He Must INCREASE...I must decrease

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

John Mulinde's prophetic message at IHOP 3/1/11

"To become a follower of Christ
and to receive DIVINE LIFE from above,
will entail dying to the old self-originated
and self-directed form of life."

 ~ L.E. Maxwell

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Not Guilty

Not Guilty

I stand accused
There's a list a mile long
Of all my sins
Of everything that I've done wrong

I'm so ashamed
There's nowhere left for me to hide
This is the day
I must answer for my life
My fate is in the Judge's hands

But then He turns to me & says,
"I know you, I love you
I gave my life to save you
Love paid the price for mercy
My verdict, not guilty."

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"Nothing puts LIFE into men
like a dying Savior."

~ Charles H. Spurgeon

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Lay Your Burden Down

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FREE Book ~ No Longer a Slumdog

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This next great wave of transformation is changing the lives of children, their families and entire communities. Your heart will rejoice as you share in their triumph.

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REBROADCAST of Leading When Evil Strikes

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Watch Book Promo for FEAR NO EVIL

Leading When Evil Strikes
with Brady Boyd

In December 2007, a young man walked into a Sunday service at New Life Church and started shooting. At the end of those terrifying moments, two young women lay dead as well as the gunman himself.

Brady Boyd, New Life's Senior Pastor, had to step up-and lead his congregation through a spiritual journey to process of the fear, the tragedy and ultimately to healing. Watch Brady as he discusses his learnings-and helps us understand ways to provide spiritual leadership and process when tragedy and grief strikes those who you lead.
This webcast was originally shared on June 8th, 2011.
  I highly encourage you to make time to watch this REBROADCAST.

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 Leading When Evil Strikes

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Hear how God turns
tragedy into TRIUMPH
and heartbreak into HOPE!!!

You will be INSPIRED by how God restores!!!

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I plan on watching this again, as well as picking up the book.  :D
Would love to hear your thoughts once you watch the rebroadcast.
~ Karla Meachem

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FREE Timeline Builder Tool ~ Personalized Map of What God is Doing in Each Season of Your Life

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The Timeline Builder Tool will allow you to create a personalized map of your own journey: your calling timeline. Once you've entered your key transitions and mapped them onto the timeline, you'll be able to print your own version out in color.

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FREE Kindle Edition ~ 'The Prayers of Agnes Sparrow'

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The Prayers of Agnes Sparrow is the story of an unusual woman, Agnes Sparrow. No longer able or willing to leave her home, where she is cared for by her long-suffering sister Griselda, Agnes has committed her life to the one thing she can do—besides eat. Agnes Sparrow prays and when Agnes prays things happen, including major miracles of the cancer, ulcer-healing variety along with various minor miracles not the least of which is the recovery of lost objects and a prize-winning pumpkin. The rural residents of Bright’s Pond are so enamored with Agnes they plan to have a sign erected on the interstate that reads, “Welcome to Bright’s Pond, Home of Agnes Sparrow.” This is something Agnes doesn’t want and sends Griselda to fight city hall. Griselda’s petitions are shot down and the sign plans press forward until a stranger comes to town looking for his miracle from Agnes. The truth of Agnes’s odd motivation comes out when the town reels after the murder of a beloved community member. How could Agnes allow such evil in their midst? Didn’t she know? Well, the prayers of Agnes Sparrow have more to do with Agnes than God. Agnes has been praying to atone for a sin committed when she was a child. After some tense days, the townsfolk, Griselda, and Agnes decide they all need to find their way back to the true source of the miracles—God.
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Allison Doll's mother is rebelliously turning fifty, her two best friends have started dating and a gorgeous injured relief pitcher named Ashton Boyd has joined her Sunday school class, rocking her world into confusion, heartache and temptation, places she hasn't visited in a long time, much less all at once.But with the help of family, old friends she really hasn't lost, a new friend she really can count on, and God, she begins to find out whether she'll always be a girl waiting for life to happen or a woman who's ready to commit to her best catch.Lindi Peterson definitely believes happy endings are just the beginning. She lives out her real life romance with her husband in a small Georgia town. When she's not writing, she loves to read, bowl and spend time with her family. Visit her at: LindiPeterson.com or TheFaithGirls.com

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Friday, June 17, 2011

"They gave our Master a crown of thorns.
Why do we hope for a crown of roses?"

