Some Said it Was Thunder

I am reading an interesting book by Judson Edwards entitled “Quiet Faith: An Introvert’s Guide to Spiritual Survival.” In his book he drew my attention to an interesting event in the life of Jesus that reveals how some people are tuned to God’s voice and recognize God speaking in life’s events. At the same event, there were two other groups which didn’t really understand what was happening.The verses are found in John 12. Jesus had raised Lazarus from the dead in chapter 11, then in chapter 12 we discover that some Greeks, who were in Jerusalem for the Passover, came to Phillip seeking Jesus. Upon hearing this, Jesus said that the time had come for him to be glorified. He meant it was time to reveal the presence and manifested goodness of God through himself and his work.

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via Missio Alliance: When to Loosen Our Tongues: How Testimonies Spark Revival

We’re so concerned about taming our tongues that we’ve forgotten that sometimes our call is to loosen them. We’re so careful to avoid seeking the limelight that we’re seeking the shadows. We’re so worried if we’ll have the right words that we forget the Source of every utterance; how to Moses, to Jeremiah, to the apostles, God said, “I will give you the words.”

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Joining God to Make a Difference: New Collective Church

In 2018, Highlands Fellowship adopted new mission and vision statements. The vision statement started with that same concept of joining God to make a difference through our church, in our community, and around the world.None of us knew what that would look like when we agreed to this vision of joining God. In the fall of 2018, God was speaking to many staff members about what he wanted to do with the Johnson City campus of Highlands Fellowship.

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