Some Things Must Be ‘Prayed In’ [Intercession]

16 “I pray that from his glorious, unlimited resources he will empower you with inner strength through his Spirit. 17 Then Christ will make his home in your hearts as you trust in him. Your roots will grow down into God’s love and keep you strong. 18 And may you have the power to understand, as all God’s peopleContinue reading “Some Things Must Be ‘Prayed In’ [Intercession]”

Preaching, Without Preaching

“And do not be grieved, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.” Nehemiah 8:10 “Shout for joy in the Lord, O you righteous!     Praise befits the upright.” Psalm 33:1 There is a power emitted from a life of joy. We can see it and hear it in the lives of joy transformed people; many others, not so much.Continue reading “Preaching, Without Preaching”

The Fishbowl and Your Pastor

“Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.”  Anon. “A true and safe leader is likely to be one who has no desire to lead, but is forced into a position of leadership by the inward pressure of the Holy Spirit and the press of the external situation.”  A.W.Continue reading “The Fishbowl and Your Pastor”

A Pastor’s Transformation

Pastor Jeremiah Steepek (pictured left) transformed himself into a homeless person and went to the 10,000 member church that he was to be introduced as the head pastor at that morning. He walked around his soon to be church for 30 minutes while it was filling with people for service, only 3 people out ofContinue reading “A Pastor’s Transformation”