Author Archives: Jack Lankhorst

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Jack Lankhorst d.Min.

Beatitudes

  Click here to read about THE BEATITUDES From Matthew 5:1-12

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Victory Over Anger

“Dealing With Our Anger” Turning Destructive Forces Into Victory Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured. Mark Twain

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The Passover & Communion

  A brief background of the Passover & Communion .

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Redeeming the Time

Click here to view the notes, Redeeming the Time

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Characteristics of Healthy Churches

Many types of church growth methods have been introduced in recent years, some successful others not so successful.  It has become evident that growth does not necessarily occur with the addition of programs or personnel but in creating a climate … Continue reading

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Application for Missions Teams

. .U.S. MISSIONS APPLICATION  |  Use this application to join a team going to Native American Reservations or other locations within the United States. .INTERNATIONAL MISSIONS APPLICATION  |  Use this application to join a team going outside of the United States. … Continue reading

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Experiencing the Miraculous

Many of God’s people live a life where visible miracles seem to be non-existent or scarce at best. Yet God, who is a miracle working God and cannot do anything EXCEPT by a miracle, desires to bring us into a … Continue reading

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OT Names of God

1.    The Name of the LORD, our God. Exodus 3:13-15  God said to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM.  This is what you are to say to the Israelites: I AM has sent me to you.”  God also said to … Continue reading

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The Law of Sowing & Reaping

In Genesis 1:11-13, 8:22 we see that God set certain unchanging laws into motion, the law of seed-time and harvest is one of those laws. READ MORE…

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Offenses 1 | PRIDE OF OFFENSE

THE PRIDE OF OFFENSE Bible Texts: Luke 17:1-4; Genesis 4:1-8; Matthew 18:21-35; Genesis 50:15-21 DEFINITION OF PRIDE — Pride is the quality of having an excessively high opinion of oneself or one’s importance. Synonyms include: arrogance, vanity, self-importance, conceit, self-love, self-adulation, … Continue reading

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1 PETER – Victorious Living in the Challenges

1 Peter is a General Epistle (Letter) and was written to the scattered people of God (and all believers in general). The author is Peter who wrote it about 60 A.D. through Silvanus, or Silas, who was one of Paul’s companions … Continue reading

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Victory Over Fear & Intimidation

“Therefore I remind you to stir up the gift of God which is in you through the laying on of my hands.  For God has not given us a spirit (pneuma) of fear (intimidation), but of power (dunamis) and of … Continue reading

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CHRISTMAS

THE ORIGINAL CHRISTMAS STORY Click the link above to read the Christmas story in chronological order.

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Called to Lead

Exodus 33:12-13; Luke 22:27 & John 13:1-17 “A true and safe leader is likely to be one who has no desire to lead, but is forced into a position of leadership by the inward pressure of the Holy Spirit and the … Continue reading

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Definition of Peace

When you break down the meaning of each Hebrew character in the word Shalom, meaning whole, peace, etc., the definition may surprise you.  Click the link below to see more…

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Calvinism & Arminianism

A COMPARISON OF CALVINISM & ARMINIANISM ~ Adapted from various reliable sources ~ One of the most potentially divisive doctrinal debates in the history of the church centers around the opposing doctrines of salvation known as Calvinism and Arminianism.  Calvinism … Continue reading

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Books of the Bible

The link below is a PDF document that gives a brief paragraph about every book of the Old and New Testaments. THE BOOKS OF THE BIBLE

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A Chronological Outline of Old Testament Events

CLICK HERE to go to our overview of major Old Testament events in chronological order.  . Two explorers take an incredible expedition into the blistering Arabian Desert and turn up what many scholars believe to be one of the greatest discoveries … Continue reading

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SIN & FORGIVENESS

Can a person who is called, anointed, blessed beyond imagination, faithful, and a great Bible leader who led Israel into great victories experience tremendous temptation, sin and forgiveness?  King David did!  Here is the “anatomy” of David’s temptation, sin and … Continue reading

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Finishing Well

We must develop a spiritual compass (God’s Word) by which we can monitor our life’s direction and finish well Acts 20:24  But none of these things move me; nor do I count my life dear to myself, so that I may … Continue reading

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Praise & Worship

John 4:19-24  The woman said to Jesus, “…Our fathers worshiped on this mountain, and you Jews say that in Jerusalem is the place where one ought to worship.” Jesus said to her, “Woman, believe Me, the hour is coming when … Continue reading

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Purpose Part 2: Our God-Given Passion

This is the second part of a series on developing our God given purpose and calling.  We pray the notes will guide you in the direction of more fruitful ministry. 1 Corinthians 12:4-6  There are different kinds of gifts, but the same … Continue reading

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Purpose Part 1: Our Purpose in Life

Many of God’s people have never been taught or encouraged to take the time to discover their purpose for life.  Therefore life is a random experiment, filled with lots of motion but no movement towards a Divine purpose or destiny … Continue reading

