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Five Dysfunctions of a Team

Five Dysfunctions of a Team

“The Five Dysfunctions of a Team” is a subject that I just ran across yesterday. I didn’t read the book, but here is a SlideShare that is excellent. I may post more on this later. The five dysfunctions of a team from Christina Abraham  

Kingdom of God is not in Word…

Kingdom of God is not in Word…

For the kingdom of God is not in word, but in power -Paul, 1 Corinthians 4:20 I find this verse really provoking. Am I satisfied with receiving just “word” (logos) or am I not satisfied until the Spirit of God comes? We can have right doctrine but deny the need for the Holy Spirit to show up, right belief in Jesus, but never experience his presence, & the understanding of who God is but never experience him as our loving…

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Holy Spirit Radar

Holy Spirit Radar

As Christians we may sometimes wonder if God speaks to us. However, I believe it is usually just a matter of knowing and understanding the ways in which he is speaking. One of the most common ways is through the “peace of God.” In Col 3:15 we read this: And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful. God’s peace in our hearts or the…

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What Are You Tolerating?

What Are You Tolerating?

Sometimes we internally tolerate things but on the outside we act like everything is fine. Two days ago a friend of mine pointed out the video clip below and it made me ponder this whole idea of how much should we be quiet and when we should speak. Jeff VanVonderen is sharing that we become emotionally unhealthy if we feel one way inside, but we act a different way. He bases a lot of this on: Matthew 5:37 (AMP) 37…

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Hyper Doctrines

Hyper Doctrines

What are hyper doctrines? You could say it is when one doctrine is taken to an extreme and is at the expense of  other truths that are in God’s word. It is so easy to become unbalanced in what we believe, and history has shown that many believers have been deceived by believing things that are partially true, but not the whole truth. I have felt for a while already that the pressure from our society is to bow to…

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Exposing the Accuser of the Brethren

Exposing the Accuser of the Brethren

A few months ago a friend of mine mentioned an author that sounded vaguely familiar, but I wasn’t sure. The name was Francis Frangipane. I have read a few of his articles since then and appreciated his depth and his focus  on Christ. Then just last week I decided to buy two of his books and the one that I am reading now is called, “Exposing the Accuser of the Brethren.” It is more like a booklet with just four…

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Time to Seek the Lord

Time to Seek the Lord

I have recently started reading a book by Francis Frangipane titled, Holiness, Truth & the Presence of God and this morning I read about the need for us to not rely on the familiar, but instead to rely on God. There are times that God calls us to seek him (more than our daily devotions). Here is an excerpt from his book that challenged me. God has given everyone enough time to seek Him. It is there. Having done what…

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How Do You Know that You Are Saved?

How Do You Know that You Are Saved?

This message preached by Paul Washer at a youth conference has to be one of the most provoking, straight forward messages on how to know you are saved that I have ever heard. I really love how he describes it. I can’t help but think of the thought that comparing ourselves among ourselves is not wise. Here are some excerpts, but you really need to read or watch the message in order to get his context. “I want you to…

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Good or God?

Good or God?

This morning I listened to a short video about the revelation that John Bevere had regarding what is good. I believe it is a timely word for our culture. Too often it is easy to assume that if something is good then obviously it must be of God. But that is the ultimate deception! Just ask Eve.  She opted to go with what was “good,” and “pleasant,” and desirable. How wrong could something be that also appeared so right? In…

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