Out of the Abundance of the Heart: Check the Source

Building People of Substance for Works of Power One day last Fall, I was in my office praying and reading my Bible. It was early, around 7 AM. The phone rang. The caller ID said “Lonnie Hilton.” I was a little anxious as I answered. It’s unusual for my pastor to call me so early … Continue reading Out of the Abundance of the Heart: Check the Source

Out of the Abundance of the Heart: Vessels of Honor

Building People of Substance for Works of Power For several years now, I have been a fairly consistent bicycle rider. In Arizona, that means drinking lots of water. You need a good water bottle. Most are some sort of plastic which often makes the water taste just a little off. Exposed to the sun, that … Continue reading Out of the Abundance of the Heart: Vessels of Honor

Out of the Abundance of the Heart: Be Filled With the Spirit

Building People of Substance for Works of Power Speaking with tongues as part of the experience of being filled with the Spirit is a gateway into the supernatural realm. Unfortunately, many churches don’t practice or preach this experience. Why would Spirit-filled people who have experienced this great blessing shy away from seeking to pass it … Continue reading Out of the Abundance of the Heart: Be Filled With the Spirit

Improve your pastor’s preaching!

There is much more we would like to say about this, but it is difficult to explain, especially since you are spiritually dull and don't seem to listen. You have been believers so long now that you ought to be teaching others. Instead, you need someone to teach you again the basic things about God's … Continue reading Improve your pastor’s preaching!

Out of the Abundance of the Heart: The Power of Miracles

Building People of Substance for Works of Power I remember a brisk but sunny morning back in 1981. Several of us were out on the street witnessing to people in a very rough neighborhood of dive bars and brothels. Staggering across the road came a very intoxicated Native American gentleman. Without a moment’s hesitation, my … Continue reading Out of the Abundance of the Heart: The Power of Miracles

Church Supernaturally: But BE!

So when the apostles were with Jesus, they kept asking Him, "Lord, has the time come for You to free Israel and restore our kingdom?" He replied, "The Father alone has the authority to set those dates and times, and they are not for you to know. But you will receive power when the Holy … Continue reading Church Supernaturally: But BE!

Out of the Abundance of the Heart

Building People of Substance for Works of Power The political media has been rambling on about the surge of populism in the world, particularly in the United States and Europe. From the Tea Party and Trump, to the Brexit movement in Britain and the Yellow Vests in France, regular people are irritated and taking political … Continue reading Out of the Abundance of the Heart