Many entrepreneurs and business people whose ministry is in the marketplace relate to the story of Joseph in the Old Testament. We often like to quote Genesis 39:2, “and the Lord was with Joseph, and he was a prosperous man.”
But Joseph’s prosperity did not come without a price…
Perhaps you’ve heard talk about the “Seven Mountains”, or the “Seven Mountain Mandate, or “Seven Mountain Prophecy”. You may be wondering what this is all about. The idea is really quite simple: in our culture, there are Seven Mountains (think of them as “spheres” or simply “areas”) of influence, and the modern church is being called to build influence on each of those mountains.
Courtesy of Reclaim7Mountains.com
Where did this teaching come from? Is it biblical?
This is a guest post, written by Phil Drysdale
. Phil lives in Aberdeen, Scotland and leads a ministry focused on the grace of God – His goodness, our perfection in Him, and all that means. You can read Phil’s blog here
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One of the greatest tragedies for leaders in the church is that we have misinterpreted our role.
The role of a leader in Christianity is not to tell people what is right or wrong in different situations but rather to remind people of who they are and who God is in their different situations.
If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a million times, Christianity is not a morality club! It’s not a religion you join that is supposed to dictate right and wrong for you. The truth of the matter is that Christianity is a state of being, a union with God that comes from nothing we do but rather entirely from what He did for us – namely coming and dying for, and as, mankind and raising us up as a new creation.
This is a guest post, written by my wife Lynn Edwards. Even after 28 years of marriage, I am still amazed at the depth of her wisdom and insight. This post by Lynn is quite profound, and I am delighted she agreed to let me share it with you.
I watched a TV show this weekend and one of the characters reminded me of you. Well, the big “universal you”. Me… and you… us. All of us.
For the record, this was not a “Christian” show.
This character was at a drastic turning point in his life. He was a despicable person; had done really bad things. But…
You may not be aware of it, but there is a lot of debate by Christians about the subject of grace. Some think of grace as a “topic” or “doctrine”. It is neither of those things.
Grace is in fact the gospel itself…
Just like a superhero, you have a “secret identity”… on this week’s Spiritual Foundations Podcast, your true identity will be revealed!
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What has God been teaching you about who you are in Him? Leave your comments below!
When you are faced with real hardship in your life, and it seems hope is lost, that you have no real future… here’s how to rise up and take back your tomorrows!
Podcast: Download (Duration: 1:07:56 — 53.1MB)
In what ways has God helped you take back your tomorrows? Leave your comments below!
When you feel like giving up, there is a way to have faith – even in the toughest times.
You’re often closest to your big breakthrough right when you feel like giving up. God provides a way for us to have joy and peace, even when we face real trouble.
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God is planting the dream of being an entrepreneur in the hearts of many of His people.
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You are not a “sinner saved by grace”!
Wait, wait… don’t stone me. Let me explain…
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For many years, believing Christians have labored under the weight of their own sins. They have bemoaned their pitiable state, they have lamented the terrible things they’ve done, and they have been haunted by a guilty conscience. They have accepted the lie (from the enemy) that they are saddled with a “sin nature” that makes it impossible for them to live a righteous life.