The Great Commission: Authorized and Enabled

sectionimg_veteransaffairsAt the conclusion of the four Gospels and at the beginning of the book of Acts, Christ commissioned his disciples with a momentous task—make disciples of all nations. Before we become overwhelmed with the fact that there are over seven billion people on the planet, half of whom have never heard the name of Jesus, we need to consider what Jesus said to these discouraged disciples. In Matthew 28:18, Jesus said, “All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.” The truth is, what Jesus says next is of no consequence, because He just said He has all power. Rather than focusing solely on the responsibility of this … Read more

Posted in Evangelism, Optimism

Unsalty Christians – Part 1

4d754775-fc3d-4b45-a583-0916c6bf1e2dJesus calls Christians “salt” and “light.” There’s nothing negotiable about it. If we are truly children of God, then we are, by our position in Christ, salt and light in the world. That will never change. Jesus is obviously speaking to believers, for unbelievers are never referred to as salt or light. Indeed, unbelievers are “darkness” (Eph. 5:8).

Ye are the salt of the earth … Ye are the light of the world (Matthew 5:13-14).

The problem is that many Christians become “unsalty” and hide their light. Yet they never cease to be saved. I would allege they have become carnal in some degree.

Three Spiritual States

Before exploring the … Read more

Posted in Christ-Life, Kingdom

Be Careful Little…Mind

Did you ever sing, “Be carefbrain trapped in cage.ul little eyes what you see”? I am a pastor in Brooklyn, New York. I want to be very candid with you. Honestly, it is very difficult to be a male in New York City, especially in the summer time, if you know what I mean. Even though I am getting older all the time, it is still a constant battle to maintain purity within. Any genuine outward holiness must flow out of a pure heart.

In order to live victoriously, it is important to realize just where the battle is won or lost. If the spiritual war is not won in the thought … Read more

Posted in Spiritual Warfare, Victory

Early Registration Discount!

The deadline for the early registration discount for the upcoming Christ Life Clinic is July 15. See here for brochure details.

The Christ Life Clinic emphasizes experiencing Christ as your very life. Will you pray about coming and letting the Spirit of God reveal more of Christ?


Posted in Events, News

Him Above All Else

book+fire“Many of them also which used curious arts brought their books together, and burned them before all men: and they counted the price of them, and found it fifty thousand pieces of silver” (Acts 19:19).

The Ephesian converts were serious about serving God. They had radical New Testament Christianity that destroyed things of value in obedience to the Lord.

Dr. Ironside says about this passage, “Today we would like to see revival; we would like to see marked blessing; we would like to see a great awakening. It will come when the people of God put eternal things above all else. How many of God’s beloved saints are trifling with … Read more

Posted in Revival, Victory

Christ Life Clinic 2014

A few days agoChristLifeClinic I spoke with a lady who attended the Christ Life Clinic last year. She said that since the conference, she and her husband were “moving” forward after years of stagnation. Only the Spirit of God can do this kind of life-changing work! This is the purpose of the Christ Life Clinic.

We use the word “clinic” to emphasize the burden of spiritual diagnosis through the Word and the Spirit—and the cure of appropriate remedies of liberating truth through personified truth—Jesus Christ. As we seek the Lord through the Word and the Spirit, the living Word divides between soul and spirit. That is between the self-life and … Read more

Posted in Christ-Life, Events, News

Prayer with Fasting

I’m learning. I’m learning that ministry without prayer is futile. (Are you learning this too?) God answers prayers that are prayed, but prayers that are not prayed are not answered. We can do a lot of good things in service to God, the church, and the world at large, but without a backdrop of prayer, these good things accomplish very little, if anything, of genuine spiritual significance.

Ye lust, and have not: ye kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain: ye fight and war, yet ye have not, because ye ask not (James 4:3).

I’m also learning something else. I’m learning that prayer with fasting makes a particular difference. … Read more

Posted in Prayer, Spiritual Warfare

July Desktop Background

July is here, and here is a new desktop background for you! As always, a big thanks to Benjamin Smith and the guys at IFB Design. They do excellent work and would be a great source for your ministry graphics needs. Don’t miss the terrific graphics they designed for previous months!

We are pleased to provide a variety of sizes and dimensions for the graphic. If you want to find out which dimension best matches your screen size, click here.

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Posted in Graphics, Revival

Two Inheritances

Gift boxesFor years I misread Romans 8:16-17. In my defense, I never heard it preached or taught correctly, that I can remember. But, to my shame, I fell into a trap—and the trap is making assumptions about Scripture passages rather than honestly interpreting the passages, even if the interpretation doesn’t fit our theological grid.

I personally believe that is a major problem in Bible-believing Christianity—assuming, based on what we have been taught or always known. But what if our teachers were incorrect on a particular point? Are we obligated to perpetuate an erroneous tradition? God forbid! I appreciate my teachers, and learned much from them, but I am now convinced they … Read more

Posted in Christ-Life, Kingdom, Victory

Give All, Take All

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Romans 12:1-2 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

Once, my son and I were attempting to maneuver a small row boat. But the wood was rotting where the rings were that provide leverage for the oars. When an oar would pop out, it would send us off course. I often overreacted and used the other oar too … Read more

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