Bearing the Pain of Bearing Fruit

“You did not choose Me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain, so that whatever you ask the Father in My Name He might give you.” John 15:16 Shalom, It has been quite some time since I have written a blog, or have even written at all.…

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Building The House On Love

Listen as Derek expounds on the “love chapter” of 1 Corinthians 13. Love is not a gushy feeling, with as many up’s and down’s as a wild rollercoaster. No! Love is the power of sustainment and all that will remain when everything else around us collapses. It is the identifying mark of our loyalty as a disciple of the Master,…

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Lazarus, “COME FORTH”

John 11 contains probably one of the most powerful stories in all of Scripture – The raising of Lazarus. I remember my mom telling me the time she had gone to see the movie, The Greatest Story Ever Told. She said when it came time for the intermission, no one in the theater got up or even moved. You see,…

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A Fiery Sacrifice

“In a Tibetan village I noticed a crowd of people standing under a burning tree and looking up into the branches. I came near and discovered in the branches a bird which was anxiously flying round a nest full of young ones. The mother bird wanted to save her little ones, but she could not. When the fire reached the…

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