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

Out of the Abundance of the Heart: Delight in His Word

Building People of Substance for Works of Power Nearly 40 years ago I was sitting on the edge of my bed reading my bible. As I cruised through Galatians chapter 6, I read the words, “whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.” Two things happened. First, I had the thought, “Whoever wrote this … Continue reading Out of the Abundance of the Heart: Delight in His Word

Out of the Abundance of the Heart: Listen Carefully

Building People of Substance for Works of Power This last Easter, I wound up preaching in a church in Mexico that wasn’t on my schedule. In fact, I didn’t get the “invitation” until the night before during a service when the Pastor tapped me on the shoulder and said, “Puedes predicar mañana?” The week before, … Continue reading Out of the Abundance of the Heart: Listen Carefully

Out of the Abundance of the Heart: He’s Leading You

Building People of Substance for Works of Power I remember very distinctly the first time I heard the audible voice of God. At least it seemed audible to me. I was at my first Kenneth Hagin Campmeeting in 1980, accompanied by the three ladies who had recently led me into the baptism of the Holy … Continue reading Out of the Abundance of the Heart: He’s Leading You