Month: July 2017

Supplying Your Part

In Ephesians 4, Paul was describing a mature picture of the church, and gave advice and prophetic announcement about how to get to that position and condition of maturity. In verse 16, he wrote that Jesus is the source of the Life that enables and motivates the Body to growth – building itself up in […]

Real Unity

As I listen to the few leaders who are making some noise about unity in the church, it seems that most are just calling for uniformity. Most cries for unity are “Come and be unified! (Under my “covering”) Unity is not just all the black and white pentecostal congregations being able to tolerate working together […]

Guard Your Supply Lines

Imagine that you were in the rush to steal land from native Americans on April 22, 1889 in the area now called the state of Oklahoma. At noon on that day, thousands of people on foot, horseback, or in wagons were lined at the borders of the territory waiting on that moment to be released […]

Ministries of Miracles

Who should be doing miracles? Some other questions that could help answer that one, by finding a pattern: Who should be leading people to Christ? Who should be encouraging other believers? Who should be praying for their city or for the business they work for? Who should be teaching their children the ways of the Lord? Answers […]

Singing and Dancing

Whether we appreciate music or not is a cultural statement about what we like or what we value. It is further a cultural declaration when we vote for the kind of music we like. Dancing is expression of culture, too. Some believers are convinced that if they like something, it is certain that Yahweh likes […]

The Fellowship of Misery

But the things that used to be advantages for me, I have, because of the Messiah, come to consider a disadvantage. Not only that, but I consider everything a disadvantage in comparison with the supreme value of knowing the Messiah Yeshua as my Lord. It was because of him that I gave up everything and […]

Increasing Faith

When His disciples asked Him to increase their faith one day, Jesus answered with 3 descriptions of the relationship of faith to authority and obedience to that authority (Luke 17:6-10). The answer was not a “7 Steps to Increased Faith” series, available for a one-time gift of $25 or more. It was a description of […]

Grace Works Faith

He was in the world, and the world was created through Him, yet the world did not recognize Him. He came to His own, and His own people did not receive Him. But to all who did receive Him, He gave them the right to be children of God, to those who believe in His […]

Why and How we Change

Two conditions that promote or provoke change are vision and pain. Vision – the idea that something is happening that shouldn’t, or that something isn’t happening that should, awakens the person it can influence with a desire to pay the cost of changing themselves so that the vision can come to pass as other things […]

The Word of the Lord

Recently, we looked at the impact the “word of the Lord” had on Samuel at various points of his life and work. The more he interacted with and submitted himself to the word of the Lord, the more he advanced in revelation, character, and power. You may not have much you could point to in […]

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