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[30 Apr 2009 | No Comment | 398 views]

If you have some work to do,
Start this very hour;
You supply the willingness,
God supplies the power.

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[29 Apr 2009 | No Comment | 415 views]

Alexander, Caesar, Charlemagne, and myself founded empires; but upon what did we rest the creations of our genius? Upon force. Jesus Christ alone founded his empire upon love, and at this hour millions of men would die for him.
Napoleon Bonaparte (1769–1821)

Ministry Development »

[28 Apr 2009 | No Comment | 828 views]

I’m always just a little leery of the phrase, “called to preach”.
In my estimation, a person is first “called to minister” before they find the distinct area that God is wanting to use them in.
I think people get messed up when they pursue some “high calling” without first learning to minister. Often they end up focused on perfecting a craft and carrying a card rather than reaching the lost and perfecting the saints.
In a tape on ministry instruction, Billy Cole once said, “If a man learns how to preach before …

Featured, Headline, Ministry Development »

[27 Apr 2009 | 2 Comments | 2,059 views]
An Insight into Calling vs. Burden

Perhaps every minister desires to be in the will of God for their ministry, and many have given interpretations of exactly how to determine what the will of God is for your life. The purpose of this [article] is to provide a little insight for those who may at this time be seeking a direction or validating/confirming a calling from the Lord.
The Bible is clear that God orders the steps of a good man. Many people in the Bible did things for God only after He had told them where …

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[23 Apr 2009 | No Comment | 352 views]

The next time you face a huge task, remember that God is your strength. And when you encounter a seemingly insignificant one, determine to do it with excellence to the glory of God.

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[22 Apr 2009 | No Comment | 295 views]

Gossip can estrange the closest friends.

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[16 Apr 2009 | No Comment | 1,186 views]

Today, while reading Joshua 13-14, where God instructed Joshua to divide the promised land to the remaining tribes that had not yet obtained their inheritance, I was struck again with the thought of how Moses never saw the promised land.
Why? In Numbers 20:1-12, when the children of Israel were complaining about not having water to drink, God told Moses to take his rod, and speak unto the rock before the congregation and it shall bring forth his water. In verses 10-11, …

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[15 Apr 2009 | No Comment | 306 views]

Love is difficult to sustain, not because it is a positive emotion, but because it is a complex one. Hate is easy to maintain for a lifetime because it is a simple one. Love might be compared to the building of a tall and elaborate sandcastle, taking many hours of painstaking effort, cooperation, balance, and persistence; and hate might be compared to the foot that comes along and with one vicious or thoughtless kick destroys in a moment what has been built up.
Sydney J. Harris (1917–1986)

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[15 Apr 2009 | No Comment | 342 views]

There is always a thread of truth and reality in criticism, correct even if the criticizer is a jerk… Be better than all involved.

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[10 Apr 2009 | No Comment | 507 views]

The notion that someone is not “wired” to be a soul winner is nothing more than a placebo. When one is filled with the Holy Ghost, they are endued with power to become witnesses (Acts 1:8). To not share Christ is tantamount to having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof.