Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Taking the Gospel outside the Building - Empowering JAPAN

Ryan Denlinger ministry partner at Empowering Japan and I at dinner in Fukuoka
This past April and May we held Empowering JAPAN conferences in Okinawa.  These were gatherings were held at churches and consisted of teaching and practical application times for the gifts of the Holy Spirit. Not only was it a time for believers to come together in worship and ministry but also to go out in groups to the streets and shops and share the Gospel along with demonstrating the LOVE & POWER of God.

Paul wrote about this specifically in his letter to the Corinthians.

My message and my preaching were not with wise and persuasive words, but with a demonstration of the Spirit's power...

For the kingdom of God is not a matter of talk but of power.

So we see this is a very biblical approach to sharing the Gospel, the message of Christ come in the flesh, crucified, buried and raised from the dead, who is alive and is LORD.  Of course there are a variety of encounters that you face when you take the message outside the walls of a church gathering.  And we talk about a variety of these in the conferences.  The coolest part is seeing everyday people go out and be used by God and see His kingdom made manifest on the earth as a result.

We saw so many healed, many people coming to faith and believing in Christ, others being delivered from demonic spirits.  And it is important to realize this is not simply for those special men and women of God but this power is available for every believer.

Below is a highlight video of the conferences.  God bless and more is to come!

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Connecting with people around the world with #Godtalk

Well I haven't posted in a long ,long time. Wow things have been going in some many directions it is hard to nail down time to blog and keep up.  I want to share one really cool thing that started last year in December when the LORD led me to get on Facebook LIVE and just simply talk about God using the hashtag #Godtalk It has led to some great discussions, testimonies, and I believe divine connections as well.

God wants to unite His body in this time and instead of talking about all the issues and problems in the world and focusing our thoughts on those things better time is spent talking about the One who is on the throne and what He is doing, what He is saying, where He is leading.

Anyway I have put a few videos below.  Let's have our conversation lead to actions that God wants from us.  We have the WORD and we have the SPIRIT and both agree.

It was awesome to see so many come on and be a part of the conversation. Guys like Kevin Riordan from Setfree Ministries, Nick Serre in Canada, Conrad Carriker from Conrad Rocks, and Ryan Denlinger from South Africa as well.

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Only in Japan: Coffee Coke in a can!

Photo taken from a vending machine near Ueno station in Tokyo, Japan

On the lighter side of things amidst all the amazing things we are seeing we do take time to search for the unique things in Japan.  We were in Tokyo doing outreach we searched all around for what we heard was a new type of Coca-Cola.  I had looked in Fukuoka and Okinawa and I guess it is only available in Tokyo.  This Coffee flavored Coke was not easy to find.  Even in Tokyo I went to 5 different stores and looked around about 50 or more vending machines until I finally found it! Literally something that can be found ONLY in JAPAN

Below is a video

What do you think? Would you like to try it??

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