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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Bible Prophecy

Many Christians scorn the study of Bible prophecy. In other words, they do not appreciate or value the study of Bible prophecy and consider it a complete waste of time. How sad that so many people maintain a wrong attiyude about this subject and regard Bible prophecy as though it were an unnecessary element included

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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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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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The Resurrection

http://imergentchurch.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/The-Resurrection.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: 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 being. In

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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: 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 and discover

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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: 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 persists to

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God’s ways

http://imergentchurch.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/Gods-Ways-RPUMC.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: 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 can cooperate

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God coming as rain

http://imergentchurch.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/God-coming-as-Rains.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSSeasons of change are marked by changes in the weather. Most notable is the rain that brings about renewal and restoration. The scriptures speak of God coming to humanity in the image of rain.

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Cultural Shift

http://imergentchurch.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/Election-2012_What-does-this-mean.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSThe recent election demonstrated without question that the demographics in America had changed. What this means is that the cultural shift we’ve heard about in the pass years is in full swing. What does this mean for the country and more specifically for the people of

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Gift bearing people

http://imergentchurch.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/Bearing_gifts.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSPeople who are on a spiritual should always be giving gifts. Because we have accessed the creative side of our nature, we have something to give.

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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: 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 then share

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Baptism of the Spirit

http://imergentchurch.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/Ministry-of-the-Spirit-Pt.1.mp3http://imergentchurch.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/Ministry-of-the-Spirit-Pt.1.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSThe Baptism of the Holy Spirit is key to seeing renewal in the body of Christ and within the life of it’s individual members. Over the past 100 years the Baptism of the Holy Spirit has been the center-piece of the Pentecostal and Charismatic renewal movements,

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Gifted to serve

This is part of the foundation messages foundational message I shared on the series “Gifted to serve.

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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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Spiritual Gifts

http://media.blubrry.com/imergentministries/p/content.blubrry.com/imergentministries/To_Be_or_Not_To_Be.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS Spiritual gifts are the source of much controversy and confusion among believers. This is interesting and something of a sad commentary, since these gifts are meant to be graces from God for the edification of the church. Even today, as in the early church, the

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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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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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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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