The Testimony of Jesus

  The Testimony of Jesus One of the most powerful revelations in the scriptures is that of the power of "the testimony". During the wilderness journey of the people of God, we learn that Moses commanded certain items to be placed in the Ark of the Covenant. Interestingly, another name for the Ark is found

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The Spirit of Prophecy

A view from Patmos The apostle John was banished to the isle of Patmos for what he described as “the word of God and the testimony of Jesus’. During that time, he received the visions in the book which has come to be known as the Revelation of Jesus Christ. Many people have sought to

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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: 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 with you.

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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: 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 knew the

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Sharing is caring

Sharing is caring! I experienced some real insight this evening during our Tuesday night Grow Group session. We are studying the book “God’s Story for You, by Dr. Neil Anderson, and were examining some of the questions regarding the fall of man. While talking about why “Adam chose to sin”, I had to laugh as

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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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Spiritual Gifts

Every child of God is filled with the power of the Holy Spirit, specially gifted to play a unique and valued role in the body of Christ. No one is without gift or purpose. Spiritual gifts are not our talents or skills. They are the grace of God at work within us, empowering us to

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Coming up at the Park

We are excited about the opporturtunities and minstries that developing at Residence Park / Higher Ground UMC's. (4800 N. Dixie Dr, Dayton, OH) Starting Tuesday, February 10th 7 PM The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization, established in 1979 for mental health clients and their families as a self-help

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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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Keep the Unity

http://imergentchurch.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Keep_the_Unity.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSIn Ephesians, the principle of Christ’s headship is carried to its largest results. The centre of the Church becomes the centre of the universe. God’s plan of the ages is disclosed, ranging through eternity and embracing every form of being, and “gathering into one all things

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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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God is on the move

We continue to hear reports of how the majority world (Africa, Asia, and Latin America) are experiencing tremendous growth and renewal in, through and by the Holy Spirit. As we consider the Christian landscape in America however, we hear stories of decline in attendance, membership and general interest in Christianity. This should raise some important

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No road map

http://imergentchurch.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/Word_and_Spirit.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSKingdom greetings, We have seen an abundance of grace over the past few months. We have found ourselves on a new leg of the journey, following the call of God. One of the most interesting aspects of this phase of the journey is, there is no road

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Kingdom Citizens

There are lots of conversations revolving around the subject of inclusivity. I am speaking specifically within the context of the church. It seems that while the world is becoming increasingly diverse, the church remains increasingly divisive. We hold sensitivity trainings and workshops, but the root of the problem remains. It is my observation that we

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Jacob and the Blessing Pt.2

http://imergentchurch.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/Jacob_and_the_Blessing_Pt_2.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSThe Blessing is very real. It was originally given to Adam and it is this that Adam lost. We see through the scripture narrative, that God has worked in every generation through The Blessing to ultimately restore it to humankind. Listen in as being to explore

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The blessing and the birthright

http://imergentchurch.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/Dont_despise_your_birthright.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSThe birthright is emphasized in the Bible because it honored the rights or privileges of the family’s firstborn son. After the father died, or in the father’s absence, the firstborn son assumed the father’s authority and responsibilities. In addition to assuming the leadership role in the

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Treasure within

http://imergentchurch.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/Treasure_within_us.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSThe scriptures inform us that the gospel was first preached to Abraham (Galatian 3:6-8). Throughout the Hebrew Scriptures, the gospel unfolds until finally within the ministry of Jesus, the purpose of God is clearly proclaimed. In this message we begin to unpack the glory of the

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Believing in Christ Within

http://imergentchurch.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/Believing_in_Christ_Within.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSOne of the most powerful yet most neglected revelations in the scriptures is that God dwells within. In this message, D.A. shares how this was always the intent of God and the motivating factor underlying all God’s activity. Grab your note pad as you listen as

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Belief Power

We create beliefs to anchor our understanding of the world around us and so, once we have formed a belief, we will tend to persevere with that belief.http://imergentchurch.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/Belief_Power.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSBeliefs are the foundation of all our actions. Our beliefs become springs from which out thoughts flow, Our thoughts

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Who Am I ?

http://imergentchurch.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/Who_Am_I.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSMany of the crises that we experience in life occur because, humanity lives with an identity crises. We don’t know WHO or WHAT we are. The same applies to the church, however it shouldn’t. Despite any circumstances surrounding or involving our birth, we were in God’s

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Exploring your map

http://imergentchurch.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/Exploring_your_map.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSIn the creation man was perfect without sin. At creation, man was Pure Potentiality. Do you not believe that prior to sin, man had absolutely no limitations. He had no limiting decisions to deal with. He had no bitter roots or strongholds to deal with. In

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Subconscious Realities

http://imergentchurch.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/Unconscious_Realities.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSRecently, it has come to our attention that many people are confused both about the existence of what is commonly called the subconscious1 and its role. Many Christians, driven by their concern about the preoccupation of psychologists with the subconscious, mistakenly ignore its Biblical basis. Because

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