Here are some interesting insight from marketing guru Seth Godin on the birthplace of ideas. How many of these would apply to sermon thoughts, and vision-casting? Ideas don’t come from watching television Ideas sometimes come from listening to a lecture Ideas often come while reading a book Good ideas come from bad ideas, but only… Continue reading Where Do Ideas Come From?
By J. Grant Swank, Jr. Having preached sermons for over thirty years, I have tried the various sermonic forms and concluded that expository preaching is best. Why? (l) Expository preaching stays close to the revealed Truth. There is no other Book like His Book. Therefore, to drift from it is to slide into relativism and… Continue reading Preach the Word Without Compromise
1 Samuel 15:22 says, “And Samuel said, Hath the LORD [as great] delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the LORD? Behold, to obey [is] better than sacrifice, [and] to hearken than the fat of rams.” We can have obedience with or without sacrifice, and sacrifice with or without obedience… Continue reading On Obedience and Sacrifice
1 Corinthians 15-16 I heard a statistic the other day that blew my mind. Anna Sklar, the author of a book called Runaway Wives, was a guest on a local talk show. In the course of the discussion, she cited that ten years ago, for every wife or mother who walked away from her home… Continue reading Standing Firm
Written by Myron Powell 1 John 5:14-15 (NKJV) Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. 15 And if we know that He hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we have asked of Him.… Continue reading Praying the Will of God
An evident phenomena within religious bodies in recent decades is that of a releasing of long-held common beliefs. Understandably, some issues are effected by time and culture, but for the most part, there is a cause for great concern regarding the willingness of some to so easily move away from an identity that has defined… Continue reading Generational Passing of Principles
Acts 2:7 And they were all amazed and marvelled, saying one to another, Behold, are not all these which speak Galilaeans? Acts 2:13 Others mocking said, These men are full of new wine. Some men marvelled, others mocked. Marvelled: something that causes wonder, admiration, or astonishment; a wonderful thing. Mocked: To attack or treat with… Continue reading A Mocker or a Marveler?
A friend mentioned recently about a thought he’d heard on the radio concerning investors and consumers. The point made by the radio commentator was, if someone purchased a top of the line Mac computer several years ago, and another person invested that same amount of money into Apple stock at the same time, the computer… Continue reading Investing In The Kingdom
Do you know of a former minister or even a former “Apostolic” Minister who now preachers a watered down version of truth? Chances are you do. When I considered all those who used to preach the gospel but have walked away from Apostolic ministry, I was amazed at the number. If this is your label,… Continue reading Building a Ministry that Lasts
On Saturday, May 1, 2010, the New York Metro Prayer Conference convened at 9:00 am in Queens, New York at the United Apostolic Church. Professor Margaret Banks, New York Metro District’s Prayer Coordinator. successfully led the 400-500 attendees from 29 churches into an extended time of deep intercessory prayer. Heavy prayer prevailed throughout most of… Continue reading How Prayer Foiled the Times Square Terrorist Bombing