THE DWELLING PLACE OF GOD
The book of Ezekiel comes to a climax with the vision of a glorious new temple...a vision given to Ezekiel when he was a captive in Babylon and when the temple in Jerusalem was nothing but charred ruins. Why this vision? What's so important about the temp ... read more
THE FINAL AWAKENING?
After years of wars, revolutions and terror attacks, a strange peace has settled over the earth. A major treaty has just been signed. Over at the United Nations, they're intoxicated with joy, as the guns grow silent.
Then, right in the middle of ... read more
The Fire of God
Read: 1 Kings 18:20-39
The prophets of Baal had influence with King Ahab, but no fire.
Elijah had almost no human support, no influence with the king, but he had fire.
The altar for Baal was surrounded by people, action, activity, noise. The a ... read more
THE FIRST FIVE MINUTES
(Based on Luke 16: 19-31)
Have you ever thought about what it's going to be like----those first five minutes after you die?
Your body has been left behind.
You no longer have eyes, but you can see.
You no longer have ears, but you can hear.
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THE GLORY OF THE WAY
Bear one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ. Galatians 6:2
Jesus promises that if we follow him we don't have to wait until we die or until he comes back in glory to enter heaven.
Heaven begins now.
"I am the light o ... read more
THE GOD OF JONAH
Read: Jonah l:1-3:3
There are times when life gets rough for the believer and he lifts up his voice and cries to God, "Why are you letting all this happen to me?" And the cry is honest. He is really baffled.
But there are times when the believer c ... read more
THE GOSPEL IN THREE WORDS
On the Mount of Transfiguration Peter, James, and John were given a vision that scared them out of their wits, yet a vision which they would need to keep them going through the dark days ahead.
For a few minutes they saw the Kingdom of God as it real ... read more
THE GOSPEL WE LIVE
Now after John was arrested, Jesus came into Galilee preaching the gospel of God, and saying, "The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent, and believe in the gospel."
Mark 1: 14-15
People came ... read more
THE GRACIOUS DELAY OF SWIFT WRATH
One of the reasons people think there is no God is
because they can get away with so much and nothing
happens to them. You can sin awful sins and no lightning
strikes you dead. You can lie,
defy your conscience
in a hundred ways and life g ... read more
THE GRIP OF GOD
Read: John 6: 6-69
We're all aware of the fact that the minute a man or woman shows any serious resolve to follow Jesus Christ things begin to happen in and around that person's life that try to destroy that resolve.
After the seed is sown, most o ... read more
THE HAND OF GOD AND THE BODY OF CHRIST
Who of us hasn't at one time or another reached a point where it seems certain we're about to burn out.
"One more day of this pressure will finish me for sure".
"I simply can't go on another mile. My strength is gone."
This "burn-out syndrome" ma ... read more
THE HOPES AND FEARS OF ALL THE YEARS
A Word For Christmas Eve
Once upon a time, long, long ago, there was an island in the middle of the ocean called Penal Island. All the people who lived on this island were prisoners. They had no idea how they got there, but they knew that there was ... read more
THE IMAGE AND THE STONE
Nebuchadnezzar, King of Babylon, had a dream. He demanded his wise men, not only to interpret the dream, but to tell him what he dreamed! The wise men protested, but King Nebuchadnezzar insisted, “Either you tell me what I dreamed, and the dream’s ... read more
THE INDWELLING MASTER
You're asleep in your bed one night and you begin to dream. Gradually the dream becomes more than a dream. It's a vision. You see the Lord Jesus standing before you. He doesn't look like the pictures of Jesus you've seen all your life, but you know who it ... read more
THE INNER DOOR
The test of whether anything real has happened to us while we are worshipping is the shape we're in when we go out the door.
If our minds were dull when we came in, are they still dull when we walk out? Or do we walk out changed, touched by the power ... read more
THE INSPIRED MOMENT AND THE INSPIRED WALK
After these things the word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision, "Fear not, Abram, I am your shield; and your very great reward." But Abram said, "0 Lord God, what wilt thou give me, for I continue childless, and the heir of my house is Eliezer of Damas ... read more
THE LAST DOOR
"But woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! Because
you shut the kingdom of heaven against men; for you neither
enter yourselves, nor allow those who would enter to go in."
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THE LEADERS TOOK THE LEAD THE PEOPLE OFFERED THEMSELVES WILLINGLY
t's true to say that revival in the Body of Christ never begins with us...it always begins with God.
- We don't engineer revival. - We can't program it.
- God has to send us his Spirit.
- God has to speak a word that wakes us up...raises us from the de ... read more
THE LIGHT OF THE NEW COVENANT
The longer we walk with Jesus the more we appreciate this Bible, which once seemed so dry and hard to understand. Numberless times we have been refreshed by reading in it the anointed words of men and women whose lives were invaded by the Spirit of God an ... read more
THE LIVING AND THE DEAD
read: Revelation 3:1-6
When someone comes along and says, "Man, the people in your church really have life; I can feel the power!", it makes us feel good. And when someone says, "Your church is dry as a bone; You're dead! Nothing's happening." we ge ... read more