Jesus Prepared Us to Depend on the Holy Spirit

But while they were marveling at everything Jesus was doing, Jesus said to his disciples: “Let these words sink into your ears: The Son of Man is about to be delivered into the hands of men.” Luke 9:43-44   Stop your marveling. Here in Luke, just after he transfigures before his disciples and after he […]

DALLAS, TX - SEPTEMBER 14:  Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at the American Airlines Center on September 14, 2015 in Dallas, Texas. More than 20,000 tickets have been distributed for the event.  (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

2 Encouragements from the Fatal Trump Movement

Suffice to say, the Trump campaign has evolved to become the level of appalling, representing some of the worst I have seen in American politics. From declaring Mexicans to be rapists, to villainizing Muslims, it is a campaign that intends to evolve people’s insecurities into hate as some vain approach for political points. And as others […]


Discipleship is Not a Place

Discipleship is not a place; it’s a pace. This is a message for Christians, like myself, who can feel that ‘discipleship’ is a term that’s distant from our hearts, excused by the years of service under our belt. What I’ve been learning is that there is no age a Christian can be which precludes us from […]

June 22, 2011   ---   Kansas City, MO

Daniel Farrow, started attending IHOP 10 months ago.  He now comes to the prayer room 6 days a week for a few hours to pray and worship.
The International House of Prayer (IHOP) is a growing congregation in Kansas City, MO that draws followers from all over the globe. The IHOP prayer room is located in an old strip mall that has been converted.  Next to the prayer room is a coffee shop, book shop and other offices related to the prayer movement.   The christian movement, which was started by Mike Bickle in 1999, has had constant prayer going on 24 hours a day 7 days a week from day one.  There is also music being played by a live band 24/7, it never stops.  IHOP also has a University, The International House of Prayer University, located near the prayer center, where students study the Bible and also pray regularly.

Why I (Still) Love IHOP-KC

There is nothing to do in Kansas City. It is definitely one of the most boring places I’ve ever been to. The city is small and dirty; the weather is often terrible; there is no vibrancy that compares with the big cities I’ve lived in e.g. Chicago and Los Angeles. Yet strangely enough, I found […]

2 Keys on Having a Great Time with God These Days

I recently came back from Kansas City for my spiritual retreat and gained some insight into how I can sustain a level of spirituality that is consistently connected with God. I felt the Lord say two things to me to really improve my time with him. They’re semi related: Remove distractions and press into his […]


Parenting With One Goal in Mind

There are many things to be said about parenting philosophies. As a Christian, recently I came across this revelation about the goal of parenting that just set the whole thing in perspective: The goal of parenting is to raise up children who love Jesus with all their hearts, minds, and souls. Above careers, comfort, destiny, fun, […]


Why Does Jesus Teach?

Let’s ask a question about Jesus’ life that may be taken for granted: Why does Jesus teach? Why does anyone teach for that matter? Teachers, mentors, leaders, etc.. what is the motivation and impetus to impart knowledge to others? We know that one of Jesus’ main ministries was the ministry of teaching. From his mouth […]


Hunger for God Will Always Trascend Class

There was a ruler named Jairus. Falling at Jesus’ feet he implored him to come to his house, for he had an only daughter, about 12 years of age, and she was dying. And there was a woman who had a discharge of blood for twelve years…who came up behind Jesus and touched the fringe […]