Author:FDupree

Jump Starting Your Faith

Did you ever have to get a “jump start” for your car because your battery was dead or too weak to start your car by itself? I’ve tried to jump start a car with a good battery but it would not work because it was not big enough; did not...

Praise, The Key to the City

When A Great Dignitary Comes To Visit A City Or When Someone Performs An Act Of Heroism The Leaders Of The City, Usually The Mayor And The City Council Members Gather Together And Present To That Person The "Key To The City". It Signifies That...

Kingdom Minded People

The Entire Early Church was Apostolic… It was Kingdom Minded! We must have a militant mindset to “fight the good fight” and “run the race with patience” knowing that God will “work all things for good” as we continually trust and praise Him. The Early Church believed...

Apostolic Pastoring

In the Early Church Pastors were “Apostolic” because they were raised up by the Apostle and the Doctrine and the Methodology of the Apostles, as all they knew. But once the effect of the “Romanization” of the Church was complete there were no more Apostles...

Fivefold Illustrations

To help understand the Fivefold Ministry Gifts here is an illustration using the hand: The Thumb This represents the Apostle. This finger easily touches all others and enables us to grip. The Forefinger This represents the Prophet: It points. The Middle finger This represents the Evangelist because it is...

Opening the Door of Increase

1 Chronicles 4:9 (NKJV) Now Jabez was more honorable than his brothers, and his mother called his name Jabez, saying, "Because I bore him in pain." How would you have liked to have been Jabez growing up with the name “The one who causes pain”. Can you imagine...

Spiritual Batteries

Micah 3:8 “…I am full of power by the spirit of the LORD” God wants us to be “full of power by the Spirit of the Lord”! Here’s the example I want you to remember to understand being “full of power by the Spirit of the Lord”! We...