Preaching on Controversial Themes

Sometimes people tell pastors not to preach on controversial themes in order to keep the peace (which is no peace). I fear we’ve done just that. Because a Gospel-living-Christian is bound to be controversial by definition. After all, they follow a man who was controversial enough to get the electric chair. If our words, actions…

The Biblical Power of Worship Music

A morning devotional on the power of worship, with a few minutes of music at the end so that you can kick your morning off with song and prayer. This video was made for the Facebook Group “Unify Jackson.” Should you desire it, I’ve also uploaded a PDF for further reading, footnotes, and so on.

Testing Prophets With Scripture

It should be a bit of a no-brainer, but any prophetic word you’re given should be able to stand up against Scripture in some way. Cults are often made up of people who form around someone who claims supernatural authority without Scriptural or traditional affirmation. Leaders throughout history have gotten so hung up on a…

One Prophetic Word, Two Opposite Interpretations

This may sound odd, but we can actually hear an authentic word of God and somehow misunderstand or misconstrue it. This is evidenced by an interesting story from Paul’s life towards the end of Acts. On the next day we departed and came to Caesarea, and we entered the house of Philip the evangelist…. and…

Thinking God’s Thoughts

While I was originally taught that prophecy died out long ago, my supernatural experiences in college began to teach me that it is still entirely possible to hear the voice of God. It took me awhile to figure this out because I thought that God’s voice must be overly surreal and obvious. After all, the…