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The Domestication of the Spirit, by Steve Highlander
Is Jesus really the Head His Church or the figurehead of our church?  Do our modern "worship services" allow the Holy Spirit to move or is He just our mascot, along for the ride like the Dalmatian on a fire truck?  In this message I look at several dictionary definitions of DOMESTICATION and apply them to our attempts to make church operate the way we want it to.  READ E-BOOK

Not on My Watch, by Steve Highlander
The words welled up in my spirit as I sat listening to a message one Saturday night in church.  In many ways the Church of Jesus Christ is struggling to remain viable in today's culture.  Many Churches have simple given in to the organizational aspect of church as usual.  Only 3% of our youth in the 8-28 age group claim to be born again.  The thought came to me, "will we be the generation to lose the light?" READ E-BOOK

The Second Reformation Part1: Defining God's Movements in History since the 1500s, by Steve Highlander
In this 6-page article Steve defines the words we have used to describe God moving in the world and some significant events and people associated with each move.  He looks at reformation; revival, renewal; awakening and movement.  This article touches lightly on the historical significance of the first reformation, the cause of denominationalism, historic revivals, the four awakenings in America and the Pentecostal movement, Latter Rain and the Charismatic Renewal.  You will especially be intrigued by the person who prayed publicly in a service on January 1, 1901 and what happened the same day on the other side of the world in response to that prayer.

Three Dollars Worth of God, by Steve Highlander
How much of God do you want in your life? A humorous (?)  look at the attitude many people have, with a call to commitment.

A Lighted World Costs More, by Steve Highlander
What is the true cost of having a world shining brightly with the gospel message?  It takes more than money to reach the world.  Jesus thought it worth the price - do you? A true story with a challenge.

Availability, by Steve Highlander
"I have a gun here and it will be a miracle if I make it through the night." This article relates a true story of how being available to God means the difference between life and death.  God is often more interested in our "availability" than he is in our ability.

Behind Bars with Jesus Christ, by Steve Highlander
Jesus said, "I was in prison and you visited me."  Life in prison is difficult. And anyone who really lives for Jesus Christ knows that living a consistent Christian life can be tough sometimes. Christians in prison face a lot of pressure everyday. In addition to the normal pressures of prison life and the struggle to maintain a Christian walk that we all deal with, they face many unique situations that Christians outside the fence don't face.  Steve helps Christians understand the unique needs and challenges of Christian brothers and sister behind bars and encourages everyone to consider the statement of Jesus about ministering to him in prison. READ E-BOOK

Spiritual Adolescence: Growing Up in God, by Steve Highlander
Steve has said, "The Church if Jesus Christ is in the midst of transformation.  Things are not what they were and they are not yet what they are going to be.  I can think of no better word to describe this then ADOLESCENCE."  In this hard hitting article Steve relates the dynamics of human adolescence to our spiritual journey of becoming like Christ.  Even if you consider yourself to be spiritually mature, you need to read this one.  One of the biggest problems with adolescence is those going through it don't understand it.  We all go through repeated periods of individual and corporate adolescence.

Don't got to Hell for Something You Didn't Do! by Steve Highlander
Nobody wants to get in trouble for something they didn't do. However, did you know that it isn't what you do that ultimately sends you to hell, but something you didn't do. Confusing isn't it? Well that is why so many people have a hard time understanding and accepting God's free gift of salvation.

If There is a God, I'm Pretty sure He Doesn't Like Me!  Now What? by Steve Highlander
The World places value on people based on their performance.  The better a person performs the more money they make and respect they get. Because our performance is pretty dismal when it comes to sin, we naturally assume God places little value in us.  How could He love us?  After all, how could He love something with so little value? But God's love is not based on your performance, but rather on the value He invested you with when He created you.

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