Loneliness in the Church by Steve Crosby
Feb05

Loneliness in the Church by Steve Crosby

This is a true story. I have heard from hundreds if not in to the thousands concerning the issue of loneliness in the church. When is the Body of the Lord Jesus Christ going to get it? This is not a matter of church styles of denominational tastes. This is the hearts cry of many who instead of arguing with leadership are just opting to leave the religious systems of men. Before you label those who are leaving as “irreparable...

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The Harness of the Lord (Prophetic Leadership for 21st Century)
Dec23

The Harness of the Lord (Prophetic Leadership for 21st Century)

I remember receiving this word through brother Tom Bailey many MANY years ago while attending a house meeting in Crozet, Virginia. At that time the word came to me that I was a young rebellious colt as pictured in this vision. Indeed it has since proven to be a genuine word from the Lord. Yet, in God’s providence and grace, He lassoed me with cords of love as I ran “free” and He led me into His corral to be trained....

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Love is Tested when Brothers Disagree
Nov21

Love is Tested when Brothers Disagree

There is probably no greater test of the love we have for one another and the unity in Christ that we proclaim than when we come to a place of disagreement. When your love is tested there is no need to participate in a spiritual tug-of-war. For much of the Body of Christ there is no real problem with disagreement. They like me were taught in error that doctrine formed the basis of our unity. Our predecessors used the Paul and Barnabas...

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When Ministry becomes an Idol by Steve Crosby
Nov18

When Ministry becomes an Idol by Steve Crosby

None of us want to believe that we have made the ministry our mistress. In a very, very subtle way the enemy deceives us with self love for our own kingdoms. The whole time we believe we are being faithful to the Lord and His Kingdom but the truth is we have become addicted to the success of our own ministry. Steve does an excellent job of waking us out our deceptions. JLB Editor Ministry is a word that evokes many strong feelings....

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Celebrity Pastors Getting to the ROOT of the Problem
Sep18

Celebrity Pastors Getting to the ROOT of the Problem

America is one big celebrity culture. Big names. Big followings. Big money. One expects celebrity worship and big money in the culture of the world, but we can also see it in what calls itself church. Truth is, there has been a religious system in place since 250AD that has elevated church leaders in an extremely unhealthy way. In the early church there was no “clergy” and “laity” as these words have been used traditionally for...

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