A Biblical, Balanced “Name & Claim, Decree & Declare”

I had my time periods of being extremely anti-name-&-claim and anti-word of faith movement. I have learned that heresy comes from being extreme on either side. There is an importance in balance and in being biblical. The bible does not condemn people asking God for what they want. It just doesn’t want people to ask…

How To Oppress a People: Pyramid, Power, & Protocol vs. Process

How to Prevent a Promotion Another term for protocol is “red tape”. Sometimes, red tape can be another word for complicating a process. For example, a lot of paperwork, a lot of reference letters, a lot of background checks, a lot of fees, a lot of training, a lot of butt-kissing and brown-nosing. Anything that…

What Joseph Can Teach Us About Godly Leadership

It has been said that everyone is a leader. Whether they lead well or lead poorly, everyone is a leader whether they admit it or not – whether they are consenting or not. Joseph was no exception. As the baby boy of large family, he was what we might consider “spoiled”. He was favored by…

Truth Matters: Does Truth Come from Within or Above?

I’ll never be popular, or well-liked. I’ll never have a totally easily life without challenges or difficulties. The reason for this is simply because I believe that truth matters. I am convinced that truth matters. I believe that people should hear and be told and know the truth. Because of that, most people will not…

Afraid to Take Communion After a Sinful Week?

1 Corinthians 11:17 – But in the following instructions I do not commend you, because when you come together it is not for the better but for the worse. 18 For, in the first place, when you come together as a church, I hear that there are divisions among you. And I believe it in part,…

Is Your Pastor More of a Shepherd or a Zookeeper?

Acts: 2:36 Let all the house of Israel therefore know for certain that God has made him both Lord and Christ, this Jesus whom you crucified.” 37 Now when they heard this they were cut to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, “Brothers, what shall we do?” 38 And Peter said to…