~ Martin Luther

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Take a Break or Your Schedule Will Break You

Take a Break or Your Schedule Will Break You

Isn't it time you scheduled some R & R?

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Summer Study ~ When Chronic Illness Enters Your Life

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Rest Ministries is hosting their 1st ever online Bible study!


June 29th - August 17th, 2011

The chapters and topics in this study include:

1. Where is God When it Hurts? - Dive into the emotions of coping with chronic illness. How does one cope with the loneliness and isolation of illness? How can one feel God’s presence more intimately during times of suffering?

2. Lord, I Don’t Understand - We all wonder why God has allowed illness to be a part of our lives. Is it forever or temporary? What lesson should we learn from it? How can we grow closer to God despite the fact that He may not provide all the answers we may ask Him, especially when we want them?

3. The Exhaustion is Taking Over - When these feeling of exhaustion occur, we feel frustrated, unproductive and useless. Can God really use us when we can barely get out of bed and if so, how?

4. I Am So Scared About the Future - You may hear, “The Bible tells us to never worry about anything,” or “‘Real’ Christians always trust the Lord knows best so you need to pray harder.” But when your health is falling apart around you, how do you trust God? Discover what your true fears are and how exactly to turn them over to God.

5. My Friends Just Don’t Understand - “You look so good!” Surely you’ve heard this on more than one occasion and you may not know if you should take is as a compliment or as someone misunderstanding the seriousness of your chronic illness. How do you get passed friends who just don’t seem to get how much your life has changed since becoming ill.

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Tuesday, June 14, 2011


Yahweh, My Lord I cry,
Jehovah Elohim, The Lord Most High
And when my hands are raised, My Knees they fall,
As I simply Praise,

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FREE e-Book ~ Seeing & Savoring Jesus Christ

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The aim of this book is to help you see & savor Christ. 
May He give you eyes to see & hearts to savor.
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Monday, June 13, 2011

"Adversity is the diamond dust
heaven polishes its jewels with."

~ Robert Leighton

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The Lord is My Shepherd

Psalm 23 ~ Keith Green
~ a visual expression of Psalm 23 ~

1THE LORD is my Shepherd [to feed, guide, and shield me], I shall not lack.
2He makes me lie down in [fresh, tender] green pastures;
He leads me beside the still and restful waters.

3He refreshes and restores my life (my self);
He leads me in the paths of righteousness
[uprightness and right standing with Him
--not for my earning it, but] for His name's sake.

4Yes, though I walk through the [deep, sunless] valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear or dread no evil, for You are with me;
Your rod [to protect] and Your staff [to guide], they comfort me.

5You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies.
You anoint my head with [a]oil; my [brimming] cup runs over.

6Surely or only goodness, mercy, and unfailing love
 shall follow me all the days of my life,
 and through the length of my days the house of the Lord
 [and His presence] shall be my dwelling place.

~ Psalm 23: 1-6 AMP

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FREE e-Book ~ The Divine Exchange

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A 50 page e-Book highlighting one of the best messages that you will read on the "perfectly perfect and completely complete"work of the cross.

Derek Prince shares 10 amazing things that Jesus completed on the cross for our benefit.

This one of a kind e-Book was put together for Escape to Reality
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Good stuff!!!

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I Want to Get Lost in Your Presence

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Lost ~ Grace Williams
Spend some time getting lost in His Presence.

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Thursday, June 09, 2011

"The most beautiful people I know
have been broken and then rebuilt.
Their frailty is their strength.
For they understand their need for God."

~ Mark Brown

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FREE e-Book ~ Parable of the Dancing God

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Dr. Kruger's first book is a window into the shocking truth about God — He dances in joy over us! God is not a divine legalist, a bookkeeper, who watches us like a hawk to see if we keep his rules. He is a passionate Father who desires nothing from us except that we know His acceptance and delight, and he calls us to participate in the life and joy that the Father, Son and Spirit share together. This book will bring tears to your eyes and deep healing to your souls. But be warned, it also exposes the folly of "religion".

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Any Other Way

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Any Other Way ~ Tenth Avenue North
Reach in & touch my scars
& know the price I paid for your heart

Come as you are...

