, but that test turned into a testimony of the power of the Living God!

18
Jun
2017

Daniel 1: Identity & Attitude

This is the first in a series being spoken at a camp in Arkansas in 2017. This world will try to rob us of our relationship and identity in Christ. However, like Daniel and his friends, we can be a witness to this world if we resolve in our hearts to stay committed to Him and who we are called to be. Even when put in situations we may not like or choose for ourselves, we can be a powerful witness through our attitudes and actions. Are you being influenced by the world or being an influence in the world?

18
Jun
2017

After Our Hearts

God is after our hearts. Every problem in the world and our lives can be traced back to a heart issue. Do you need a work of revival and renewal of relationship with God? Have you lost some of the passion you once had for God and His Word? Perhaps if our passion for Jesus was restored we would quickly fulfill sharing the Good News in all the world and overcome the fear that holds us back.

16
Jun
2017

The Heart of God

Sometimes we miss the heart of God in the Word of God. Yet, that is what this is all about; God's heart towards us and our heart towards Him. He is faithful to pursue us, even when we have gone astray. Yet, our unfaithfulness breaks his heart. Could you be in need of a rekindling of the passion you once had for God? In this message we travel through the Bible to discover the heart of God and reveal the condition of our hearts towards him.

12
May
2017

The Secret to Overcoming Temptation

We all battle with and face various temptations in our lives. In this podcast I want to share the key to overcoming. It is a "spiritual secret" we often fail to notice but that God has revealed to us. As the children of God we often settle for far less than what God has for us. But we are more than conquerors, called to overcome and promised great reward. Listen in to learn what this "secret" is.

24
Apr
2017

Keeping Focus

One of the most effective tactics of the enemy is distraction. We so easily can lose our focus and therefore instead of "walking on water" we begin to struggle and sink. Focus is everything. Listen in to this reminder of the power of focus verse the problem of distraction.

23
Apr
2017

He is Still Alive!

Jesus historically rose from the dead over 2,000 years old...but He is still alive today! We can experience his resurrection power, presence and peace everyday as we follow the leading of the Holy Spirit. Listen in to this teaching on Acts 1:1-8 as we explore why we as believers are still here on earth and what we are called to be focused on doing.

26
Mar
2017

Experiencing God Through Sacrifice

Sacrifice to many of us is about what we "have to give up" but how often do we think of what we gain through sacrifice? You can never out-give God. We don't often make the link between sacrifice and experiencing God but sacrifice is one of the greatest ways to experience Him more deeply and for others to see him more clearly. This message was from John 12:20-33.

1
Jan
2017

A Broken Resolution; but an Unfailing Savior

Many often make New Year Resolutions...but many are quickly broken. Even Peter, a sincere disciple of Jesus, made a passionate resolution that he broke that very night! We may fail at times but we serve an unfailing Savior whose grace and strength alone can sustain us when we come to him in humility.

6
Nov
2016

Knowing God

There is nothing more important, nothing more beautiful, nothing more needed...than the knowledge of God and beholding the glory of God. This is basically a message put together from various teachings, sermons and messages I recently was sharing in India that ministered to my heart as well as the pastors and people we were with. Our God is an awesome God and there is no on like Him!

27
Aug
2016

For Such a Time as This

You and I truly live in a historic and critical time of human history. We are here for "Such a Time as This" as Esther was in her generation. God is looking for people he can raise up and use for kingdom purposes through the positions, influence and places he puts them in. Can you recognize God's hand on your life in bringing you where you are today? Will we only fret and fear over all we see happening around the world...or will we speak up and step out in faith and be used by God as a blessing in others lives? Sometimes it is actually a greater risk to not take a risk when God is prompting you! Listen to this prophetic and passionate message on my heart and be inspired!

31
Jul
2016

The Hope and Healing of the World: Go

This message was spoken on the boardwalk at Ocean Grove in New Jersey! As the world grows darker and evil increases, there is a tremendous need for hope and healing. Now is not the time for the church to be crippled by fear or anxiety...now is the time to be courageous and to rise up and shine the light of Jesus! We are here for such a time as this...and God is calling us to "go" promising to be with us and work in a mighty way through us!

31
Jul
2016

Awake

The majority of the American church is spiritually asleep...succumbing to the same "spirit of slumber" that even Jesus' first disciples battled with on numerous occasions. We miss out on so much when we are not awake and there are consequences for our spiritual slumber. It is time for the church to awake and behold the beauty of God once more! This message was spoken at Mount Vernon Christian Church in Kirkwood, PA.

