Mar 26 2021

Total Surrender

Jesus wants 100% of you, and when you give him 100%, you will find yourself in the deepest and most meaningful relationship of your life. Surrender, in the kingdom of God, is not just an idea, it’s an expectation. Take a few minutes to get some practical application on this important topic.


Mar 19 2021

Holiness

Check out this week’s short teaching on holiness; a foundational principle in God’s kingdom that will take your journey with Jesus to a deeper level.


Mar 12 2021

Past failures

Your past does not define your future. Your past mistakes do not dictate how God can and will use you. All it takes is a willing heart and he will realign your purpose. We often get caught in this mindset that God can’t use us because we have done so many wrong things but if that was the case then the purpose of Jesus’ death would be greatly limited. Paul is easily the best example of this. He was at worst a murderer and at best a violent representative of the High Priest. And yet one day God shifts his direction. I find it interesting that the story doesn’t show Paul as this guy on a pursuit of Jesus but just one encounter changed his focus. And Paul went on to pen almost half of the New Testament! From murderer to God’s mouthpiece. That’s a dramatic difference. Jesus didn’t die to make you worthy, he died because you were already worthy of the sacrifice. Don’t ever let your past mistakes lessen the value of his sacrifice and don’t ever live from a perspective that all you can do is barely slide into heaven. All of heaven is behind us in the instant that we commit our lives to Jesus. His love is too great to put limits on what he will do for us. There are no limitations so know that you are worthy of the sacrifice, worthy to be used for great things, and worthy to pull heaven to earth everywhere you go.

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Mar 5 2021

Pruning adventures

John 15 is my favorite chapter of the Bible. I find Jesus’ discussion about the vine and the branches so fascinating because he gives us this key to success by telling us to stay connected to him. It’s such a vital piece of understanding how to live a supernatural lifestyle; we can do nothing without him. A few days ago I was reading verses 7-8 when I realized something new. It says “If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. My Father is glorified by this, that you bear much fruit…” The first part is already intriguing because Jesus tells us that if we stay connected we can ask for anything and it will be done. The possibilities are endless. Praying for the sick, praying for your family, praying for finances, praying for anything and expecting it to be done because of this intimate connection. But the fruit piece is a little confusing and doesn’t seem to fit and the receiving piece is also a little confusing because we have all had times when we asked for something and didn’t receive it (or are still waiting for it). But if we go back a few verses to what Jesus said in verse 2 it helps us to see this statement in context. Verse 2 says “…every branch that bears fruit, He prunes it so that it may bear more fruit.” If we are fruitful we are guaranteed to go through a pruning process so that the fruit will increase. And, when we ask the Father for something he takes us through this pruning process so that we will be able to carry what he gives us. It seems that God invites us to ask for what we need so that it creates the opportunity for him to reshape something in our lives. Of course the frustrating part in all of this is that the pruning process is different for everyone so we rarely know when the things we ask for will be released. But there is joy in the journey so we just have to remember that the process gets us to the place where we can bear more fruit and see more people blessed.

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