Judgement Or Consequence?

Judgement Or Consequence? Ephesians 2:4-5 (NASB) But God, being rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in our transgressions, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved). Answering questions of people who are hurting can tend to be a challenging thing for any pastor. Often times people…

Not My Circus! (ATP)

Not My Circus! (ATP) My understanding is that the term camp, is a group of ministries that are connected by a doctrinal foundation that is the same, or at best very similar. However the manner, method or flow of each ministry or the various parts of one ministry seems quite often to create separation in that connection. Is there truth to this?…

In Self We Trust? (ATP)

In Self We Trust? (ATP) It’s not that I don’t believe or trust God and His word but I don’t believe or trust myself to do the things right that I need to to make the word work for me. When I don’t see things come to pass I wonder where I missed it. Hebrews 6:11-12 (NKJV) And we desire that each…

The Spirit Says What? (ATP)

The Spirit Says What? (ATP) Does the Holy Spirit communicate with us differently than God? How so? Sometimes I think I hear directly from God, or feel the Holy Spirit nudging me to do something. Sometimes people get really confused with the whole Spirit part of God. We often way over complicate this experience. People are also often deceived into thinking that…

Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep (ATP)

Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep (ATP) My sleep has always been plagued my entire life – not able to fall asleep, can’t stay asleep, wake up frequently, and even when I do sleep I am haunted in my dreams by scenarios of doing wrong. I’ve tried “man’s medicine” and it has helped some, but I need to overcome this. How…

Stable Ground (ATP)

 Stable Ground (ATP) 1 Corinthians 10:13 in the Amplified Bible talks about temptation. It says God will not let you be tempted more than your ability to resist and he will give you a way out. When I read this I thought it meant God is letting me be tempted by the world, by people, by whatever is tempting. So does this…

Take Up Your Cross In Marriage (ATP)

Take Up Your Cross In Marriage (ATP) How do I restore a broken marriage? Marriage is such a precious thing in the sight of God. It is representative of His covenant with us. In fact, there is no greater earthly example we could glean from. How we view the marriage covenant is how we view our covenant with God. How we view…

The Thief Comes To Steal (ATP)

The Thief Comes To Steal (ATP) Luke 8:12, Mark 4:15, and Matthew 13:19 explain seed fallen by the wayside. All three say the word was sown in their heart, and that the devil came to take it, snatch it away immediately. Matt 13:19 reads, “When anyone hears the word of the Kingdom and does not understand it,” the Amplified reads, “understand and…

Don’t Open Until… (ATP)

Faith Fix: Don’t Open Until… (ATP) How do I know what my spiritual gifts are? Romans 12:6 (NKJV) Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, let us use them… It’s not long when immersed in churches like ours before one starts having the question, how will God use me? In fact, I believe that this should…

Stinking Thinking (ATP)

Stinking Thinking (ATP) I grew up around a lot of negativity. In what I know about how the brain works, the more negativity you have around you, and the more negative thoughts you have you physically build neurons and pathways of negative thoughts. It physically changes your brain. I find that when something comes against me that I need to use my…