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Passing Along Truth Reminders

I am a fan of Frank Viola and his writings. He is always current and on the cutting edge of what God is up to in His Kingdom. He is a fan of – and thus mentions frequently – a man names T. Austin-Sparks (1888-1972) who was a preacher. His teachings are on-line and you […]

The Pattern – Part Five

The Book of Acts contains more than the birth and the history of the early Church. It is the second half of a two-volume Gospel, Luke, a medical doctor, wrote the books to reinforce his reader’s faith in the living Jesus Christ. As he narrates history he also teaches theology. He explains the dynamics of […]

The Pattern – Part Four

When Jesus said, “I will build My Church,” He went on to say, “the gates of Hades (Hell) shall not prevail against it” (Matthew 16:18). The Church Jesus is building is an overcoming, triumphant Church. His statement implies that if a local church does not conform to His pattern, then He is not building it […]

The Pattern – Part Three

Today God is restoring His Church to the same life and power that enabled Christianity to influence and impact the known world in Bible times in one generation. The principle of restoration is one of the most foundational in all of Scripture. It rests on the belief that God’s original works reveal unblemished patterns and […]

Sometimes I Don’t Pray In Tongues

Click Here to Listen to the Teaching   Let’s talk about “tongues” A fast disappearing part of the life of the Church in most nations  A very controversial and often misunderstood experience  A very important and powerful part of our spiritual life and a trigger to walking in supernatural power and releasing the Holy Spirit […]

Sometimes I Forget to Stay Calm

Click Here to hear this audio teaching Funny how it never rains in Beijing when American presidents arrive for high-profile visits It’s no coincidence Military meteorologists in China seed the clouds and empty them of their moisture in advance The weather is tailor-made for the occasion Using an arsenal of rockets, artillery, and aircraft, Chinese […]

The Pattern – Part Two

Moses was instructed, “And see that you make them after the pattern for them, which is being shown you on the mountain” (Exodus 25:40). The Bible records this phrase, or variations of it, nine times in reference to the house of God. To be mentioned nine times, the pattern must be very important to God. […]

The Pattern – Part One

In my study of the Book of Acts (of the Holy Spirit) I was struck by a specific verse the other day. Acts 7:44 states, “Our fathers had the tent of witness (tabernacle) in the wilderness, just as he who spoke to Moses directed him to make it, according to the pattern that he had […]

Do You Pray Expecting?

Sometimes when we are praying for the same thing day after day  – such as the salvation of a loved one – and nothing seems to change we lose “expectancy.” We may even continue to pray but we really don’t expect much, if anything, to change. Something pricked my heart recently. I noticed the story […]

Thoughts on Psalm 23

I read this the other day and thought it needed sharing…   Thoughts on Psalm 23 Psalm 23:4 is familiar to virtually every Christian: Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me.” I’ve remixed Psalm 23:4 to help you reflect on […]