Leader you need favor!

Many leaders focus on developing their gifts and talents. They believe the stronger these are , the more successful they will be. While developing your gifts and talents is very important, many leaders forget that their talents and gifts are only as good as the opportunities they get to use them .  If you don’t

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Why I am not a fan of John MacArthur, Reformed Theology, and Cessationalism

The church cyberspace is ablaze with articles and blogs about John MacArthur’s upcoming book,  “Strange Fire”. He recently hosted a conference by the same name. The Christian Post has published  some of Mr. Mac’s quotes from the book. I have included the website and attached the quotes. MY COMMENTS WILL BE A THE END OF

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Nothing will ever replace the Church (and its representation through the local church)

Going into my 15th year of pastoring, I have heard about every excuse as to why people don’t need to attend a local church in order to be a christian. Here are a few: * I was hurt in church * I get just as much out of watching christian television at home * I

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Core Values

The older I get the more I am making life decisions based on my core values. I define core values as principles that I am unwilling to compromise on. They affect every area of my life. The reality is everyone has values whether they come from your faith or somewhere else. You and I determine

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Whole-ME-ness

For the last few weeks I have been speaking on the subject of “holiness.” You may be thinking that “holiness” is not a subject that is relevant in our modern society. The more I studied holiness, however, the more I saw that every person needs holiness. An easy way to define holiness is to understand

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A Prophetic Voice

I am starting to learn that no matter what I think, or some in the Church believe, God always has the last word. Throughout the Old Testament, and yes, even in the New Testament Church, the importance of the prophetic ministry is established. Modern churches have attempted to determine whether or not the prophetic ministry

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Transition

I have found that most people do not like the word “change”. Change is usually met with feelings of uncertainty, fear, and even anger. I have found a softer more positive word that sneaks up on people before they can resist. The word is “transition”. Transitions, like the dirty word “change”, happen. They will be

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