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A Child's Perspective

Posted on December 23, 2014 at 2:20 PM Comments comments ()

I love being with children at Christmas. Their unabashed joy and excitement is contagious! We were blessed to be with the grandchildren a few days ago as they opened presents. The air was filled with shrieks of laughter and flying Christmas ribbons and paper, while Dad skillfully maneuvered through the room collecting the strewn remnants with one hand and helping the three-year-old remove superhero figures from packaging so secure it requires a masters degree in engineering to disassemble...

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Posted on July 23, 2014 at 10:20 PM Comments comments ()

Friday morning, Scott and I were sitting in a church in Tulsa, Oklahoma, anticipating another great session of the conference we were attending. We had been looking forward to being here for months and it was turning out to be all we had hoped: uplifting worship, inspiring teachings and a whole room full of people (mostly pastors) who were eager to "push the outside of the envelope" and transition the Church into the next move of God's Spirit upon the earth. We arrived early to secure good ...

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What's Actually True?

Posted on September 20, 2013 at 12:10 AM Comments comments ()

One Sunday morning, a young minister preached what he thought was his best message ever. Afterwards, as he stood in the foyer shaking hands as people filed out the front door, a dear sister said to him, "That was the best sermon I've ever heard in my life." "Wouldn't be great if it were actually true." Even though that was probably just a slip of the toungue, she only echoed what many actually think about sermons. They are well crafted, thoughtful, and fulfill the need for church members ...

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Who Me? by Shannon

Posted on September 17, 2013 at 3:50 AM Comments comments ()

Jesus has called every believer to live a supernatural life. He has called each one of us to be a healer – to bring the Kingdom to earth so that what is in Heaven would be on earth (Matthew 6:9-10). Jesus has given a mandate to the Church – and that is to represent Him on the earth. We are called to do what Jesus did; to demonstrate the Good N...

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Reflections... by Shannon

Posted on August 14, 2013 at 11:35 PM Comments comments ()

Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like a man who looks at his face in a mirror and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like. But the man who looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues to do this, not ng what he has heard, but doing it—he will be blessed in wh...

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What is Truth?

Posted on June 8, 2013 at 6:45 PM Comments comments ()

When Jesus stood before Pilate, He said, “For this I have been born, and for this I have come into the world, to testify to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth hears My voice." Pilate said to Him, “What is truth?” And when he had said this, he went out again to the Jews and said to them, “I find no guilt in Him." Pilate had s...

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God of the Living!

Posted on June 8, 2013 at 5:30 PM Comments comments ()

Since we have been crucified with Christ, we now have no legitimate right to relate to our old man. He’s dead and buried, so communicating with him is like the forbidden practice of talking with the dead. But here’s the good news. As we commune with God, our faith forces this Adamic zombie back into his watery grave (baptism) and invigorates us to live in the new creature we have now become in Jesus Christ. Let’s reject that old man and embra...

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The Bible and The Voice of God

Posted on June 8, 2013 at 5:00 PM Comments comments ()

The many Biblical accounts of those who heard the voice of God were not solely written that we would only quote them, but that we would also be inspired to hear the voice of God ourselves. The idea that we do not need to hear God directly because now we have the Bible is ludacris. The canonized scriptures which are replete with stories and testimonies of the reality of God communicating with people since the beginning of creation. We are certainly blessed to have the written word of God, but ...

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More Than Enough

Posted on June 7, 2013 at 3:25 PM Comments comments ()

Jesus said, “Again I say to you, that if two of you agree on earth about anything that they may ask, it shall be done for them by My Father who is in heaven. For where two or three are gathered together in My name, I am there in their midst.” Here Jesus explained that when we gather as the church it takes only two people to experience prayer and no more than two or three people to experience His presence. Yet, if we call for a prayer meeting and only one other person shows up and ...

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This is Better Than We First Thought

Posted on June 2, 2013 at 5:15 PM Comments comments ()

God carried out His eternal purpose through Christ Jesus our Lord. Jesus died, rose again, and brought the Kingdom to earth. It’s not a matter of God having to do more, but rather, us appreciating what He has already accomplished. Many prayers are prayed with the idea that unless the Lord does something new we’re either in trouble or bored, but could it be we are asking for things that are already here and already relevant? I think so. Someone may think, I Corinthians 2:9 says &#...

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