Monthly Archives: January 2016

Dead Donkeys Can Tell Tales!

on January 28, 2016 awareness, Difficult Times and Tags: , , , , with 0 comments

Dead donkeys can tell tales; Really? Have you ever heard a donkey talk? Chances are that you haven’t, and I suspect if you start telling people you have they may lock you away. The only time I have ever heard of a donkey talking is in the book of Numbers when God wanted to get […]

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Worship: How are you doing with Genuine Worship?

on January 27, 2016 awareness, Mission and Tags: , , , with 0 comments

Worship. Have you ever stopped to think about what worship really is? For some it is simply singing. For others it may be something else. Let’s just think about what it means to worship God. Mark Powers works with the SC Baptist Convention and leads in the area of worship. At a recent event he […]

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Who Holds the “Key of David’s House”?

on January 25, 2016 awareness, Discipleship, Mission and Tags: , , , , , , with 0 comments

Key of David’s house, what is that? What do you know about the “key of the house of David”? The two passages that I am familiar with that discuss this are Isaiah 22:22 and Revelation 3:7. In fact, I believe Revelation 3:7 ultimately answers the question of who holds the key. In this verse the […]

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The Gratitude Attitude

on January 22, 2016 awareness, Difficult Times and Tags: , , , , with 0 comments

Do you have an attitude of gratitude? Do you praise the Lord and give thanks through both good times and bad times? Some have suggested that it is easy to praise God and to be grateful when things are going well. But i have noticed in my own experience when everything goes smoothly it is […]

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Weeping Valleys and Heart Highways

on January 20, 2016 awareness, Difficult Times and Tags: , , , , , , with 0 comments

Have you ever been in the Valley of “weeping”? The psalmist had. He says, “Blessed are those whose strength is in you, in whose hearts are the highways to Zion. As they go through the Valley of Baca they make it a place of springs; the early rain also covers it with pools. . .” […]

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Explosion by God’s Spirit!

on January 19, 2016 Awakening, Mission and Tags: , , , , with 0 comments

Explosion? I asked twice if that was the word I heard used. Have you ever longed to see God work in such a powerful way that you could only describe it as an explosion? And here was a description of an explosion of God’s work among a people we had labored long and hard with. […]

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Is Bitterness Keeping You from Your Betterness?

on January 18, 2016 Uncategorized and Tags: , , , , , , with 0 comments

Bitterness can ruin your life and steal all of your joy. Have you ever been hurt and had a hard time getting past it? Who hasn’t? Don’t Let Bitterness Steal Your Betterness. In church yesterday, the speaker mentioned one of his children loving a song from the movie Frozen, and the words “Let it Go.” […]

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Coach, Mentor, or Shepherd?

on January 15, 2016 awareness, Discipleship and Tags: , , , , , , , with 0 comments

There is a lot of conversation these days about being a Coach, and how that is an improvement over so many other methodologies. Recently I have been scrolling through Twitter looking for new tweeps and I have been amazed at how many people are describing themselves as coaches. It led me to ponder is that […]

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Pastor (or Church) I Want to Be Your Mission Pastor.

on January 13, 2016 Awakening, Discipleship, Mission and Tags: , , , , , with 0 comments

I Want to Be Your Mission Pastor. Every church can afford me because we work based on your budget. Why does it matter? Every church can improve its missional serve. Every church can take the next step. Having a mission pastor will make the next step much easier. Emil Bruner wrote in 1931, The Word […]

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Do You Need a Mission Coach?

on January 12, 2016 Awakening, Mission, Revitalization and Tags: , , , , with 0 comments

Do you need a mission coach? I think this is an important question in our 21st century church lives and our ministries. People are using coaches to help them in all areas of life. The business world has recognized the value of coaching for a long time. Like in other areas, the church has been […]

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