9
Jul
2016

Random Truths

In this podcast recording I decided to take a different approach and share several "random" truths and thoughts I've personally been thinking about or seeking to apply to my own life recently. My hope is that you will find something of worth to your own life in these "nuggets" that are shared!

23
Jun
2016

Forgiveness

This is the last of a five part series from a camp in Arkansas! Forgiveness is one of the most powerful and important aspects of the Christian life...yet sometimes the hardest (or most painful) to walk in. And yet, it is at the core of the Gospel: Jesus, despite a horrific death on the cross because of our sin, choose to forgive. We likewise are called to follow in His example.

22
Jun
2016

Temptation

We all face seasons of temptation. However, there is a difference between being tempted verse giving into temptation. Temptation in fact doesn't always mean there is something "wrong" with you, it may at times imply the opposite in fact, that there is something "right" with you and you are a threat to the enemy! This teaching talks through keys to overcoming temptation.

21
Jun
2016

God With Us

When you go through difficult times it is easy to feel like God has abandoned you, forsaken you, forgotten you or simply doesn't love you. However, Scripture assures us God is with us and has promised to never leave us or forsake us! The question is not whether God is with us...but are we with him? Disappointments in life can lead to disillusionment and even doubts, but hang in there! When you don't understand, keep trusting God, for He is at work in ways you may not realize and is with you in and through it all!

20
Jun
2016

God’s Will

This is part two of a five part series from a camp in Arkansas as we talk about some of the lessons we learn from the life of Joseph. In this teaching, the evil of jealousy is discussed but the majority of time is spent talking about the dreams God gave Joseph and God's will for our lives. How can we discern the will of God and voice of God in our lives?

19
Jun
2016

God’s Love

This message is part one of five from a camp in Arkansas on the life of Joseph in Genesis 37-50. This teaching addresses the difference between God's plan for our lives and his purpose for our lives. It also touches on how God begins to stir people at a very young age and how there is a process of preparation that can be painful before God brings about his plans for our lives; and yet those experiences do not mean God loves us any less. God is love and He loves his people with a special love!

10
Jan
2016

God’s Sovereingty in the Midst of a World Being Shaken

The world all around is being shaken. Terrorists attacks. The rise of ISIS. Shootings happening seemingly every day here in America. One natural disaster after another around the world. The world is being shaken. But then there also comes points in all of our lives that our own “world” is shaken. Listen to this message on God's Sovereignty to find out how that truth can provide the peace, comfort and rest we need when the world...or our world..is being shaken.

13
Sep
2015

Doing the Impossible

What is it in your life that seems impossible...where you are saying or believing "I Can't?" God calls us to be people like David and his men in 1 Chronicles 11 who "nevertheless" found a way where it seemed impossible. Perhaps it's overcoming a particular sin or attitude or mindset. We often give up too easily or limit ourselves. But don't give up! Press through and persevere because that's when God breaks-through and blessing is a result in our and others lives!

6
Sep
2015

God’s Kindness

God's kindness is a beautiful attribute of who He is. It's His kindness towards us that softens our heart and changes us. As human beings made in His image and as those saved by His grace, we are now to extend His kindness to others as it is a way of reflecting and representing His heart and character. This is what the world needs more of. Never under-estimate the power of even the most simple and practical expressions of kindness...for it can mean and accomplish much more than you might think!

20
Mar
2015

A Message for Moms

After speaking at a MOPS group in PA, I was asked to record this message for other moms that may not have been able to make it...and then I thought I should just post it on this site for other moms as well!  My hope is that it is an encouragement to your hearts, especially (but not exclusively) if it is a season of trial or struggle where you feel the weight is too much to bear!

15
Feb
2015

Stay Awake & Pray!

This is a message shared at Mount Nebo Church in Pequea, PA on February 15th, 2015.  The section posted here is just the actual message from Luke 9:28-36.  (The rest, which was about ServeNow is available online at: mtneboumc.org/pages/sermons_february2015.html).  There are several important lessons in this story...from "staying awake" spiritually and praying...to "seeing, focusing & listening" only to Jesus.  It's in the place of prayer, that we see things we otherwise would not see, things happen that otherwise we would miss out on, and we receive strength and encouragement that we so desperately need. God things happen, when God’s people pray!

5
Feb
2015

ServeNow: Procrastinate Later!

