Listen to Teaching on Firm Foundation Podcast: The Bread of Life: From "Gimme" to "Grow Me."

Monday, May 22, 2017 Bryan Hudson 0 Comments

In John Chapter Six, Jesus brought a life-changing perspective. The chapter begins with Him feeding thousands of people with a few fish and loaves of bread. The chapter continues with Jesus revealing the consumption mindset of people, “Give me” or “Gimme.” The chapter ends with Jesus revealing himself as the Bread of Life who nourishes the total person and sets people on the path to life-long growth and development, “Grow me.”

Listen to new teaching on the Firm Foundation Podcast: 
The Bread of Life: From "Gimme" to "Grow Me." 

John 6:24 when the people therefore saw that Jesus was not there, nor His disciples, they also got into boats and came to Capernaum, seeking Jesus. 25 And when they found Him on the other side of the sea, they said to Him, “Rabbi, when did You come here?” 26 Jesus answered them and said, “Most assuredly, I say to you, you seek Me, not because you saw the signs, but because you ate of the loaves and were filled. 27 Do not labor for the food which perishes, but for the food which endures to everlasting life, which the Son of Man will give you, because God the Father has set His seal on Him."


Multimedia in Focus 2017 Update. New for 2017!

Friday, May 12, 2017 Bryan Hudson 0 Comments

Multimedia in Focus 2017 Update. New for 2017! Learn about how we empower youth in the media arts. Information and Registration at


Creative Expression…Your “Other" Job

Thursday, May 11, 2017 Bryan Hudson 0 Comments

(The above photo was taken during my mission to  Kenya, Africa in November, 2016. These young men were doing a creative dance at an outdoor crusade)

For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them. (Ephesians 2:10)

Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, (Ephesians 3:20)

In all of God’s creation, creativity is unique to people. It is a reflection of our creation in the likeness and image of God. This is an obvious truth, but needs to be said because we are living in a day where creative expression is not only lacking, but discouraged by our lifestyles. Our lives are filled with necessary routines, responsibilities, and obligations. We have things to do. Those important things we do in the service of responsibility should not crowd out times and seasons of creativity and thinking about “other” things in life. 

Art, drawing, dance, and music are not the only expressions of creativity. Artists and designers such as myself are not the only people who can be creative. Let me suggest the following expressions of creativity:

1. Praying in new ways and at different times. Praying for others and for your circumstances with an emphasis on seeing how God can work in new and different ways.

2. Asking this question of yourself: “If I did not have the expectations of what others want and need me to do, what would I do?”

3. Which of the gifts that God has given me have I not used for a long time?

4. What opportunities, challenges, and problems can I approach in new ways?

5. Take a walk or bicycle ride and reflect on the textures and colors of nature. Take a few pictures with your phone or camera and think about God’s creative power.

One of the reasons I have conducted the Multimedia In Focus Media and Arts Camp for 18 years is to fan the flame of creative expression and recognizing God’s creative gifting in young men and women, before the demands of life require routine and obligations. 

Even after we all start doing our jobs, remember to give time to creativity express what God has given to you.


The Dignity of Generosity

Thursday, May 04, 2017 Bryan Hudson 0 Comments

1 King 17:15 So she went away and did according to the word of Elijah; and she and he and her household ate for many days. 16 The bin of flour was not used up, nor did the jar of oil run dry, according to the word of the Lord which He spoke by Elijah.

Following God-ordained instructions is one of the significant keys to self-worth and provision. The Lord sent Elijah to Zarephath to help an impoverished widow and her son. The instruction was for her to provide Elijah with a modest meal. This seemed like an unfair request given her status. (Read entire story in 1 Kings 17:8-24)

When helping people in difficulty, one of the most important tasks is to help them change their mindset. No matter how desperate your situation, you still retain the dignity of generosity. By asking her to provide him with a meal, she stepped out of her need in order to do something godly.

This act of sacrificial generosity elevated her sense of dignity and brought the blessing of God into her and her son's life!

Following the Lord’s instructions is always the best policy!


A Mantle Made For You...The Grace of God

Monday, May 01, 2017 Bryan Hudson 0 Comments

John 1:16, For from his fullness we have all received, grace upon grace.

We hear about “mantles” sometimes today in church circles. A mantle was a sign of authority, power, and responsibility as God’s spokesman. This is something drawn from a previous era when people did not know Jesus and could not be filled with the Holy Spirit in the same manner as today. More importantly, ever since Jesus came "full of grace and truth” our faith and focus has changed.

The story of Elisha receiving a mantle of authority from the prophet Elijah represents something much more powerful today through Jesus Christ. The mantle that God has made for you is not the representation of something symbolized by a cloth or garment, but actual GRACE to empower you!

The stories in the Bible about mantles are important so long we understand what God is doing today.  One important principle we carry forward is the reality of making good choices, of growth and PROCESS.

1 Peter 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His abundant mercy has begotten us again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 4 to an inheritance incorruptible and undefiled and that does not fade away, reserved in heaven for you, 5 who are kept by the power of God through faith for salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. 6 In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while, if need be, you have been grieved by various trials, 7 that the genuineness of your faith, being much more precious than gold that perishes, though it is tested by fire, may be found to praise, honor, and glory at the revelation of Jesus Christ, 8 whom having not seen you love. Though now you do not see Him, yet believing, you rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory, 9 receiving the end of your faith—the salvation of your souls.

The mantle God has made for us is His GRACE. Grace is God’s favor, ability, operational power, and everything He has that He makes available to you and me. 

Peter wrote about a "living hope." This is the God empowering process of how we grow and become better, even in the midst of testings we grow like gold refined by fire. IN CHRIST, YOU ARE GOLD! Gold is not consumed by fire, it only become more pure.

Your mantle is all that you have received from God. Your mantle is “grace upon grace.”

I invite you to listen to my message from Sunday, April 30, "A Mantle Made For You"