How to Start a Work for the Lord
Jan26

How to Start a Work for the Lord

I want to begin by saying the title “How to Start a Work for the Lord” reflects man’s human nature and 1500 plus years of religious indoctrination. The truth is we are chosen to serve him before we are in our mother’s womb. How does the Lord know we will be faithful and have a heart towards Him? I don’t know except He is God and Creator and only He really knows His creation. The idea of working for the Lord is used so...

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Coming Together in Christ
Jan14

Coming Together in Christ

The Lord spoke to me this morning concerning our coming together in Christ this March in Jacksonville. He said that there is nothing wrong with different perspectives of Himself. We must be careful to not argue and contend for our favorite perspective. There is no right perspective any more than there is a right gospel of Christ among the four gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. Each gospel is Christ-centric even though each man...

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Two Types of Leaders: Which Will You Become? by Frank Viola
Oct27

Two Types of Leaders: Which Will You Become? by Frank Viola

In our leadership-frenzied Christian culture, I’ve opted for a different label for leadership. That label is influence. Despite the unhealthy love-affair that countless Christians have with “leadership” and being “a leader,” the truth is, if you’re a follower of Jesus Christ, you’re an influencer. Since God’s Spirit dwelling in you, you’re a member of the body of Christ,...

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Just as you are, My Brother by Don Atkin
May12

Just as you are, My Brother by Don Atkin

We are living in a time in history when our capacities to communicate are greatly multiplied through global access to the worldwide web. Potentially massive audiences can be gathered for good or for evil purposes, from edifying encouragements to felonious assaults. Those of us who love God and are committed to His kingdom need a legitimate starting place for our internet investments in the brotherhood of believers.  How about this for...

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The Last Church Strategy by David Fredrickson
Apr14

The Last Church Strategy by David Fredrickson

Among the many and varied forms of the Christian religion, three are fairly common, though most brands include some aspects of the following generalizations. One group is skillful at turning descriptive narratives from the scriptures into prescriptions for effective ways to build the church. They’ve come up with “apostolic” wisdom to create templates for every area of ministry from nursery to overseas missions. Deeper truth,...

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