Update and Appeal for Jeff Green

Posted Jul 3rd 2018, 12:00 by Burning Heart Ministries on Church & Ministry


Update on Jeff Green
The prayer battle continues for Jeff’s healing and for the restoration of what has been stolen from his family through this ordeal. Jeff’s healing has not come suddenly, and he is now in the process of receiving chemotherapy for the third time. The presence of the Lord is with him in a strong way, and that is our hope. But there is a great need for help in addition to your prayers.
I received a note from Karin,...

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A Further Update on Jeff Green

Posted Jun 30th 2018, 12:00 by Burning Heart Ministries on Church & Ministry


First of all, thanks so much to all of you who have been praying with us for Jeff and his family! It’s so good to have a larger family of prayer involved in this. 
Yesterday morning we heard that Jeff’s levels were again at a dangerous place, so Marie and I went again to pray over him last evening. Karen was there, as well as their two daughters, and two prayer partners from Bethel Baptist Church in Tacoma. We shared some...

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Jeff Green Prayer Update

Posted Jun 28th 2018, 12:00 by Burning Heart Ministries on Church & Ministry


Many thanks to all you who joined us in prayer for Jeff Green. It was a powerful time of ministry both to Jeff and to his wife and sister. As we finished praying, his nurse came in to report that his platelet count had jumped from 9 to 87, which was in her words, “Unheard of!” BTW, normal is 150 to 450. 
 
In addition we were privileged to pray for another man battling leukemia, named Sean. Not only did we pray...

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Please Help Us Pray for Healing for Jeff Green

Posted Jun 27th 2018, 12:00 by Burning Heart Ministries on Church & Ministry


Marie and I have a new friend, Jeff Green, who we are about to meet face to face for the first time this evening. Jeff is battling late-stage leukemia, and we are going with a team to minister healing to him. Jeff is 48 years old, has a wife and two daughters, loves Jesus, and needs the healing touch of the Lord. Please join us in prayer tonight around 6 PM as we release the power of God upon him.
Thank...

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Establishing Righteous Justice Through Worship

Posted May 23rd 2018, 12:00 by Burning Heart Ministries on Church & Ministry


“Righteousness and justice are the foundations of (God’s) throne” – Psalm 97:2
“You (God) are holy, enthroned in the praises of Israel” – Psalm 22:3
There is much conversation in our time about the matter of justice – who deserves to get what, and the processes by which that justice will be employed. But justice will never be established by legislation, and neither will it be established by the good intentions of well-meaning people. Justice can only be established in one way...

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Posted Apr 19th 2018, 12:00 by Burning Heart Ministries on Church & Ministry


Psalm 17:4 With regard to the works of man, by the word of your lips I have avoided the ways of the violent.
In the life of David, who would become king over Israel, there were key moments when the pressures of daily life stressed him to the point of ungodly action. How many of us can relate to that!! 
This verse in Psalm 17 was possibly written in the aftermath of an encounter that would press David, and tempt him to...

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Pavilion Worship Gathering this Saturday, April 21

Posted Apr 16th 2018, 12:00 by Burning Heart Ministries on Church & Ministry


The Pavilion Gig Harbor: A Worship Gathering for All Believers
It’s time once again to gather together as followers of Jesus in and around Gig Harbor to worship Him, and to speak blessings in His Name over our city and region.
We will meet this Saturday, April 21, from 6:30 - 8 PM at Peninsula Christian Fellowship, 3114 45th St Ct NW in Gig Harbor. We will gather in the Youth Building behind the sanctuary, and as always, childcare will be provided.
This...

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For My Sake - Jesus

Posted Apr 4th 2018, 12:00 by Burning Heart Ministries on Church & Ministry


I was reading yesterday from Oswald Chambers’ little volume on Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5-7) and came across this potent paragraph:
There is a difference between devotion to principles and devotion to a Person. Jesus never proclaimed a cause; He proclaimed personal devotion to Himself—For My sake. Discipleship is based not on devotion to abstract ideals, but on devotion to a Person, the Lord Jesus Christ. . . (P.4).
The words “for My sake” jumped out at me, and some...

