Alignment #4

How to know that you are aligned  with the vision (cont): 7.  When you sow toward it.  Matt. 6:21 teaches that where our "treasure" is (our time, energy, and money), our heart will follow. 8.  When you love it.  Your passion for the vision will be contagious! 9.  When you have faith for it.  Heb.11:1…

Alignment #3

How To Know That You Are Aligned With The Vision: 3.  You know that you’re aligned with the vision when you can defend it.  You should have a Godly jealousy for the Church that God has placed you in, and for the Vision of that house.  Not everyone will be called to the same vision…

Alignment #2

Last night we had a GREAT leadership update!  Each month all of the leaders and potential leaders at Living Word gather for vision and strategy.  Micah gave an amazing talk about alignment, using a tire as an illustration…I’ll never get it out of my head! (that was the point!) I talked about "How To Know…

catch up

I know…I know…if you’re going to blog, keep up with it!  The last two weeks have been really intense, busy, and productive!  We’re gearing up for the Christmas series (you’re going to love it!) and the prayer series in October.  Also the leadership advance is in October, where you will have an opportunity to be…

Your Faith Will Be Tested

"Consider it wholly joyful, my brethren, whenever you are enveloped in or encounter trials of any sort, or fall into various temptations.  Be assured and understand that the trial and proving of your faith bring out endurance and steadfastness and patience."  James 1:2-3 (Amp) Your faith will be tested.  Why? Because the enemy wants to…

Angela Courte

Connie and I love Angela Courte.  She is one of our favorite people ever.  I am so tired of the stereotypical "prophetic" minister who is rude, demanding, and unco-operative.  Thank God for prophetic ministry, but most prophets I know should take a Dale Carnegie class before they start trying to tell everybody else what to…

Abortion question

Pastor Steve,I have a stupid question, we are taught that God gave us free will, than shouldn’t we accept free will from others? I mean I know what I went through when I was uninformed about my choices and made the choice to have not one but two abortions. But somehow it feel like I…

Why Faith Fails for Leaders

Heb. 11:2 "For by faith the elders obtained a good report" Living Word has hundreds of leaders.  Not only invoolved in the inner workings of the ministry, but also in the business, political, educational, media, entertainment, and sports fields.  In our ability to lead others, this Scripture leads to the question…"are WE as leaders known…

John McCain

In my blog post "FAQ #12", I mentioned that there is not a pro-life candidate running for president, and I want to correct my mistake.  John McCain had given me (apparently not anybody else) the impression early in the Republican Primary that he was pro-choice, but during the interview with Rick Warren he expressed in…