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The Power of God's Church Joseph Stalin decided to destroy Christianity in Russia and started with the Lutheran Church.  The Lutherans were to be the case study in how all Christian denominations would be liquidated.  First, Stalin had the pastors killed or imprisoned.  Then the church buildings were confiscated, Bibles and hymnals and all religious [...]

By |2021-02-25T11:50:25+00:00February 25th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Pray Big Prayers As you know we are in the midst of a prayer focus: “The Battle Plan for Prayer.”  In Luke 11:8 Jesus gives an illustration about the Father’s heart and the power of prayer. When we ask someone for help and initially they do not want to be inconvenienced at the time—they will [...]

By |2021-02-18T21:51:16+00:00February 18th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

God’s Valentine Gift Valentine’s is here! The day we celebrate marital romance and embrace our significant other. It’s a holiday that incorporates the cross section of love at its different stages, both young boy friend/girl friend stuff, and veterans in the institution of marriage. I remember being at a Valentines dinner while dating my wife [...]

By |2021-02-11T22:27:02+00:00February 11th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Lord asks for more… Ezekiel 33:30 “Come hear the message that has come from the Lord.” ‘My people come to you and sit and listen to your words, but they do not put them into practice. Indeed, you are nothing more than one who sings love songs with a beautiful voice, for they hear [...]

By |2021-02-02T21:20:51+00:00February 2nd, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

God is On the Move In Acts 10 there was a man named Cornelius who prayed to God regularly. When you pray regularly, irregular things happen on a regular basis. You never know when, where or how, but God will invade your routine, orchestrating supernatural synchronicities. God is always preparing and positioning us for divine [...]

By |2021-01-29T01:01:23+00:00January 29th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Power of the Bible Recently, someone eaves dropped on a spiritual conversation I was having at a social event and interjected, “God is a creation from weak human minds.” He then walked away.  This was a popular argument from the intellectual crowd in the 1800’s. Both the German Philosopher Ludwig Feuerbach and Sigmund Freud espoused [...]

By |2021-01-22T23:51:31+00:00January 22nd, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Don't Quit This is the day when most people quit their New Year’s Resolutions. As we continue to walk through the door of a New Year (and decade) the question is, are you open to the possibility of experiencing all that God has available for you? To put it in Biblical terms are you ready [...]

By |2021-01-14T21:44:01+00:00January 14th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Repentance A woman came into a pastor’s office complaining that his sermons were always about forgiveness and grace. She scolded him, “You need to come down harder on the sinners and nail them!” The pastor asked her, “So you have forgiveness and grace all worked out in your own life?” She replied, “There are some [...]

By |2021-01-07T22:16:06+00:00January 7th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Following Jesus In John Ortberg’s book Faith and Doubt, he tells of a common experience for Western missionaries. Traveling through jungle sections of the terrain they would ask villagers for directions to their desired destinations. “We have a compass, map and co-ordinates, could you point us to the correct path?” The villager knows precisely how [...]

By |2020-12-30T15:54:21+00:00December 30th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The True Reason for the Season Jim Denison ponders: I have been thinking lately about the strange phenomenon that is Christmas in America. Why don't more Americans do the same at Christmas? Millions of Americans have never heard the true story of Christmas. They may know that Jesus was born in Bethlehem, but they have no idea [...]

By |2020-12-23T13:51:04+00:00December 23rd, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments