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Real Unity In The Body Of Christ

I have many strong passions and opinions. They may focus my life and ministry, but they should never become the limiting topic of my personal connection and conversation with God. If I center my life with God on my most important issues instead of on Christ himself, then I will eventually begin to uphold agreement…(Read More)

What Are You Afraid To Lose? Saul's Roots & Issues

Most people never intend to reproduce the downfall of king Saul; but unfortunately, many do. 1 Samuel 9 shows us that he began as a young man who was only concerned with his father’s business—his own inheritance, his very future. He didn’t begin power hungry, controlling, and hard-hearted. He only ever…(Read More)

All Natural Church Growth Plan - Jeremy Caris

Church growth and building up the body are not necessarily the same things. In other words, church growth doesn’t build up the body; but building up the body will cause church growth. This may sound over-simplified, but I believe that if you equip and build up the people you have, the body will…(Read More)

Fivefold Ministry — Jeremy Caris

Fivefold Ministry

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Ephesians chapter four makes it clear that there are five expressions of the one ministry mantle of Christ: apostle, prophet, evangelist, pastor, and teacher (often referred to collectively as the fivefold ministry). Some in the Church today do not believe that people can operate in the office, or official capacity, of all five expressions any…(Read More)

Spiritual Narcissism — Caris Ministries | Jeremy Caris

Although narcissism is a broad subject, it is marked by an exaggerated self-importance and perceived superiority, abnormal levels of selfishness and entitlement, and extreme self-centeredness. Generally speaking, a narcissist is a person who thinks too highly of themselves and continuously feeds on the egotistic admiration from others, typically rooted in unresolved and exaggerated…(Read More)

We should always learn from others and value their experience, wisdom, insight, and guidance. But ultimately we need the whole counsel of God. But, what does that mean? What does that look like? …I did not shrink from declaring to you the whole counsel of God. Acts 20:27 (ESV) The Partial Counsel of God…(Read More)

Fulfilling Your Calling Within The Local Church — Jeremy Caris

I’ve been taught that we should each find our own calling fulfilled within the greater calling of a local church family or community. I don’t disagree with that—if we’re speaking of hypothetical ideals. But, there are three key issues that often prevent fulfilling your calling within the local church from being…(Read More)

The Body Heals Itself — Jeremy Caris

Recently, the Lord said something to me that has just been reverberating in my spirit. He said, “The body heals itself.” Do you realize in the natural, if we provide our body with a clean and healthy environment and the life-giving nourishment that it needs, the body will heal itself? God designed you this…(Read More)

Appointed For Growth - Jeremy Caris

“So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the cornerstone, in whom the whole structure, being joined together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord…(Read More)

Now there were in the church at Antioch prophets and teachers, Barnabas, Simeon who was called Niger, Lucius of Cyrene, Manaen a lifelong friend of Herod the tetrarch, and Saul. While they were worshiping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, “Set apart for me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I…(Read More)