January 2018

Authority-Honoring Worship

Authentic worship is a response to the revelation of God and His Christ. Worship that begins with its attention elsewhere is selling worship short.   Worship that acknowledges that God is sovereign is able to face anything that confronts the worshiper.



Hear And Overcome

In Revelation 2 and 3 Jesus, dictates letters to each of seven historical churches in Asia Minor which are going through very real crises. However, the naming of seven churches is symbolic for all churches universal, so these letters are also intended for us. Which church best describes your spiritual life today?



The One Who Speaks

In Revelation, Jesus Christ reveals himself to John as the One who speaks, both in John’s time and in ours.



What Kind Of Book Is This

The book of Revelation can be seen as scary and confusing, and so is often ignored. It can be abused by those who interpret everything through there Revelation lens. But what does the book of Revelation tell us about itself? What kind of book does it tell that it is, and thus how we may […]



December 2017

Practicing The Presence

God’s presence within us, through the indwelling Holy Spirit, makes a real difference in how one is to live.



The Gift of Presence

Christmas is about God granting the gift of His presence through his Son. However, God has repeatedly been making His presence felt in closer and closer ways since His presence was lost in the garden.   Each manifestation of His presence brings a different manifestation of His glorious presence to mankind.



Experiences

We each have a collection of experiences that have helped to shape who we are. These same experiences can be plugged into discovering our place for ministry. Our assortment of experiences can be spiritual, education, ministerial, or painful.   Of particular ministry effectiveness may be our painful experiences. God never wastes a hurt, failure or disappointment, […]



Personality

When the Bible talks about our soul, it is pointing to that unique part of us that makes us our personality. Our personality is an important contributor to who we are, and how we best function in ministry.   As we come to understand the natural bent of our personality it will help us to […]



November 2017

Abilities

When it comes to ministry God has wired all of us independently. Knowing our place in ministry means understanding how God wires or shapes us.   Part of our shape for ministry includes our abilities. The average person has 400-500 abilities, which may be inherent or learned. The key is to finding how those abilities […]



Heartbeat

Just as each of us have individual physiological heartbeats, we also have differing emotional heartbeats. Our heartbeat is the stirring, motivation and inclination that we have which makes us who we are.   What is your particular heartbeat as it extends to ministry.



Spiritual Gifts

  The church is not a collection of individual units, but a gathering of interconnected parts. We function best as the body of Christ when those parts function in harmony with one another.   Our proper function is determined how God wired each of us individually to function within the body. We call that wiring […]



Teasing The Tithe

God desires for His people to grow in faith, and He provides disciplines as tools to experience that growth.   The discipline of giving is a helpful tool for growth because it helps us to build a deeper trust in God than in our material possessions. God is more concerned with the attitude in which […]