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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…

Together We Rise & Win!

The light of Jesus in us is more powerful than the darkness of the enemy! The bible says that we are the light of the world, why? Because Jesus is light and He lives in us, He is the hope of glory. Isaiah 60:1 – Arise, shine; For your light has come! And the glory of the Lord is risen upon you.  In Revelation, it is written to the pastor of the church, “Be faithful until death, and I will…

Freedom From Obstacles

 Paul said in Romans 7, I’m a mystery to myself, for I want to do what is right, but end up doing what my moral instincts condemn. And if my behavior is not in line with my desire, my conscience still confirms the excellence of the law. And now, I realize that it is no longer my true self doing it, but the unwelcome intruder of sin in my humanity. There are two types of Obstacles, natural and spiritual, that…

His Kingdom

God’s deeply invested in restoring things that have been lost. The Gospel is the Good News about God restoring all of creation. He desires to restore us to His original intent or as some may say, the factory settings. There are many things around us we can’t see, and it’s essential to understand that we are just as much a part of a spiritual world as well as a material world. In God’s Kingdom, whatever is true about Him is…