Dream About Pastors and Spiritual Leaders

This is a dream that my friend Denise was given in May- “After a day of fasting, praying and being in God's Word, the Lord gave me this vision in the middle of May. What I saw was this: An older man dressed in a gray/black suit with a white shirt was on his knees praying on his face. He was weeping and crying out to the Lord....”

The Encouragers

Some people in the body of Christ have a special gift to encourage. The first encourager listed in scripture was Barnabas. “Joseph, a Levite from Cyprus, whom the apostles called Barnabas (which means ‘son of encouragement’), sold a field he owned and brought the money and put it at the apostles’ feet.”‭‭Acts‬ ‭4:36-37‬ ‭ Barnabas …

Judge Not? What Did Jesus Mean?

No one likes that feeling of being judged. It feels terrible to know that someone doesn't like you based on a decision or even just based on hearsay and gossip. Just not wanting to be judged is enough to make me not want to make anyone else feel that way! But, what did Jesus actually mean by judge not, lest you be judged? Well, as with anything we hear anyone say, we need to take it within the context of what he was saying at the time, as well as with what he taught consistently throughout his ministry. We also need to read it in the context of the full counsel of the Word of God.

Suffering in Vain

Friends, there is no doubt that persecution is upon the church. But, let us examine ourselves to make sure that any persecution, rejection, ridicule or hardship we face is truly for Christ and not just because we are loud-mouthed, or rude, or obnoxious, or participating in illegal activity or incendiary rhetoric. The Apostle Peter writes …