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Equip

This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series Church on Fire

Equipping is empowerment…being equipped means you have the power to do something. When we look at the Church of Acts we discover that the believers walked in the understanding that God equipped them for what He called them too and that He gifted the church with leaders to prepare them (or “perfect”) them for acts of service (that is using the giftings, abilities God had equipped them with) in the kingdom. The church today must regain this concept of being a place where people discover how God has equipped them for ministry and then are prepared, encouraged, and released into their calling (which is an ongoing process)… Continue reading

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Getting in On the Creator’s Work

I believe that seeking to be “used” by God is really endeavoring to partner with His work. And friends, His business is the best thing we could ever be a part of. Continue reading

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Performance: Spirit Filled Living

This entry is part 6 of 7 in the series The Coach in Your Corner

Today we are going to take some time and think for a while about “Performance: Spirit-Filled Living”. We?ve been recruited, given spiritual gifts, baptized in the Holy Spirit.Now, what does this really mean to us? Does it make a difference in us? Should it make a difference? If your answer is “yes” to these questions, then the next question I want to ask you is, OK – so how will this happen? How will this difference come about? 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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Using Your Shape

This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series Improving Your Serve

Today, we?re going to see that in order to effectively serve we must make sure that we?ve surrendered to Christ and that we have a proper estimation of self. In other words, we must first go deep before we can go long. Continue reading

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