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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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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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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Subconscious Realities

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

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Fruitful living Pt. 1

http://imergentchurch.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/Be_fruitful_and_multiply.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSThe original blessing given to humanity was to “Be fruitful and multiply” and that blessing has never been withdrawn. We see throughout the revelation of God, that people keep receiving the blessing and it causes them to multiply. In this episode we examine the biblical principle

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The seed of fruitfullness

http://imergentchurch.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/The-Seed-of-Fruitfulness.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSThe scriptures reveal a very simple principle about the potential of God’s word. Everything God desires, come out of what he speaks to and produces whatever God says. You may be asking, “what did he just say”, so I will say it again. Everything God desires,

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God’s GPS

http://imergentchurch.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Gods-GPS.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: 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 pattern of

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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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Coming up short

http://imergentchurch.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/Coming-up-short.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: 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 get a

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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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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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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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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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