July 2016

25 Jul Want Book of Acts Results?

If you've been around for any number of years, you have seen the trends come and go for how the Church and its various ministries should function. I will let you in on a secret. If you don't like the current super-hyped style of ministry, just stay the course and wait. In just a few years, it will change. Another one of the Baskin Robbins' 31 flavors of church style will resurface and be all of the craze. Recently while reading a F.F. Bosworth's classic book "Christ the Healer", I read the following statement and literally wanted to jump up and down in my office. Bosworth clearly shares the blueprint for both your personal life and your ministry. He said ...

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13 Jul Celebrate With Us!

Two years ago today, July 13, 2014, Vickie and I stepped out by faith to obey the call of God to be a part of launching a move of God's Spirit across our land and around the world. It was our final day of being the children's pastors at Trinity Church International. It was a blessed 25 years there. Today on this anniversary, we celebrate God's faithfulness. To quote our dear friend Pat Holland, "You didn't step out on thin air. You stepped out on a promise." And, God has demonstrated this over and over again. So, together, two years after this monumental launch, Vickie and I continue to stand alongside you and say "TODAY is the day of the Holy Ghost". Let's celebrate! ‪...

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11 Jul He Hasn’t Changed

I'll admit up front that this blog post may seem strange. But, without question, I know that I am writing exactly what I heard the Holy Spirit tell me to write earlier this morning. I don't have to know the reasons for His direction. My job is just to obey. And so, here it is ...

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04 Jul Help For Life’s Blind Spots

I recently read about a man that was standing in his restroom about to step upon the bathroom scales when his wife walked in on him. The story told that as he stepped onto the scales, the man inhaled a gigantic mouthful of air and held his breath. This confused his watching wife and caused her to ask, "Honey, why did you inhale? You know that inhaling won't make you weigh any less." To that he replied, "I know that. I didn't inhale to try to reduce my weight. I inhaled so that I could suck in my stomach so that I could see the numbers on the scales and know just how much that I weigh." Please forgive the joke. (Although you know that you loved it and will tell it at work tomorrow.) I told this joke to remind about something that you already know. The truth is, we all have trouble being able to accurately see everything that we need to see. Life is full of things that obstructs our view. And, in many cases, an obstructed view can cause great harm and even be disastrous. Thank God for the Holy Spirit. Yesterday while reading Acts 20:23, I was reminded of the fact that the Holy Spirit sees everything in our present situation and what lies ahead. And, not only does He see everything from every angle and viewpoint, the Holy Spirit will tell us of these things and also the things yet to come. (John 16:13). This makes it all the more needful for us to be in tune with the Holy Spirit! Need insight or clarity about what is going on in your life? Need wisdom and guidance about the future? The same Holy Spirit who spoke to the Apostle Paul is waiting to talk to you. Turn off your computer and begin the dialogue with Him. You'll be amazed at what He will tell you.  ...

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