Category Archives: Calvary Chapel Iron River Teachings

FORTIFY: A Protective Prayer for Leaders

As another hero in Israel has fallen, and I can still hear the sound carrying through the trees of the church, I bow my head in brash vulnerability and pray for the captains. Lord, Your leaders…Your men…Your pastors…Your under-shepherds…they are … Continue reading

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A Prayer for Younger Brothers

*Recently, a healthy exercise for me has been writing out some prayers for various needs of certain believers and “The” Church or our local church. Prayer is always in danger of being a lost art, or at least, a grossly … Continue reading

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Sidearm & Sword, Trumpet & Harp

I stood in my barracks utterly spent, and war-torn by the day’s goings-on. Slowly I dismantled myself next to my wanting bed, unfitting myself of my well-used armor. Virtue by virtue, I took myself to pieces until I stood plain … Continue reading

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The Good Wife I Have Found

THE GOOD WIFE I HAVE FOUND She with long velvet locks, pouring like glory upon the head. She with befreckled face like a starry setting for two tiger-green luminaries. She with slender frame and tender voice, this is the wife … Continue reading

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Questions. (When I Fear Backsliding)

Questions. (When I fear backsliding) Am I gonna be comfortable or burdened? Do I care more about America than Americans? Am I more concerned with how people perceive me or how people perceive Jesus in me? Which is better, the … Continue reading

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Interrupted by Simplicity: Listening to God

Interrupted by Simplicity: Listening to God Something we hear often is, “How do you know what God wants you to do?” How do you discern the voice of God? Good question. Obviously, God isn’t trying to make it difficult on … Continue reading

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Psalm 51: Lessons in Brokenness or Preaching to Yourself

PSALM 51: Lessons in Brokenness or Preaching to Yourself I gotta say, it seems to be happening more and more often that, before teaching a message to our congregation at Calvary Chapel Iron River, that I have to first “live … Continue reading

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