Equippers Blog

Apostles, Prophets, Evangelists, Pastors and Teachers

Shame’s Covering

    Shame. We’re all acquainted with this pit in our stomach; we’ve felt and been forced into shame since before we knew how to spell our names. Guilt. The anxious feeling that we need to hide so we aren’t exposed and embarrassed. When I was 5 or 6 years old, I...

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Weakness in the Wilderness

A week ago, I experienced vertigo for the first time, though only briefly. Then, a couple of days later, it began again and has not ceased even until this very moment. In being bed-ridden this week, I’ve experienced a new kind of weakness in which I, literally, cannot...

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Bitter WITH the Sweet UNTIL He Comes

Leftovers for lunch today. Pork chops and mashed potatoes, yum. But the spinach… yuck. I tried combining bites of the spinach with the mashed potatoes, but I could still taste the green part, but the spuds made them swallow-able. Kind of. I was longing for a bite of...

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Christmas Eve Poem :: Incarnation

This is a poem that I wrote and performed on Christmas Eve during our joint gathering with Compass Church, Wayfarer's Chapel, and City Church as the body participated in communion together in the Ivy Wild School gym. Incarnation God takes on flesh Divinity clothed in...

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Trinity and the Renewal of All Things

Re – new – al :: “The replacing or repair of something that is worn out, run-down, or broken.” I was 13 years old, a freshman in high school, and was forced by my football coach to run the 100m, 200m, 400m and cross country to improve my speed and stamina as a part of...

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Trinity and the Love of Enemy

I think this could possibly be one of the most controversial topics in our society today: love your enemy. Love those who abuse you. Love the racist, the debt collector, the person who flipped you off today for no reason. Love the person that broke into your car last...

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Trinity and the Love of Neighbor

My family desires to love our neighbors like Jesus said in Matthew 22:34-40. So during the summer we have endeavored to have bi-monthly BBQs. Last night was the first neighborhood BBQ. It didn’t take much planning (it was sort of thrown together last minute) and the...

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Trinity and Love for God (Mt. 22:34-38)

In the temple’s courtyards, the religious leaders confronted Jesus. The leaders had been upset by the crowds cheering Jesus’ arrival for the Passover and by his clearing of profiteers from the temple courts. They challenged Jesus in Matthew 21:23. Jesus quickly took...

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Trinity and Selfless Love

A friend once gave me an exercise: "Read 1 Corinthians 13:4-8, and replace the word love with your name, and then rank yourself in each characteristic of love. And then, replace the word love with Jesus and rank Him." I went home, opened my Bible and began. I got to...

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