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The Heart of the Call – Where it Begins

This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series The Call of God

It’s important to remember that The Call of God always begins with the desire God has for relationship with us… Continue reading

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Temporary Servants, not Maniac Managers

“We are not called to use time as maniac managers, but to steward it as watchful, temporary servants.” – Mark Labberton, Leadership magazine (Summer 2006)

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Supernatural Happenings with Angels

This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series Christmas: Divine Design Causing Change

In recent years, Angels have become quite popular. The Wall Street Journal carried an article in 2003 that stated, “After a hiatus of almost 300 years and much skepticism, angels are making a comeback.” From lapel pins to Angel Cards, people can?t seem to get enough of the celestial world. Just this week I typed in the word “angel” on Google, and came up with 73.9 million hits! According to the Angel Collectors Club of America, the hands-down champion of angel collectors is a woman from Beloit, Wisconsin. Her home is stuffed with 10,455 different angelic artifacts!Even TV talk shows devote hours to people with “angel stories.” Several years ago, Oprah Winfrey chided a guest for being “in denial” about an angel experience. Major bookstore chains sometimes have whole sections devoted to books involving angels ? of course a small percentage of those books present angels in a biblical light.While the Christmas story is saturated with the supernatural, some of us miss the meaning because we just skim by this season on a superficial level. I want to suggest through this message that we must see the mysterious and miraculous elements surrounding the birth of Jesus. Continue reading

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Defrosting Your Spiritual Assets

This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series Improving Your Serve

The whole topic of spiritual gifts has been a battleground for many years, going back to the church at Corinth. This tension can result from an overemphasis on certain gifts, or it can come because we like to pick fights with those who are wired differently than we are. Continue reading

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Samuel: Revival Man

This entry is part 6 of 15 in the series When the Heroes of Faith speak...

I believe that Samuel would speak today to a church that is stuck in the box. For the most part – the church in our society has a focus that has shifted from people to pews, from saving souls to sacred Sundays. Continue reading

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