Campaign Austin Church growth launch

Reaching Out

Published by:

I have observed  4 things:

  1. Most people need to feel love. Indeed, I think much of the younger generation has given up on it, they are so starved. Yet they are still interested in spiritual things.
  2. One hundred and fifty people a day (150) are coming into Austin and have been for years, yet churches are not being planted or growing at that same rate.
  3. Nascent leadership is not being nurtured or welcomed.
  4. In almost none of the churches is there any attempt to disciple anyone.

Yet, Jesus clearly said to disciple all people groups, to invite (KJV compel) people to come to dinner, that the five-fold ministry is for equipping people to do the work of the ministry, and that we should pray for the Lord to send harvesters.

So the Lord has given us a plan for addressing this matter. I am calling for nascent leaders and hurt leaders and turned away leaders to gather and  fix this in our town. It is time now for healing and relaunching.  We have a plan for multiplication. Let’s start with a matrix of love and discipleship. Praying earnestly for partners and sons&daughters — leaders to be launched and re-launched.


John Wesley Preached Perfection

Published by:

John Wesley, Anglican clergyman and movement founder and ultimately founder of the Methodist traditions, did teach that perfection was possible. He is the first person, I believe, to preach such a thing. It was controversial. However, we have his published writings on the topic. Indeed, we have a a series of writing, so we can find out what he had to say, be inspired and be corrected by it.

He defined perfection as being without sin. People thought a great deal more about sin then than we did now. So “sinless perfection” issued later in the holiness movement. Wesley outlined in what way we could expect to be perfect. He very much had urged against judgmentalness. His method seemed to be devotion. He was not preaching legalism! Quite the reverse!

The Latter Rain and the Same Fife Move of God were informed from the holiness movement, but not much from Wesley. Therefore, in order to re-preach sonship, faithfully, fully, Biblicaly, and within orthodoxy, we should start with what John Wesley had to say.





Controversial Issues News Prayer

Prayer Meeting on Friday Evening

Published by:

We have been on the quiet side. First, our Wednesday am women’s group started moving around to accommodate one we were trying to help. Then I was dealing with a family issue.  We are ready to stir up again. Particularly, I’ve been for a long time searching for a Friday night prayer meeting. Clearly, our nation needs prayer. It is time for us to join hands across denominations and pray. Well, if no one is going to do it, I am. Please contact me for address.




fyi: Lance Wallnau on the current situation. Let’s pray Jeremiah 49 with Lance. As one!

Lots more is coming.

BTW, every website gets a lot of spam. I notice this website has started to get spam, but of a particular character: occultic! We will take that as confirmation that we are making a difference. Derek Prince taught, as do his proteges, the Chavdas that such resistance is a time to rejoice. It means that the spirit realm sense God is planning great things. In any case, we believe that Jesus is Lord of all. Don’t you? Don’t you want that kind of God, the kind that lives, dies, and lives again for you?

Comparisons with other religions

Christianity is The Better Way

Published by:

We are now to Hebrews in our quick fly-over of the New Testament. The theme of Hebrews is “now we have a better covenant.”(See Heb 1:4, 7:22, 8:6 , 9;23, 10:34, 11:16, 11:40, 12>24>)The writer is comparing the new way through Jesus, the new covenant based on grace through faith, with the covenant God made through Moses, based on the Mosaic Law. Actually, that covenant was of grace too. The Jews understand it that way. Nevertheless, it requires the keeping of the law. Yet, we have better promises. We are required only to believer, to trust in, to rely on Jesus (Ep.2:8&9) and his finished work (jn7:14, Hb 4:3). And of course, that belief issues forth in good works (Ep2:10, Titus2:17). Indeed, Christ lives through us to do these good works (Gal2:21).

If the faith way of Jesus is better than that of the grace covenant brought to the people of Israel, how much more than the other ways to God offered. And lots better than nothing at all!

Hinduism has gurus who suggest that they can bring you back to union with God if you follow them through thousands of lifetimes. But how can you tell they are telling your the truth? Buddha said he did not know about the supernatural, but will offer you right living now. Even should you find someone who actually teaches what Buddha actually taught, and doesn’t mix it with stuff Buddha didn’t know about, can you really follow that? The best Buddhist students I know of stay in their room on the day they promise not to hurt anything. In Islam, you will find out just after you die if your good deeds outweigh your bad deeds. Trouble is that many verses in the Koran contradict others. What is taught as the path toward the best reward sound to everyone else as doing what is most bad, most universally condemned. You know: the seven virgins on seven sheet thing. After you left your body, remember. Then there are some animist ways, which in the USA are idealized from movies about Native Americans, however, from Asia and Africa where people follow these ways, we hear of stories of gross fear and degradation. (I am reading about them in Mountain Rain from China and Burma, but I am hearing stories from my students today. They are afraid of demons attacking them, and not without experience.)

God’s way of love, peace and joy, based on Jesus’ finished work, taken by faith, and walked out with a community sounds like the best offer to me!

