Helping Families by Tearing Down Walls

Faith Breakthroughs

Let the Walls Come Down

September 11, 2015

This morning, churches all over Central Texas are embarking on a journey together we’re calling The Walls Project – addressing together the walls that keep us from the life God intended, that separate us from one another, and that cut us off from the communities that God has called us to love. Over thirty congregations from multiple denominations and cultures representing over 50,000 Austinites have prayerfully determined to face their walls head on for the next six weeks. It’s no coincidence that we begin on September 11, as we are reminded that every crisis is an opportunity for a Breakthrough – or a breakdown. Our dependence on God will determine which takes place. By the way… it’s not too late for churches to join the project. At least two congregations begin next Sunday, September 18. All of the resources are available free at AustinCityWalls.com.

It is time for the walls to come down. Austin and Central Texas may never be the same!


A Great Meeting in Louisville! – and the “Football Diagram”

August 27, 2015

I had the privilege of spending Friday and Saturday with ministry leaders from across the country at Southern Seminary’s  Connecting Church and Home Conference.  One of the things I love the most about the Faith Breakthroughs concept is that it fits into the context of any church culture.  Anywhere people are stuck, they can experience a breakthrough!  We were reminded, once again, that people fail to connect their home lives with their faith because of barriers that give them a false answer to the question, “Who is God?”

I’ve attached a link to a “Football Field” illustration that demonstrates the primary walls people face, the corresponding attributes of God, and the specific path to each breakthrough.  It is not intended to overwhelm people with all of the information, but to give a “big picture” look at spiritual development in the home.  In fact, I made a point to not outline every detail in my book Walls, because the most important thing you need to do is address one wall at a time in your home life.  In the meantime, don’t ever hesitate to email with specific questions.

Click here for the Football Field: Faith Breakthroughs Pathway Field


Thomas Road Prepares for a Breakthrough

May 21, 2015

A few months ago, my friend Jonathan Falwell, Senior Pastor of the historic Thomas Road Baptist Church, called me to say he felt like God was leading him to preach a series on Walls.  Needless to say, I was honored that he wanted to share these principles, and excited to know that such wonderful people were about to experience the power of a Faith Breakthrough.  I hope you’ll join me as the thousands of members of TRBC – and the thousands more whom they influence – will be blessed beyond measure as they seek to know more of God and what he has promised.  It’s time for many to get “unstuck” from the barriers that are holding them back!

If you’re a experiencing the Walls Series at TR first-hand, get started today by taking the free assessment on the right side of this page.  Let us know if there is any way we can help on your journey to the Breakthrough.


Wallbreakers from the Book Share the Rest of the Story!

April 10, 2015

If you haven’t checked them out yet, don’t miss the video testimonies from many of those about whom I wrote in my book Walls: Why Everybody’s Stuck (and Nobody Has to Be).  These individuals walked through some of the most difficult situations you can imagine, but discovered that God had given them everything they needed to experience a Faith Breakthrough.  Mort and Anna were confronted with walls of shame.  Duke and Angie faced a wall of misplaced priorities.  Mike and Marisha overcame a wall of resentment.  Debbie faced head-on her wall of despair.  David and Wendy tore down walls of compromise, resentment, and isolation.  You can hear them for yourself by clicking here!


Mike & Marisha’s Breakthrough Story

March 29, 2015


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The spiritual barriers people face are countless, but they can be categorized into Eight Primary Walls. These walls correlate with the 8 primary breakthroughs that everyone needs.
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I am amazed at God's power.
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I am willing to sacrifice immediate gratification for something better down the road.
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I have a hard time trusting people.
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When looking back on my life, I tend to focus on all of the things I did wrong.
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People who have hurt me in the past cause me to avoid some relationships today.
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I believe truth is the same for everyone.
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I am willing to serve others for nothing in return.
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I have been wronged in the past in a way I cannot get over.
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I have to guard against judging people when I learn they are dealing with tough circumstances.
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It troubles me that God has not answered my prayers.
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I feel there is a disconnect between who I really am and how I act in front of other people.
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I believe in an all-powerful, all-knowing God.
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I find myself drawn to things I know are bad for me.
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I spend too much of my energy pursuing material things.
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I tend to expect the worst to happen.
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I worry that God is angry with me.
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I believe God wants what is best for me.
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I feel I can turn to God for direction.
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I think God cares about the details of my life.
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I believe God is loving and kind.
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I believe God is willing and able to answer my prayers.
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I observe things that make me wonder if I should believe the Bible.
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I am grateful for the things I have been given.
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I am confident God has forgiven me for my past.
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I am intentionally seeking to grow in my relationships with others.
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When bad things happen, I wonder if God can make things better.
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I believe the Bible has answers for today's circumstances.
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I feel strong relationships are hard, but worth it.
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I know a lot of people, but don't feel very close to many people.
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The possibility of gaining a good friend is worth the risk.
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I look forward to good things in my future.
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People would describe me as a giving person.
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I try to avoid temptations that would bring me harm.
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I find myself more focused on the things I don't have but wish I did.
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I don't believe anyone can ever know what is absolutely true.
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I have too many of my own problems to deal with the problems of others.
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I worry about the problems that the future holds.
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My faith practices are more about routine than relationship.
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When bad things happen, I feel like I am getting what I deserve.
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I am so busy that I find myself ignoring the most important things in my life.
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I have witnessed things that make me wonder if God is in control.
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I believe God loves me in spite of who I am.
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It humbles me to think I can know God.
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I feel with God's help, I can face any situation.
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When I am facing a difficult situation, I feel like I can solve problems on my own.
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I feel compelled to make the world around me better.
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I question why God allowed certain things to happen in my life.
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I think that God will meet all my needs.
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