Heart Engagement

A radical change that is critical in the new apostolic epoch is repositioning the altar. In a liturgical church, the altar-table is central. However, unlike Evangelical-Pentecostal churches, it does not share the floor with the people. It is exalted and removed, railed and inaccessible. What is needed in Evangelical-Pentecostal churches is a view of the…

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Agents of Reconciliation

You cannot understand the cleansing of the temple by Jesus without exploring the Old Testament roots of the passage. Jesus was quoting Isa. 56:7, “My house shall be a house of prayer for all nations.” The passage is chiastic in structure. That is, verse 7, the reference to the missional house of prayer, is the…

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We’ve Come to An Intersection

Some intersections provide multiple options. Others bring you to a stop and force you to make a choice. You have to choose. You have to decide which route you will take. An apostolic epoch, like the Reformation and other significant seismic moments in church history, force a choice. This is not change inside the current…

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A Shift in Emphasis

In the cold waters of the arctic zones, glaciers are common. They are often huge, like towering, frozen mountains adrift in frigid waters. Their icy peaks reach hundreds of feet above the surface. Some are as large as a city. Ninety-percent of the bulk of an iceberg is hidden and under water. Occasionally, one of…

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It’s Time for a New Reformation

October 31, 2017 was 500 years after Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to the Castle Church door in Wittenberg. Barbara and I were in Berlin for a meeting of several hundred global leaders there to mark that date. It was my privilege to lead morning prayer sessions at that gathering. We then made our…

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Turning the Tables

It is inconceivable to us, to believe, indeed laughable, to entertain the idea that Jesus might show up at the church we lead or where we worship, and do so with a whip, turning over the tables of coffee and donuts in the foyer, then rambling into the sanctuary and shouting about the church being…

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The Coming Harvest

Day 21 The Coming Harvest Claude V. King God’s Word for Today Read John 4:27-38 and Acts 1:8 Thoughts for Today If you have been fasting from food in order to seek the Lord in prayer for revival and awakening, you can identify with Jesus. The disciples were trying to get Him to eat, but…

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Go Home and Tell

Day 19 Go Home and Tell P. Douglas Small God’s Word for Today Read Galatians 1:23 Thoughts for Today My grandfather was a godly man – I never knew him to be anything but Christian. And my mother came to faith very early. But my father was slow to believe. He had a tender heart,…

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