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[30 Apr 2009 | No Comment | 419 views]

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

Ministry Development »

[28 Apr 2009 | No Comment | 865 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 | 2,312 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 …

Illustrations and Research »

[16 Jan 2009 | No Comment | 179 views]

If God has called you to be really like Jesus, He will draw you into a life of crucifixion and humility, and put upon you such demands of obedience, that you will not be able to follow other people, or measure yourself by other Christians, and in many ways He will seem to let other good people do things which He will not let you do.
Other Christians and ministers who seem very religious and useful, may push themselves, pull wires, and work schemes to carry out their plans, but you …