Reflections on Revival, Worshipping God, and Prayer

“But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, willing to yield, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality and without hypocrisy.” James 3:17 NKJV A few days into the outpouring at Asbury University, we had heard reports from some of our board members and friends from other ministries that there was a special move of God happening in Hughes Auditorium. We knew that the Collegiate Day of Prayer had been scheduled in the same building for February 23rd to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Collegiate Day of Prayer, and to cry out to God for a new... Read more >>

Love is With You and Watches Over You

I lift up my eyes to the mountains— where does my help come from? My help comes from the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth. He will not let your foot slip— he who watches over you will not slumber; indeed, he who watches over Israel will neither slumber nor sleep.  The LORD watches over you— the LORD is your shade at your right hand; the sun will not harm you by day, nor the moon by night. The LORD will keep you from all harm— he will watch over your life; the LORD will watch over your coming... Read more >>

Leading Toward Prayer

“And He gave some as apostles, some as prophets, some as evangelists, some as pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the building up of the body of Christ…” Ephesians 4:11-12 A version of Presidents’ Day is one of two non-religious holidays our nation has observed since our founding. What began as an unofficial celebration of George Washington’s birthday is now a recognized holiday honoring the service and sacrifice of presidents past and present. Most people see this day as a blip between Valentine’s Day and the march toward more exciting Spring... Read more >>

Love is...

“If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. 2 If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. 3 If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing. 4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy,... Read more >>

Focusing Our Prayers on the Family

“And He answered and said to them, “Have you not read that He who made them at the beginning ‘made them male and female,’ and said, ‘For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh’? So then, they are no longer two but one flesh.Therefore what God has joined together, let not man separate.” Matthew 19:4-6 As we begin the month of February, we turn our attention and prayers toward THE FAMILY. The family is the foundation laid by God in the beginning, in Genesis chapter two, for all of mankind. It was... Read more >>

Have Life, and Have It In Abundance

“I am the door. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved and will come in and go out and find pasture. A thief comes only to steal and to kill and to destroy. I have come so that they may have life and have it in abundance. I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.” John 10:9-11 The holidays and observances throughout January create a season of celebrating life and seeking to live out abundant life, through MLK Day, March for Life, and Human Trafficking Awareness Month. There cannot be abundant... Read more >>

Moving By Mission, Not Minutes and Months

"Remember the former things long past, For I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is no one like Me, Declaring the end from the beginning, And from ancient times things which have not been done, Saying, 'My purpose will be established, And I will accomplish all My good pleasure” Isaiah 46:9-10 Greetings!  As the days and years often seem to fly by, in our human mentality we often view days gone by as “done” instead of building, ongoing moments of our expanding and eternal lives. God created the concept of time because our finite... Read more >>

From A Dream to A Hope and A Future

‘In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams.” Acts 2:17 August 28th this year, will mark the 60th anniversary of the rally at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C., where Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his now famous challenge to our nation – and an insight into the dream that motivated and mobilized him as a man of God and a leader. A dream about a nation where oppression would be transformed into biblical freedom and justice,... Read more >>

The New is Here

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! 2 Corinthians 5:17  Happy New Year! Remembering the word “happy” in the New Testament is translated from the word “blessed,” we begin this message not only as a greeting to you – but a praise and reality in Christ the author of our days, the reason for our hope, the Prince of Peace, and according to Revelation 21:5, He is “making all things new.” Our moments, days, and years are not victims of this world but in Christ we walk and live... Read more >>

For the Joy

“Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God." Hebrews 12:1-2 Jesus began His earthly ministry ushered in by angels proclaiming to a field of shepherds, ‘good tidings of great joy’, And He, Jesus ‘the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld... Read more >>