The epistle of James says, “Is anyone among you sick? Let them call the elders of the church to pray over them and anoint them with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise them up. If they have sinned, … More James 5 Prayer – Is anyone among you sick?
(This article is taken from Apostolic Government in the 21st Century, by Glenn Shaffer) Apostolic Authority, Flaunted or Discerned Anytime a truth is brought forth in the Church, the flesh of man is always present. We must always be reminded we have this treasure in earthen vessels. Excesses can happen in doctrine or practice. We … More Apostles, Servants or Celebrities
Every Christian is familiar with words from a portion of what is often called the Lord’s prayer, “Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.” This truth and request is to be seen in our worship as much as any other aspect. How does heaven worship? What does it look like? Would … More Worship as Heaven – A Call to Corporate Worship in an Individualistic Culture
When I was a child, missionaries often came to our church where my father pastored. When they came it was one of my favorite times. I was always moved by their stories, pictures, and paraphernalia. They were not necessarily moving speakers but they spoke of the gospel going to places that I had never been. … More Keys to Being a Great Missions Church – Four Pulpits of the Church
The Purpose of the Tithe There is something powerful about worshiping God systematically with our substance. It is a constant act of worship revealing our faith, God’s ownership, and our submission. It takes faith to give ten percent of your increase off the top. It constantly reminds us that God has ownership over our lives. … More The Abiding Validity of the Tithe – Part 2
This is part 2 of a series of blogs from reflections of my experiences as a white pastor in Oklahoma and serving in two communities that are overwhelmingly white. There is no justification for racism in any form or in any variance or degree. As already stated in part one of this series of blogs, … More RACISM — Reflections of a White Pastor in Oklahoma Part 2
The season of Advent is the Christian’s time to commemorate the arrival of Christ the King. The promise of the Messiah was declared over and over by the prophets of old. This promise was always connected to His reign, rule, and kingdom. Isaiah the prophet announces, “For to us a Child shall be born, to … More His Government-It’s Peace
After 1,000 years of preaching the gospel, there was still only one believer for every 270 people. In 1900, there was one for every fiftyone people; in 1950, one in twentyseven; in 1980, one in eleven; and in 1990, one believer for every seven people. Today, there is nearly one in four. What growth! It’s amazing to see scripture fulfilled. … More Inauguration of the Kingdom