Category: Church

Types and Anti-Types

In 1 Peter 3:18-22, Peter wrote about Noah’s experience in the ark he built, calling it an “antitype” of baptism. Many things we see or experience in the life we have in Christ are types or anti-types. Learning about some dynamic of the Kingdom of God is frequently a preview of an experience the next […]

Regrafting

My father did some grafting in his garden when I was young. Grafting is either taking part of one organism and making it grow in another place on the same organism, or taking part of one organism and making it grow as part of another organism. Some real examples are: skin from part of your […]

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 […]

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 […]

Peer Pressure

Therefore, God’s chosen ones, holy and loved, put on heartfelt compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience, accepting one another and forgiving one another if anyone has a complaint against another. Just as the Lord has forgiven you, so also you must forgive. Above all, put on love—the perfect bond of unity. And let the peace […]

Fathers and Sons

Then Herod, with his soldiers, treated Him with contempt, mocked Him, dressed Him in a brilliant robe, and sent Him back to Pilate. That very day Herod and Pilate became friends. Previously, they had been hostile toward each other. Pilate called together the chief priests, the leaders, and the people, and said to them, “You have […]

Praying and Forgiving

Jesus replied to them, “Have faith in God. I assure you: If anyone says to this mountain, ‘Be lifted up and thrown into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says will happen, it will be done for him. Therefore, I tell you, all the things you pray […]

Isa the Evangelist

In A Wind In The House of Islam, by missiologist David Garrison (©2014 WIGTake Resources), many former Muslims from many nations who converted to following Jesus were interviewed and asked about their conversion experiences. In one of the testimonies, a man stated that he had been a leader over 4 mosques, and was training 300 […]

Being Related

I am convinced that the real nature of the church in the earth is that it is made up of the real relationships we have with other believers, especially those relationships through which Kingdom work is being produced. I wonder how much more we would be capable of in our work if we were to […]

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