Pressing Past the Lord's "No!"

Posted Jul 22nd, 12:00 by Burning Heart Ministries on Church & Ministry

I’m reflecting today on a couple of passages where an individual who has a calling and destiny from the Lord is required to push past an apparent “No!” from God in the quest to realize that destiny. The stories in focus deal first of all with Jacob in Genesis 32 where a heavenly Man – who Jacob later called “God” – wrestled with him all night. During that wrestling match, Jacob was demanding a blessing to be given, and the...

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The Pavilion Gig Harbor Worship Gathering July 29

Posted Jul 16th, 12:00 by Burning Heart Ministries on Church & Ministry

The Pavilion Gig Harbor: Why We Are Gathering To Worship Jesus
Saturday, July 29, 6:30 PM at Skansie Brothers Park
Misty Edwards wrote a song a few years ago that arose out of an awareness of something transcendent that is happening right now, and has been forever. The lyrics:
There’s something bigger going on, there’s Someone bigger than me,
There’s something bigger going on – “Holy! Holy!”
Take me up in the Spirit! O-oh! 
Day and night, night and day the incense rises in the Heavenly...

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A Testimony of Restoration

Posted Jul 10th, 12:00 by Burning Heart Ministries on Church & Ministry

A Testimony of Restoration
A few years ago, Marie and I wrote a book together called "Reaching Your Power Potential." It's a study of the Beatitudes in Matthew 5, and the story of how the Lord used Jesus' words to bring healing in Marie's life. We recently received this note from a reader:
"I am reading your book, "Power Potential," and want to thank you for teaching on the place of righteousness, justice, and holiness in grace. Marie, thank you so much...

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Understanding Times and Seasons

Posted Jul 6th, 12:00 by Burning Heart Ministries on Church & Ministry

Understanding Times and Seasons
I had a cool experience on a very hot day in Redding, California, a couple of weeks ago. Marie and I were there with some friends for the Kingdom Culture conference, the temperature was around 110 degrees, but the cool experience was this:
We went to see the Sundial Bridge, which is constructed over the Sacramento River through the middle of town. By sheer providence, we were there on June 21, right at noon. As we walked across...

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Three Great Summer Events in Gig Harbor

Posted Jun 29th, 12:00 by Burning Heart Ministries on Church & Ministry

Mark Your Calendars: The Pavilion Gig Harbor Has Three Exciting Events This Summer
Saturday, July 29, 6:30 PM - All-City Worship Gathering at Skansie Brothers Park, downtown Gig Harbor. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets, and fill the atmosphere of Gig Harbor with the worship of Jesus! We'll also speak prayers of blessing on our city as the Body of Christ comes together in unity around the Throne of God.
August 19 - The Pavilion Gig Harbor Worship Gathering at Peninsula Baptist Church,...

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It's Time To Praise The Lord!

Posted Jun 17th, 12:00 by Burning Heart Ministries on Church & Ministry

It’s Saturday morning, and I’m preparing for our monthly Pavilion Worship Gathering tonight at Peninsula Baptist Church in Gig Harbor (by the way, if you're free tonight at 6:30, come join us!).
As I was praying over this time this morning, the Holy Spirit brought to mind a worship song that I learned in the 1980’s called, simply, “Praise The Lord.” I looked it up on the internet because I couldn’t remember all the lyrics, and the words of the chorus...

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It's Time To Worship Together - The Pavilion Gig Harbor

Posted Jun 12th, 12:00 by Burning Heart Ministries on Church & Ministry

It's Time To Worship Together! 
The Pavilion Gig Harbor Worship Gathering - This Saturday, June 17, 6:30 PM at Peninsula Baptist Church, 6127 38th Ave. NW
Come and join us as we worship the Lord together as the Body of Christ in Gig Harbor! Mark and Bridget Moses willl lead us into the Presence of the Lord, we will minister to Him, and speak blessings in His Name over our city and region, and especially over the pastors and churches of Gig...

