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What Do We Believe?

What do we believe? The last couple of months, we have talked about “Who are we?” and “Why are we?”. Let’s talk now about what do we believe. Joppa House is kind of a melting pot of doctrinal beliefs and varieties of Church cultures. We have not taken a hard stance on doctrinal issues. We do […]

Voice

Hearing the Voice of God

~ Matters of the Heart ~ Consider: There are many ways to hearing the voice of God. You can hear it in music, by reading the Bible, listening to a sermon; but did you know you can also hear it by someone speaking encouraging words into your life that only you and God would know? […]

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Why Are We?

In helping people to better understand what Joppa House of Prayer is, we previously discussed “Who are we”. Today, we will talk about “Why are we”. With so many people stretched by life, even many Christians have developed a pattern in their life with the goal just trying to stay caught up with the demands […]

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Servant Leader or Controlling Leader – Part 2

Last month we discussed how to recognize a true servant leader and a controlling leader. Both are far different from each other, but are easy to spot when you truly look. It’s important to know the leadership you place yourself under, because you will begin to lead in the same way. When you ignore needed […]

Who Are We

Joppa House: Who Are We?

Often times when people ask about Joppa, they say “What is it?” I want to reply, “manna”. In Exodus Chapter 16, the story of God providing a bread-like substance, we become acquainted with the word manna. The word manna is derived from the Hebrew word meaning, “what is it”? The Hebrews first words when they […]

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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 […]

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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 […]