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 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

What is the secret?

Zechariah Chapter 4:6 – “not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit, says the Lord Almighty”
As far as I am concerned, this is the central message we need to “live” in order to survive in ministry. Not understanding the balance between our effort and His is what brings about most of our frustrations […]

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By |March 21st, 2018|Character, Community, Good Life, Grace, Life, Power|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

If Christians are supposed to look like Jesus will they all look the same?

The kingdom of God starts with a spiritual reality. Whether you believe in Him or not, He is present around you. He is in this world waiting for you to interact with Him, here and now. When you enter into the kingdom of God a spiritual change happens and you begin to comprehend things that were […]

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By |February 1st, 2018|Community, Kingdom of God, Life, Repetance|2 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

What do we do about evil?

We had a very interesting video testimony scheduled for last Sunday about a family set free from years of negative spiritual activity in their home, referred to as “haunting”. I decided that I should take the opportunity to speak on the subject of our Christian authority over evil. There is a very illuminating incident in […]

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By |June 10th, 2015|Bible, Jesus, Kingdom of God, Life, Power|1 Comment

Contrast between Religion and Grace

Recently Shell and I were down in Guadalajara doing a conference at a cutting edge church there. The conference was on training the church to recognize communication from God and how to share it effectively. I was ready to teach Sunday morning but I knew I had a prophetic word for the church. I thought […]

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By |May 29th, 2015|Character, Community, Grace, Kingdom of God, Life, Power, Unity|1 Comment

Do you ever doubt your influence?

Do you ever doubt your influence? I am talking about your good influence. I never doubt my bad influence. I think all of us wonder from time to time just how much good we are actually doing for God. Last Tuesday I was asking myself that question. It always seems to me that I could […]

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By |May 25th, 2015|Character, Community, Grace, Honesty, Life, Questions|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

The Trouble with Truth

Let’s be honest, most of us aren’t.We all like to think of ourselves as basically honest people. We believe this because most of the time we don’t leave the house in the morning intending to lie our way through the day. Strangely, neither do we leave the house consciously intending to tell whole truth and […]

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By |February 21st, 2015|Character, Community, Honesty, Kingdom of God, Life|2 Comments

IS MEGA BETTA? Is big always God’s will?

Today, I suggest we kill a sacred cow. The sacred cow is,

“bigger is better.”

I planted the first church I pastored, and I did it as a church growth disciple. I began with what I took to be a foundational tenet of the church growth movement; “Your church will succeed or fail based on your leadership”. And success […]

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By |January 29th, 2015|Bible, Character, Jesus, Kingdom of God, Life|0 Comments

What’s the Problem with Religion?

All religions are basically the same. A spiritual, material, eternal reward is offered and a system of behavior is required. When properly applied, the behavior brings the reward.

The rewards differ: Nirvana, 72 Virgins, Cosmic Consciousness, Heaven, etc.

As well, the system of behavior differs: prayer wheels, jihad, religious rituals, moral living, etc.  But the rewards and […]

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By |January 16th, 2015|Bible, Grace, Is God Religious?, Jesus, Kingdom of God, Life, pride, Questions|0 Comments

What do my life choices reveal?

Someone has asked me how to respond to someone who doesn’t really care about their life choices because they think God has to love them on account of Grace.

This attitude is, of course, a misapplication of God’s unconditional love. Sadly, it proliferates where teaching on grace abounds. In fact, this attitude is often cited, by […]

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By |December 18th, 2014|Bible, Character, Grace, Is God Religious?, Life, Questions|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

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

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

What do I tell my friend who is angry at the church?

The answer depends on what they are angry about.

For many years I was very angry with the church I grew up in. My anger was such that it was keeping me from God. I actually hated Christians. My issue was hypocrisy. My mistake was confusing God with His people. People are almost perfect hypocrites. We […]

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By |September 9th, 2014|Community, Life, pride, Questions, selfishness|0 Comments

“We have nothing to fear but pride itself”

I just got this email and it provoked some thoughts about pride. They wrote:


Your messages have been amazing! It was so quiet on Sunday as you were speaking, so I know the words you were speaking were going straight to people’s hearts, including mine.

Your description of the sins we commit just being surface symptoms of […]

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By |August 11th, 2014|Community, Life, pride, Uncategorized|0 Comments