In this special recording, I share a little of my personal testimony especially in connection with the mission organization I just joined with called: ServeNow.  I also shared some real life stories of what God is doing, along with opportunities for all of us to join together in those things!  Would you take some time to listen to this special recording?

5
Feb
2015

A Call to be a Disciple of Jesus

The greatest need we have in this world is for people to respond to the call to become a true disciple of Jesus.  And amazingly, when we respond to His call to follow Him, He will do in us and through us what we could never do in and of ourselves.  If we devote ourselves to His person, we will experience His life-transforming power at work in and through our lives.  God will not do for us what He calls us to do; but neither can we do what only He can do!

5
Feb
2015

Restoring Vision

This is just a short audio exhortation that is basically the same as a recent written blog article (www.benfoley.com).  It's about how sometimes we need to let Jesus "lead us by the hand" out of the place we are in before our "sight" is restored and we "see" things clearly. 

23
Jan
2015

Live a Life of Faith

This recording comes from a recent message preached at the church a friend pastors in Massachusetts.  In this teaching we travel through Hebrews 11 and examine what it looks like (and examples of) those who lived by faith.  True faith leads to a healthy fear in the Lord that results in obedience and action, which enables us to experience God's supernatural power according to His promises and character!  Tune in as we travel through "God's hall of faith" and "glean" some key truths and lessons along the way.

20
Jan
2015

Hunger & Thirst

Do you feel that there has to be more to your life or "faith"/"walk with God?"  Are you "wrestling" with a "restlessness" where nothing seems to satisfy?  Jesus made an awesome promise in Matthew 5:8.  He said: "Blessed are those who hunger and thirst after righteousness, for they shall be filled."  Hunger and thirst are intense cravings.  They are issue's of life and death.  Are you hungry and thirsty like that for God?  Listen to this message to perhaps stir you to rise up and make some changes that need made.  When you move towards God...He will move towards you and on your behalf!

10
Jan
2015

God’s Kindness Changes Everything

Have you ever felt like a nobody going nowhere...even if once there seemed to be promise of you being a "somebody" going "somewhere?"  Ever have life change in one moment or day because of a tragedy...or several traumatic events?  Ever feel like you have been forgotten or abandoned by God?  Ever feel unworthy and insignificant?  Listen in to this first podcast recording that examines one of the most beautiful and touching stories in the OT that is a picture of God's kindness to us in Jesus Christ.

5
Jan
2015

Jesus’ Presence Makes all the Difference!

Jesus' disciples were a mess after His crucifixion and before they encountered Jesus resurrected.  It was His presence...knowing He was alive...that made a big difference in their lives emotionally.  Likewise in our lives...it is the presence of the living and risen Savior that turns our sorrow into joy, our despair into hope and our confusion into peace.  Listen to this message and be encouraged to know Jesus is alive.  It's His presence that makes all the difference!

5
Jan
2015

In Between Friday & Sunday was “Saturday”

Often we emphasize the day Jesus was crucified and the day He rose from the dead...but forget about that "in-between" time when the disciples were disoriented, confused, disillusioned, discouraged and depressed.  All hope seemed lost and dreams shattered.  Perhaps you are going through a "Saturday" of the soul as well.  Listen to this message that will restore your hope and encourage your soul.

5
Jan
2015

God’s Compassion: Part 2

This is the second part of a teaching on God's Compassion and tenderness towards the broken and those who feel unworthy.  He is the healer of our souls!

5
Jan
2015

God’s Compassion: Part 1

There is a lot of pain and brokenness in our world.  Hope and healing is desperately needed.  This two part teaching will speak to God's compassion and hopefully point you to the only One who truly has the power to provide real hope, comfort and healing for our souls.

5
Jan
2015

I’ve Had Enough!

Sometimes in life we feel at the end of our rope and can't take another day or another trial.  Listen to this message to be encouraged and strengthened especially if you feel "you have had enough!"

5
Jan
2015

The Importance of Faith

This teaching discusses the crucial role faith plays in our lives and especially in prayer/knowing God's power in your life.  Listen in and be challenged and have your faith stirred!

5
Jan
2015

God’s Love: Part 2

This is the second half of a teaching on what God's love really is and isn't and the love we are called to walk in.

5
Jan
2015

God’s Love Part 1

This two-part teaching series addresses what God's love really is and isn't and the love we are called to walk in towards one another: a supernatural love that comes from Him!  We love because He first loved us.


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