Month: August 2018

Greater Works

What are the “greater things” that we could be doing? How do we get there from wherever we are? What is one of the contexts of the promise, “ask what you will”? “I assure you: The one who believes in Me will also do the works that I do. And he will do even greater […]

Motivation

What motivates you with regard to your discipleship? Some common possibilities: Fear of hell Hope for Heaven Fear of being accused of failure Fear of disappointing Jesus Fear of disappointing other people Love for Jesus […]

The Greatest Impact

Which believers have the greatest impact in the earth? The ones who give the most money? The ones who have the best credentials? The best educated? The ones with the spiritual gift of faith? The ones who get the most people saved? The ones who go to the most unreached people group? The ones who […]

Praying

Revoke means “call back.” Provoke means “call forth.” Invoke means “call in.” An invocation, at the beginning of our meetings, is intended to ask our God to come to the meeting. That seems a little pretentious for someOne Who is everywhere. If there are three of us in a room: you, me and our dad, […]

Bonsai

Bonsai means “tray planting.” It is a form of art and/or entertainment that can make plants seem miniature or cause them to be shaped artistically. Using string and clippers, you can control the shape of a tree and create an artistic expression in an organic medium. You have not changed the nature of the tree, […]

Where is Jesus?

He is the Lamb, in the throne with His Father (Revelation 3:21 He is the King, and He is seated in His throne, with us beside Him (Ephesians 2:6 He is in our midst when we gather in His name (Matthew 18:20 He never forsook His disciples by leaving them, He has not left you […]

Hidden and Exposed

Just as a tree exists above the ground in a visible way and has its strength to stand built below the ground in a hidden way, our relationship with Jesus in the hidden times gives us strength to stand in the public times.  “Whenever you pray, you must not be like the hypocrites, because they […]

Acting Like a Child

Some people were even bringing infants to Him so He might touch them, but when the disciples saw it, they rebuked them. Jesus, however, invited them: “Let the little children come to Me, and don’t stop them, because the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. I assure you: Whoever does not welcome the kingdom […]

Laws for Jews and Gentiles

All those who sinned without the law will also perish without the law, and all those who sinned under the law will be judged by the law. For the hearers of the law are not righteous before God, but the doers of the law will be declared righteous. So, when Gentiles, who do not have […]

Being Adopted

Most congregations of the Church are more like orphanages than families. A small number of surrogate parents are employed to do the work of caring for too many children. God wants to set people in families (Psalm 68:5-6). Elisha did twice as many mighty works as Elijah. This was majorly because Elisha was taken in […]

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