I have had many fine teachers in my life. I know… I am blessed. One of the best was James “Buck” Hatch. Alumni of Columbia International University (www.ciu.edu) consider his teaching classic and a foundation for their ministry. There are many free resources in the Buck Hatch Library but let me recommend a great message on DEPRESSION (click here)
This summer I started putting together messages to capture the lessons God has been teaching me over the past year. Click below to download a note taking outline for the three messages. The audio from the chapel talks at Columbia International University http://www.ciu.edu are also provided here. Please give me your feedback as I continue to refine and add other messages to this series.
This was my first time preaching in a church since my medical experience of November. It was delivered at Sandhills Community Church http://www.sandhillschurch.org where Pandora and I worship with Christ followers. Sandhills is a modern style, ethnically diverse congregation in North East Columbia, SC.
God provides gifts that help us grow up in our Christian life. Below you will find a link to the audio of a message given at Raleigh Street Christian Centre in Cambridge, NZ.
This message overviews four gifts God has provided to clarify and then assist us in our spiritual journey. There is a handout that can be downloaded that provides a small group leader with questions to use for four lessons based on the message.
The Gifts Are:
1. The Gift of Questions
2. The Gift of Others to Make the Journey With Us
3. The Gift of Illuminating Truth in our Hearts
4. The Gift of Giving What He Has Given To Us
God’s Gifts for Growth – Sunday Sermon at Raleigh Street Christian Centre, Cambridge – New Zealand
A Columbia International University chapel message by Roy King about the seasons our lives when the normal sense of God’s presence is absent. How are we to react to seasons of a perceived loss of God’s presence.
This is a 14 minute message given during a summer school chapel at CIU.
Leonard Sweet and others have the perspective that today’s leaders must approach their leadership as a journey without a map. Why is there no map? Because no one has been there yet. It is “new world exploration”. To be leaders who know how to use a compass of unchanging, reliable principles to navigate by instead of following a predefined path is a very different approach to making directional decisions.
Explorers have a unshakable commitment to completing the mission… Go for it or die!
Explorers have a vague sense of what the destination will be like... “Your kingdom come!”
Explorers know they must be willing to take risks and tap into all of the creative capacity that they or others on the team possess…”We may have to back up when we hit dead end canyon walls, but we will keep moving forward!”
One my courses in the seminary seeks to train pastors and missionaries to live as EXPLORERS. I often begin the day of the one week intensives with a devotion that frames our theme for the day.
You can download them as MP3 files or listen to them here:
First Day of Class: An overview of some of the critical disciplines being an EXPLORER requires.
In Romans 15 Paul gives us a glimpse of how he viewed his life — He was linked to the redemptive flow of God’s activity that started in Abraham and flowed through the Old Testament to the stream that was carrying him forward as a Christ follower. He also knew how to give gifts to God that he knew God would enjoy unwrapping.
Explorers do not back down from sacrificial giving and they do not let even the ones with the least resources off the hook. There is no room on the trail for passive consumers. Hear the story of two widows
Change produces conflict because it surfaces differences in beliefs, values and assumptions. Galatians addresses 3 groups in the church that face a choice. They must choose GRACE GOSPEL or ANOTHER GOSPEL. They must choose FREEDOM AS SONS or SLAVERY OF TRADITIONALISTS. They must choose investing their FREEDOM TO LOVE or the BONDAGE OF LICENSE. Churches processing changes will also face these teachable moments. Hear the full overview of Galatians applied to CHANGE PROCESSING.