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Abundant Living

John 10:10  The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly. Eventhough Christ has presented us with the opportunity … Continue reading

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A Personal Cleansing & renewal

PSALM 139:23-24  Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting. A disciple is dedicated to maintaining a pure … Continue reading

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Possessing Our Promised land

2 Peter 1:2-4  “[We have been given] exceedingly great and precious promises, that through these you may be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.” 1.  God has given to us … Continue reading

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The Tithe

THE FIRST OF THE LAND OF PROMISE Joshua 6 & 7 – The story of the fulfillment of the land God promised to Israel begins in Joshua 6 when God detailed how they were to begin the conquest.  The first-fruit … Continue reading

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Reading the Bible in Context

THE IMPORTANCE OF CONTEXT An illustration from Hudson Taylor’s life – Hudson Taylor (1832-1905) was a pioneer English missionary to China. Hudson founded the China Inland Mission which at his death included 205 mission stations with over 800 missionaries, and … Continue reading

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Cults, Religions & Jesus Christ

What cults and other religions say about Jesus Christ and who He is, is very different than what the Bible states about Him.  While cults and other religions have differing views about His Divinity, the Bible states He is God. … Continue reading

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Christ Part 1: Jesus Christ Our Savior

This is the first in a 4-part series on the Ministry of Christ as our Savior, Holy Spirit Baptizer, Healer and Soon Coming King. We believe Jesus our Savior is co-existent and co-eternal with God. He was conceived by the … Continue reading

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Christ Part 4: Jesus Christ Our Soon Coming King

This is the fourth in a 4-part series on the Ministry of Christ as our Savior, Holy Spirit Baptizer, Healer and Soon Coming King. We believe Jesus, our King, will come again.  This Second Coming of Christ is a promise given … Continue reading

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The Cross & Resurrection

The Cross is meaningless without a Resurrection and Resurrection is the result of Christ’s victory over death!   THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE CROSS Isaiah 53:1-12; John 1:29; Galatians 3:13 1.  Jesus was put to death on the Cross for our … Continue reading

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Christ Part 3: Jesus Christ Our healer

This is the third in a 4-part series on the Ministry of Jesus Christ as our Savior, Holy Spirit Baptizer, Healer and Soon Coming King. We believe that Divine Healing is the power of Jesus Christ to heal the sick … Continue reading

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Christ Part 2: Jesus Christ Our Baptizer in the Holy Spirit

This is the second in a 4-part series on the Ministry of Jesus Christ as our Savior, Holy Spirit Baptizer, Healer and Soon Coming King. We believe the Holy Spirit is the third Person of the Godhead, is Omnipotent and … Continue reading

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Re-igniting Our Passion For Christ

Revelation 2:4-5  Yet I hold this against you: You have forsaken your first love.  Remember the height from which you have fallen! Repent and do the things you did at first,…” Passion is that God-given desire that compels us to … Continue reading

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The Ten Commandments

EXODUS 20:1-21 | DEUTERONOMY 5:1-22 COMMANDMENT 1 – You shall have no other gods before me. The first Hebrew letter is called Alef (The Ox), that which is first, most important, what gives strength, what will lead. Jesus said the … Continue reading

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I Am a Disciple of Jesus Christ!

I am part of the fellowship of the unashamed. I have Holy Spirit Power. The die has been cast. I’ve stepped over the line. The love of God controls me. The decision has been made. I’m a disciple of His. … Continue reading

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Reaching People For Christ

1.  The Example in the book of Acts – “So continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, they ate their food with gladness and simplicity of heart, praising God and having favor … Continue reading

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What We Believe to Be True

Click the link below to go to our Creed, the things we believe to be true. WHAT WE BELIEVE .

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Discipleship Part 3: Mentoring

MATURITY 1. Hebrews 5:12 But solid food belongs to those who are of full age, that is, those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil. (Also Job 17:9; Psalm 84:7, 92:12; Proverbs … Continue reading

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Discipleship Part 2 – The Deeper Life

THE ROOT Galatians 5:16-18 So I say, live by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the sinful nature. For the sinful nature desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to … Continue reading

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Discipleship Part 1: The Call

THE CALL   Luke 14:25-35; Matthew 9:36-10:1, 28:18-20; Acts 2:42-47, 6:1-7 1.  Reaching the lost was the primary goal of the early church in the book of Acts, and an integral part of each believer’s life. In the beginning, the … Continue reading

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Victory Over Offenses

VICTORY OVER OFFENSES HAVE YOU EVER WONDERED… What causes conflicts in families, churches or organizations to flare out of control and split entire groups? What causes close friendships to be broken when neither party offended the other? Why attempts to … Continue reading

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Three Phases of Sanctification

Leviticus 20:7-8 “… I am the LORD, who makes you holy (sanctifies you).” 2 Corinthians 5:21 “God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.” Hebrews … Continue reading

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The Disciples’ Prayer Pattern

Matthew 6:5-18 (Jesus said) “And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by men. I tell you the truth, they have … Continue reading

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