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Kingdom Life

It’s time to leave the safety of the shore

A few years ago, I had the privilege of training a church in India in the principles of church planting. One of the activities we did was to listen to the Lord on behalf of the church. What was he saying to them as a body of believers? They were a wonderful group of people and… Read More

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Kingdom Women

When women champion men…

As part of some correspondence, a pastor’s wife, Kathy, wrote the following. I LOVE what she says here! My prayer is that one day, women will “champion” the men who are brave enough to come out of the “male only” leadership box. I believe that women who are free are the ones who will be… Read More

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Kingdom Women

Why you chose option #3

And a hint for bloggers… Thank you for all of you who responded to my request for help choosing a subtitle for The Black Swan Effect–the book on women I’ve been compiling. With all the numerous possibilities, it’s been a daunting task. You’ll be interested to know that more than 70% of you picked the… Read More

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Kingdom Life

Is the Holy Spirit enough?

Modern wisdom would have us spend much time discipling new believers. But consider the following: Philip had no time with the Ethiopian eunuch after his baptism (which occurred at salvation). The Philippian jailor became a disciple in the middle of the night, and next morning, Paul was gone. Paul was in Philippi for “several days”… Read More

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Kingdom Life

Some feminine wisdom

In the church that meets in our home, we’re studying through the book of Proverbs. We came across some interesting verses last Friday on the topic of wisdom. There was some lively and spirited discussion. At the end, someone commented, “I predict a blog post coming on!” They were right, and here it is. Here… Read More

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Kingdom Life

A story: Child of Promise

It seems that wherever we turn at present, God is doing amazing things. Yesterday we held a baby shower: here’s the story behind it. Shama is a new Christian from a Hindu background. She and her husband had been trying for a baby for several years, but with no success. When they finally consulted an… Read More

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Kingdom of God

Another wave rolls in

Arthur Wallis, a British “elder statesman” in the Kingdom wrote a fascinating foreword to a book by Frank Bartleman called Another wave rolls in: (formerly) What really happened at “Azuza Street?” The book describes from a first-hand perspective, the events at Azusa Street–the beginning of the Pentecostal Movement. In this foreword, Arthur described how the life of the early… Read More

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Kingdom Life

The Holy Spirit and DL Moody

I’ve just finished reading A Passion for Souls: The Life of D. L. Moody, an account of the life of the famous evangelist. I found myself surprisingly moved by his life. DL Moody was born in Northfield, Massachusetts. His father died when he was only four years old and his mother was left caring for… Read More

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Church planting Kingdom skills

Multiplication tools; KISS

Simple things multiply; complex things are much harder to reproduce. Photo Credit: woodleywonderworks (Creative Commons) One of my favorite quotes from a Filipino church planter is this: Never do anything in church that a one week old Christian would be unable to duplicate. Only model what you want to see reproduced and what will lead… Read More

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God's dwelling place with man

How do we recognize God’s presence?

Photo credit: antgirl (Creative Commons) Recently, God has spoken very specifically to Tony and me from the book of Haggai. His prophecy, “I am with you, says the Lord” was enough to get the Israelites to resume the work of building the temple after a 20 year hiatus. Those of us in organic/simple church believe… Read More