We have been talking about the very difficult subject of submission to authority, particularly in the local church. There are many benefits promised to those who are submissive to the authorities God endorses. In a previous lesson we listed 4 of them, and I want to revisit those as we finish our study of submission. … Continue reading Healing Help Video 63: Submitting to the Blessing
Then they laid hands on them, and they received the Holy Spirit. And when Simon saw that through the laying on of the apostles' hands the Holy Spirit was given, he offered them money, saying, "Give me this power also, that anyone on whom I lay hands may receive the Holy Spirit." Acts 8:17-19 NKJV … Continue reading Sunday Supernaturally: Give Me This Power!
We’ve been looking at the blessings and the problems of the biblical concept pf submission to authority. Last time we emphasized the importance of pastors having pastors. Today we’ll dig a little deeper. It’s worth the trouble to understand these issues. Real freedom comes through real submission, real accountability, and real structure. It’s worth the … Continue reading Healing Help Video 62: Accountability that Protects
Now whenever the cloud lifted from the Tabernacle, the people of Israel would set out on their journey, following it. But if the cloud did not rise, they remained where they were until it lifted. The cloud of the LORD hovered over the Tabernacle during the day, and at night fire glowed inside the cloud … Continue reading Sunday Supernaturally: Pressured for a Purpose
We’ve been looking at facts about submission that will keep you from being confused or abused in your connection to a local body. It’s important to find a leader you can trust to have a right heart in the things of God. If you’re in search of a place to connect, submit, and develop your … Continue reading Healing Help Video 59: Recognizing a Shepherd
Who’s Got Your Back? Share each other’s burdens, and in this way obey the law of Christ.Galatians 6:2 NLT Epaphras, who is one of you and a servant of Christ Jesus, sends greetings. He is always wrestling in prayer for you, that you may stand firm in all the will of God, mature and fully … Continue reading Healing Help 34
Finally, all of you be of one mind, having compassion for one another; love as brothers, be tenderhearted, be courteous 1 Peter 3:8 NKJV This week I got stuck on the word “compassion” used by Peter in this last verse. It’s different than the one usually translated “compassion’” The Greek word that Peter used here … Continue reading Sunday Supernaturally: Touched with the Feeling
And do not lord it over those entrusted to you, but be examples to the flock. Then when the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the crown of glory that never fades away. In the same way, you who are younger, be subject to the elders. And all of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward … Continue reading Healing Help Video 55: The Power of Submission
But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect, keeping a clear conscience, so that those who speak maliciously against your good behavior in Christ may be … Continue reading Sunday Supernaturally: Opportunity is Knocking, Take It!
And being set free, they came to their own and reported to them what the chief priests and elders said. Acts 4:23 LITV This week I’ve read or heard several disturbing things about the state of our society. On one program, I heard a very secular group talking about their disappointment with the church during the … Continue reading Sunday Supernaturally: Come to Your Own