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Manipulation, See the Strings, Cut the Strings (Video)

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Is someone manipulating you?  Manipulators emotionally turn people into puppets.  How do you see the strings and cut the strings of manipulation? Manipulation Man from Brian Branam on Vimeo . If manipulation were a super power, could you identify the man behind its mask? Probably not. Manipulation is subtle, deceptive, and cunning. It turns people into puppets. The ultimate danger is when the people of God don't know the difference between being manipulated by man or being led by the Spirit of God.

Suicide - Thinking, Coping, Healing (Video)

In November I was privileged to lead an insightful discussion of suicide at my home church, Liberty Baptist Church in Dalton, GA.  The touch of suicide goes deeper into our lives and church congregations than we think.  I am thankful to have been a part of this conversation and count it as one of the most helpful and redemptive gatherings of the church of which I have ever been part. Dealing with Suicide from Brian Branam on Vimeo . It has always been God's plan to give you life, but it has always been Satan's plan to take it away. Who are you going to believe? This sermon also includes an interview with a trained counselor and a pastor/father who lost his son to suicide.

Great, But Not Good

Great, But No Good from Brian Branam on Vimeo . What if you, or even your church, did a lot of great things, but in the end, they did no good? Compromise and cowardice will not take you far. Yes, there may be a few shining moments of success, but they will eventually dull like old trophies in a case. The story of Gideon should challenge us to make our impact last. We must be responsive, courageous, and dedicated to the challenge God sets before us or else we may just be forgotten. What good is that?