How to silence the accuser

kristie Culture, Faith, Redemption

Have you ever had a night where sleep eludes you as you toss and turn worrying about past mistakes?  I know I have. It seems like as soon as I let one of those memories of past failures, or even perceived failures, into my mind a flood gate opens, and all of a sudden every mistake I have ever  made …

God Unfiltered

kristie Culture, Revival, Worship

What would it look like? God unfiltered. Not filtered by our programs. Not filtered by time constraints. Not filtered by our comfort zone. Not filtered by concerns that a move of the Spirit might offend someone. Not filtered by lies we have believed about ourselves. Not filtered by misconceptions about who we think God is. Not filtered by fear of …

Encounter

chad Culture, Revival, The Altar

An encounter at the altar can change your life and the life of a nation in a moment. An altar is not just a physical place. It is a place of sacrifice and worship. It is meant to draw us closer to God. We like to make religious monuments to things that were meant to be transforming and life giving.   We …

Altar Culture – Faith

chad Culture, Faith

Let’s talk about faith.   It is a powerful word, often used without  a real understanding of it’s meaning. For example, look how people use the word love.  I love that thing. I love that food. We throw the word love around to anything that looks or feels good and the true weight of the word gets washed out.  Faith, I …

Altar Culture – Redemption part 2

kristie Culture, Love, Redemption

Welcome back.  Let’s continue our discussion on redemption.  Previously we had talked about the definition of redemption-  The action of regaining or gaining possession of something in exchange for payment, or clearing a debt.  We had been stuck in our sin.  In the old covenant men were required to sacrifice animals for blood was required to cover their sins.  However, …

Altar Culture – Redemption part 1

kristie Culture, Love, Redemption

Redemption.  What does it really mean?  If you look it up in the dictionary you get the following:  The action of saving or being saved from sin, error, or evil.  To many Christians this is where our understanding of redemption stops. Our debt for sin has been paid and one day we will get to go to heaven.  However, if …

Altar Culture – Worship

chad Culture, The Altar, Worship

As we continue to look at the culture of the altar, you can not go to far without looking at worship.  In fact the very first altar mentioned in the Bible is about worship. In Genesis 7 and 8 we have the account of the flood and Noah.  Most people are familiar with most of the details about the ark …