“You who are conversant with human history will bear me out when I say that the whole history of the church is a series of miracles – a long stream of wonders. A little spark kindled in the midst of oceans, and yet all her boisterous waves cannot quench it.”
And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. And awe came upon every soul, and many wonders and signs were being done through the apostles. And all who believed were together and had all things in common. And they were selling their possessions and […]
Before He made the world, when mankind was just an idea in the mind of God, He desired one thing from us: fellowship, intimacy. So He created man: body and soul. And then He did with man what He did not do with any other created thing – He gave him a spirit. In that […]
My family’s experience with Pentecost traces back to sawdust trails and revival altar calls 4 generations ago on both sides of my family. Pentecostalism is the only form of Christianity with which my family has been acquainted and as such is embedded deep into our family culture. The stories I heard around the dinner table as a child were those of miracles, sermons, crazy church ladies, cranky deacons and “what the Lord did at church today”.
I have always been drawn to the bible. As a child my parents drew lines from every important decision, lesson or principle back to that book. It was canon for our family; the measuring stick by which we judged a thing to be true or not. Yet we never learned to treat it as a […]
I want to tell you two stories today. The first is about a man from a large municipality called the Decapolis. We read his story in Mark 5. Here’s a synopsis: Lots of trauma, since he was a kid Spent most of his life as a patient, different doctors and psychologists had done what they […]
Last week we took a look at what it means to live in this time between Jesus’ ascension and his return, a time that we are calling, “the time of mercy.” We noticed together that the scriptures never once tell us that our job is to build the Lord’s kingdom, but rather, to drink and […]
If you will recall the picture that we drew concerning the Kingdom of God, this present age and the age to come, you’ll remember that we live in what we’re calling “the Time of Mercy”. This period of history started with Jesus. Remember in Luke 4 that Jesus announced by quoting Isaiah 61: 18 “The […]