Month: April 2016

But the Church was Praying

Acts 12 begins with James the brother of John dead – beheaded by Herod. Herod knew that he was barely seated on the throne Rome had given him, because he was a Jewish convert, and Jewish law was clear that only a descendant of Jacob could be king. When he saw how happy it made […]

Seriously…

Be serious! Be alert! Your adversary the devil is prowling around like a roaring lion, looking for anyone he can devour. Resist him and be firm in the faith, knowing that the same sufferings are being experienced by your fellow believers throughout the world. Now the God of all grace, who called you to His […]

Giving Life

Because we are born of God, and the life we live in these beautiful bodies is just a passing thing compared with how long our lives really are, no matter how you live here, it is going to cost you everything. Laying down your life for your friends costs all you have and more. It […]

Supper with The Lord

I suggest that if you aren’t eating meals with other believers very often that you aren’t very connected to the body of Jesus. The church is not made of congregations. There are families and tribes, but the church is made of relationships – Ephesians 4 style “joints”. India is not a nation. It is thousands […]

Being Powerful

Commander Naaman, from Syria, contracted leprosy. His wife had a servant who had been kidnapped from Israel and enslaved in Syria. She suggested to her mistress that if Naaman were to go to the Israeli prophet Elisha, he could be healed. Naaman asked permission to take leave from his duties as a warrior and go […]

Loving the World

Our lives are being written as volumes that will rest between the bookends of John 3:16 and 1 John 2:15. God loved the world so much that He sent Jesus. The same John wrote that if you love the world, the love of the Father is not in you. Somewhere in the middle, (John 20:21) […]

Free and Ruling

A trusted friend told me recently that I don’t have to live like a refugee. It is hard to stay out of that mindset on the days that you feel like you are managing Pharaoh’s prison. Even if that is our assignment today, as Paul told the believers in Philippi “In any case, we should […]

Strength in Your Ear

The last time I checked the statistics, almost all new believers stayed in a congregation less than 4 years before moving on to something else. 96% or so. Some reasons for that: The congregation they found themselves in was not culturally relevant to them. Contrasts of age, financial status, music preference, clothing style, dialect of […]

Bridge Out

Today I felt led to greet a gentleman who was sitting in my patients’ waiting room. We did a little bit of shallow stuff but quickly were talking about the Kingdom of God. Ed shared several testimonies about his health and then impressed me with one about business.  He owned 3 semi’s and had contracts to […]

Purpose Full

Mark Twain said – the two most important days in your life are the day you were born, and the day you find out why. Wolfgang Simson said – 10% of all humans conceived never reach the age of 5 Only 10% of all humans are born again Only 10% of all born agains know […]

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