How do You Feel about Getting Carried Away?

Most Western Christians have an aversion to the supernatural power of God. Much of the time when God touches us through His Holy Spirit, it impacts us emotionally. This should not be a surprise to us because we received our emotional nature from Him. We are made in His image and He is an emotional […]


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By |July 25th, 2019|Holy Spirit, Honesty, Kingdom of God, Meditation, Power, Prayer|0 Comments

What is our Identity Part 2

For what was glorious has no glory now
in comparison with the surpassing glory.

And if what was fading away came with
glory, how much greater is the glory of that
which lasts!  Therefore, since we
have such a hope, we are very bold. We are not like Moses, […]


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By |July 15th, 2019|Bible, Grace, Holy Spirit, Life, Love, Power|0 Comments

Watch Mark’s Video on Identity


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By |July 9th, 2019|Bible, Holy Spirit, Jesus, Kingdom of God, Life, Love, Power, Prayer, Theology|0 Comments

How to Hear God Video

Mark gives a great sermon on How to Hear God.


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By |June 15th, 2019|Bible, Holy Spirit, Meditation, Power, Prayer, Questions, Study, Theology|0 Comments

How Can I Hear God?

Hello. This is Mark’s wife Shell with an introduction to this teaching.

I have often told Mark he needs to tell people the reason he hears from God so quickly. He takes an hour each day sitting in stillness and silence with God. Sometimes he won’t hear or sense anything for days, but he still shows […]


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By |June 8th, 2019|Holy Spirit, Life, Power, Questions, Study|0 Comments

Waiting Well – part 2

We need the perseverance of Jesus to endure the delay.

I think most of us know this by virtue of our experience with doubt. The question is; what can we do about it? How can we survive the delay? How can we wait well?

Delay always brings difficult questions and a terrible temptation. The questions it […]


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By |April 8th, 2019|Bible, Character, Holy Spirit, Meditation, Power, Prayer, Study|0 Comments

How to Wait Well – part 1

Is there a biblical pattern to promises and their fulfillment in the life of a Christian?

Abraham is given a promise of fathering a great nation. More than 50 years pass before he has a child. He is 100 before the promise is fulfilled.

As a young man Joseph has a dream from God of […]


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By |April 8th, 2019|Character, Holy Spirit, Theology|0 Comments

Up Close and Personal With God

We are told that we need to “know” God but rarely are we told HOW to know God. We are told that God wants an intimate relationship of love with us but we are not told what our part is or how to do it.

Join Mark on Thursday nights from 6:30-8:30 pm; Jan 22, Feb […]


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By |January 21st, 2018|Bible, Grace, Holy Spirit, Jesus, Kingdom of God, Prayer|0 Comments

Let’s start at the beginning

Here are some thoughts from Chapter 6:

It hurts to see Him reduced to the level of employer or boss. Not only that, it just doesn’t work. If we have to compete selling just another religion, then we are going to lose.
As religions go,

Mormonism is much more attractive, if you like legalism and predictability.
Islam […]


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By |December 11th, 2017|Bible, Character, Community, Grace, Holy Spirit|0 Comments

New Book – Reluctantly Supernatural – coming soon

Science has failed to answer our deepest questions concerning the purpose and significance of human life. As a result, our culture is turning to the supernatural realm for the answers.

The Bible is literally filled with the supernatural power of God intervening into human affairs. Not only does God act supernaturally into the lives of His […]


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By |December 6th, 2017|Bible, Holy Spirit, Jesus, Kingdom of God, Theology|0 Comments

Life in the Spirit

We speak often of “life in the Holy Spirit” but often it means different things to different people usually depending upon our differing theology about the supernatural gifts of the Holy Spirit. This is unfortunate because life in the Spirit is a much deeper reality than simply whether or not you believe in the supernatural […]


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By |November 24th, 2015|Bible, Holy Spirit, Life, Theology|0 Comments

Are we prone to self-deception?

We Christians think of ourselves as truthful people. We say we not only know the truth but we love it as well.

Being a Christian, I have a lot of Christian friends. Being a pastor, I have known a lot of Christians over the years, in good times and bad. I find the above statement very interesting […]


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By |May 3rd, 2015|Bible, Holy Spirit, Honesty, Life, pride, Study|0 Comments

Do you want to get up close to God?

Up close and Personal,  A practical guide to an intimate relationship with God. We are told that we need to “know” God but rarely are we told HOW to know God. We are told that God wants an intimate relationship of love with us but we are not told what our part is or how […]


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By |January 30th, 2015|Bible, Holy Spirit, Jesus, Kingdom of God, Meditation, Prayer|0 Comments

How often do you feel like you are not winning at being a Christian?

Someone has asked me why, given all we know about our faith as a relationship with God rather than a works based religion, do we so easily fall back into a works based, religious orientation toward God. I think there are two basic reason for this.

The first is pride. Sadly, pride survives conversion. In a […]


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By |December 11th, 2014|Grace, Holy Spirit, Is God Religious?, Kingdom of God, Life, Questions|0 Comments

Healing during a meditation – how cool is that?

At the last evening of our book discussion group, I led a Scripture meditation of the paralytic being lowered down through the roof to Jesus. Scripture meditation is patiently thinking about the Scripture passage in light of God’s Holy Spirit. Our part is  slowing down and listening.

Richard Foster (author of many books including Celebration of […]


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By |December 8th, 2014|Community, Healing, Holy Spirit, Is God Religious?, Meditation, Prayer|0 Comments

Further thoughts on Slaves to Sonship

Avoiding the second stage. See post on this discussion.
For most of us our return to our true identity is a three stage journey; from slave, to servant, to son or daughter.

We start out as slaves to our own self focus. We call it sin but it is really just a deep commitment to independence from […]


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By |December 5th, 2014|Bible, Holy Spirit, Is God Religious?, Kingdom of God|0 Comments

Helping the Holy Spirit to Help Us

We all want more of God in our lives, so how do we get more of Him?

Psalm 78:40-42 in the KJV says,
“How oft did they provoke Him in the wilderness, and grieve Him in the desert! Yea, ….they limited the Holy One of Israel.”
It is more than possible to limit God’s action in our lives. […]


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By |December 2nd, 2014|Bible, Grace, Holy Spirit, Is God Religious?, Life, Power, Prayer|0 Comments

We don’t, be He can.

So how do we change our identity from a merely conscientious servant to “successful son or daughter”?

The short answer is; we don’t, but He can. Listen to full sermon here.

Many times I have reminded you that sin is not the bad things that we do but the deep desire within all of us to […]


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By |November 24th, 2014|Bible, Holy Spirit, Is God Religious?, Jesus, Kingdom of God|0 Comments