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Kingdom Life

Guest post by “Francis Drake”: Business and fellowship

Sometimes it helps people to get completely “out-of-the-box.” For a number of years I ran a local fellowship for businessmen and women. Because they never thought of it as a “church” they didn’t come with their church straight-jackets on; consequently we had amazing results. The vision was never intended to be about getting people saved, although… Read More

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Inner healing

Is your glass half-empty or half-full?

Do you want to be happy or sad? While there are some people who are unhappy because they need emotional healing from a broken heart, others choose to be pessimistic, to look on the negative side of life. There are a couple of very interesting verses in Proverbs 15. Verses 13 and 15 say this:… Read More

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Kingdom Life

The end of the wilderness

Whenever I share about the nine years of wilderness we experienced when we first moved to the States, something about the story resonates with other people–especially the length of time we were there. It seems to give people hope that they, too, might emerge from their own desert experience with their faith stronger, and prepared for the next… Read More

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Kingdom Life

Free e-book on hearing God

A year or so ago I wrote an e-book entitled A Simple Guide to Hearing God. It’s designed to be a very practical look at how to hear God’s voice. However, I decided to take a different approach. I have many friends who know how to hear God clearly–some of the stories they tell are remarkable.… Read More

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Lessons from Rosa’s story

I sometimes think the Lord gave us the experience with Rosa and starting church in the projects because it so closely parallels Luke 10. In Luke 10:1, Jesus commissions 72 disciples to go ahead of him in pairs to all the towns and places he plans to visit. Jesus had a strategy for the area–the… Read More

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New E-book: A Simple Guide to Hearing God

How do we hear God? Does He speak in an audible voice? How do we know it is Jesus speaking and not an over-active imagination? What might happen if we deliberately listen to God, believing He will speak to us? About 18 months ago I had the idea of a multi-media e-book that would address… Read More

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Gathering to Listen

Can you give feedback on a multimedia ebook?

I've just completed a 40+ page multimedia ebook on the subject of listening to God. (By multimedia, I mean it has videos and other links that are part of the book.)  I'd love to have feedback from a few people so that I can make any relevant changes before I "go live" with this. My… Read More

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6 trends for 2011

Here are some of the trends I believe God is bringing into the body of Christ and more specifically into the simple/organic/house church movement that we will see in the coming year: An increasing emphasis on the Kingdom of God Groups on mission with God, listening to what he says to them and obeying what… Read More

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Gathering to Listen #5

Let me go back and tell you a little more of our first time together: How does a group go about waiting on God for three days?  What do you do?  For a while, we all waited in silence.  Then W.S. suggested that we let the Lord give each person an identity by allowing the… Read More

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Gathering to Listen #1

For the past several years, I have had the privilege of being part of a group that gets together for two to three days at a time every few months with no agenda except that of listening to God and doing what he says.  We have recently had the "go ahead" from the Lord to… Read More