Miracles Part 5-Peter’s Adventures in Faith

Our study of Miracles continues from Parts 1, 2, 3, and 4… 1. We know that Paul “preached Christ.” His preaching was attended with MIRACLES and healings. (Acts 14:3-10) He also confronted demonic powers. (Acts 16:16-18) Paul himself testified of his methods: “And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man’s wisdom, but in […]

Miracles Part 4-Living in Power & Adventure

We continue our study of Miracles from Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3… The prophet Daniel spoke the Word of the Lord specifically for these last days: “…the people that do know their God shall be strong, and do exploits.” (Dan.11:32) According to the scripture, God is searching out a people that he will prepare for a […]

Miracles Part 3–Miracles in the Infant Church

We continue our study of MIRACLES from Part 1 and Part 2. Churches today are much about comfort, and little about power. They are user-friendly places, where spectators come to hear and see, but not to do. It was not so from the beginning. Originally, Jesus commissioned his church to, “Go ye into all the world, […]

Miracles Part 2–Miracles in the Life of Christ

Let’s continue our study on MIRACLES that we started in Part 1. John the Baptist testified boldly of Jesus, saying, “Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.” (John 1:15-36) But later on, John found himself languishing in Herod’s prison. (Luke 3:20) As human frailty crept into his soul, perhaps he saw […]

Miracles Part 1–Miracles in the Old Testament

Judges 6. The Midianites were ISIS terrorists of their day. “They came as grasshoppers for multitude…and they entered into the land to destroy it.” (verse 5)  “The Midianites were so cruel that many Israelites ran to the mountains and hid in caves.” (verse 2, CEV) When Israel cried out for relief, Yahweh responded by calling […]

It’s a No-Brainer!

The history of monarchies in every nation is replete with kings seeking to establish their dominion beyond their own lifetimes. They try to consolidate enough power for their descendants to rule upon their throne after them. But very few of these dynasties have ever reigned in any country for longer than a century. “Their inward […]

Giant Killers PART 2–Basic Training for Giant Killers

Daily Application for Giant Killers 1 Samuel 17 1. Defending the sheep from the lion and the bear was a commercial enterprise. David learned to stand in his covenant as part of making his daily living. Jesus said, “Occupy (literally, do business) till I come.” It is a godly thing to take risks for profit, trusting in the […]

Giant Killers PART 1–Tips for Giant Killers

Rethinking the story of David & Goliath.  (1 Samuel 17)  1. For 40 days the whole army of Israel was petrified by the giant.  In fact, the whole story was bad news for Israel–until David showed up.     Verse 42, David came out looking like Carrot Top.  A scrawny, red-headed kid, he didn’t exactly dominate the scene with his physical presence. […]