September 2009

September 20, 2009

INTRODUCTION – Jesus has just talked about prayer & its role in advancing the kingdom – – and the heart of the Father to give so much more to His children than we give Him credit for.

Certainly this is one of the most encouraging passages of scripture in the New Testament.

But the sad reality is – for many who who have read this passage at some time in their life – they will not ever really experience it – – that is – – this practice of continually asking and then receiving, or continually seeking and then finding; or continually knocking and seeing amazing doors opened – – that lifestyle of seeing God intervene and move in their spheres of influence – – will evade many who have been exposed to its possibility. One of the reasons for that lies in the fact that to experience the presence, promises and resources of Christ – – you and I have to accept the precepts, pre-conditions and realities of Christ. Continue reading Wide Gates, False Prophets, & Lawless Miracle Workers Matthew 7:13-23

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September 06, 09

INTRODUCTION – I don’t know if any of you, who have known the Lord for a while can identify with this; but when I reflect about my first feeble attempts at ministering to others in the name of the Lord – – well it’s a little embarrassing. Certainly nothing to write home about. King of ugly actually….

In great contrast to my beginnings, when Jesus Christ started His ministry, huge crowds were drawn, every person He ministered to who needed healing or deliverance from demons received it, and according to Matthew 4:23-25, His ministry was an immediate and complete success. Had He wanted to, He could have just continued healing the sick and casting out demons and proclaiming the kingdom of God; and we would have all marveled at how great a minister, teacher, healer and deliverer He was.

But Jesus didn’t come to make a name for Himself. He left that to the Father. He wasn’t secretly hoping that He would some day be called “The Preacher of the Year” by Christianity Today; or that He would have been thought of as the greatest Healer that ever hit the planet. Continue reading The Call to Ask, Seek & Knock – Matthew 7:7-12

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