Monthly Archives: September 2011

Episode 16

All we see when someone is preaching is the anointing of God on a person’s life. In the American Church, we get so enamored with the anointing. We think it is all about the anointing. Yes indeed, anointing is for ministry, but integrity is altogether something different. We are not judged by our anointing – God can’t judge that. It is HIS anointing. But living before Him uprightly is YOUR integrity! God is not impressed with the anointing; He is pleased with our integrity.

Let’s Turn Around the Proverb

Yes the American church is in desperate need of great leadership. This is true. There are leadership lessons and techniques that will always work, but in the end, true life-giving leadership is birthed and bathed through prayer and utter dependence of God. That sounds simple doesn’t it? Of course we need a continual dependence on God to do what He has asked us to do. But do we do that? Take Peter for example. Very early on, the very overeager Peter was so passionate about spreading his ideas, but at times, he had a very difficult time discerning between his […]

His Return: Why, How, & When

Over the past few days, I have been thinking unusual amounts of time about the rapture and Jesus’ second coming. Last Friday, I was in my truck and really just began to reflect more and more on the fact that Christianity is a religion of hope. It is what sets Christianity apart. We live in the hope that Jesus will return and raise up all who have believed on Him. Jesus’ return is certainly something that He promised – “I will come again” (John 14:3). Others prophesied it as well – “Christ…will appear a second time” (Hebrews 9:28). But as […]

Episode 15

Episode 15 – D3 Network Teaching #7 This teaching is the seventh teaching (Results of Faith in God & The New Birth) from the D3 Network. You can watch the 1st through 6th teachings of this network by watching episodes 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, & 13 respectively. In the first part of this teaching, we examine the 12 ways we experience God’s grace as a result of our faith in Christ. In the second part, we dive into the new birth and what all of this entails for the life of a believer. When you were born again, you […]