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

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

What is Our Identity?

Sin is not the bad things that we do but the deep desire within all of us to be independent from God – to be our own bosses. Man started out as children of God in the Garden of Eden . Through stepping away from God as Lord and Father man became […]


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By |July 9th, 2019|Bible, Kingdom of God, Love, Power, Prayer, Questions, Study, 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

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

Enlarge my Territory

​​The following post is a collection of excerpts from Mark’s sermon. Listen to the podcast for the full sermon.

The Bible says that Jabez was an honorable man and from this we can deduce that his prayer for blessing and an enlarged territory was not a selfish prayer. He was asking for blessing in order to […]


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By |February 6th, 2018|Audio Series, Bible, Kingdom of God, Life, Prayer, selfishness|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

What did Jesus do with demons?

This is part two of Deliver us from Evil – see Part 1

And this brings us to the central difference between authority and religion.

Jesus began his role as teacher by teaching about the Kingdom of God but he didn’t stop at simply teaching about it. Jesus demonstrated the Kingdom of God by demonstrating His authority […]


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By |June 16th, 2015|Bible, Jesus, Kingdom of God, Life of Jesus series, Power, Prayer|0 Comments

Why the Law?

If our faith is about a relationship rather than law, why does the law exist?

We were always intended by God to live life with our focus upon Him. He designed our operating system as an intimate relationship of love. Out of that relationship, we will be compelled by His love to do what pleases Him, […]


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By |February 27th, 2015|Bible, Grace, Is God Religious?, Kingdom of God, Prayer, Theology|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

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

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

Why I do what I do.

The following is a testimony from someone that read my book and spent some time with Shell and I.

When I first met this woman several weeks ago, she described herself as a “black and white” person who wanted to go beyond that mode of thinking. She was hoping the book would help. She had hard hitting […]


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By |November 17th, 2014|Community, Is God Religious?, Prayer|0 Comments

What is the “Dark Night of the Soul”?

Someone sent me an article from Richard Rohr about the Dark Night of the Soul. I am including the full article and then my comments below.
There comes to many seekers, at some time or a few times in their lives, a “dark night,” a period of seeming distance from God, from the ways in which […]


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By |November 4th, 2014|Kingdom of God, Life, Prayer, Questions|0 Comments

How come I don’t hear His voice as clearly as I used to?

There are a few reasons for the condition of not hearing God’s voice like you used to. The first is very easy to fix.

It may be that you have stopped listening in order to obey. Many of us, at times, only listen  to hear what we want Him to say. It we do this habitually He […]


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By |August 21st, 2014|Prayer, Questions|4 Comments

What do you mean by a transformed life?

I like cars. I love those TV shows that show some beat up, rusty wreck being rescued from a junk yard. The show takes the viewer through the process of restoration. We see the rust being cut out, the whole car being sand blasted to remove corrosion, and bent parts being straightened, etc.

The goal is […]


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By |August 12th, 2014|Power, Prayer|2 Comments

What is listening prayer?

Listening prayer is listening with the intent of hearing God’s message to us, for whatever He wants to say. It is not about getting our prayers answered. It is not about our needs or desires. It is focused on intimacy with God who is our loving Father. It does not seek information, wisdom or answers. […]


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By |August 8th, 2014|Prayer|2 Comments

How often do people in the church view a failure to get well as the fault of the sick person?

This is a serious problem and one that Shell and I have coped with personally during her 17 year illness. The “faith” community has taken the role of faith in healing prayer and exaggerated its importance to the point where it is treated as a magic formula. Just generate enough faith and God HAS TO heal […]


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By |May 21st, 2014|Healing, Prayer|0 Comments

Is my desire to see the power of God selfish?

There is a tenet of Ignatian spirituality* that when our hearts are generally inclined towards God the desires of our hearts are placed there by Him. If you have prayed a genuine prayer of consecration and your desire is to worship God, then you can trust that […]


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By |April 21st, 2014|Power, Prayer, selfishness|Comments Off on Is my desire to see the power of God selfish?

Does healing prayer depend on the faith of the person being prayed for?

Faith is a big part of healing but it isn’t the only factor. When it is the “cause” of the healing it is most often found in the faith of family and friends. This means that pastorally we should never place the burden for the lack of healing upon the sick person, BUT there is […]


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By |March 30th, 2014|Healing, Power, Prayer|Comments Off on Does healing prayer depend on the faith of the person being prayed for?