The Blunted Spear The Folly of Misguided Ministry Methods by Wes Schoel
Nov27

The Blunted Spear The Folly of Misguided Ministry Methods by Wes Schoel

I’ve fought a lot of spiritual battles in my life. Sometimes I’ve fought those battles while I was alone. But usually, I fought those battles with several or even many believers standing with me. I’ve seen a few defeats, none of which could be blamed on God. Rather it was human weakness, fear, doubt and unbelief that brought about the loss. But I’ve also witnessed a lot of victories. These came because God’s people stood in...

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The Study to Show Yourself Approved Misinterpretation by Steve Crosby
Oct09

The Study to Show Yourself Approved Misinterpretation by Steve Crosby

You Can’t “Study” to be an “Approved and Unashamed” Workman! Have you ever met someone who was a walking-talking Bible encyclopedia, yet unlike Christ in very pronounced ways, lacking the aroma of Christ? It is all too common among fundamentalists and evangelicals, who erroneously believe that “studying the Bible” is how one is “approved unto God” based on 2 Tim 2:15. A basic premise of “studying the Bible” is originality: that is,...

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The Full Time Ministry Myth by Loren Rosser
Sep12

The Full Time Ministry Myth by Loren Rosser

“Any believer who aspires to full-time ministry misunderstands the Kingdom that we’re part of. That’s like aspiring to full-time breathing. ‘Full time’ and ‘Ministry’ are the only way the Kingdom works.” – Nor’west Prophetic For years we have been taught that there are average believers and then there are those who are truly extraordinary.  There are those who love God and there are those who REALLY love God.  There are those who are...

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Crazy Charismatic Doctrine by Steve Crosby
Sep12

Crazy Charismatic Doctrine by Steve Crosby

If someone you loved dearly was engaged in behavior that was destructive to him self, and others around him, your love would compel you to do an intervention, even if the person didn’t like it. I’ve been a life-long charismatic believer. I am thankful for my heritage, my tribe, if you will. However, as the years have rolled by my heart has broken as I have watched that heritage drift further and further into self-destructive...

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Dynamic Worship or Worship Manipulation? by Steve Crosby
Sep12

Dynamic Worship or Worship Manipulation? by Steve Crosby

Sometimes out of our innocence, and other times out of our naiveté, the church fails to exercise her God-given abilities of discernment, and ends up labeling things as “God,” just because they may be numerically or financially successful.  Jesus nor Paul would be “successes” under that measuring stick. Let’s consider some common “leadership” principles that can be effectively used  to accomplish great things, without the Holy Spirit’s...

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Avoiding Toxic Ministry Associations
Aug17

Avoiding Toxic Ministry Associations

As the Lord continues to build His Church many of our old ministerial associations (with agendas) are being torn down. Many are waking up to the reality that some of the relationships we had were not worth as much as we once thought. God is restructuring His Church and realigning His people to manifest a unity that has yet to be modeled before the lost. I believe the reason for all this change is because there are many great things...

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