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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Faith Net

Our world is rapidly changing and much of that change is being driven by technology. Technology provides the opportunity for people around the world to connect and interact far beyond what was possible in the past. WELCOME TO THE FUTURE… Utilizing the latest technologies, FAITH NET  is an online portal for fostering personal transformation. The

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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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What’s changing about change?

"If You Want to Keep Getting What You're Getting, Keep Doing What You're Doing" It seems as though everywhere we turn, we are hearing about the need to restructure, reform and renew. This conversation is happening in nearly segment of our society from politics to education. It’s a conversation that needs to continue, not because

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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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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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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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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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Empowered by God

http://imergentchurch.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Gifts_of_healings.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSWhen we consider following Jesus and fulfilling the mission we called to, we are faced with the reality that Jesus’s ministry was summed up well in the gospel of Matthew. It say ” Jesus went throughout Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the good

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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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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: 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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Who Am I ?

http://imergentchurch.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/Who_Am_I.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | 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

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Open Doors

http://imergentchurch.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/Min_Kendrick_Smith_Open_doors.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSWe’ve all heard the saying, “when one door closes, another opens” and in this message, Minister Kendrick Smith shares an insightful and prophetic word about what o do when doors open and closes. Listen in.

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Exploring your map

http://imergentchurch.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/Exploring_your_map.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | 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

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Subconscious Realities

http://imergentchurch.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/Unconscious_Realities.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | 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

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