Jesus is intent on the joy of the believer, yet many believers walk around with downcast souls and defeated spirits. The key is to let Jesus be the Head and surrender under His leadership. Learn more in this week’s video. Check out our companion blog also for some encouraging Scripture on joy to meditate on.
Simply praying together as husband and wife makes a significant difference in a marriage. Praying together as a family unites everyone under the active headship of Jesus and tells Him that we love Him and want to be here. Learn more about the importance of praying together in this week’s video. Check out the companion blog at Paradigm One for suggestions to get started praying together as a couple.
Praying Scripture with humble and repentant hearts frees the Holy Spirit to transform us into Christ’s image. This is true on a personal level and a corporate level. Pastors can pray thoughtfully chosen Scripture with a flock all in agreement with the Word and watch the Spirit transform lives and maintain revival. Learn more in this week’s video and check out our companion blog at Paradigm One to learn more about the power of praying Scripture for Christlike transformation.
In the presence of Jesus, we are humbled. Pride melts away before Him. So it’s in this very place, the presence of the active headship of Christ, that we want to meet when we find ourselves in conflict with anyone. With both conflicted parties together in the humbling presence of Christ, resolution and reconciliation can begin.
Learn more in this week’s video and check out the Paradigm One blog for an format for conflict resolution.
Pastors can rest in Jesus; when Jesus is allowed to be the rightful Head of the church, growth and increase are natural by-products. Striving to achieve numbers won’t be your mindset and following trends won’t be your approach when Christ is actively in charge.
Learn more in this week’s video and check out this lesson’s companion blog at Paradigm One for practical ways to allow Christ to be the Head of the church.
When we pray under the active headship of Jesus Christ and His authority, we place ourselves, our ministries, and our churches under the Head’s protection. It is critical then that the first step before setting out to do anything in the church or in ministry should be to pray first with this attitude. Learn more in this week’s video and check out the Paradigm One blog for practical ways to pray under the headship of Jesus.
Ministry is the natural flow that results from love for the Lord. It is a relational activity that we can delight in because of our love for Him. Learn more in this week’s video.
Find practical steps to encourage love for the Lord in your congregation or ministries in this week’s companion blog.
In this week’s video, Joe discusses the importance of prayer. Every church has been invited to dine with Jesus. He says in Revelation 3:20 that He stands at the door and knocks. When churches open the door and feast on prayer and Scripture with Jesus, they find that they have all they need to take the next right step.
Read more about prayer as a relational activity in the companion blog.
When local churches allow Jesus, the rightful Owner of the church, to have His rightful place in the church, everyone becomes the stewards He called them to be. Learn more about the importance of recognizing Jesus’ ownership of the church in this week’s video.
Check out the companion blog for practical ways to let Jesus be the rightful Owner of His church.
Pastors must work to nurture oneness in his local church. Being in agreement with Scripture, practicing the presence of Christ, involving all church leaders and leading the church in united prayer puts the church in a position to led and moved by the Holy Spirit.
Learn more about the importance of oneness in the church in this week’s video and in our companion blog.