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Deferring to the King of Glory

Posted Jun 10th, 12:00 by Burning Heart Ministries on Church & Ministry

Deferring to the King of Glory
Psalm 24:3-5 Who may ascend into the hill of the Lord? Or who may stand in His holy place? 4 He who has clean hands and a pure heart, who has not lifted up his soul to an idol, nor sworn deceitfully. 5. He shall receive blessing from the Lord, and righteousness from the God of his salvation.
These verses from Psalm 24 have long been a challenge to my own heart, one that on my...

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Jesus' Gift to the Church

Posted Jun 3rd, 12:00 by Burning Heart Ministries on Church & Ministry

Jesus' Gift To The Church
It's Pentecost Sunday this weekend, and I wanted to share some thoughts on the ministry of the Holy Spirit. I read this article in my prayer time this morning, and realized that I couldn't say it any better. 
The Father's gift in Christ – St. Hilary of Poitiers
Our Lord commanded us to baptize in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. In baptism, then, we profess faith in the Creator,...

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Please Help Us Pray For Isaac Williams

Posted Jun 1st, 12:00 by Burning Heart Ministries on Church & Ministry

Please Help Us Pray For Isaac!
The purpose of this email is to recruit YOU to help us wage war in prayer for healing for Isaac Williams. He's 20 months old, and is battling cancer. He has a mass in his abdomen that was discovered about 6 weeks ago. The cancer has spread to his arms and legs. He's in Children's Hospital in Seattle.
Isaac's parents are Dennis and Kelli Williams. They are faith-filled believers, and we are joining with them to storm heaven...

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The Cleansing Power of the Spoken Word

Posted May 30th, 12:00 by Burning Heart Ministries on Church & Ministry

I was privileged to serve at the marriage ceremony of our friends, Drew and Renee Haney, this past weekend. I believe that the Word of the Lord from Ephesians 5 is such an essential word in our day, especially for marriages, but also for any human relationship in which we find ourselves. Here's that meditation - I pray that you'll be blessed, equipped, and strengthened through it.
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Still Waiting On God?

Posted May 21st, 12:00 by Burning Heart Ministries on Church & Ministry

Psalm 105:17-19 (God) sent a man before them—Joseph—who was sold as a slave. 18 They hurt his feet with fetters, he was laid in irons. 19 Until the time that his word came to pass, the word of the Lord tested him.
Every person I know who loves Jesus and lives with the desire to follow Him and be pleasing to Him has something in common with me, and probably with you: we are waiting for some dimension of our word...

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Enlisting the Help of Angels

Posted May 13th, 12:00 by Burning Heart Ministries on Church & Ministry

“Are they (angels) not all ministering spirits sent forth to minister for those who will inherit salvation?” – Hebrews 1:14
Over the past few months, the Holy Spirit has been shaking us awake regarding the ministry of angels in our everyday experiences. Beginning with a blog entry from Kris Vallotton, in which he challenged us that believers have neglected this very Biblical resource, there has been a steady stream of reminders from many sources that God is emphasizing the ministry of...

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Stones and Bread - What to do While Waiting for God

Posted May 1st, 12:00 by Burning Heart Ministries on Church & Ministry

This morning I’m meditating on Matthew 4, the account of Jesus’ preparation for His ministry that occurred in the wilderness. This story is profoundly important for us, as we are given insight into the ways of God as He prepares His Servant-Son for the assignment laid out before Him. This impacts you and me because in the same way that the Father prepared Jesus to receive ultimate authority over all creation, so He prepares you and me to realize the...

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Loving Justice and Righteousness

Posted Apr 22nd, 12:00 by Burning Heart Ministries on Church & Ministry

Loving Justice and Righteousness – Psalm 106:3
Psalm 106:3 Blessed are those who keep justice, and he who does righteousness at all times!
Having grown up in a religious, church-centered culture, the words “justice” and “righteousness” were part of my vocabulary, nearly from the beginning. However, I had virtually no comprehension or understanding of what those terms actually mean – they just became synonyms for “behave yourself, and you won’t get in trouble with God.”
I’ll acknowledge that there is a nugget of...

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