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Paradigms for Prayer Evangelism and Spiritual Strongholds

Paradigms for Prayer Evangelism and Spiritual Strongholds

(Taken from ACTS 13: Cross-Cultural and Urban Mission Training done by the IMB ) ESTABLISHED PARADIGMS IN THE CHURCH 1> ONE CHURCH IN THE CITY. (I COR 11:29-30, EPH 4:15-16) Stronghold: Disunity “ For he who eats and drinks, eats and drinks judgment to himself if he does not judge the body rightly. For this reason many among you are weak… Read more →

Cool spiritual living

Cool spiritual living

Love this! Movies have changed the way we look at ‘real’ life. Cool is real and real is…not cool. I feel that way at church. We glorify the cool leader who is a good speaker and even give him multiple venues at which to speak via video. The cool leader is often a great person who is authentic in their… Read more →

3 Qs: where, how much and who

The question is “where” not how much. 5 When Jesus looked up and saw a great crowd coming toward him, he said to Philip, “Where shall we buy bread for these people to eat?”  6 He asked this only to test him, for he already had in mind what he was going to do. 7 Philip answered him, “Eight months’ wagesa… Read more →

Helping others change: Advice from an Old German and David Allen

I came across this quote from Goethe “Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.” More and more as I lead and consider leadership I see the vast importance of putting people first and accomplishments second. Gathering people with the same desires together to accomplish… Read more →

2 Problems with seeing

2 Problems with seeing

“For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face; now I know in part, but then I will know fully just as I also have been fully known.” (1 Corinthians 13:12, NASB95) I was sitting at dinner with my wife and daughter. They were chatting and I sat there thinking over my day. Sometimes it seems… Read more →

Does Patience mean Slow

Does Patience mean Slow

Everything is quick quick quick….even my favorite encyclopedia, Wikipedia, comes from the Hawaiian word for quick. Last night, in the middle of the night, around 3 AM I woke up and my brain was racing. I was mad, really mad and I was ‘yelling’ in the quiet of my mind at a group of people. Sounds like a bad dream… Read more →