Out of the Abundance of the Heart: Learning to Wait

Building People of Substance for Works of Power Have you not known? Have you not heard? The everlasting God, the LORD, The Creator of the ends of the earth, Neither faints nor is weary. His understanding is unsearchable. He gives power to the weak, And to those who have no might He increases strength. Even … Continue reading Out of the Abundance of the Heart: Learning to Wait

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?

Out of the Abundance of the Heart: Jesus us Alive

Building People of Substance for Works of Power As I was cruising through 2 Timothy earlier this week, I was again struck by verse 8 in Chapter 2. Paul is writing to his spiritual son, Timothy, whom he left in charge of a turbulent church in Ephesus. He is encouraging him to solider on, stay … Continue reading Out of the Abundance of the Heart: Jesus us Alive

Out of the Abundance of the Heart: A Moment’s Courage

Building People of Substance for Works of Power OK, I admit it. I’m a cop show buff. I especially love a good whodunit. The Brits are the experts in this area, and one of my current faves is a very British show called “Endeavour.” I enjoy the characters, the stories, and the Sixties setting. I … Continue reading Out of the Abundance of the Heart: A Moment’s Courage

Out of the Abundance of the Heart: Singin’ with the Angels

Building People of Substance for Works of Power My first big Charismatic gathering was Kenneth Hagin’s Campmeeting in 1980. I had been saved about 7 months and spirit-filled for 3 months. I didn’t have a regular church, but I was hungry for God. That first evening service was something to see. There were somewhere in … Continue reading Out of the Abundance of the Heart: Singin’ with the Angels

Out of the Abundance of the Heart: Keep on Singin’

Building People of Substance for Works of Power When I first attended a Holy Spirit church back in 1980, the initial shock was the worship. One guy led it on a keyboard. It was upbeat. The people clapped and raised their hands. They occasionally sang in some foreign language, and it was downright eerie. Instead … Continue reading Out of the Abundance of the Heart: Keep on Singin’

Out of the Abundance of the Heart: Priorities for Preachers

Building People of Substance for Works of Power Judy and I went out for tacos the other day. We went to a favorite spot and enjoyed carne asada, carnitas, and a fabulous cheese crisp. The place was quite busy and the atmosphere jovial. At one point, I visited the men’s room. It only has room … Continue reading Out of the Abundance of the Heart: Priorities for Preachers