The Church Today is for you if you are one of the following: (1.) A pastors who wants to lead your church back to Jesus’ Church. (2.) You are either thinking about Walking Away from your church – or you have Walked Away from church, but not from Jesus. (3.) You want to serve in ministry by starting a church Jesus’ Way.
The Apostle Paul prophesied that Jesus would not come again unless there was a great falling away first. Jesus’ Church attracted millions of people. By contrast millions of people are walking away from their churches and nobody seems to have a solid idea what to do about it. I believe that the reason for this loss of clarity and absence of really effective solutions is because modern churches are missing the obvious…
Jesus’ Church started without all of the trappings and requirements of modern churches. People heard about Jesus. They came to Him and experienced Him. Then they simply got together wherever practical to share their experiences and insights and to encourage each other in their faith. They met in market places, along the road, in fields, in boats and from house to house.
The Church Today is for pastors who know that something fundamental is missing in their church. No matter how you look at it, the missing ingredient is always a sign of a fundamental disconnect from The Church that Jesus Christ established. In other words, spiritual frustration in our churches is always a sign that we have become something Jesus never intended or established.
“On the day that I saw a thousand children struggling for survival on the garbage dumps among the dogs and animals, I said, “I cannot do nothing. Here I must do something!”” So began a remarkable journey to poverty alleviation.
We are facing a time of immense changes and revolutions. The coming revolutions are like race horses lining up a the starting gate. Many of these horses of revolution (if not most), want to run from the gate as riders of evil. There are many horses at the gate. People will will cheer these evil horses on as good. Many will place their bets on them and chide those who don’t. Many will rejoice when their horses win and when fortunes are made. But where is the horse and its rider for good? Has its rider been swallowed up in the frenzy? Are its supports sleeping? Do they have no vision and no desire to be in the race? Or are they staying at home to sleep, because they are saying we want nothing to do with an evil race? As ‘good’ as this rationalization sounds, we do need to…
There is the law of attraction in which like attracts like. Crime attracts crime. Gangsters attract gangsters. Laziness attracts laziness. Evil attracts evil. Political ideology attracts like ideology. Greed attracts the greedy, and good attracts good. This is why you want to be careful about discerning what the force of attraction is in a neighborhood. In the same way, you need to discern what the force of attraction is in your spiritual life?
The words we speak have the power to set people free or put them in bondage. A parent calling a child “Stupid!” or “You are no good!” injures the child’s self-perception and negatively shapes and damages their future.
What is equally true, but less recognized is the same is principles apply to our emotional dialogue. In particular, our bitterness and unforgiveness.
Some have claimed that if Jesus is the Messiah, why is He not mentioned by name in the Old Testament? Well, here is the answer to this question.
The Bible is extraordinary in its depth of prophetic integrity. The redemptive message of Jesus is encoded into the Bible in layer upon layer of illustration, code and meaning. Here are three examples to wet your appetite
Everyone is prophetic in everything that they do. Every word, thought and action has prophetic consequences. As an example, if you tell a child that he or she is stupid with enough force, it will change their life, their self perception, their confidence and their way of thinking forever.
Biblical prophecy can be a powerful tool to reach people for Christ. It provides us with a solid foundation for our faith and the strong awareness that the Bible is true. Yet, Jesus also warns that there will come a time of deception and false Christs.