Monthly Archives: April 2015

Heaven on Earth

To them God willed to make known what are the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles: which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.
—Colossians 1:27 (NKJV)

I witnessed some unusual misunderstandings growing up. I vividly remember … Continue reading

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Test the Lord

Bring the full tithe into the storehouse, that there might be food in my house. And thereby put me to the test, says the Lord of hosts, if I will not open the window of heaven for you and pour … Continue reading

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Greater Days Ahead

“I will never leave you nor forsake you.”
—Hebrews 13:5

Have you ever felt abandoned by God? Life seems to be going just fine when suddenly something happens that you don’t know how to face. Perhaps it’s the loss of a job … Continue reading

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Why Do We Struggle So?

I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me.Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows.But take heart, because I have overcome the world.
—John 16:33 (NLT)

Why do we struggle so? We struggle to … Continue reading

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“Starting the Journey” by Pastor Jim Ruddy with Bishop Robert Stearns

With this message Pastor Jim and Bishop Robert provide the official launch for our Journey campaign. The objective for this campaign is to lead each individual / family on a spiritual discovery of God’s will for their lives in relationship to His will for the future of The Tabernacle. The campaign has both a spiritual […]

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God Wants to Shake Us Up

After they prayed, the place where they were meeting was shaken and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke the Word of God boldly.
—Acts 4:31

God wants to use us as world shakers, capable of turning the … Continue reading

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Pastor’s Pen: Starting The JOURNEY

About one month ago, we introduced the JOURNEY; a directional theme that we, The Tabernacle Family, will be pursuing for the next two years. Our main focus will be to encourage, educate, excite, and engage everyone at The Tabernacle in the principles of Biblical Stewardship. While the next 24 months will have us centering primarily […]

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Faith on Fire

Now faith is the substance of things hoped for the evidence of things not (yet) seen.
—Hebrews 11:1

“Jesus loves me this I know.” Do you believe that? I’m sure you do. Have you seen Him? Did He tell you face to … Continue reading

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A Life Marked

So Abram went, as the Lord had told him.
—Genesis 12:1-4

God’s calling of Abram is perhaps the most notable in the Bible. Abram was an ordinary man from a family that was not ideal “ministry material.” His family, like the culture … Continue reading

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Honor the King

Melchizedek king of Salem brought out bread and wine… Then Abram gave him a tenth of everything.
—Genesis 14:18-20 (NIV)

Unlike my wife, who was raised in a church that honored Jesus, I didn’t know anything about how to honor a king … Continue reading

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