- Be The Church
- It's the day after Easter - now what?
- TNT - Spiritual Dynamite
- Make a Wave and do NOT waver!
- The Veil and Stone
- Your life Is NOT about you!
- Happy New Year 2018
- One in a Billion!
- New Year - Knew You
- Never Giving Up, For Real
Be the Church
Recently, while we were heading out for some visitation and ministry on a Sunday morning, I told Angela, ‘we’re not GOING to church, we’re going to BE the church.’ Church attendance and fellowship is so vital, but it’s also important to meet people in their time and place of need. That’s what Jesus did.
We then visited several who were in physical therapy and in the hospital. As we walked into a hospital room, one woman said, “Have you been to church? I said, yes ma’am, we’ve been the church. Again, she said, have you been to church? I said, yes ma’am, we’ve been the church.” Then she simply smiled, knowing that we had BEEN the Church and were ...
It's the day after Easter. Now what? We have reflected on and celebrated the Resurrection of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior. Again, now what? He has risen! So what do we do about it?
The same Spirit that raised Christ from the dead lives in you! To give you POWER! Jesus said the flesh profits nothing; it’s the Spirit that gives life. (John 6:63)
Some years ago, when we were ministering at a youth camp, we wrote a theme song called Be A Hero. The song said, We are Heroes, because He rose! This is so true today! Have you noticed how many Superhero movies are being made today? Almost weekly, there is a new movie about an Avenger, Superman or even an Antman. Antman? Yes! (I know when our grandson comes, I'm .........
What are you doing? What are you going after?
Where is your heart and what does your heart treasure?
In Matthew 6:19 Jesus said, where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.
Where's your treasure? What do you treasure in this life? What’s special to you and what means a lot to you? What do you spend time thinking about? Where your treasure is, that's where your heart's going to be and, also … your heart follows your treasure.
There are times that our heart can be following the right thing, but we get off course or bogged down simply because of the cares of this world. In Matthew 6:25 (KJV) Jesus said take no thought about the cares of this world. Other versions of .........
Psalm 16:11 says, “in His presence is fulness of joy” and we know Nehemiah 8:10 says, “the joy of the Lord IS our strength”.
Our desire is to worship the Lord in everything we do and at all times, and this helps us and helps Him to get us through any thing and every thing! This worship will not just help us, but help others as we 'take worship to the nations of every shore'.
Jesus told us that times would be difficult, and He even promised in John 16:33 that trouble would come, but He is ALWAYS FAITHFUL AND ALWAYS .........
Happy Resurrection Season! It’s such a season of hope and newness, all because of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ!
The veil and the stone have much in common, and you may have heard details of each in the Gospel accounts.
On Good Friday, when our Lord was crucified, and at the very moment His flesh died, the veil in the temple was torn from top to bottom. (Matthew 27:51-52) As we know, this wasn't so God could get out, (Psalm 24:1 says, The earth is the Lord's), but the veil was torn so that we could get IN to the temple, into His presence. Hebrews 10:19-23 says we now have boldness to enter the Holy Place through the blood of Jesus. We now enter through the veil, which is His flesh.
Likewise in Matthew 28:2, .........
We live in a very self-centered, me-first society. Even advertisers work hard to sell products that get people to focus on themselves. I reference this “I-me” syndrome in my book, Waves of Worship. While our modern culture pushes self, in the Bible, Jesus teaches us to put others before ourselves.
In Matthew 6:25, Jesus said don't even think about your life, what you're going to eat, or drink or wear. I’ve been telling people over the last few years, that, your life is NOT about you. Not everyone wants to hear it, but every one NEEDS to hear it.
Our lives are about others, your life is about others. Now I'm talking to Christ-followers. The world doesn't know this, but the ones who read the...
Happy New Year! We pray it's your best year ever!
We were so honored to close out yet another year worshiping in the New Year. We led worship for the Freedom Tabernacle New Year's Night of Worshipevent and had a powerful and anointed evening of worship. Pastor Robbie Mathis has such a humble and talented group of servant leaders, not only in the worship team, but in the Audio/Visual team as well.
What a blessing to minister there with our dear friends, Pastor Allen and Sharon Jones, and also to worship with their daughter, Lindsay, who Joey gave piano lessons to over 12 years ago!
Quick look back at a few 2017 highlights:
- We’ve heard and experienced so many testimonies of miracles, ......... ...
One in a billion! Now that's just about against all odds. I heard about a baseball player from Africa, (population 1 billion people), who made it to the Major Leagues. The odds of that happening are one in a billion!
The baseball player defied all odds and began living his dream by playing baseball, having fun and, of course, making much more money than he could in Africa.
Even against one-in-a-billion odds, the baseball player achieved his dream. This didn't happen by chance, but through hard work and perseverance. A friend of mine has said for many years that it takes 100% faith and 100% work to accomplish the dream that God puts in your heart.
Last week, another friend told me that he was ministering ......
As we begin a New Year, we usually look back for a moment, then look ahead to begin planning for a New Year. We look back only briefly to see what the Lord has done in this closing year, and then give Him the praise for all that He’s done. As we look ahead, we pray and begin planning for His will and all that He shows us to do.
The good thing about starting a new year and turning the page on the calendar is that we get to have a fresh start and a clean slate. Many people make resolutions, or set goals, and I’ve heard it said many times before --- New Year, New You. There’s nothing wrong with resolutions, or making goals like resolving to lose weight, save more money, or simply be nicer.
I believe the Lord...
Before the Israelites entered into the Promised Land, they were told it would be a land flowing with milk and honey. The Lord gave them the promise that it would be a good land, but He never said it would be easy taking the land. In fact, He said the Promised Land would be a land of hills AND valleys. There would be good times, hills, and there also would be low times, or valleys.
Jesus said we would have the same thing today. In John 16:33 He said, “In this world you will have trouble and tribulation, but be of good cheer, I have overcome the ...
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