The Cure for a Dysfunctional Church

Growing up, I heard lots of teaching on the gifts of the Spirit, and being Pentecostal/Charismatic; I saw lots of weird stuff under the guise of the move of the Spirit. As I was thinking about the extra emphasis on the gifts of the Spirit and the minimal focus on the fruit, the thought came... Continue Reading →

Biblical Unity

Much has been said, and rightly so concerning unity in the Church. But what does unity look like? Is it really about setting doctrine aside and accepting professions of faith at face value when there is no fruit behind the confession? Years ago, Catholics and Evangelicals Together came on the scene declaring we’re all together.... Continue Reading →

Let the Church be the Church

I miss seeing a pulpit on the platform at church, I even miss the fact that we call it a platform. I know that's a strange thing to hear in this day and age. Really, it's strange because Pastor Steve was the only pastor I had seen standing behind a wooden pulpit, a big one.... Continue Reading →

True Worship

A familiar story in the gospel of John is Jesus's encounter with the woman at the well. What's interesting is the topic she brings up once she perceives that Jesus is a prophet. John 4:19-26 NKJV “The woman said to Him, “Sir, I perceive that You are a prophet. Our fathers worshiped on this mountain,... Continue Reading →

Celebrity Culture in the Church

The anointing. It's a phrase I heard a lot growing up. So and so ministers under such a great anointing, the anointing is in this place, the presence is in this place. So many phrases, so many buzzwords but what do these things mean? Presence, anointing, power? I'm sure by now most have heard about... Continue Reading →

What are you Hearing?

2 Timothy 4:3-4 NKJV “For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers; and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables.” I believe we are seeing... Continue Reading →

A Revival of the Bible

This morning I began thinking about the Church. Where we seem to be and what we seem to be focused on. In many circles there's talk of revival, which I think is great, except we're looking for the wrong kind of revival. We need a revival of the preached Word. Instead in many churches we're... Continue Reading →

Why The Reformation Isn’t Over

Some say the reformation is over; they say everyone believes we’re saved by grace. They say revival is coming; we need to partner with God and do spiritual warfare. Like Luther, I respond grace alone and faith alone. We don’t need to gin up revival or do a bunch of stuff to get God to... Continue Reading →

From Revival to Discipleship

The Lord has been talking to me about my desire and my prayer for this generation and the next for the last few weeks. I have said the last several years that I am a person about revival; I want to pastor a people of revival. The Lord began to speak to me and say,... Continue Reading →

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