So you think that Christianity makes you do a lot of stuff?!?!?!?! Poppycock. How would you like to have no path and just have to figure out what works? That is not good. How would you like to have a way of acesticism, following some guru through thousands of lifetimes — maybe? How would you like a religion that sees women as chattel? and violence as a way to heaven? How is Buddhism working out in the lands where it is regnant? For all the good claims of Buddhsim, for which it is loved in the US, like compassion and peace, how does it look like in the army of Myanmar? Or the passivity of the orders in China? Or the prosperity and restraint in the rest of Asia?

That is a very personal argument. Christianity gives guidance, restrains the community from harming the individual, gives the best offer with the least requirements — by far. It is only logical to follow.

Let’s use the sociological argument. Where in the world did equality, democracy, and economic prosperity arise? In the specifically Christian world. See Rodney Stark’s sociological history the Victory of Reason for a fulsome explanation.

Another sociological argument is : where are women treated the best? Liberalism came from Christianity.

Jesus makes the best offer. It is only reasonable to follow Him. Christianity is the community that makes the most sense, even allowing for faults of the actual people in it, even with it’s organizational blunders. It is the better covenant.

To go one/s own way, with no path, is crazy. To suggest that you shouldn’t take part in restraining yourself, is a fool’s errand, because then you will live with others who don’t restrain themselves. Or you will be entirely by yourself. If demons and goblins are frightening, then why not ally with the great good power that dominates them and sweeps them away? If you can’t understand all religions, then why not accept the one that is so simple?

Use reason. Or is your reasoning capacity so perverted by your lies that you don’t see this? Then use heart. Feel Jesus’ heart, and your friends, reaching out to you. Or has your heart not been formed to distinguish between good and bad? Isn’t that scary? Do you want to be without love? To be hard-hearted? To be confused? You must choose, because to not choose is to choose. Choose life. Choose the better covenant.

It is an amazing thing that the God of all good, all love, all truth, would want to have a covenant with you, a mere mortal. Choose life. Choose good. Choose love. Follow Jesus.

Maturity Sonship

“Sons of God” shows up in Scripture

Published by:

WOW! I recently found out that ” ‘uois” the Greek work for mature sons shows up in Scripture 7 times. AMAZING. And with all the preaching I have heard on sonship doctrine, I never heard this. Have you? If you are new to sonship doctrine, this will establish what is up — that there are …

Well, I will get back to you on that. there might be more.

Anyway, let’s study those instances I did find.


Things are quiet for the summer – but still having Bible Study

Published by:

We will continue having ladies’ Bible study, but we are flexible about time, around travel. Please communicate by emailing

Right now, we have an international flair. We are very welcoming of people from other countries. Please don’t be shy to join.

We are about to study Philemon. Great surprise: Hidden in the last few verses, Paul demonstrates some resolving of previous conflicts. Fun.

Our prayer series on The Great Shalom has ended, but you may get audio at and wherever you get your podcasts.


Prayer Series Continued

Published by:

We have now posted 4 times where I lead in prayer, posted on, and on most podcast sites: iTunes, Blubrry, Sticher, for sure. Please let me know if you do not find it on Google Play or Spotify. Should be there, too, if recently.

Perfection Sonship

Certain Method for How to Become a Son of God

Published by:

Right. So, if sons of God exist, then how do we become a son of God? Isn’t that the most vital question? Right there in Matthew 5:48, Jesus tells us. Never have I heard this preached on. Never. Never have I even heard the question asked: how? by what method? But isn’t that the most important question?

So, what is the answer? How about looking right in the text and see Jesus’ answer?


Sonship is Real

Published by:

Today we prove from the Bible that there are “sons of God” who are humans. We are looking for the Greek word for mature sons, “‘UIOS.” This word is normally used of Jesus. When Paul said we were adopted as sons, he was referring not to a family adopting a baby, but the Romans customer of a rich father announcing that his son was grown and now able to represent him business or affairs of state.   Perusing other verses, we find sonship, meaning mature sons, as opposed to other stages of childhood.  Sonship is Real.

Strangely, I have never heard a single message that was grounded in the Greek of the words for children/sons. This message is one. I ground the sonship teaching in the original text of the Bible. I prove that I know the original sonship doctrine. I build on it, in a straight, organized way.

Surprise! “King James Version” does not translate the various Greek words consistently. There are some places where ‘uois is translated children and where technon (teens) is translated sons. This makes a difference. Apparently, none of the many preachers of sonship I have heard have ever taken out the Greek text and gone through a study. Why? The founder of our movement didn’t read Greek. By the time it was acceptable to preach something different from what he preached, perhaps the idea of sonship was so “old hat” no one thought to do it? Because one or two of those verses might be so surprising as to transform lives?

Therefore, we might conclude that God has left it for us. Let’s get those revelations, apply them, and be transformed!

(This episode has no counterpart in Spanish. None of the Spanish episodes are mere translations of the English. )


New Time for Ladies Bible Study

Published by:

Ladies’ Bible Study now on Saturday evening 6:30 at a Park. All welcome — as long as you want to do what we are doing: studying the Bible and sharing our lives and seeking God’s will & blessing. Please email me for specifics, letting me know who you are.