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Walk In Unity

In Ephesians 4:1-6, Paul urges us to walk worthy of the calling with which we are called. Walk worthy of the calling in a way suitable to your high rank. Given to you in your divine calling. Godly character. Moral courage. Personal integrity. Mature behavior. A life that expresses gratitude to God for your salvation. Walk with lowliness (tender humility) Forsaking self-righteousness Walk with Gentleness (demonstrate) By maintaining self-control Walk With long-suffering (quiet patience)  Walk Bearing with one another in…

On This Rock

Matthew 16:18 And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock, I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it. You may have heard this scripture before and thought it odd. Let’s dig into the meaning and clarify a few things.  The original Greek language translates the word church in this passage as, Ekklesia. What it does not do is refer to a building or structure, but a gathering…

Identity Crisis

The climate has changed across American and if we do not grasp the depths of the identity crisis running through our country, and grab hold of the right to have a place of worship, they could take away it from us.  We tend to call the place that we worship the church, as we often say we are building the church. But what we mean is a facility, not men and women in spiritual maturity. In a thousand expressions, we…

Do Something!

 Some moments have a lifetime of momentum. Others seem mundane, but every moment is priceless, unique, and unrepeatable. Within the countless moments that make up our lives, divine opportunities are awaiting us. Don’t you want to experience them?   The word tells us to take each opportunity before it is missed. John 9:4, Jesus says, “I must work the works of Him who sent Me while it is day; the night is coming when no one can work.” That sounds…

Become an Adventurer

The thought that we are insignificant can haunt us, and it doesn’t matter where we live. There are pastors in South Africa hidden in small villages with little hope of ever seeing anything besides their 5 square miles. They need to know that their life is significant just as the college graduate who is getting ready to start their first job. In learning our significance, we also need to learn to: Be Humble but not harmless.  Sometimes as believers, we…

Awaken To Adventure

Look back on all of your favorite adventure stories; the main character sets out on a journey that will change their life. There usually comes the point in the story where the character faces a decision. Quit and go back to their dull, mundane life or choose the adventure and be changed forever!  The Voice of God calls us to abandon monotony and begin an adventure with Him. Can you hear Him?  Take risks, but be wise. Don’t pretend you…

5 Fold Ministry

Ephesians 4:11-16 And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ, till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ; that we should no longer be children, tossed…

Spiritual Forces

  There are spiritual forces at work that we can’t see. Honestly, it’s not my favorite thing to talk about, as I am sure many of you feel the same way, but it’s essential to understand. To understand that they exist and the way they operate so that we can stand firm on the truth of our Father and not be swayed by the unknown. With that said, have you ever heard of a corrupting spirit, a Jezabel spirit? Jezabel…

Laodicea

Thoughts and some history from the seven churches in Revelation 7. Revelations 3:14-22 Laodicea: Was the banking center and very wealthy. Christians in this community would have had a very good life. It was a significant trade route between Europe and Asia. They were rich with gold and the finest garments. They were also famous for an eye cream that people would travel for miles to purchase. They were the 5th avenue of the day.  When an earthquake in AD…

Philadelphia & Thyatira

Thoughts and some history from the seven churches in Revelation 5. Revelation 3:7-13 Philadelphia: Philadelphia means the city of brotherly love. It was different than the other churches; they did not compromise, and they remained faithful. The Lord spoke to them, “Because you have kept My command to persevere, I will keep you from the hour of trial which shall come upon the whole world, to test those who dwell on the earth. Behold, I am coming quickly! Hold fast…

Pergamos & Sardis

Thoughts and some history from the seven churches in Revelation 3. Revelation 2:12-17 Pergamos: Is about 20 miles inland from the Aegean Sea. On the ancient side of Pergamos, there is a village today. It’s called Bergama. It’s a Turkish corruption of the word Pergamos. Legend says that a son of Hercules built Pergamos. By the time John penned this letter, it had been the capital of the Roman province of Asia Minor for somewhere between 250 and 300 years.…

Ephesus & Smyrna

Thoughts and some history from the seven churches in Revelation Revelation 2:1-7 Ephesus: Founded by Paul in the first century was a renowned church in the Roman province of Asia in modern-day western Turkey.  The Ephesians worked hard, were patient, and persevered. They didn’t like being around those that were evil, and they were able to spot false apostles. But there was a problem; they had left their first love. The simplicity and passion once associated with their early love…