Eunuchs Wanted

A great reward for a small sacrifice Matthew 19:12 “For there are eunuchs who were born that way from their mother’s womb; and there are eunuchs who were made eunuchs by men; and there are also eunuchs who made themselves eunuchs for the sake of the kingdom of heaven. He who is able to accept this, let him accept it.” There are people who have made themselves eunuchs for the sake of the kingdom of heaven. But what is a eunuch? What does it mean to be a eunuch for the kingdom? Eunuch for the King Eunuch: eunouchos A bed keeper; the superintendent of the women’s apartment or harem;...

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Baptism in the Spirit

When we first enter into relationship with Jesus we are given an awesome inheritance in Him. To lead us into the depths of our inheritance, God reveals what He is doing and creates faith in our hearts, so that through faith we will enter the reality of what He has prepared for us. As He leads us into different aspects of our inheritance in Christ we will come to a place of being offered the gift of the baptism in the Holy Spirit. Mark 1:4-8 John the Baptist appeared in the wilderness preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. And all the country of Judea was going out to...

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Notes for Leaders

Understand the Point of Ministry We need to be clear about why we are doing what we are doing. At its essence, Christian life is about loving God with all our heart, mind, soul and strength, and loving others as ourselves. Therefore the goal of our ministry should be to call others to love God completely. To do this with any sense of authenticity, loving God with our absolute entirety needs to be our focus and goal. If we are given to loving God, we can be genuine in our call and ministry to others. So we need to strive in ministry to be like Paul. He labored to betroth people to Jesus. His...

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The Essence of Faith

If we were to reduce our faith into a single principle, what would it be? What’s the essential point of being a Christian? Why are we here? Mark 12:28-34a One of the scribes came and heard them arguing, and recognizing that he had answered them well, asked Him, “What commandment is the foremost of all?” Jesus answered, “The foremost is, ‘Hear, o Israel! The Lord our God is one Lord; and you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength.’ “The second is this, ‘You shall love your neighbor as...

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