My sacrifice [the sacrifice acceptable] to God is a broken spirit;
a broken and a contrite heart
[broken down with sorrow for sin and humbly and thoroughly penitent],
such, O God, You will not despise.
~ Psalm 51:17 AMP

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Stepping into the Ring

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Stepping into the Ring ~ Nicole Johnson
"Fighting for HOPE
over the DESPAIR in the battle of cancer"
EXTREMELY POWERFUL video with Nicole Johnson!!!

You may or may not be fighting the battle of cancer;
but you may be fighting a different battle that is bringing you down...

This video will encourage you to
 "step into the ring & FIGHT!!!"

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Your Weakness

Your Weakness

Psalm 103:14 tells us that God "knows how weak we are..." Any weakness you refuse to deal with will draw you towards the wrong things and set you up for defeat. To live victoriously, there are three things you need to know.

First, you must recognize that your weakness can emerge at any time. What you allow to take root will grow within you. What you fail to master now will master you later. The Psalmist prayed, "Do not cast me away when I am old; do not forsake me when my strength is gone." (Psalm 71:9)

Second, God's Spirit will repeatedly warn you. Jesus told Peter, "...Satan has asked for you... But I have prayed for you, that your faith should not fail: and when you have returned to Me, strengthen your brethren." (Luke 22:31-32) Imagine the Lord praying for you. He does! "...if anyone sins, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous." (1 John 2:1) He intercedes for you, clothes you in His righteousness, and draws you back to Himself.

Third, God will continue to use you even while your weakness is growing within you. He provides opportunity after opportunity to reach for His help. Jesus warned Jerusalem, "...How often I have longed to gather your children together ...but you were not willing ...your house is left to you desolate." (Matthew 23:37-38) When you neglect God's grace, what's left? Your consequences!

You ask, "What can I do?" Turn to God. He's neither shocked by your weakness nor unwilling to help you. Acknowledge your weakness. Become an enemy to it. Let God's Spirit EMPOWER you. Not only can He deliver you, He can turn your greatest weakness into your greatest weapon.

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Sermon Series: Every Woman's Battle

Shannon Etheridge

An affair doesn't begin with the first forbidden touch...
but with the first forbidden thought.

The ONLY way that women can survive the intense struggle for sexual integrity
 is NOT just by guarding your body, but your mind and heart as well.

 ~ Provided by FamilyLife Today

Part 1:  Guarding Against Emotional Fantasies

Part 2:  Overcoming Disappointment

Part 3:  Guarding Your Heart

Part 4:  Inspiring a Great Love

Part 5:  Healing From Battle Wounds

You can listen to this series online,
as well as download the mp3 and pdf files.

Do you have a strong line of defense?

So, if you think you are standing firm,
be careful that you don't fall!
~ 1 Corinthians 10:12 NIV

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Help for today.  Hope for tomorrow.

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Jesus Wants the Rose

Jesus Wants the Rose ~ Matt Chandler

Love this!!!

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FREE Webcast ~ Getting Naked: The Importance of Vulnerability in Service

Monday, June 06, 2011

Patrick Lencioni

FREE Webcast

Getting Naked:  The Importance of Vulnerability in Service

July 27th, 2011

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. CDT

Join Patrick as he shares a business and ministry model entitled 'Getting Naked' ~ being unafraid to show vulnerability, admit ignorance, and ask the dumb questions when dealing with people.

Patrick argues that vulnerability and authenticity will actually break down the walls in business and ministry relationships and lead to environments that foster trust, connection, and collaboration.

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FREE Webcast ~ Leading When Evil Strikes

Brady Boyd

FREE Webcast

Leading When Evil Strikes

June 8th, 2011

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. CDT

Hear from Brady Boyd, Senior Pastor at New Life Church, as he recalls back in December 2007 how a young man walked into a Sunday service and started shooting.  When the trauma finally ended, two young women lay dead, as well as the gunman himself.

Hear how Pastor Brady needed to step up and lead his congregation through this excruciating tragedy onto the road of healing.  Learn ways to provide spiritual leadership to your congregation during times of grief and tragedy.


Be sure to watch the book promo, FEAR NO EVIL, by Brady Boyd

Heart-wrenching & Hopeful!

