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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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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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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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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The Resurrection

http://imergentchurch.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/The-Resurrection.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSAs in the days of the early church, there is much discussion surrounding the resurrection of Jesus. Was it bodily, was it an apparition, or did it really happen. In 1 Corinthians 15, Paul presents an argument that has tremendous implications for every human

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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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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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Price of the prophetic

http://imergentchurch.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/The_Price_of_the_prophetic.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSI recently did a short study on the story of the prophets Elijah and Elisha. Some of the insights I gained were so powerful and applicable, that I wanted to share them with you. Please take a few moments and listen to the message

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Prayer Request

Jesus said " Again I say unto you, that if two of you shall agree on earth as touching anything that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven". (Mat 18:19) We join our faith together here to put the Word into operation. Check in to add

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In the day of His power

We have seen in the history of the church, time of great power and restoration. Whenever the people of God have accepted a nominal form of religion in place of a vital relationship with Jesus, voice have been raised up to proclaim the day of God’s power. We live in a day in which the

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