Do it again Lord

One of the classes I am taking as I finish up my Masters at United Theological Seminary, is a class on Charismatic ministry, taught by Dr. Randy Clark of Global Awakening Ministries. Some may be aware that Randy Clark is the one God used to usher in the revival at the Toronto Airport Vineyard in

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Eternal Hope

http://imergentchurch.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/Eternal_Hope.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS When we think about the future, often we are held captive by the past. This is because we have hopes that haven't come to pass and we become blinded by the present. You are not alone in this journey. Jesus is right here

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The Fathers’ Blessing

http://imergentchurch.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/The_Fathers_Blessing.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS Many people have a difficult time related to the idea of "God" as father, but the scriptures reveal a very interesting insightful view into the heart of the father. We hope you enjoy the message.

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After the Resurrection

Greetings in the name of the Lord. I trust that you had a wonderful Resurrection Celebration. This past 40 Day journey during Lent has been filled with excitement, encouragement and challenge. It is the last week that has been a time of real testing and trial. I anticipated that at the end, I would have a clear

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Preparation for Visitation

http://imergentchurch.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Preparation_for_Visitation.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS   The Triumphal Entry, is a day of visitation. As Jesus entered the city of Jerusalem, we see one last applaud from the Father meant to spur Jesus on for the days to come.  Jesus knew that His disciples would desert Him. He

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God’s Story for You

  New small group study beginning March 17th 2015. 6:30pm Residence Park UMC – 4800 N. Dixie Drive, Dayton OH 45414 Do You Know God's Purpose for Your Life? In the beginning, God created heaven and earth, but He wanted something more, so He designed someone–a person in His own image. Picture the Master Potter

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Prayerworks Prayerline

  (2 Chronicles 7:14)  If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.   We are living during a time of massive change and

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Minding the things of God

http://imergentchurch.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Minding_the_things_of_God.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS The apostle Peter went from getting a revelation of the person of Christ to being rebuked by Jesus. He also wrote some of the profound truths of the Christian faith. There is a great lesson to be learned about the nature of discipleship. 

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Discovering Spiritual Gifts

Residence Park Park / Higher Ground UMC’s will present a Spiritual Gifts Workshop beginning Wednesday evenings, February 3rd at 6pm at 4800 N. Dixie Dr. The workshop is designed to be both informational and transformational. If you are interested in discovering and developing your unique God given gifts, learn how they may differ from and/or

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Reflections from the journey

Reflections from the journey As this year comes to a close, I must confess that I am happy to have made it through. It has been a year of transition for sure. Having worshipped in three different locations this past year, it is good to have arrived at a “Rehoboth.” For those of you who

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Discover God’s Purpose For Your life

Do You Know God’s Purpose for Your Life? New class starting in January 2015  In the beginning, God created heaven and earth, but He wanted something more, so He designed someone–a person in His own image. Picture the Master Potter shaping that first human form, bending, molding, and stretching this being from a lump of

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The Exchange

http://imergentchurch.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/The_Exchange.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS We must ask ourselves at this a few questions. 1-Why did Christ need to die 2-What benefit did his death have upon humanity and 3-How do we appropriate (take to ourselves the benefits of His death) Listen in

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If Jesus would have been here

http://imergentchurch.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/Lord_if.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSWhen God doesn’t perform as we think he ought to. “Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died.” In the passage, Martha uses exactly those words in addressing Jesus, and so does Mary. “Lord, if you had been here, my

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The life God gives

http://imergentchurch.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/Life.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSThere are very interesting lessons to be learned from the story of Jesus raising Lazarus from the dead. We tend to focus on the vent itself and overlook some lessons that also transformative. Learn with us.

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Corporate Anointing

http://imergentchurch.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/Corporate_Anointing.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSAnd, just as in the Old Testament, when the people gathered together in one place – in one accord – and the glory of God filled the temple made of wood and stone – that same glory becomes more and more tangible, it becomes

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Anointed to serve

http://imergentchurch.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/Anointed_to_Serve_Pt.1.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSThe ministry of Jesus started out with the pronouncement “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me because he has anointed me to…)! The words “because, anointed and to” carry tremendous weight as we follow the ministry of the Jesus. The ministry of Jesus

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Do you want to be made whole

http://imergentchurch.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Do_you_want_to_be_whole.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSDesire is a sense of longing for a person or object or hoping for an outcome. When a person desires something or someone, their sense of longing is excited by the enjoyment or the thought of the item or person, and they want to

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Why I became a United Methodist Pastor

I know that is not the most catchy title for a post, but it captures what I want to share. Over the past 6 years I have been repeatedly asked ” how did I end up a United Methodist Pastor”? Well, I guess I need to explain something about my previous 20 year journey. I

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It’s harvest time

I had a great conversation with my spiritual father earlier today regarding the current state of the Pentecostal/Charismatic church. I was sharing with him about a recent paper I wrote about the Methodist roots of the Pentecostal out-pouring in the early 1900’s. One thing I discovered while researching the paper is that when people forget

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