God’s House and Church Building Idolatry
Sep23

God’s House and Church Building Idolatry

Before we can see the next move of God we will have to surrender our Idols. Most Christians in the 21st century say they understand the word of God but with their mouth the defile His House on a daily basis. The main problem is that we have been doing it for so long that is has now become a part of our regular speech. So with the same mouth that we worship Him, we also celebrate our prideful idols. Nowhere can this be better...

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A Challenge to Believers and Organic Church Finances
Sep16

A Challenge to Believers and Organic Church Finances

The twitching and knee-jerk reactions I get from many (not all) “organic church” believers when the topic of money comes up, reminds me of what the Holy Spirit said to Saul of Tarsus: “It’s hard for you to kick against the pricks.” The topic of money and finance has been very seriously abused in the past, and continues to be, in media and many church environments. This abusive “static interference” makes it hard for believers to...

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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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Making Disciples or Making Clones by Michael Rose
Sep12

Making Disciples or Making Clones by Michael Rose

Have you ever experienced a situation where someone, in the name of Jesus, tried to fashion you into their own image of Jesus? As well-meaning leaders we want to help others mature in faith, help them grow in Christlikeness but unfortunately, we can sometimes have a narrow idea of what this Christlikeness looks like, and often it looks a lot like us or how we wished we were. Do you remember the story in 1 Samuel 17:38-40? How King...

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Love is the Power of New Testament Leadership by Michael Rose
Sep12

Love is the Power of New Testament Leadership by Michael Rose

One of the things we like to do as human beings is to figure out whose in charge, who runs things or if you like, who has the power.  Once we get an idea of where the power lies we want to figure out what our position is relative to that power, and then, in some case learn what gets us closer to that power and what will take us further away.  This very human activity is learned early in life as we become socialized.  We soon learn...

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