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  • The Days Of Awe

    Contributed by Ed Warfield on Oct 5, 2008
    based on 3 ratings
     | 2,253 views

    The Days of Awe are a time for repentance, reconciliation & restoration. Humanity & nature are on a collision course. People are living in a shattered present, stumbling toward a shattered future & longing for the restoration of an elusive hope.

    The Days of Awe 2008 The ten days between Rosh Hashanah (beginning at sundown on Monday September 29th) and Yom Kippur (ending at sundown on Thursday, October 9th) are known as the Days of Awe, Yameem Nora-eem. The root word of nora-eem is the Hebrew word yare. Yare means to be afraid, to ...read more

  • Seeking And Searching

    Contributed by Ed Warfield on Sep 14, 2008
    based on 6 ratings
     | 4,393 views

    God uses the seeking and searching as the purifying fire that prepares us to receive what we find. Through our seeking and searching, we are changed into the people who can steward and be trusted with the deep things of God’s heart.

    Seeking and Searching – Proverbs 2:4-5 Intro.: The last “if” of Proverbs 2 describes the lifestyle & wisdom of going after the knowledge of God: “If you seek her as silver & search for her as hidden treasure...” I’ve referred to the spirit of revelation several times throughout this series. Eph. ...read more

  • Spiritual Violence – Part 2

    Contributed by Ed Warfield on Sep 14, 2008
     | 1,614 views

    God longs to raise up a people who will cry out in spiritually violent pursuit. He longs for a cry to be lifted up throughout the whole earth, longing for the depths of His presence.

    Spiritual Violence – Part 2 - Matthew 11:11-12 (Amp) I. The Context of Spiritual Violence NOTE: Spiritual violence must be preceded by a revelation of the Father’s heart. A. Jesus experienced a revelation of the Father’s heart 1. Matt 3:16 “…this is My beloved Son…” ...read more

  • Inclining And Applying God's Word – Part 1

    Contributed by Ed Warfield on Aug 22, 2008
    based on 4 ratings
     | 1,845 views

    If we truly want to be changed, we must begin dealing effectively with the issues that affect our lives. If we need radical surgery, don’t settle for a bandaid. Let’s “incline our ears” to the full truth of God’s Word

    Inclining and Applying God’s Word – Part 1 – Proverbs 2:2 Intro: We have focused on “receiving & treasuring the Word and as we see in today’s text, this is for a purpose: “so that you may…” One precedes the other. We must receive God’s Word and treasure it before we can truly “incline” & ...read more

  • If We Cry Out…

    Contributed by Ed Warfield on Aug 22, 2008
    based on 4 ratings
     | 4,077 views

    “Crying out” stirs something up in the heart of God. It moves God to action on our behalf. 100’s of times throughout the Psalms, David cried out to God & called the people to do the same.

    If We Cry Out… - Proverbs 2:3 Intro.: We have focused on the first “if” of Proverbs 2: Receiving, Treasuring, Inclining & Applying. Now we’re ready to move on to the second “if”. We’ll find that this 2nd level is more aggressive. 1st we were called to “silence”. Now, we’re commanded to “cry out” ...read more

  • Spiritual Violence

    Contributed by Ed Warfield on Aug 22, 2008
    based on 10 ratings
     | 4,821 views

    God responds to the cries of His children who lay hold of Him & refuse to stop asking for breakthrough in their lives. The Kingdom of God is there to be seized by those who will not be turned back by inconvenience or difficulty...

    Spiritual Violence Intro.: READ: Matthew 11:11-12 (Amp), “Truly I tell you, among those born of women there has not risen anyone greater than John the Baptist; yet he who is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he. And from the days of John the Baptist until the present time, the ...read more

  • Inclining And Applying - Part 2

    Contributed by Ed Warfield on Aug 22, 2008
    based on 2 ratings
     | 821 views

    As the Word exposes areas within us that are in direct opposition to the Word of God, we begin to understand the price of inclining to His Word and applying those principles.

    Inclining and Applying - Part 2 – Proverbs 2:2 Intro.: Last week we looked at the “inclining” portion of our text. As we set our lives before the Word of God, we will find delight in the eternal Word who lives inside of us. We will also become aware of the bitter war going on within our ...read more

  • Spiritual Pursuit

    Contributed by Ed Warfield on Aug 22, 2008
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,078 views

    Many of us are sitting around with 20 year old prophecies. It’s so easy to become disappointed, disillusioned or bitter when it seems like God hasn’t come through like we expected.

