A tale of two cities or Sign of the times ?

I am not one known to attempt to explain world events to biblical prophecy, especially in attempting to establish scriptures dealing with end time prophecy. However, unique events require renewed attention. So here we go. The recent election of Donald J. Trump seems to be the reality show of the century. The crucial thing to

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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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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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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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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: iTunes | 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

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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: iTunes | 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

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Treasure within

http://imergentchurch.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/Treasure_within_us.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | 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

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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: iTunes | 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

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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: iTunes | Android | RSSBeliefs are the foundation of all our actions. Our beliefs become springs from which out thoughts flow,

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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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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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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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The Choice is Yours

http://imergentchurch.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/The_Choice_is_Yours.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSLife is one big series of choices. Our life today is the sum total of all the choices we have made in the past. Where we will be tomorrow will be the result of the choices we make today. And the story continues.

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Kingdom NOW but not yet

http://imergentchurch.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/Kingdom_Now_but_not_yet.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSDuring the teaching ministry of Jesus, the Kingdom of God was central. Many things occupy the preaching and teaching of Christianity, but often the Kingdom occupies very small space. Let’s explore it together Now.

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Good News

http://imergentchurch.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/The_Good_News.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS Many times we do not stop to think about what it is we say we believe. This is especially true when it comes to spiritual faith. Christianity tends to focus upon what we can do for God but the Gospel emphasizes what God

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God’s GPS

http://imergentchurch.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Gods-GPS.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSOne of the greatest things about God, is that he never leaves us to figure out our own direction in life. From the beginning of our journey until we reach our final destination his presence is always there. Listen in as we discover the

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The heart of God

http://imergentchurch.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/The-Fathers-heart.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS Jesus sought to reveal the heart of The Father over againts the demands of religous systems. The srory of the Father’s heart is central to the mission ans message of Jesus, but has overlooked and ignored by current revelation of God. Listen in

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Issue-Inside and Outside

http://imergentchurch.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/Issues-inside-and-out.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSOne of the common characteristics of being human is having to deal with life’s issues. Whether we are facing internal or external, ours or friends and families, we all must deal with them. In this talk, I share a fail proof approach to successfully

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Coming up short

http://imergentchurch.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/Coming-up-short.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSThe story of Zacchaeus is more than just about climbing trees. It is a revealing account of what it takes to get a view of Jesus when you realize it is a tall order. There are certain things that Zacchaeus did in order to

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Brand New

http://imergentchurch.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/Brand-new-and-all-made-over-use.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSTradition has taught that the creation of God was completed on the seventh day. Science has shown that evolution is a ongoing process. Is there any reconciliation between the the proof of science and the power of faith. Join us for this provoking discussion.

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What is iMergent Church

A few people have asked me what and where is the iMergent Church and my answer tends to surprise them. Let me explain why. 1- The iMergent Church isn’t a church at all. 2- The iMergent Church has no physical location. 3- The iMergent Church is and is yet becoming. Now that we have established

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Are the Gifts of the Spirit for today ?

What a question to ask. It surely generates conversation. Anyone who has read the scriptures has to admit that the gospels and the book of acts are filled with excitement, energy and renewed lives. It is hard for some to believe, and understandably so, that the Jesus of scripture is the same Jesus who is

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The hour has come

http://imergentchurch.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/The-Hour-has-Come-Now.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSOne of the most misunderstood and under appreciated stories in the gospels, is the conversation Jesus had with the Samaritan woman at the well. Contained within this story is lay the keys to understanding the age old conflict between Judah and Israel. The conflict

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God’s ways

http://imergentchurch.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/Gods-Ways-RPUMC.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSThere is a distinct difference between the way God does things and the things he does. The Psalmist David tells us God showed his ways to Moses and His works to Israel. Once we see the difference and understand the way’s of God, we

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