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Bold Love Unleashed

Bold Love Unleashed

Why Bold Love Unleashed?  Acts 3-4 Bold suggests and implies courage Love is the very nature of God Unleashed means to allow something, especially something “previously held in check” to have full effect.    “Moreover the law entered that the offense might... read more
Sacrificial Love

Sacrificial Love

By now you’ve most likely heard this year’s Catalyst Week theme:  Bold Love Unleashed.  What a powerful statement!  In order to live it out we must understand that bold, extravagant, fearless love and sacrifice go hand in hand.  You really can’t have one without the... read more
The Price Paid in Full

The Price Paid in Full

When you’re talking about Jesus Loves Kalamazoo one of the best ways to jog someone’s memory is to mention the bright red T-shirts. It’s obvious on the front of the T-shirt that we are representing Jesus, but the part I like the best is what’s printed on the back.  Do... read more
The Overcoming Church

The Overcoming Church

Some look at things that are, and ask why. I dream of things that never were and ask, why not? ~George Bernard Shaw I thank God for Jesus Loves Kalamazoo and am a part of Catalyst Week every year. JLK is a vehicle the Lord is using to bring revival, reformation, and... read more

Therefore go…

The vision the Lord has given us for Jesus Loves Kalamazoo is enormous! The idea of mobilizing hundreds of people from dozens of churches into neighborhoods all over our community to serve free food, minister prayer and love and reach out with the salvation message... read more

The Father’s Heart

I strongly sense an urgency that The Church needs to return to the Father’s Heart for the lost! The Father’s heart has ALWAYS been about the lost.  This truth is stated in Luke 19:10, “for the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.”  One of Jesus’ main... read more

Strategy, Presence & Power

Recently the Lord has been speaking to me about the story of Deborah. Judges, Chapters 4 and 5 present us with an unusual situation in which a woman was Prophetess and Judge over Israel. This was a time of harsh oppression by the Canaanite King Jabin, whose army used... read more
Positioning the Army: 21 Day Fast

Positioning the Army: 21 Day Fast

Well, I’ve got my “just hit 40” reading glasses on and my Bible out.  It’s time to write this blog.  My topic today is fasting….fasting is something I have done often throughout my adult life, but not something I feel particularly good at.  And specifically the... read more

How do we keep worship styles from getting in the way of unity?

Before I respond to the above question, I wanted to share a little background about myself.  Since I first began leading worship in 2000, I’ve had the opportunity to lead worship for a variety of denominations: Assemblies of God, Missouri Synod Lutheran, Presbyterian... read more