What Does the Instruction Manual Say?

on May 12, 2016 awareness, Discipleship, Mission and Tags: , , , , , with 0 comments

When is the last time you gave serious consideration to the directions our LORD Jesus left us with in our instruction manual? His final words before departing from the world focus on what we have called the Great Commission. It constitutes His last command to us. In my opinion it becomes the measuring stick of […]

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The Most Excellent Way to Follow

on February 23, 2016 Discipleship, Uncategorized and Tags: , , , , , , with 0 comments

Let’s talk about the most excellent way to lead follow. I saw Perry Noble‚Äôs newly released book, The Most Excellent Way to Lead stacked on the table outside the worship center this past Sunday. Let me quickly confess that I have not read the book, nor even opened the front cover. So absolutely nothing I […]

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Outside the Box

on July 11, 2015 awareness, Discipleship, Fresh Wind, Mission, Spiritual Awakening and Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , with 0 comments

What kind of box do you have your life and world view packaged in? Ultimately with our systems and denominational perspectives, and ecclesiological ideas we all have boxes and labels and areas of comfort.Because of the changing world around us, I am finding myself more and more often in conversations with people who will ultimately […]

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Multiplying Disciples is the Only Option

on June 12, 2015 Awakening, Discipleship, Mission and Tags: , , , , with 0 comments

It is interesting to study the book of Acts and note how quickly the early disciples became a multiplying movement. I am astounded that Luke tells us the exact numbers until the church has become more than 20 or 30,000 and then he starts speaking of a multitude. Later when Paul writes to Timothy he […]

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The “Watch” of Waiting.

on March 10, 2015 Awakening, Spiritual Awakening and Tags: , , , , with 0 comments

When Jesus instructs us in Acts 1:4 to wait for the fulfillment of the promise of the Holy Spirit in our lives, He calls us to “watch” with Him in prayer. There is no better example in all of scripture of faithfulness to the ministry of prayer than Jesus. We see Him during His ministry […]

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Wait for the “When”.

on March 9, 2015 Awakening, awareness and Tags: , , with 0 comments

In Acts 1:4 it says, “Gathering them together He (Jesus) commanded them to wait . . .” Notice Jesus did not make a soft suggestion or give a helpful hint to these early followers. It says that He commands them to not leave Jerusalem, but to wait until the promise of the Father is fulfilled. […]

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