David Achata I work as an executive coach. Working in this field has taught me the easiest way to help people grow is to ask questions and listen. Though I make my living in the business world, I give much of my time to the work of the church here at Soma in Tacoma, Washington.
Following Christ exacts a price that for the most part the church in the United States has refused to fully embrace. Throughout the ministry of Jesus, He clearly declared that those who would be His disciples must be willing to surrender all. With Jesus it is all or nothing at all. We have created a… Read More »
by Timothy Jerry Gaining a kingdom perspective of leadership: Leadership in the kingdom of God’s is not the pursuit of fame, power, glory or the praise of man. This may be the concept of leadership from a secular view point, but it is far from what we are to seek after as people of God.
The baptism with the Holy Spirit is primarily for equipping of the believer for service in carrying forth God’s Kingdom.
by Timothy Jerry We are saved by the mercy and grace of God alone, and not by our own efforts. Every religion on earth other than Christianity is a religion that places man and his own efforts as the means of salvation, or betterment. All man centered religions rely upon human effort and achievement to… Read More »
(2 Timothy 3:12 NKJV) Yes, and all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution. The story of God’s people has always involved persecution at the hands of their enemies. Yet even in the face of great tribulation, and severe persecution God has sustained His people, and stood by them. Persecution is… Read More »
“The slope goes from disinformation to defamation. Once they can dismiss you as one of ‘those’ kinds of people–ether ignorant or a bigot-they begin to marginalize you… Then it goes from marginalization to discrimination, and then from discrimination to outright persecution.” Dr. Gary Cass, president of the Christian Anti-Defamation Commission In 2007, Daniel Lapin,… Read More »
Leadership in the kingdom of God’s is not the pursuit of fame, power, glory or the praise of man. This may be the concept of leadership from a secular view point, but it is far from what we are to seek after as people of God. (Luke 22:24-27 NLT) And they began to argue among… Read More »
Church: Easton’s Bible Dictionary: Derived probably from the Greek kuriakon (i.e., “the Lord’s house”), which was used by ancient authors for the place of worship. In the New Testament it is the translation of the Greek word ecclesia, which is synonymous with the Hebrew kahal of the Old Testament, both words meaning simply an assembly,… Read More »
The evidence of salvation is a transformed life. Without obedience to Christ, we cannot claim to be a His disciples. If we are not His disciples, then we are not actually saved.