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Igniting Hope Ministries

Equipping individuals with hope, joy, and divine strategies for success.

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150- 5 Keys to Activate Powerful Biblical Meditation

Psalm 1 and Joshua 1:8 reveal tremendous promises for those who meditate on the things of God. Biblical meditation will propel us into fruitfulness, obedience, abundance, success, and more. In this message, Steve Backlund shares five keys to activate powerfully this important spiritual discipline.


26 Mar 2019

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154- 5 Powerful Questions God Asks Us

The greatest questions of the Bible are not looking for information but for revelation. In this message, Steve Backlund shares five of the most penetrating and liberating questions in Scripture.


26 Apr 2019

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117 | Life-Launching Declarations

This may be one of Steve’s most important podcasts. He shares the key core values and beliefs that has created strong leaders from his influence. He gives you a power-packed declaration for each of these. As you declare them, you will increase your hope and then your influence. This message contains truths that will change your life.


9 Aug 2018

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142- 5 Ways to Change the Channel in Your Self Talk

We have the power to change the channel on a radio to listen to what we want to listen to. In the spirit realm, both God and the devil have “channels” we can tune into. In this fun and inspiring message, Steve Backlund share practical and powerful concepts to help us change and keep listening to God’s truth in our self talk.


1 Feb 2019

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146- 5 Bible Verses to Propel us to Celebrate Progress, Not Perfection

Just as we celebrate a toddler’s first steps, we are to celebrate our improvements in life. It is a process to grow into our gifts and into greater manifest victory. In this message, Steve Backlund gives you solid biblical support for the necessity of celebrating your progress and improvements.


28 Feb 2019

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137- 5 Things to Believe in 2019

As we prepare for a new year, it is important to remember God’s purposes are primarily moved forward by good beliefs, not good behavior. The greater question of the hour is not, “Lord, what should I do?” but it is “Lord, what should I believe?” This message will help answer that question, which will dramatically increase the likelihood of God’s promises manifesting in your life in 2019.


27 Dec 2018

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144- 5 Questions to Ask Yourself

Great influencers understand the power of asking good questions to others and themselves. It is a key strategy for those who seek first to understand before they seek to be understood. Asking good questions to ourselves helps us to focus on what is really important. In this message, Steve Backlund shares five questions to help pull out the gold that is on the inside of you.


14 Feb 2019

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149- 5 Ways to Make Things Easier

Jesus said, “My yoke is easy, and my burden is light” (Matthew 11:30). God has designed us for things to get easier – whether it is riding a bike or doing conflict resolution. In this message, Steve Backlund gives your five keys for the things you are pulling and carrying in life to get easier and feel light


23 Mar 2019

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101 | 5 Steps to Radical Mind Renewal

Romans 12:2 says, “Be transformed by the renewing of the mind.” Our current mind renewal creates our future experience. The key to biblical mind renewal is choosing to think and speak at a higher level than what we’re experiencing. In this teaching, Steve Backlund shares powerful, practical steps on how to renew your mind with biblical truth, to change your life.


19 Apr 2018

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145- 5 Ways to Influence Your Leaders

All of us have leaders in our lives. As we do all we can to make them successful, we will increase the likelihood of our own success. In this message, Steve Backlund gives practical wisdom and the right motives to influence the great leaders in your life.


20 Feb 2019

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119- 5 Things to Do When Feeling Like a Failure

One of the names for the devil is “accuser of the brethren” (Revelation 12:10). One of his goals is for us to constantly feel like a failure. When we embrace this mindset, we are hindered greatly from our connection with God and our assignments in life. This message will disempower the voices of accusation and give you strategies for radical forward movement in your life.


23 Aug 2018

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134- 5 Keys to Defeat the Crippling Effects of Perfectionism

Perfectionism is a trait that causes us to not be joyful with ourselves or with others unless an unreachable standard is met. It causes to create a negative focus in our lives by making the avoidance of appearing like a failure a main goal of our lives. In this message, Steve Backlund will help free you of its effects by sharing five practical ideas for defeating this enemy of our souls.


9 Dec 2018

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122- Walking in Childlike Joy

My (Steve’s) definition of joy is this: The childlike wonder and excitement of working with God instead of working for God. This message goes deep into that definition and give great insight into how to increase this kind of joy in your life.


13 Sep 2018

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159- Looking for Gold, Not Dirt, In Relationships

People tend to not mind you moving their dirt as long as they know you are looking for gold in them. As parents, leaders, and influencers, we are not called to be “dirt removers” in relationships, but we are commissioned to unlock people’s destinies by being able to see the gold in the dirt of people’s lives.


31 May 2019

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158- Why Successful People Like to Fail

Those who succeed most also seem to fail most. Just like a toddler learning to walk, they see failure as the normal process of learning to walk at higher levels of living. This message will inspire you and equip you with the mindsets to embrace these failing moments with joy and purpose.


24 May 2019

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115 | 5 Ingredients of Strong Relationships

Healthy relationships don’t happen automatically, but they result from being intentional in how we treat people and think about them. In this message, Steve Backlund draws from his own life experiences, and his years of pastoring and leading people, to give you five of his favorite core values for being relationally blessed.


26 Jul 2018

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108 | The Most Effective Spiritual Warfare

Paul the Apostle said, “I have fought the good fight.” We are in a battle between spiritual forces of good and evil. It is foolish and detrimental to ignore this. Even so, many of the explanations concerning this spiritual warfare have overemphasized the devil and underemphasized our beliefs. In this teaching Steve Backlund shares what he believes is the most effective, most biblical, and most life producing spiritual warfare in the world.


7 Jun 2018

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