    Spiritual Pursuit - Proverbs 2:3; Matt 7:7 & Luke 11:9 Intro.: In our “crying out and lifting up our voices”. We find that God has a sort of soft spot. He is tender concerning our spiritual poverty, persistence and hunger. Jesus related a story in Luke 11:5-8 that illustrates persistence. We are ...read more

  • Holy Addiction

    Contributed by Ed Warfield on Apr 21, 2008
    based on 3 ratings
     | 1,234 views

    The Word was David’s delight. Others persecuted him for his passion, but he hardly noticed. He was lost in another realm, addicted to the Word. Let’s become a sacred conduit through which God flows into the created realm & changes the destiny of humanity.

    Holy Addiction Intro.: The Word of God was David’s delight and satisfaction. In it he feasted on the beauty of God. Others didn’t understand his passion. They persecuted, slandered and betrayed him, but he hardly noticed – Psalm 119:23. Davis was lost in another realm, addicted to the ...read more

  • Fascinated By The Word

    Contributed by Ed Warfield on Apr 15, 2008
    based on 1 rating
     | 640 views

    God is a full-fledged Father filled with emotion who longs for me to come into alignment with His heart so that He can lavish His extravagant affection on me. His Word is the pathway to this experience.

    Fascinated By The Word – Proverbs 2:1 Intro.: Most people see God as a stoic, detached Being that silently watches humanity from far away. The truth is that He is a full-fledged Father filled with emotion and who longs for, loves and even desires me and who patiently waits for me to come ...read more

  • Receiving And Treasuring

    Contributed by Ed Warfield on Apr 3, 2008
    based on 1 rating
     | 527 views

    If we don’t understand the purpose of the Word, we’ll miss out on the life of God. Through His Word, God transforms us more into his likeness. Every word in scripture is a doorway to the heart of God and a stairway into the realms of God.

    Receiving and Treasuring – Proverbs 2:1 Intro.: The first focus that Solomon lays out has to do with the way we treat the Word of God. Proverbs 2:1 – “…if you receive my words and treasure my commands within you…” The “receiving” refers to how we posture ourselves before the Word of God and ...read more

  • Palm Sunday – My Way Or The High Way

    Contributed by Ed Warfield on Mar 17, 2008
    based on 8 ratings
     | 1,508 views

    Just as the crowds praised and then a few days later crucified Jesus. We must be a people that "stays the course" and follows Jesus as Lord, not as a "quick fix" for our problems.

    Palm Sunday – My Way or the High Way – Luke 19:29-48 Intro.: These religious leaders think the whole world has gone after Jesus because of the crowds waving their palm branches as Jesus entered the city. But despite the number of people around that day, no one seemed to grasp the magnitude of ...read more

  • Growing Up And Building Up

    Contributed by Ed Warfield on Mar 4, 2008
    based on 3 ratings
     | 1,039 views

    This message is designed to prepare believers for ministry, to promote spiritual growth, to see that they become like-hearted and to help them find what their gifting is and use it for the glory of God and the building up of His church.

    Growing Up and Building Up Intro.: "Why does the church exist? What is our purpose?" In Acts 2, the church began with 3,000 members, by Acts 4 it had grown to 5,000 men plus women & children. The Lord added to the church daily "those who were being saved." Their concern was, "How do we take care ...read more

  • The Gift From Hell

    Contributed by Ed Warfield on Mar 4, 2008
    based on 2 ratings
     | 590 views

    How do we get rid of a critical attitude toward others? God commands us to love each other. Which means, I can "will" to love you, and you in turn can "will" to love me. This is our Christian responsibility

    The Gift from Hell Intro.: A critical spirit will show itself against those we are closest to. The danger of a critical spirit is that it spreads to others, and the criticism does not have to be warranted. I don’t care how spiritual we think we are, we may battle a critical spirit all of our ...read more

  • The Scriptures Inspired

    Contributed by Ed Warfield on Mar 4, 2008
    based on 2 ratings
     | 1,060 views

    Scripture is verbally inspired of God and is the revelation of God to man, the infallible, authoritative rule of faith and conduct. The world is trying it’s best to live without the Bible, unfortunately too many Christians attempt the same thing.

    The Scriptures Inspired Intro.: There are incredible stories of wealthy people who live in poverty (not wanting to spend their own money). Whereas, we, as Christians, live as paupers when we have the greatest wealth in the world, the Bible. The Bible has been a target for persecution for ...read more