Sycamore Commission: The Prophetic – Pt. 4 . . . But Why?

March 23, 2017 - Mike Riches

We have been looking at some biblical purposes for which God employs the prophetic in people’s lives (click here to read the previous). Let’s look at a fourth purpose. To Purify and Sanctify There were some pretty exciting things happening in the embryonic days of the Early Church.  Thousands were coming to Christ; along with […]

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Sycamore Commission: The Prophetic . . . But Why? – Part 3

March 15, 2017 - Mike Riches

By: Mike Riches We are now looking at some biblical purposes for which God employs the prophetic in people’s lives (click here to read). Let’s look at a third purpose: To Give Direction and Courage A number of years ago, my wife Cindy and I were in a place of transition. We had just resigned […]

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The Prophetic . . . But Why? – Part 2

March 9, 2017 - Mike Riches

By: Mike Riches Last time we began looking at some biblical purposes for which God employs the prophetic in people’s lives (click here to read). We looked at the purpose to encourage, comfort, and strengthen. Let’s look at a second purpose. God Demonstrates His Personal All-knowing Concern Few things arrest our attention like being addressed […]

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Sycamore Commission: The Prophetic . . . But Why? By: Mike Riches

March 1, 2017 - Mike Riches

Last time we looked at the mandate for the prophetic according to 1 Thessalonians 5:19-22 (Click here for the last blog.) Let’s now begin to look at some of the biblical reasons for the prophetic. I want to suggest at least six over the next many weeks. Let’s begin with; To Encourage, Comfort, and Strengthen […]

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Sycamore Commission: It is not an Option!

February 23, 2017 - Mike Riches

By: Mike Riches Last time we asked, “Does God practically and relevantly speak to people today?” (Click here for the last blog.) We looked at the promise given in Acts 2. This time we will address how that we are all under a mandate regarding the prophetic. This is spelled out for us concisely in […]

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Sycamore Commission: Does God Speak to People Today?

February 17, 2017 - Mike Riches

BY: MIKE RICHES Last time we asked, “Does God practically and relevantly speak to people?” (Click here to read). What about today? At a time in my Christian journey I was challenged by that question. The next few blogs will unpack my journey to find an answer. God communicates regularly to people, and in the […]

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Sycamore Commission: God Speaks to People . . . Reinforced

February 3, 2017 - Mike Riches

                            BY: MIKE RICHES Last time we asked, “Does God practically and relevantly speak to people?” (Click here for the last blog) We want to reinforce the answer to that question. As we saw last time, the Scriptures are filled with God […]

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Sycamore Commission: God Speaks to People?

February 2, 2017 - Mike Riches

By: Mike Riches Does God practically and relevantly speak to people today? Almost 20 years ago, I took a brand-new Bible and highlighted in yellow all the verses in which God directly spoke to people. I tried to read the Scriptures fresh as if I were reading them for the first time on this subject. […]

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Sycamore Commission: This Surprises Many!

January 25, 2017 - Mike Riches

By: Mike Riches Last night was a memorable night of revelation and freedom as my friend and I ministered to about three dozen inmates. A real joy was released in the tank along with tangible hope! With firm handshakes, smiles, and spontaneous hugs, the guys walked out of our time. Their comments included; “This is […]

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An Epic Responsibility – Guard Your Heart BY: Mike Riches

January 19, 2017 - Mike Riches

If you ever give yourself with abandonment to anything, it must include this! We have devoted the previous 5 installments in trying to understand how people can live conflicted or contradictory lives (similar to living with multiple spiritual personalities) as seen in King David. And we also looked at how such a heart can be […]

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