Mar 24, 2016

The Attitude of Worship

Explore this 3-part series which dives into the deep end regarding the attitude of worship.  Using inspiration starting with Luke 7:36-50 and direction from the words of Jesus and encouragement from the apostle Paul, we attempt to define "worship", measure the "cost" of worship, and finally then rejoice and celebrate in the ultimate reward of a true intimate worship of our Creator.
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With Reverence and Awe


This is the 1st post in a 3-part series which dives into the deep end regarding the attitude of worship using inspiration from Luke 7:36-50 as the foundation.




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The act of showing respect and love for a god; especially by praying with other people who believe in the same god.  The act of worshipping God or a god.
Also - excessive admiration for someone

As I have been studying, meditating praying about the subject of "worship" and combing through God's Word for direction, I have noticed something about how the church perceives worship.  When we are referring to worship, we are most often talking about something we "say" or a "place" we go.  And here is what I have feel like God has been telling me:

Worship is much more than that!
One simple issue and obvious problem is that one can sing, go to church, pray, tithe, or go the Lord's table feeling real warm and fuzzy about it and still NEVER enter into an actual place of true and intimate worship of the Creator! 

Can I just tell ya something?  Just keeping it all real and honest:  sometimes it is me.  I will own that.  And keeping with this honesty theme... sometimes it is you.
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Mar 17, 2016

He's My Story AND My #HOPE

A 3-part series challenging us as believers to go beyond sharing just our "faith" but also #HOPE as we tell OUR STORY.
We have this #HOPE as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure...

Mar 15, 2016

Called To Serve

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Keep In Step

With inspiration beginning at Galatians 5:25, this 3-part series calls believers to "keep in step with the Spirit" and to take a deeper look at what it means to live a life which is lead by God's Holy Spirit within.

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Living In His Presence

This is the 3rd in a series entitled:
Keep In Step

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If God is for us, who can be against us?  That is the question asked in Romans 8:31.  It is a great question we should probably ask ourselves every day.
If God is for us, who can be against us?

Can I just tell ya something?  Our God, the Creator, is the BIGGEST and most POWERFUL being in the entire universe!  AND He is on our side.  And if He is on our side, who could be against us?
This is something Israelites needed to learn at the base of a mountain.  And it was during this "learning opportunity" in which God challenged them to make a decision.
Did they want Him for their God?
Were they willing to take a risk on Him as their God?
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Mar 11, 2016




Dive into this 3-part series entitled, "Stewardship" which goes beyond the expected focus on tithing.  In fact, that not the focus at all.  This series helps us take a look at what it means to be good stewards of what we have been given and why we were created.

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Hope & the Power of God

Explore this powerful 4-part series challenging believers to take a fresh look at the #HOPE we absolutely DO have in Jesus and a refreshing and renewing reminder that we DO serve a sovereign God with supernatural powers.

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Mar 10, 2016

Go Into All the World

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Mar 9, 2016

Genuine Worship

This is the 2nd in a series entitled:
Keep In Step
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We started this series by just breaking down the idea of "walking" or "keeping in step".  We know the scriptures tell us to do a lot of "walking":

Walking in the Truth

Walking after God's Commandments

Walking in the Light

Walking in Wisdom

Walking as childrenn in the Light

Walking in Faith
and so on...
Walking, when used in the Bible, generally refers to how we live or carry on our lives; how we conduct ourselves. 
When we think of walking or keeping in step, we associate it with movement.   Certainly, "keeping in step with the Spirit" includes the "movement" of following Jesus as followers of The Way.  And we know that Jesus said this:
"Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves, take their cross and follow me."
Luke 9:23

Therefore, we are not just talking about walking somewhere.  We ARE talking about walking wear the Spirit leads to walk - spiritually speaking.  There is no doubt that then 2 key elements to "keeping in step with the Spirit" are: 
We absolutely need to be chasing after God, sincerely seeking Him in a relentless pursuit for God to show us, teach us, and guide us.
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New Believers #Hope

New believers finding Jesus via Team Ministry with Evident Ministries in Acuña, Mexico. #Hope

Mar 7, 2016

Nehemiah's Prayer

Nehemiah 1:1-11

* This is the first of an 11-part series entitled, "Living, Growing, Building Together" used, in part, as an encouragement during the transition of a physical building project along with the Kingdom building project of rebuilding after a period of time with no pastor.

There is much to learn from our man Nehemiah.  Nehemiah is one of the great characters of the Old Testament.  And it is important to understand some background and historical context when reading the book of Nehemiah. 
Going back to Genesis 12, God called Abraham to leave his
country.  When Abraham obeyed, his offspring multiplied as God's people.  Later the Israelites were enslaved in Egypt for period of time stretching over 400 years.  There they remained until God called them out under the leadership of Moses.  God's people were eventually allowed to enter the Promise Land - Canaan.
Over 100's of years, the nation of Israel endured struggles including a lack of faith as they stepped in and out of God's Will for His people.
A bit of a spiritual pinnacle in Israel's history came when when David became their king.  This was because David was a Godly king.  There were term limits and David served as king for forty years.  When a king is  true man of God, he has influence when it comes to Godly living and the knowledge of God.
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Mar 4, 2016


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Mar 1, 2016

Walk This Way

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Keep In Step
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"Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit"
Galatians 5:25 
So.  Just what does it mean to "keep in step with the Spirit"?  The Bible talks a lot about walking.
walk in truth
walk in His commandments
walk in the light
walk in wisdom
walk as children in the light
walk by faith
walk in newness of life
and so on...
Here in Galatians, we see "keep in step with the Spirit."  It is

a reference to how we carry ourselves.  It is what we do and how we do it.  It means going beyond just talking the talk to also walking the walk. 
This is about how pray, how we study God's Word, how we spend our time, how we treat God and our relationship with Him, how we treat others, and so on.
This phrase, keeping in step, puts a word picture in our minds.  When we picture walking in our minds, we associate it with movement or motivating in a direction.  We imagine starting in one place and ending up in another.  Keeping in step with the Spirit, certainly involves movement.
Can I just tell ya something?  Keeping in step with the Spirit is NOT about being content with your current spiritual condition.  And it IS about chasing after something better, something more.
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