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The Power of “Waiting on God”

Posted by on Apr 27, 2017 in Prayer, The Christian Life | 0 comments

The Power of “Waiting on God”

One of the keys to growing in our relationship with God is engaging in spiritual disciplines. Regular time of reading the Word, praying, worshiping, and other practices help us to grow spiritually and increase in our intimacy with God. An often-overlooked spiritual discipline is what is sometimes referred to as “waiting on God.” In this context waiting on God refers to being still and quiet in God’s presence. This is not a passive waiting, but an active waiting. We wait with expectation to meet with God, experience His presence, and hear...

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Sermon: Prioritizing God’s Presence

Posted by on Feb 27, 2017 in Sermons | 0 comments

Sermon: Prioritizing God’s Presence

I recently preached a message at Threshold Church called “Prioritizing God’s Presence.” In Exodus 33:14-15, Moses essentially told God that he would rather be in the wilderness with God than in the Promised Land without Him. To Moses, God’s presence was a higher priority than anything else. Though God is everywhere, there is a difference between His omnipresence and His manifest presence. Simply put, God’s manifest presence is His presence revealed in a tangible way. This message is a challenge for individual...

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Light is Always Greater than Darkness

Posted by on Dec 11, 2016 in The Christian Life | 0 comments

Light is Always Greater than Darkness

It is worth considering that the first specific act of God–and word from God–recorded in Scripture was to send light into darkness. The Bible records it this way in Genesis 1:1-3: In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form, and void; and darkness was on the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters. Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light. The earth was empty, formless, and dark. Then God sent His Word: “Let there be light.” God...

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The Subtle Danger of False Humility

Posted by on Nov 25, 2016 in The Christian Life | 0 comments

The Subtle Danger of False Humility

One of the greatest attributes in the kingdom of God is humility. Jesus modeled and taught the importance of humbling ourselves, serving, and not being self-exalting. Pride is a deadly, self-seeking force that is the root of so many other sins and problems. Pride caused the fall of Lucifer and was instrumental in the fall of man. Peter outlines the importance of humility and the danger of pride: “Yes, all of you be submissive to one another, and be clothed with humility, for ‘God resists the proud, but gives grace to the...

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Sermon: Restoring the Ministry of Deliverance

Posted by on Nov 2, 2016 in Healing and Deliverance, Sermons | 0 comments

Sermon: Restoring the Ministry of Deliverance

This past Sunday I preached a message at Threshold Church called “Restoring the Ministry of Deliverance.” Deliverance ministry refers to casting out demons in order to free people from torment, oppression, and bondage. Another way to put it is to free others from the influence of evil spirits. Reading through the gospels shows that deliverance ministry was very common for Jesus. Mark 1:39 says, “And He was preaching in their synagogues throughout all Galilee, and casting out demons.” Casting out demons was just as normal for...

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4 Things that Can Derail Our Destiny

Posted by on Oct 24, 2016 in Books, The Christian Life | 0 comments

4 Things that Can Derail Our Destiny

The following is derived from chapter 11 of my new book, Discovering Your Destiny. At the end of his life, the apostle Paul could look back and know that he was finishing well. He was able to say, “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith” (2 Timothy 4:7). I certainly hope that I will be able to say the same thing when it’s time for me to go on to eternity. Unfortunately, not every character in the Bible could make such a statement. There are those that started well but did not finish well. They got...

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The Other Side of Your Obedience

Posted by on Sep 14, 2016 in Books, The Christian Life | 2 comments

The Other Side of Your Obedience

The following is derived from chapter 10 of my new book, Discovering Your Destiny. When it comes to moving forward on the path of our destiny, time does not necessarily equal progress. Destiny is not advanced by the mere passing of time, but by our steps of obedience to God. The children of Israel went forty years wandering in the wilderness without advancing in their destiny, all because of disobedience. When it was time for them to enter into the Promised Land, they allowed fear and unbelief to interfere with their obedience to God. This...

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The Season of Stepping into Your Purpose

Posted by on Jul 23, 2016 in Books, The Christian Life | 0 comments

The Season of Stepping into Your Purpose

The following is derived from chapter 8 of my new book, Discovering Your Destiny. One of the vital things to remember in walking out our destiny is that life is lived out in seasons. Ecclesiastes 3:1 says, “To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven.” Just as there are seasons in the natural, there are seasons in our walk with God and in fulfilling our divine purpose. Understanding this can help us to keep in step with what God is doing in our lives and keep us from unnecessary frustration along the...

