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servant leader

Servant Leader or Controlling Leader – Part 1

The Centurion In Matt. 8:5-10 a centurion pleads with Jesus, “Lord, my servant is lying at home paralyzed, dreadfully tormented.” And Jesus tells him, “I will come and heal him.” Jesus marveled at his answer: “The centurion answered and said, ‘Lord, I am not worthy that you should come under my roof. But only speak […]

Children

God Still Trains His Children

Proverbs 22:6 Train up children in the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not depart from it. I used to think that this scripture applied to my children only. I can’t tell you how many times Mary & I have stood on this verse as a promise of God […]

offense

Offense, A Deadly Poison – Part 2

We know that offense is Satan’s number one weapon against us, and he uses it through deception.  When scripture talks about a strong city, it is referring to the walls that were built around a city to protect it. When we become offended, we build walls to protect our hearts; these walls are called strongholds. […]

Teams, Unity

3 Personal Characteristics that Lend to Unifying Teams

At Joppa House we are blessed to have worship leaders from all over NWA come to lead worship.  Some worship teams come with a group from their church.  Others are a part of House Band Teams. House Band teams are groups of musicians from different churches/denominations. The people on these teams have committed to serve together […]

Why Healing Prayers at Joppa House?

More than any other of the major world religions, Christianity has the greatest emphasis upon healing. About one-fourth of the gospel verses deal with Jesus healing someone, explaining healing, going to heal someone or commissioning his disciples to heal the sick. Time doesn’t allow us to consider the rich history of healing within Christianity. The […]

Offense, A Deadly Poison

Have you ever felt like you were in a test and no matter what you did the end result is someone is not happy? Scripture is very clear that we are to give a soft answer, speak kind words & don’t stir up trouble but it would seem that it is inevitable that we will […]

Who Does Sin Hurt?

Proverbs 28:13 “Whoever conceals their sins does not prosper, but the one who confesses and renounces them finds mercy.” When I was young, I thought “Why does God not want me to have fun?” It seemed liked most things that were tempting were also sinful. It also seemed like the more I did these “sinful” […]

Building a House of Prayer

“Unless the Lord build the house, those who build it labor in vain.” Psalm 127:1 How do we build houses of prayer? Not every house will be the same, they will have the same desire but how they express that will be different. In other words, they may have a different model. There is no […]

Respond to God’s Rhythm

Respond to God’s Rhythm As a board member of Joppa House, I have gotten to experience Joppa House from its early days.  I can recognize God’s maturing in our vision and execution of our mission in Northwest Arkansas.  Likewise, God has grown each of us in our personal ministry through our time of serving at […]