Powerless in the Midwest

“So this is the generator?”

“Yeah, this is it.”

I glanced sideways at my friend Josh Brewer and went quiet for a moment.  He raised his eyebrows and shrugged.

We both looked back at the white, trailer-sized piece of equipment and were quiet for another moment.

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Bekah Mead
Fulfill Your Ministry

The time is Now. Our world is full of individuals who will not listen to sound teaching. No matter how solid the evidence is, the free-thinkers of today will not recognize truth for what it is.

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Bekah Mead
That Crippling Fear

Do you ever feel like you are riding a Spiritual high? Like your faith is soaring, stronger than ever before? Then suddenly something comes along, knocking you down and hitting you harder than ever, like a punch to the gut. Trust me, we have all been there.

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Bekah Mead
This Crazy Life

If you are like me, it is easy to get lost in the bubble of your crazy, hectic life. There are so many things to do: Work, sporting events, family time and don’t forget the need to eat and sleep! The older you get the faster life seems to go.

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Bekah Mead
When You Just Can't Keep it Together

“Hey man, check this out!” My friend Josh Brewer shook my hand and pulled me in for a hug.  Josh is built like a Division One running back, so it was a bit like hugging a wall.  With arms.

“Seriously,” he broke away excitedly, “so we had this meeting with a bunch of the churches in the city last night and it was AWESOME – apparently like thirty years ago they used to have tent revival meetings here every year, and they see this festival as an answer to prayer – like it might be God’s way of reaching the city again for Jesus.”

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Bekah Mead
Power in Unity

There is a certain power behind a team with a common mindset. Although there have been many great teams uniting under a shared goal, there is one team that is the greatest of them all; the team of believers united together through a relationship with Jesus Christ.

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Bekah Mead
Triune Unity

Unity is important because it is one of the most basic functions of God. All three parts of the Trinity work together to allow us to be in Unity with Our Father. Once we accept Christ as our personal Lord and Savior, the Holy Spirit enters us. It is through this that we are able to be in unity with Christ.

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Bekah Mead
Make Faith > Your Doubts

We see time and time again, individuals in the Bible who have lived by faith: Abraham, Moses, and Noah to name a few. They were all dealt unique circumstances that required faith. No matter the obstacle they faced, their automatic response was to trust God.

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Bekah Mead
One Moment of Boldness

While love and attraction may get us to do crazy, bold things, there is a great deal of faith that it takes, as well. Boldness requires faith and anyone who has studied the Bible should know that it is by faith through grace that we receive God’s boldness. As Christians, we should be humbled by His overwhelming grace and love.

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Bekah Mead
Double Dog Dared

“I Double, Dr Doodle Dog Dare you to..” I can honestly say I used this phrase more than I should have growing up. Always daring, always walking the thin line of adventure. A quote I have appreciated by Charles Bukowski goes, “Can you remember who you were, before the world told you who you should be?”

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Bekah Mead
Let Your Past Give You Courage

My life has shown me one of the biggest tragedies in the Church. There is a wall we fail to see, or rather, we choose not to see. There is a wall that Satan has built to separate us from the other side. What is on the other side? You know the answer. It is the world: the prostitutes, addicts, thieves and liars. We don’t like to admit it, but we do so little for them. We love to talk about all we do for the poor, but what about those that are going to take our valued time and commitment? Are we willing to sacrifice our own cleanliness to reach those who are the most “unclean”? 

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Josh Brewer
Are You A Casual Christian?

“How is everyone doing today?” As a speaker myself, I have began hundreds of talks using this as an opening statement. The typical response in most churches is applause or some sort of positive response. Even when the day is anything but positive, we learn to fake it and respond with a smile anyway. However, it occurred to me yesterday that I feel as though the Church is in some need of a few bad days.

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Josh Brewer
The Worldly Scorn of God's Love

One thing I know for sure is that we will never truly understand the love of God. The Pharisees back in Bible times didn’t get it and to this day we are still awestruck by the vast magnitude of His love.

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Bekah Mead
Built For The Kingdom

When you think of the Kingdom of God, what comes to mind? A place such as Heaven? While Heaven is the eternal Kingdom of God, He has also built His Kingdom here on earth. This earthly Kingdom is built of His people, Christians, you and I. When it comes to the earthly Kingdom, a common misconception is that it is full of perfect people, but this couldn’t be further from the truth.

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Bekah Mead
Be The Brave

Imagine this. You wake up one morning, look yourself in the mirror and say, “Today, I am going to be an Ambassador.” Whether you have done this or not, you are in luck. 2 Corinthians 5:20-21 (ESV) tells us, “Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God. For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.”

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Bekah Mead
If You Died Today..

If you died today, where would you spend eternity? Christian apologist and novelist, C.S. Lewis once said, "Christianity asserts that every individual human being is going to live forever, and this must be either true or false. Now there are a good many things which would not be worth bothering about if I were going to live only seventy years, but which I had better bother about very seriously if I am going to live forever." So, ask yourself, if you were to die today, where would you spend eternity? For some, this question may be easier answered than others. Regardless of what your answer may be, each and everyone of us should live each day with eternity in mind.

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Bekah Mead
The Jesus Movement 2.0

Nowadays, everything is getting a sequel. This just means that it is time for another Jesus Movement: The Jesus Movement 2.0. Evangelist Billy Graham stated it best, “Our chaotic, confused world has no greater need than to hear the message of the good news – the Gospel of Jesus Christ.” Graham was well known for his gatherings. 

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Bekah Mead
Never Falling Silent

It is not a hidden fact that the Gospel can change lives. Even more so, when it changes lives, it also has the ability to change culture. This transforming Gospel is found the Bible. In his sermon, Tom Patton once said, “Many people handle the Bible in the same way a child might handle a loaded gun. When they discover it, they are attracted to the shine of it. They are enamored by the style of its lines and they pick it up. They play with it and they point it at other people, not realizing that they hold in their hands an instrument with the power to either save life or to take it.”If lives and culture are to be changed, the Gospel needs to be shared in its entirety. You cannot share about the remarkable love that God has for us without acknowledging the sin of mankind He came to die for.

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Bekah Mead
Love Malta: The Gospel In Action

When you picture a “prostitute,” what comes to mind: Tight, revealing clothing that screams sleazy? Someone so far from God that it would take more than a miracle to save? It’s funny how wrong we can be and how much God loves all his children, regardless of the lives they live. Going into the Red Light District of Malta in September of 2017, Rachelle Brewer wasn’t quite sure what to expect. It wasn’t until she let God take control that she was able to bring a ray of hope into the life of a young woman named Sonja.

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Bekah Mead