Doing Something Significant for God

When we think of the word “significant,” we think of something that alters the course of a nation, a community or an individual. We think it has to be something big that gets everybody’s attention, like writing much of the New Testament (Apostle Paul), leading a worldwide ministry (Apostle Peter), building a university (Oral Roberts), or creating innovative uses for technology (Steve Jobs). But that is human thinking.

Yes, every one of those things I just mentioned has had profound a influence and life-altering effect upon humanity. I thank God for the New Testament. I thank God for Peter’s leadership of the Early Church. I thank God for ORU and for Apple. These are significant things, but there is something equally significant that you and I can do every day.

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Who is the Holy Spirit?

He is everything Jesus said He would be. So who did Jesus say the Holy Spirit is?

The Holy Spirit is God.

At the Last Supper, Jesus shocked the disciples by telling them that He was going away and that it was important for Him to go away. How could the absence of Jesus’ physical presence be okay? After all, their relationship with Jesus had dramatically and eternally changed their lives. How could His going away make things better for the disciples? Jesus assured them the Holy Spirit’s presence would more than compensate for His physical absence.

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What About Kids?

By Pat Harrison President & Founder

A survey done by the International Bible Society indicates that 83 % of all Christians make their commitment to Jesus between the ages of 4-14. That is what makes children’s and youth ministries vital. And that is why I am excited to have Jon Coats, our Youth Coordinator, on staff.

Our vision is to help you fulfill the vision and call God has given. And we want to do that with respect to youth ministry.

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Renewing the Mind, Getting in Sync with the Father

Guest Post By Burton Sharpe, FCF minister

About a year ago, the chaplain of the Federal Detention Center near Seattle, Washington, asked me to be a part of a new program created by the Federal Bureau of Prisons. Its purpose was to prepare inmates who are about to be released into civilian life to make a successful transition. I agreed, and the results have blessed both the inmates and me tremendously.

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Intimate Communion

By Pat Harrison, President & Founder

The Apostle Paul ended his second letter to the Corinthians with a precious blessing: “The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all. Amen” (2 Cor. 13:14 nkjv).

I love to commune with the Holy Spirit. Communion speaks of sharing, partnership, close association, unity, and fellowship.

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