Called, Kept, and Given

Posted Nov 14th, 12:00 by Burning Heart Ministries on Church & Ministry


I’m meditating this morning on Isaiah 42:6-7, where the LORD makes this declaration over His Servant (the Messiah – and by implication, all those who are His followers by the power of the Holy Spirit):
“I am the LORD; I have called you in righteousness; I will take you by the hand and keep you;  I will give you as a covenant for the people, a light for the nations, 7 to open the eyes that are blind, to bring out...

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Faith and the Renewal of the Mind

Posted Oct 7th, 12:00 by Burning Heart Ministries on Church & Ministry


In the midst of the increasing turmoil of our times, I find that it is more and more necessary to exercise faith in God, in His purposes and in His ways, just to remain upright in the face of the storms of daily life. The raging hate of Satan is being expressed daily in current events, natural disasters, political and cultural unrest, disunity and murderous anger in the culture.
How do we as followers of Jesus stand firm in faith in...

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Consider Him Who Endured Such Things

Posted Sep 7th, 12:00 by Burning Heart Ministries on Church & Ministry


I’m a Seattle Seahawks fan, and this morning I’m considering the unjust treatment of one of the Seahawks best players, Michael Bennett, who was wrongly treated, and who is bringing this example of injustice to light. 
In a time when injustice seems to be rampant at many levels – personal, corporate, national and international – it is good to be reminded that there is One – and only One – who was absolutely innocent and yet was the recipient of absolutely...

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Come Worship Together!

Posted Sep 5th, 12:00 by Burning Heart Ministries on Church & Ministry


Come Worship Together! The Pavilion Gig Harbor All-Church Gathering
It's time to worship together again as the Body of Christ in Gig Harbor - this Saturday, September 9, at 6:30 PM at the Gig Harbor Yacht Club, 8209 Stinson Avenue.
Justin Rizzo, worship leader at the International House of Prayer in Kansas City, will lead us into the presence of the Lord together. We'll also hear from Pastor Josh Mann, of Fox Island Alliance Church, and have the privilege of praying over him...

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Unity BEFORE Catastrophe

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


What if the Church was in unity BEFORE the catastrophe?
As I shared in a previous post, the Holy Spirit has been speaking to me – and to many others – about the central importance of brothers dwelling in unity. Our Father’s desire is to bring the Kingdom of Heaven to earth, and He wants that process to intensify now, even as we await the culmination at the return of Jesus.
This week, through the tragedy of Harvey hitting Houston, we have...

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The Fairest of Ten Thousand

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


Jesus - The Fairest of Ten Thousand
I want to recommend a teaching series I released some years ago after presenting it at IHOPU in Kansas City. It's called "The Fairest of Ten Thousand," and it's a study of the attributes of Jesus from Song of Solomon 5:10-16.
As we face the issues and realities of life from day to day, and season to season, it is essential to grow in our understanding of the ways and purposes of God as He...

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The Mind of God: Unity unto Reformation

Posted Aug 4th, 12:00 by Burning Heart Ministries on Church & Ministry


The Mind of God: Unity of Spirit Unto Reformation
REMINDER: Next Pavilion Gig Harbor Worship Gathering August 19, 6:30 PM at Peninsula Baptist Church.
Over the past months, the Holy Spirit has impressed on me again and again the central importance of unity of Spirit among God’s people in order for the full blessing of His purposes to be fulfilled. The prayer Jesus taught us – “on earth as it is in Heaven” – can only be fully answered when God’s commanded...

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The Church of Gig Harbor Gathers to Worship and Bless

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


Worshipping Together and Speaking Blessing in Jesus' Name
Over two hundred lovers of Jesus, representing 10+ churches in Gig Harbor, gathered together last night at Skansie Brothers Park to welcome the presence of the Lord to our City, to minister to the Lord in worship, and to declare blessings in the Name of Jesus over the Seven Mountains of Influence in our culture.
Several pastors, business leaders, and community members led prayer segments in which the blessings of the Lord were spoken. The...

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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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