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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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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Online Learning Center

Welcome to the member’s area. Personal transformation is among the highest priorites of many people in the world today. Some seek transformation within various faith communities, others seek it through self-help studies while others seek it through by accepting extremely challenging human accomplishments. This sight approaches transformation from the foundation of mind renewal. Let me

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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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If Jesus would have been here

http://imergentchurch.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/Lord_if.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: 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 brother would

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The priority of faith

http://imergentchurch.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/Faith_towards_God.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSHebrews 11 is one of the most powerful chapters in all scripture. It presents what many refer to as the “Hall of faith”. The great thing is, we are all invited to join the record of those who do great things by faith.

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Prayer that matters

http://imergentchurch.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/Prayers_that_matter.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSThis message is the first in the series on Prayer. There are various views surrounding the discipline of prayer that deals with the content. In this message, we take a look at the context as we are beginning to explore the framework of The Lords Prayer.

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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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Mystery of Faith

http://imergentchurch.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/Mystery_of_Faith_iMergent.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSOne of the most powerful forces in the universe is faith. Jesus revealed in and through his ministry, that faith is the connecting link between humanity and the Divine. In this talk, we explore the origin, simplicity, and power of faith.

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Good News

http://imergentchurch.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/The_Good_News.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: 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 has done

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National religious leader desecrates church

Imergent News Watch Breaking News… Last Modified: 27 Mar 2013 7:30 By Darryl Arnez, Staff Writer, Imergent News   National religious leader desecrates church days before High Holy Day… After a joyous welcome by spiritual followers into the city, a prominent religious leader entered into a local church and began overturning objects of religious devotion

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Which Time is it

Physicists say that time is the 4th dimension. If that is true, it makes understanding time a bit tricky for us, mired as we are in a 3-dimensional world. The full, fluid reality of anything includes its changing over time. But we experience time as a single moment we call the present. What I’m saying

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Faith Cometh

http://imergentchurch.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/Working-with-the-Word1.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSThe Word properly understood and applied has the power to renew, reform and revive. Over and over Jesus stated, that people’s faith has produced the desire in their lives. Join us as we examine “Faith, the key to dominion”.

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Christ in You

I just concluded a conversation with a good friend of mine who brought to my attention that a mutual friend has “converted to Islam”. After some discussion of the differences between the Nation of Islam and Christianity, I had an “AHA” moment. What struck me was this. People are searching for spiritual reality and many

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Pursuing spiritual gifts

One statement I find especially encouraging was from John Wesley, founder of the Methodist Movement. This was taken from numerous writings of Mr. Wesley and is contained in the 2008 UMC Book of Resolutions: Guidelines: The United Methodist Church and the Charismatic Movement Approved by 2008 General Conference for the 2008 United Methodist Book of Resolutions

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Retelling vs rewriting the Jesus story

Over the past few years, there seems to be a new emphasis upon what has been labeled “revisionist history”. By this I am referring to the attempt to rewrite history which lends credence to particular views, policies and positions. The challenge with this practice is that it becomes difficult to engage in any meaningful dialogue

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Communicating the Gospel in a social media world

I recently read the preface of the upcoming book “We must speak” by Rev. Larry Hollon in which he makes the case that the church must re-engage the media with message of the Gospel. The word “Gospel” means, by definition “good news”, and in our media saturated culture dominated by bad news, the church has

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