Verbal Vitriol? That’s Unacceptable!

A few days ago, my wife and I were watching television news.  As we cringed at another video of “protestors” screaming and gesticulating in the face of police officers, we were struck by the hatred that spewed out. Unreasoning, shrieking, and red-faced, the black-clad young people seemed to be driven by some dark force beyond … Continue reading Verbal Vitriol? That’s Unacceptable!

Silence? That’s Unacceptable!

Word for the Day: All things to all men. This has been very difficult to write.  I watch the videos of cities being burned, property being destroyed, and the police being vilified, and my flesh wants to fight back. On the other hand, when I hear the phrase “Black lives matter,” I have to say, … Continue reading Silence? That’s Unacceptable!

That’s Unacceptable! Quit It.

The word for the day: If it’s unacceptable, then quit accepting it! We are living in a toxic atmosphere.  People’s lives can be ripped apart just for posting the wrong thing on Twitter, or Instagram, or whatever.  Every word is scrutinized, and failure to toe the party line (whichever party) can lead to violent backlash.  A … Continue reading That’s Unacceptable! Quit It.

Sunday Supernaturally: Power for a Dark Day

“And the Holy Spirit helps us in our weakness. For example, we don’t know what God wants us to pray for. But the Holy Spirit prays for us with groanings that cannot be expressed in words.”  (Romans 8:26 NLT) This is Pentecost Sunday, the celebration of the outpouring of the Holy Spirit upon the Church.  … Continue reading Sunday Supernaturally: Power for a Dark Day

From the Pew to the Harvest: Or-acción – Pray and Do

Then He said to His disciples, "The harvest truly is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest."(Matthew 9:37-38 NKJV) "From the Pew to the Harvest” is a series of video interviews with individuals whose lives have been impacted Faith Ministry Training Institute or other … Continue reading From the Pew to the Harvest: Or-acción – Pray and Do

Man Alive: Stand up for What’s Right

Then we will no longer be immature like children. We won’t be tossed and blown about by every wind of new teaching. We will not be influenced when people try to trick us with lies so clever they sound like the truth. Instead, we will speak the truth in love, growing in every way more … Continue reading Man Alive: Stand up for What’s Right

November Update from Pastor Virgil

“Moving Christians from the pew to the harvest.” Matthew 9:36-38 November 30, 2019 Greetings, Friend. I know you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I certainly did. My Thanksgiving Day was spent riding up the mountain to Tarma, Peru with Pastors Omar and Jacob Oscanoa. What a joy to have friends like these and like you. November … Continue reading November Update from Pastor Virgil

Sunday Supernaturally: Getting Better

Using a dull ax requires great strength, so sharpen the blade. That’s the value of wisdom; it helps you succeed. Ecclesiastes 10:10 NLT I had the privilege this week to be in a training with a group of pastors and leaders from around the world.  The instruction was intense and lasted 8 to 10 hours … Continue reading Sunday Supernaturally: Getting Better

De la abundancia del corazón: Quiere Carne, o…?

Construyendo personas de sustancia para obras de poder He estado meditando esto por algún tiempo ya, sé que esto incomodara a algunas personas, pero es solo mi opinión, y probablemente no estoy de acuerdo con algunos de ustedes, ¡así que cálmate! Primero, estoy fascinado con la proliferación de comidas que son “sustitutos de la carne.” … Continue reading De la abundancia del corazón: Quiere Carne, o…?

Out of the Abundance of the Heart: Bait and Switch?

Building People of Substance for Works of Power This has been brewing in me for a good while. I know it will make some folks angry, but it’s just my opinion, and I probably don’t agree with most of yours. So calm down! First, I’m fascinated with the proliferation of foods referred to as “meat … Continue reading Out of the Abundance of the Heart: Bait and Switch?