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HighPower eNews -- January 2015
"Power Tools for Pastors"
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A Word from Bill
Dear Preachers of the Word of God,
The Bible says that the most important thing you can do when you preach God's Holy Word is to do so in such a way that people can understand what you are saying, and therefore, understand God's Word.
If they understand God's Word and how it applies to their life, then God's Holy Spirit will be able to move in their heart and help them to obey Him and follow Him and change their life. But it begins with you explaining God's Word in such a way that they understand.
Look at this verse:
“But the seed falling on good soil refers to someone who hears the word and understands it. This is the one who produces a crop, yielding a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown.” Matthew 23:23
The person who UNDERSTANDS God's Word is the one who produces a big harvest in their life. Obviously, when the Word says "understand" it means more than intellectual understanding. It means the full aspect of understanding, comprehending, discerning, and applying to one's life.
Read my recent blog post about "The Top Ten Mistakes to Avoid When Preaching", as I recently attended a church where the pastor made almost every mistake.
We trust for better things for you and your church!
We are here to help your church be Well Fed and Well Led. For Christ and His Kingdom,
NEW this Month
The A to Z Spiritual Gifts Bible Study and Inventory is a complete solution to study, understand, and discover your spiritual gifts.
Take a look at these two Factoids
These and other Factoids can be found at ChurchGrowth Factoids
(What I’m learning right now in the areas of Leadership Development, Church Growth, Simple Church, & Church Health.)
Ministry Master People Tracking Software – – will help you answer key questions for your church like: "How many open positions do we have to fill in this church?" or "Who in this church has video editing abilities?" or "Which people in our church have the Gift of Intercession, who could really pray over an important issue facing us?"
Other HighPower Software can be found here.
More HighPower Sermons can be found here.
More HighPower Dramas can be found here.
Spiritual Gifts Bible Study
--Did you know that there are a 26 spiritual gifts found in the pages of Scripture? These gifts range from Administration to Wisdom.
Add them all up and you get 26!
How many of them can you identify??
More Bible Studies can be found here.
Book Review: “Focus” (Willowcreek Study)
– – The Reveal research is based on responses from hundreds of churches and many thousands of church members. When Willowcreek ‘revealed’ their initial findings from the first book, entitled (surprise!) “Reveal”, it created quite a stir. The reason for this is that Willowcreek made some changes to their philosophy of ministry, to a slightly more traditional approach, as a result of what they learned in the first Reveal study.
More Books can be found here.
One Body – – A reader’s theatre piece based on 1 Corinthians 12. Within the church, each person makes up a different part of the body of Christ. We are given unique talents and skills to be used for God’s special purpose.
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