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How Passion Fuels Destiny

Posted by on Jul 3, 2016 in Books, The Christian Life | 0 comments

How Passion Fuels Destiny

The following is derived from chapter 7 of my new book, Discovering Your Destiny. We may not realize it, but our passions and desires play a key role in the walking out of our destiny. They are a part of our wiring, and can be an indication of our calling. Jesus displayed some tremendous passion throughout His ministry. He was not simply going through motions out of robotic obedience; He was consumed with His call. Obedience to His Father was utmost, but His whole heart was involved in what He did. One primary example of this is when He...

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Should We Just Ignore The Devil?

Posted by on Jun 28, 2016 in Contending for the Faith, Healing and Deliverance, The Christian Life, The Church | 0 comments

Should We Just Ignore The Devil?

There seems to be an increasing number of believers who are taking an approach to the devil that is totally foreign to the New Testament. The thought process goes something like this: Since Jesus defeated Satan through His death and resurrection, we can pretty much ignore him now. While the premise is true, the conclusion is very false. This mindset of ignoring the devil sounds nice, but it has one major problem: the New Testament paints a drastically different picture. While showing that the devil has been defeated by the work of Christ, it...

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How we are Sons of God and Servants of God at the Same Time

Posted by on Jun 20, 2016 in The Christian Life | 0 comments

How we are Sons of God and Servants of God at the Same Time

One of the most important revelations we can have as believers, is that we are sons and daughters of God through faith in Christ. The apostle John was astounded at this thought, and put it this way: “Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of God!” (1 John 3:1). There is such freedom and security in the Father’s love. This theme is so important, that I devoted an entire chapter to it in my latest book, Discovering Your Destiny. In this chapter, I discussed how it is...

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How Do We Recognize Our Gifts?

Posted by on Jun 15, 2016 in Books, The Christian Life | 0 comments

How Do We Recognize Our Gifts?

The following is derived from chapter 6 of my new book, Discovering Your Destiny. Our gifts are a part of our unique identity, and one of the indicators of what we are called to do. Therefore, it is important that we gain a good grasp and realistic perspective on what they are and what they are not. Since gifts often come naturally to us, we may not recognize that we are operating in a gift. For example, you might have a teaching gift and not realize it. You are able to communicate information in a way that makes sense to people, but you just...

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How Isolating a Truth from Other Truths Causes Error

Posted by on May 30, 2016 in Contending for the Faith, The Christian Life | 0 comments

How Isolating a Truth from Other Truths Causes Error

In a recent article, I mentioned that one of the ways that error gets into the church is when a genuine truth from the Bible gets isolated from out of its context or from the whole counsel of God’s Word. There are concepts, teachings, and truths that are true and good. But if they become isolated from other concepts, teachings, and truths they can easily become error. This is a deceptive way that the enemy draws people and churches into unhealthy extremes and false teaching. For some, it becomes a slippery slope that leads into full-blown...

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How Relationships Impact Your Destiny

Posted by on May 23, 2016 in Books, The Christian Life | 0 comments

How Relationships Impact Your Destiny

The following is derived from chapter 5 of my new book, Discovering Your Destiny. There are a variety of ways that we can discover our destiny, and often it is the combination of these clues that comes together to make our calling clear. In the previous chapter we saw that God desires to speak into our destiny. Answering the question “what has God spoken?” is the first clue that we covered. The second clue that we will look at is with whom are you connected? Not only is our relationship with God paramount in walking out our destiny, so is...

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When God Speaks to You About Your Destiny

Posted by on May 8, 2016 in Books, The Christian Life | 0 comments

When God Speaks to You About Your Destiny

The following is derived from chapter 4 of my new book, Discovering Your Destiny. Throughout the Bible we see that God is a God who speaks. He is not a distant God and He is not a silent God. He is intimately involved in our lives, and He communicates to us in a variety of ways. His written Word is the foundational way He speaks to us, and nothing He says will contradict the Bible. But while the Bible has general instructions, commands, and principles that apply to all believers, it does not tell us the specifics of our destiny. There is no...

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