The JESUS OS (pt.1)

  The Jesus OS (Principles of God’s Operating System) Introduction Computers have what is known as an OS, or an operating system. Simply put, the OS is a large collection of code that gives the computer instructions on how to function. You are probably familiar with the two most common ones today which are Windows 10…

Nobody Is The Villain Of Their Own Story

During my lifetime I have met a lot of people, each one with a story, their story. Some stories are quite typical and uneventful. Other stories are crazy and fantastic, leaving the hearer slack-jawed. These stories illustrate just how resilient individuals can be. After hearing so many people’s stories I began to notice something; in…

Jesus, the Storm, and Me

Is Jesus there with you in your storm? Is He sleeping while you battle the storm in your life to keep from drowning? There is an amazing, miraculous account in which Jesus calms a storm on the sea. It is recounted in both Matthew chapter 8, and Mark chapter 4. I want to take a…

Faith Terms: Precision vs Accuracy

I can remember learning about the difference between precision and accuracy in chemistry class. Prior to that time I assumed they were pretty much the same thing. I guess if you’re not a scientist it doesn’t really matter anyway, right? As I was thinking about the comparison and contrast of these two terms (doesn’t everyone…

Demonic Oppression (Growthpoint week 2 notes)

Before we get into the activity of demons in the lives of individuals, I think it would be helpful to take a look at the activities of demons in bible times. We can gain a great deal of insight from these biblical accounts. Part 4: Demons In The Old Testament In this next part we…

Understanding Demonic Oppression (week 1 class) video

Have you ever wondered what demons are, where they come from, or what the bible tells us about them? What kind of work are they doing today? Am I affected? And if so, how? I attempt to answer those questions and more in this class. I have already posted my first week’s notes, from this…

Demonic Oppression (Growthpoint week 1 notes)

  Part 1: Introduction Before we talk about what demonic oppression is, let’s talk about what it is not. The first thing that comes to many of our minds when we hear the words demonic oppression is someone who is demon-possessed. This is not demonic oppression. Demonic oppression is not a child in a movie…

Truth or Lie?

  For every truth, there is at least one lie, usually many more. Many people believe in relative truth. I believe in absolute truth. Having said that, I understand there can be more than one interpretation of a statement of truth. The absolute truth is found in the Word of God, aka the Christian bible….

Broken Hearts, Broken Lives and Broken People (Growthpoint Week 8 Notes)

(photo of Ronald Davis from video 2 below)   Watch Video 1: Sabrina Benaim – “Explaining My Depression to My Mother” -In this poem Sabrina explains her depression to a well-meaning mother who has difficulty grasping the concept of the thing that has a grip on her daughter. It is a powerful eye-opener for those…