Stories

The Importance of Being in Community

The Importance of Being in Community

My heart skipped a beat… possibly more than a few! I could barely breathe. I had just been pounced on by a lion — a 5 month old cub, but still… a LION! Even as young cubs, they are powerful and loaded with potential!

I was fine. There was no harm done. I didn’t even lose my balance, but the whole incident was briefly terrifying - until everyone else found the humor in it and began to laugh. Yeah it was funny, but not not to me, and not at that time.

Undeniable Favor: The Back Story on "Conversations With..."

Undeniable Favor: The Back Story on "Conversations With..."

As a ministry and as individuals, we are passionate for people to connect with Jesus and find true freedom, to walk in wholeness, and to be who they were meant to be. It is only then that they can fully do what they are here to do as carriers of the Kingdom of God here on the earth. You don’t have to stay stuck in destructive patterns and habits. You don’t have to be triggered and re-traumatized because of past wounds. Jesus not only forgave sin, but He also provided an amazing benefits package!

The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.” Luke 4:18-19

In Isaiah 61, the list continues with comfort for those who mourn, beauty instead of ashes, joy instead of despair, renewing, rebuilding, removing shame, and more!

What a game changer if the Church understood her true identity, her authority, her destiny? What if She walked in wholeness, freedom, and in the abundance that Jesus promised? What if She understood that salvation meant way more than the "sweet by-and-by" but that it is also about being on a co-mission with Jesus to advance His Kingdom on the earth in the here-and-now?

This is our commission for 2019. We are to GET THE WORD OUT!