Monthly Archives: November 2011

Moses Russell and the Ten Dollar Miracle (Part 2 & 3)

Moses Russell and the Ten Dollar Miracle (Part 2) “Your Father knows exactly what you need even before you ask Him!” (Matthew 6:8, Living Bible). Driving on the gravel road, yielding to cows that were free grazing and intermittently crossing the road , was a bizarre experience. Watching the gas gauge continually fall below empty only added to our mounting… (more…)

Moses Russell and the Ten Dollar Miracle (Part 1)

Moses Russell and the Ten Dollar Miracle (Part 1) “Your Father knows exactly what you need even before you ask Him!” (Matthew 6:8, Living Bible). One of my earliest learning experiences in faith came in the strangest of ways. Belinda and I were struggling in Denver to launch a street ministry; it wasn’t going well at all. After about a… (more…)

Sleeping Through a Revolution (Part 2)

Sleeping Through a Revolution (Part 2) “Awake, you who sleep, arise from the dead, and Christ will give you light.” (Ephesians 5:14). Over a hundred years ago Charles Spurgeon wrote, “A slumbering church compels Satan to make it his chief business to rock the cradle, hush all noise, and drive away even a fly lest it light upon the sleeper’s… (more…)

Sleeping Through a Revolution (Part 1)

Sleeping Through a Revolution (Part 1) “Awake, you who sleep, arise from the dead, and Christ will give you light.” (Ephesians 5:14). Epic change is in the air while much of the Church has dozed off, oblivious to God . Perhaps we may be like Peter, James and John when the Lord invited them to a prayer meeting. The only… (more…)

The Maid of the Mist

The Maid of the Mist “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” (Act 1:8) A few years ago our family spent a day at Niagara Falls. It was something we had wanted to do… (more…)

We Need Fusion, Not Confusion

We Need Fusion, Not Confusion “When the Feast of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place.” (Acts 2:1) Pentecost, the day when Heaven came to earth, accomplished two things which have redefined our world. First, there was fusion; and then there was empowerment. Back in the earliest days of civilized man’s heavenly aspirations, a knuckle head named Nimrod… (more…)

You Shall Know the Truth

You Shall Know the Truth “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” John 8:31-32 A pastor asked a church-goer, “What are the two greatest problems in America today?” The man answered, “I don’t know; and, I don’t care!” The pastor responded, “Then you… (more…)

Alexander the Coppersmith

Alexander the Coppersmith “Alexander the coppersmith did me much harm. May the Lord repay him according to his works. You also must beware of him, for he has greatly resisted our words.” (2 Timothy 4:14-15, NKJV). There are some people who are so set in their ways against Christ and His Kingdom, that they will do everything within their power… (more…)

The Ultimate Bailout

The Ultimate Bailout “Demas has forsaken me, having loved this present world.” (2 Timothy 4:10). One can only imagine how the conversation might have gone when Demas, an early disciple, asked Paul if he could be a part of the traveling ministry team that was shaking the Roman World with the Gospel. And we only imagine how exhilarating it must’ve… (more…)

Run for God’s Resounding Applause!

  Run for God’s Resounding Applause!   “This is the only race worth running. I’ve run hard right to the finish, believed all the way. All that’s left now is the shouting—God’s applause!” (2 Timothy 4:7-8, The Message).   There comes a moment in every life when a corner is turned and the finish line comes into view. This was… (more…)