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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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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Restoring the foundations

http://imergentchurch.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/Foundations.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSThe key to renewal and revival always involves recovering scriptural foundations. Listen to Pt. 1 of the series “Restoring the foundations”.

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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Android | RSSThe original blessing given to humanity was to “Be fruitful and multiply” and that blessing has never been withdrawn.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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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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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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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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