Loren Gjesdal

Living Jesus

Living Jesus

A mind-boggling truth of the Christian faith is, followers of Jesus are to be the incarnation of Jesus, the Living Jesus in the world today!

Why Get Off the Couch?

Why Get Off the Couch and Go to Church?

Are you off the couch yet? Are you ready to be a part of calling the Church of God to be part of a “Priesthood of All Believers”?

Rethinking Kingdom Expectations

“The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand. Repent, and believe in the gospel” (Mark 1:15). With these words, Mark’s Gospel inaugurates the ministry of Jesus. They carried tremendous impact in His day, and they should in ours as well. Jesus spoke into a time of heightened expectation. John the Baptist had shattered […]

When and Where is the Kingdom?

Where and When is the Kingdom?

There is a kingdom that is and is yet to come. We are saved and included in that kingdom only by the grace of the delay.

Who cares about theology?

Who Cares About Theology?

We must not grow weary of the pursuit of truth. Theology is nothing less than the pursuit of knowing God Himself.

make disciples

Evangelism and Discipleship: Jesus is Not A Used Car

The great commission is to make disciples, not converts, and so our evangelistic methods should be in keeping with our goal.

Old Testament

Mining the Old Testament for Treasure

The Old Testament was a powerful tool used by the gospel writers and the apostle Paul to proclaim the gospel of salvation.

What is your picture of an ideal family?

What is Your Picture of an Ideal Family?

If we could imagine the first family in a world with no consequences of the fall, then we could imagine what an ideal family might look like.

How Does Prayer Transform You? Part 2

How Does Prayer Transform You? Part 2

Through prayer we can enter a deep and intimate relationship with our abba father, we can share his heart and work.

How Does Prayer Transform You, Part 1

How Does Prayer Transform You? Part 1

Prayer is the interactive work of the Word, Holy Spirit and human intellect that God uses to build a relationship between himself and you.