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Why The Resurrection Is So Important

Posted Mar 30th 2018, 12:00 by Burning Heart Ministries on Church & Ministry


It’s Resurrection Weekend, and I want to share this article by Randy Alcorn on the importance of the resurrection of Jesus Christ. It’s a long article, but well worth your time. Enjoy!
Why is the Resurrection so Important? – Randy Alcorn
In the late 1990s, a group of scholars assembled to evaluate whether Jesus actually said the things attributed to him by the Gospel writers. Although they employed remarkably subjective criteria in their evaluation of Scripture, members of the self-appointed “Jesus Seminar”...

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The Transcendent Longing for Home

Posted Mar 19th 2018, 12:00 by Burning Heart Ministries on Church & Ministry


Over the past couple of months I’ve been involved with a number of senior citizens in my city, driving the bus that takes them on outings, or to the bank, grocery store, or all-in-one places like Target and Walmart. During this brief time, some friendships began to emerge with these seniors, and one of my favorites has been with Glen. Having just turned 84 years old, Glen had some trouble remembering things, but his sweet spirit and lively sense of...

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The Transcendent Longing for Beauty

Posted Mar 7th 2018, 12:00 by Burning Heart Ministries on Church & Ministry


The yearning in our hearts for the Beautiful is perhaps the most difficult longing to put into words. Beauty is the least tangible of the transcendentals, and has become terribly obscured in our time. We have largely removed Beauty from our spiritual consciousness, replacing it with concepts and doctrines on one hand, or with a preoccupation with self-help and comfort on the other. While those realities certainly have their place, by neglecting Beauty we inadvertently sabotage our ability to touch...

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The Transcendent Longing for Goodness and Justice - Part B

Posted Feb 24th 2018, 12:00 by Burning Heart Ministries on Church & Ministry


The cry for justice in current culture is growing louder, even as it becomes more and more apparent that the cultural institutions and the people who comprise them are incapable of producing the goodness and justice that our souls long for. The temptation is to give in to cynicism and even despair under the pressure of failed attempts to produce justice, but that pressure can actually steer our souls toward hope, if we will allow it.
That hope comes from the...

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The Transcendent Longing for Goodness and Justice

Posted Feb 17th 2018, 12:00 by Burning Heart Ministries on Church & Ministry


Perhaps you can picture the scene as it plays out. It can be among the children at the playground, or as we are experiencing as I write this, among the athletes at the Olympic Games. Whatever the level of skill, the participants are engaged in some sort of competitive activity – who’s the fastest, who’s the smartest, who’s … whatever! And suddenly, it’s apparent that some part of the game has gone awry: a rule has been broken, or maybe...

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The Transcendent Longing for Love, Part 2

Posted Feb 10th 2018, 12:00 by Burning Heart Ministries on Church & Ministry


In considering these “transcendent longings” of the human soul, I am driven again and again to this concept that comes out of the mind of CS Lewis. It goes something like this:
“The fact that a man is hungry does not mean that he will be fed; however, it certainly means that there is food available somewhere.”
When we find ourselves yearning for perfect love, we are ultimately brought to the feet of Jesus, who lived out this love to the fullest...

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The Transcendent God for the Transcendent Longing of the Soul, Part 3 - The Longing For Love

Posted Feb 2nd 2018, 12:00 by Burning Heart Ministries on Church & Ministry


Of all the longings of the human soul, the desire for perfect love is perhaps the most powerful. To be loved – unconditionally, perfectly, without fail or question – is the yearning that simmers deep in the human heart, and drives virtually everything we do, every choice we make. Somehow, deep inside, we KNOW that we should be the object of perfect love, and so we go on the life-long search for “The One” who will love us in the...

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