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The Church – Organic or Institutional

I can’t remember how often I have said, “The Church is an organism and not an organization. Yet, although we are an organism, we can still have some structure and organization as needed.” When a baby is conceived there is no structure – just life. And, it is the lift that is important and eternal. […]

Personal Reflections – The Church

God, our heavenly Father is after a people who live for one purpose – His ultimate passion. These are people of faith who do not feel that they are special or elite in any sense. They understand that without Jesus they are nothing and can accomplish nothing of any eternal significance. However, these people do […]

The Rapture

The Rapture In Matthew, Chapter 24 we read of the “Great Distress” that will come upon the earth in the latter days This will be a time of … A great falling away of believers as Jesus states that “the love of many will grow cold.” The word “love” here in the original language is […]

Misplacing (Replacing) Jesus 

Summary: You don’t know you misplaced something until you need it. Have you taken your fellowship with Jesus for granted? Have you ever misplaced something? You knew you hadn’t lost it, you just could not find it. Maybe it was your wallet, a pen or your car keys. You know what I’m talking about. What […]

Just Stop It!

The Bible states very strongly that we are “new creatures in Christ” 2 Corinthians 5:17 “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.” When you were born again When you encountered God’s love When you asked Jesus to be your Lord and […]

The Church, Past, Present, and Future

The New Testament Church As I travel from place to place ministering I see many varieties and forms of “the Church.” The people who gather in these places are “doing church” to the best of their ability. They are faithful and they are doing their best to love people and touch lives for Jesus. However, […]

WHEN GOD THINKS OF YOU…

When God thinks of you – – And He does so continuously He is excited about who you are When we look at ourselves – think about our life – we see: Our circumstances Our current situation Our relationships or lack of them with others The hurts and wounds that keep us anchored to the […]

The Only Way

Is Jesus truly the only way? The Bible states, “And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.” (Acts 4:12) Many people believe that God exists. They just don’t believe that biblical Christianity is true or that Jesus of […]

CHARACTERISTICS OF A LEADER

What makes a person a good leader? A leader that others are willing to follow and work with to accomplish tremendous things in the world and in the Church today? What is it that separates an effective from an ineffective leader? The answer is the character qualities of the individual person. The character of the […]

Toronto Church Plant September, 2018

We are ready to begin planting a local church in the Greater Toronto Area. This project has been in our prayers for several years and in the planning stage for a year. We have done some ground work with a leader who is studying in North York. This young man is someone that Ralph has […]