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FREE Christian Audiobook Download of the Month ~ What to Do on the Worst Day of Your Life

Sunday, June 05, 2011

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No one wants trouble to come. But when it does (and it always does), you can recover... you can prevail. "What do you do on the worst day of your life?" Brian Zahnd turned to the Bible for answers and discovered in the life of King David an inspiring story of hope and a pattern for full recovery. In "What to Do on the Worst Day of Your Life," he reveals the steps you must take to recover—and to recover all. In this audiobook you will hear about David, a man who wept but did not get bitter. You’ll listen in as David reorients his vision and regains his passion. Throughout this journey you will be reminded that God’s great work in David’s life was not an odd, one-off miracle but rather a pattern of faith for you when you face the worst day of your life.

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FREE Kindle Edition ~ 'Leadership Prayers'

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An ideal gift book for leaders, features 30 heartfelt prayers, insightful reflections, and Scripture.

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Imprisoned by Herod, John the Baptist struggles to understand a Lord who did not meet his expectations—a dramatic account offering insight into the ways of God. (c) Amazon.com

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Sermon Series: Enough

Friday, June 03, 2011

Part 1

Enough (1) from Woodmen Valley Chapel on Vimeo

The Lord is my Shepherd
I shall not be in want.

Part 2

Enough (2) from Woodmen Valley Chapel on Vimeo

"Be still & know that I am God."
~ Psalm 46:10

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FREE Christian Audiobook Download of the Month ~ A Place of Healing

Thursday, June 02, 2011

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In this eloquent account of her current struggle with physical pain, Joni Eareckson Tada offers her perspective on divine healing, God’s purposes, and what it means to live with joy. Over four decades ago, a diving accident left Joni a quadriplegic. Today, she faces a new battle: unrelenting pain.

The ongoing urgency of this season in her life has caused Joni to return to foundational questions about suffering and God’s will. A Place of Healing is not an ivory tower treatise on suffering. Its an intimate look into the life of a mature woman of God.

Whether readers are enduring physical pain, financial loss, or relational grief, Joni invites them to process their suffering with her. Together, they will navigate the distance between God’s magnificent yes and heartbreaking no and find new hope for thriving in between.

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{EXPIRED} FREE Kindle Edition ~ 'The Swan House'

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

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This beautiful story of a young girl coming of age in the midst of racial turmoil and personal tragedy in 1960s Atlanta convincingly describes how religious faith satisfies the girl's deepest longings. Sixteen-year-old Mary Swan Middleton is white, wealthy and privileged "We are, of course, another fine Atlanta family," she says sarcastically. As the novel opens, her artistic and depressed mother has just been killed in an air crash in Paris, leaving a slew of secrets behind. As Mary Swan unlocks the past, she wrestles with her grief over her mother's death and the direction of her own life. But "the Lawd don't neva' waste our pain," says her wise African-American maid, Ella Mae. When Mary Swan begins volunteering with the poor, she falls in love with a handsome black teen, Carl. As she works through her confusion about her feelings for him and her despair over her mother, she finds her true calling as a painter and reformulates her preconceived ideas about race and faith. This creative novel is highly descriptive but not overdone, brimming with touches of humor, factual Atlanta settings, historical incidents and well-developed characters. Some tightening of overlong passages would have accelerated the pace, and the novel would stand on its own more effectively without the introduction and the epilogue, which mostly function as advertisements for a sequel. But these are minor glitches in a book that stands out in recent Christian fiction for its excellent writing and overall quality.

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One of the most well-known and loved stories of Jesus's ministry is the encounter with the Samaritan woman at Jacob's well. Now the creative mind of Diana Wallis Taylor imagines how the Samaritan woman got there in the first place. Marah is just a girl of thirteen when her life is set on a path that will eventually lead her to a life-changing encounter with the Messiah. But before that momentous meeting she must traverse through times of love lost and found, cruel and manipulative men, and gossiping women. This creative and accurate portrayal of life in the time of Jesus opens a window into a fascinating world. Taylor's rich descriptions of the landscapes, lifestyles, and rituals mesh easily with the emotional and very personal story of one woman trying to make a life out of what fate seems to throw at her. This exciting and heartwrenching story will fascinate readers and lend new life to a familiar story. (c) Amazon.com

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