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Who stole your inheritance? You did!

Who stole your inheritance? You did!

According to CBN there are over 30,000 promises in the bible.  One of them reads, “I can do all things in Christ who strengthens me,” Phil. 4:13. Another is, “I tell you the truth, anyone who has faith in me will do what I have been doing. He will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father,” John 14:12.  So why don’t we do greater things? Your inheritance is a gift from God. God has called…

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You were not called to be pew fodder

You were not called to be pew fodder

Attending church is supposed to be a worthwhile endeavor.  The idea is that we become Christians and plug into a body of believers who help us mature and grow until we, ourselves, are released to the work of ministry – or that’s the general idea. However, with more and more churches being inwardly forcused or missing apsects of the 5-fold ministries, who is regularly modeling the great commission and the gifts and anointing beyond the pastor? Every person that comes to Christ is supposed…

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Holding people with a loose grip

Holding people with a loose grip

My first pastor, after I became a Christian, died a week ago.  His name was Tom Ferguson and he served the Lord in ministry for nearly 50 years. We reflected on Tom and his ministry during his memorial service on Friday and let me tell you, it was powerful.  Tom started a church in Everett, Washington  in 1974 called New Life Center. The church grew quickly because people were drawn to Tom’s authentic and sincere brand of Christianity. I joined Tom’s church in 1982…

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Graham Cooke on “Doing Church” in America

Graham Cooke on “Doing Church” in America

In 2001, Graham Cooke did a teaching on Church in America to leaders of the International Foursquare Church.  It’s not a well known or widely available teaching. In fact, I can’t find it anywhere. But it is one of the most anointed teachings of all time on church. Because of my passion and heart for healthy church, this teaching by Graham is probably the most inspiring and impactful teachings I have ever heard on the subject.  In fact, my spirit delights itself throughout the four hours of…

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