God’s Longing For You – Part 1

Posted by on Jan 8, 2013 in Blog

Many people define religion as man’s search for God. However, the Bible paints a beautiful portrait of God’s search for man. The mystery of it all is that God pursues man! When Adam and Eve hid from His presence, the Lord called, “Where are you?” (Gen. 3:9).

It’s a call that goes out again and again. You’ve heard it. It’s the echo of a still, small voice that is uniquely mysterious. It transcends words yet continually draws the human heart. read more

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Hebrews 7:25 – Jesus IS the Heavenly Intercession

Posted by on Feb 16, 2012 in Blog

There is a common understanding of Hebrews 7:25 that gives the impression that Jesus is not at rest, seated on the throne on high after His resurrection, but rather is engaged in eternal intercession, praying to the Father, more or less pleading for humanity, in the eternal state, forever and ever. This is very unfortunate. read more

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Organic Church vs Church that is Organic

Posted by on Jul 17, 2011 in Blog

Written by: Stephen Crosby

There is no inherent spiritual significance to moving a meeting out of a sanctuary into a living room. The question to be asked is not related to how we meet (form), but how we live life together in Christ (substance) and the values we embrace. Whenever love wanes, efficiently administered corporation ethics subtly and subversively displace family (kingdom) values. read more

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How Do We Face The Future

Posted by on Apr 20, 2011 in Blog

Written by: Don Atkins

Loved ones,

Seismic activity and earthquake prognosticators predict quakes that are inevitable for the West coast of the USA, and likely to spawn a killer tsunami. They are absolute, but unable to predict a timetable.  Hurricane activity along the Atlantic coast is predicted to be well above average this year.  Forty-three people perished in the USA this week, victims of tornados.  Japan’s recent earthquake and subsequent tsunami has resulted in unimaginable loss of life and property, and also dangerous radiation issues at their damaged nuclear power plants. read more

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God told me…

Posted by on Mar 15, 2011 in Blog

Have you ever known someone who is always saying: “God told me . . .? “

It’s a common practice among “spirit”-type believers. I am persuaded God is saying a lot less than what is being attributed to Him. Perhaps 99% less. I think the Spirit of the Lord says more with less (This is clear in our Lord’s life. He dealt very abruptly with people). When the Spirit legitimately does say something, it will have the fragrance of Calvary about it, normally with an invitation for you or I to enter into his death and resurrection life. I think it cheapens the privilege of hearing the voice of the Lord to think of it as a non-stop series of heavenly tweets. read more

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Signs, Wonders, and “New Breed” Believers

Posted by on Feb 19, 2011 in Blog

The issue of signs and wonders in the Church is like Goldilocks looking for porridge in the Three Bears cottage: it’s hard to find something that is neither too hot nor too cold. The body of Christ seems to gather at the extremes of denial and indifference or obsession and mania on this subject. Neither accurately represents Jesus’ kingdom. read more

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The Inevitability of Change

Posted by on Feb 1, 2011 in Blog

A Warning Shot?

Part II

In my September 2010 article, “Warning Shot,” I quoted best-selling author Anne Rice’s reasons for leaving the church and why she would no longer identify herself with the brand “Christian.” Her actions caused her to be quickly dismissed by some as irrelevant, anti-church, and anti-god. read more

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