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YOUR MISSION IS NOT MORE IMPORTANT THAN YOUR PEOPLE

God never calls you to a mission that is more important than the people on your team. Because no such mission exists. A leader might be tempted to think, “Good riddance, they never did have complete buy-in with our vision.” “They just couldn’t keep up.” “We outgrew them.” “They always resisted everything we ever did.” “They got offended over nothing.” You are not viewing rightly this matter. To qualify my meaning, I am not speaking of people God sends you for a limited period of time, and whom He calls after a season to the next leg in their assignment. When God calls people in your ranks … READ MORE...

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THE EYES OF THE LORD

In this post I want to show how gloriously God responds to those who maintain their loyalty to Him. Here’s our text: “For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show … READ MORE...

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WE HAVE LAWS FOR THIS KIND OF BEHAVIOR

The following is an excerpt from my newest book, Illegal Prayers. Look closely at verse 5 of Luke 11. Which of you shall have a friend, and go to him at midnight and say to him, “Friend, lend me … READ MORE...

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JOB THE PIONEER

The following is an excerpt from Pain, Perplexity and Promotion. As the first book of the Bible written, Job becomes a precedent-setting book.  When the Holy Spirit prepared to inspire Holy Scripture, He calculated very purposefully how He would direct its … READ MORE...

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TRAVEL UPDATE

Every week I post updates on my travel blog, which you can view from the main navigation bar of this blog.  If you're interested in staying up-to-date with my traveling ministry, you can check back weekly for updates.  Click here to view updates from all my … READ MORE...

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NEW FILM – I AM WITH YOU

Two years after my debilitating vocal injury, I found myself in the darkest place of my life, groping for answers and reaching desperately to touch the hem of Jesus' garment. It was there, in my darkest hour, that the Lord gave me a sign of His nearness and … READ MORE...

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LESSONS FROM JACOB – COMPLETE SERIES

Waiting on God Jacob was the only person in Genesis to talk about waiting on God. While prophesying over his sons, he stopped to exclaim, “I have waited for your salvation, O LORD!” (Gen. 49:18). The statement appears out of place in its context, but when … READ MORE...

PERSONAL

LESSONS FROM JACOB – INTIMACY MAKES IT PERSONAL

At the end of his life, Jacob made a statement that is easy to gloss over and not fully absorb. Jacob uttered these words in the context of his blessing over his son, Joseph. But his bow remained in strength, and the arms of his hands were made strong by … READ MORE...