The Most Ignored Sin

The following article was written by Jon Zens in 2008.

Three things to keep in mind:

1> Most Christians never realize or understand the despicable, sub-human act that gossip and slander are in the eyes of God until it happens to them.

2> Zens is using the biblical definitions for “gossip” and “slander,” not the modern, American legal definitions. They are quite different.

3> Some people have wrongly used the biblical teaching against gossip and slander to contradict Jesus’ teaching in Matthew 18. For instance, if a person is sinning against others and doesn’t stop after being corrected in private by one person, then in private by two or more people, and then corrected by an entire body of believers, it’s not gossip or slander to make that person’s continuing sin public if they refuse to stop (repent). It’s also not gossip to go to a police officer and report a crime.

Zens does talk about the Matthew 18 principle in the article, but his point is that many Christians skip steps 1 and 2 and go straight to 3. And this also is sin.

Zens’ article on gossip and slander… Read more

Warning: The World is Watching

How We Christians Treat One Another

“If Christians cannot extend grace through faithful presence within the body of believers, they will not be able to extend grace to those outside.”

James Davison Hunter

In line with that … a non-believer writes:

“I’m not a Christian because of how most of the Christians I’ve known treat each other.                  Not loving like their founder taught but just the opposite…”

This harkens back to Gandhi’s famous line,

“I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your                           Christ . . . If it weren’t for Christians, I’d be a Christian.” Read more

The Word – A television series on Access 7 television

Photos from the taping sessions of the new television series, “The Word”.
Watch for the Series, when it runs on Access 7 television.
Always delighted to have you participate, Ralph Howe Your personal testimony of the power of our Lord Jesus Christ of Nazareth to transform lives is refreshing and the message you brought to the viewing audience of “Fear of God” was solid and edifying. Blessings!    ~ Leon Cairns

 

Web write-up for Kazakhstan, January 2018

In mid-January 2018 Ralph will heading back for the first of three trips into the amazing nation of Kazakhstan in Central Asia. Ralph has been working in this nation for over a decade and works with both traditional churches, church networks, as well as house churches and their networks.

He has established a great number of amazing relationships with leaders from a number of streams within the Christian Church in this nation. And, with each new trip he is pleased to form new relationships with churches and leaders that he is visiting for the first time.

The team for this trip has yet to be formed. However, with each trip Ralph is inviting a young apostle to travel with him so that there can be a solid two weeks of relationship building, training and equipping, as well as hands-on, practice experience ministering in another nation as an apostle-in-training.

Further details will be posted as they are forthcoming. January 23rd to February 5th, 2018

Manitoba Seminar September 23rd

Come and learn about the gifts that are yours because you are born again and have received the baptism in the Holy Spirit and supernatural power.

The Bible tells us that there are three sets of gifts. These gifts are for all believers and are foundational in the life of every disciple of Jesus. With a correct and full understanding of these gifts every believer can be a minister and fulfill God’s personal plan and purpose for their life.

This one day seminar will cover:

The Baptism in the Holy Spirit and power

The Motivational gifts that determine our trajectory in life

The Supernatural gifts of the Holy Spirit through which God’s power is released through us

The Fivefold ascension (ministry) giftings and call upon lives

The other ministry gifts available to those not called to the fivefold ministry

This is not just more information. These teachings will be applied as we go along during the day. Practical, hand-on, demonstration and practice time for all involved will be part of each teaching and will be woven in to the day so that everyone will learn to move in their gifts and calling immediately.

This practical, equipping seminar will change your life and your understanding of ministry and you will, honestly, never be the same again. Open to all who want to attend.

Saturday, September 23rd, 2017

Time: 9:00a to 4:00p (with short lunch break)

Location: Gnadenthal – Kingdom Ministries building

For more information, contact:

Anne Klassen at 1 (204) 362-9189

Ralph Howe at 1-306-536-9574

August 2017 apostolic ministry in Southern Manitoba

Ralph and his team member, Tom Sanders, just returned from a four day trip into Southern Manitoba … the area in and around the cities of Winkler and Morden.

It was a powerful time of meetings, ministering, and mentoring. It was neat to see God’s hand in each and every person’s life and the way He gently touches people, encouraging and even surprising them by His love not to mention His plans and purpose for each one.

Ralph spends a week each month in Southern Manitoba ministering in traditional churches, regional apostolic churches, as well as house churches. God is truly touching many lives and young people are finding new life in Jesus as they come to salvation and are baptized in the Holy Spirit.

Team member Tom Sanders ministering to the youth.

 

This was Tom’s second visit to the area. Tom leads an A.P.E.X. house Church in Regina, Saskatchewan and frequently travels with Ralph (Turkey, Armenia, Ukraine, and the United Sates).

Tom shared Friday evening and ministered on Saturday as well – sharing his testimony and ministering prophetically.

 

 

 

 

This is Austin who will be travelling with Ralph to Russia in November, 2017. Every time Ralph is in Southern Manitoba he mets with these young people that he is mentoring.

Meal time with Pastor Kevin, his wife Sharon and part of their family … they lead Hillside Church in Morden, Manitoba.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Part of Saturday night’s people as we begin the service. It was an amazing attendance for summer as it doubled during worship. Ralph taught on “Nominal or Phenomenal?” The teaching (audio and text) are up on line at www.ralphhoweministries.com

 

It was a powerful 5 hours with many lives being permanently changed.

Ralph also met with many people one-on-one and in larger meetings of leaders during the four days of ministry….

 

 

Ministering prophetically…

Ministering to those who choose to be more passionate for Jesus – no longer nominal but now wanting to be phenomenal.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A meeting to arrange a tour for Ruben to minister and give his testimony. He is a powerful man of God touching many lives including impacting many young people for Jesus.

Ralph will be ministering in Southern Manitoba once again September 20th to 25th, 2017 with his team members coming from central Ohio…

 

 

Top Image: Part of those attending a youth church in a garage on Friday night. Looking for new facilities in which to meet as massively outgrown the current place.

THE APOSTOLIC CENTERS

 

God’s plan for the Church that Jesus is building is that there would be a fivefold ministry team involved in the life of each local church

*Ephesians 4:11-12 “And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the                      shepherds and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the                     body of Christ.”

The purpose of the fivefold ministry is to equip / teach / train the saints – God’s people – how to minister to non-believers so that the Church can grow and multiply and thus witness for Jesus in every nation, region, community, neighbourhood, and house

Our problem is that most churches, whether small house church, medium size congregations, or even larger churches don’t have all five of these ministers within the local church

The solution:

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THE APOSTOLIC MINISTRY

Around the world God is making major changes in the Church

The way we view the Church

The way the Church functions

The work that the Church is involved in

The way that this work is carried out Read more

NOMINAL OR PHENOMENAL 

LOOKING AT BELIEVERS … (Their life – not their ministry)

As a believer in the Lord Jesus Christ

As a disciple of Jesus

As someone who is following the way of the Lord

You can choose to be nominal and thus insignificant in impact and a Christian “in name only”

Or – You can choose to be phenomenal – extraordinary, exceptional, unusual and out of the ordinary – having a major impact for the King and Kingdom on those around you Read more