Be careful that, while trying to free someone from bondage you don't add to it instead!
If you live in the Long Island area, and especially if you Attend Smithtown Gospel Tabernacle and don't have a regular discipleship classI am teaching from my book Life in the Middle every Sunday morning at 10:30 in the Auditorium. We have coffee so no need to go by the SGT Coffee Cafe before you … Continue reading Sunday Mornings: Life in the Middle!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=teMFCaG9Xic Matthew 25:14–30 14 “Again, it will be like a man going on a journey, who called his servants and entrusted his property to them. Notice that the servants were his and the talents—the property he entrusted to them—were his. 15 To one he gave five talents of money, to another two talents, and to … Continue reading The Thing That Pleases the Lord
Click on the link below for a copy of the notes used at the SGT Worship Ministry Banquet Show Up, Get the Fragrance See also... The Fragrance of the Secret Place
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ca0LHDQeXR0&t=12s This week my prayer has been, "Lord, I just want intimacy with you!" I am convinced that intimacy with Jesus is the beginning of the answer to everything. In fact, I frequently find myself trying to express the urgency of this pursuit of Jesus. But the thing is, this is not a one-way pursuit. … Continue reading Do You Know What Day It Is?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=d7ND8py6I1k Context Philippians 3:3-10, NIV, 3 "For it is we who are the circumcision, we who worship by the Spirit of God, who glory in Christ Jesus, and who put no confidence in the flesh— 4 though I myself have reasons for such confidence. If anyone else thinks he has reasons to put confidence in … Continue reading “Eureka!”
This year's prayer week at Smithtown Gospel Tabernacle begins this Sunday, January 14 and runs all week. The focus of the week is "A Desperate Cry!" I will be teaching on the subject "Living Life From The Secret Place" on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday. Then, on Friday, I will be teaching "Your Desperate Battle … Continue reading Join Me In My Classes This Week!
Oh, how we need the Fragrance of Jesus to permeate our lives! I'm declaring 2018 the Year of the Secret Place! More specifically, a year of putting everything aside except fellowship with God and immersing ourselves in His Word and His Presence. A year of pursuing intimacy with Him. A year of pursuing the fragrance … Continue reading 2018: This Will Be The Year Of The Fragrance!
The following is an excerpt from Scott Fowler, Contending for the Habit of Daily Prayer. New York: Issachar Imprints. 2016. There are two things we need to be comfortable with if we are to successfully cultivate a meaningful, dynamic prayer life. The first is ourselves—being comfortable in “our own skin” as they say. It may not … Continue reading Legitimacy
Good morning SGT family! I hope you will hear from the Lord today. Today I will be sharing a message entitled, The Mind, the Soul, and a Clear Path to Victory (just click the link and you will have my notes).
Something encouraging occurred to me some time ago concerning prayer. There were two or three things I was intensely praying about, needing an answer. I watched as the Lord supplied all but one of those needs. Because the need that went "unmet" was so intense, it got nearly all of my focus and I began … Continue reading Answers on the Left, Waiting on the Right
(The following questions are put forth as concisely worded reminders to help you be accountable to the all-important privilege and opportunity for daily prayer. The key, if your answers are negative, is not to become discouraged, guilty, or to find a way to justify yourself, but rather to consider the questions honestly and on a … Continue reading The Two Questions . . .
At a certain, specific moment in time, the Second Person of the Godhead, came down to earth and took on a human form and identity in order to reach the human race that had been lost due to sin. He did not “heist” a human body, but rather was born just like everyone else with … Continue reading In Plain English . . .
Matthew 11 25 At that time Jesus said, “I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them to little children. Matthew 18 2 He called a little child and had him stand among them. 3 And he said: “I tell you … Continue reading You Can’t Be Defensive And Humble At The Same Time
The existence of the ideal is evidence of its possibility. Ever been inspired by a movie because of the values it portrayed? The story was challenging and beautiful, moving and uplifting. Then you come back to "reality" and realize that the players are just actors, the movie is based on a novel, and you realize … Continue reading Between Real and Ideal