If last week we talked about power under control then this week I’ll share about power released and power received. First some brief background. Approaching the time of coming to Jerusalem for Passover Jesus mentioned that he would get arrested, be tried and killed. “But, hey Gang, don’t sweat it, after three days I will…

The third thing Paul wanted us to know after we had our eyes opened was to know the Greatness of His Power. Now, I know that we must look at the resurrection power that the text in Ephesians talks about, but for a moment can we consider a different kind of power. MEEKNESS. Did I…

The second thing Paul wanted us to know after we had our eyes opened was to know the riches of His inheritance in the Saints. I think there may be a couple of meanings here. We often think about our inheritance which has been obtained for us by Jesus at the cross. Jesus told His…

Most of us have seen the show, right? If you don’t know Bob Barker then this may be way over your head! The contestant wins the first round of bidding which gets him on stage and then Bob would sometimes present them with three doors. They had to pick one of those doors and get…

A teacher looks across her desk and sees (hopefully) an eager bunch of little people whose heads and hearts are full of questions, and she is just delighted that she gets to pour information into them that will possibly change their world. As she teaches math she watches as the “light go on” and they…

Imagine being prayed for by a great man of God. People have lined up in long queues just to have mighty evangelists pray over them. You’ve been prayed for by one of God’s greatest servants – Paul the Apostle. I’d like to peel back the layers of his prayer and discover what was important enough…

So if “carnal mindedness” leads to death, why does being “spiritually minded” lead to life and peace? Awareness! I’ve noticed that there are two kinds of drivers on our roads. Some drivers (and these ones scare me) have their eyes glued to the road in front of them and they see nothing else. Somehow they…

Ok, after further thought, I have a couple more things to say about being “spiritually minded”. To cut through all the fog of misunderstanding on this important issue let’s just put this out there to bring some clarity. To be spiritually minded is to appreciate the fact, and live according to the fact, that there…

Obstacles are those things that limit our progress. They make it difficult to achieve our goals even to the point of potential failure. We are not without great help! Some of our obstacles are derived from a very crafty enemy. However, Paul tells us, “For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in…

A common word to the seven churches spoken to in the Book of Revelations is, “He who has an ear let him hear what the Spirit is saying to the church!” The Lord expects us to be listening to His direction from above. Often Paul said the Holy Spirit told him to go or not…