God is love. The fruit of the Spirit is love. Jesus’ commandment is to love. The perfect bond of unity is love. Love is the proof that one knows God and is a disciple of Jesus. Love of the brethren is evidence that one has passed out of death into life. Love is the greatest of the three blessings of the gospel, faith, hope, and love. These things convinced me that the purpose of the existence of the body of Christ is to live to love with Jesus.
Introducing The Spirit of Elijah Ministries
The Spirit of Elijah Ministries mission is to build the Kingdom of God and the local church by equipping men and their families to be disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ. This mission is accomplished through speaking at men's, family, and couples' retreats, church conferences, homeschool conventions, as well as through audio and video resources and printed materials.
Listen as Norm Wakefield explains how the purpose of this ministry is grounded in scripture - particularly Malachi 4:6 and Romans 1:16.
Chariot of Fire Blog
Jesus and His disciples had just finished their last meal together. As they finished, Jesus sent Judas to betray Him—quickly. The work of redemption began in earnest with the sending of Judas. He only had a few more minutes with His disciples before His rendezvous with Judas and the devil. His passion and love for the glory of His Father animated every fiber of His being as His Father’s words filled His heart and mind. The words of the Father were to set all of the children of God apart from the rest of mankind, the children of the devil.
Last month, my blog topic was The Great Deception. I suggested that one of the top lies that Satan has convinced many to believe is this: that if a person is breathing in his body, then he is alive. That seed was planted in the heart of Adam and Eve and it led to the original sin that has destroyed the human race. Satan said, “You surely shall not die.” They ate the forbidden fruit, died, yet were still breathing in their bodies in this world.
"Thanks again for your ministry to all of us guys at the Illinois camp, my sons and I were truly blessed by the weekend. I am excited to see God leading your ministry to focus on loving like/with Jesus. I believe this message has the potential to impact the Church greatly. "
-- Father/Son camp attendee
"Three years ago at the Teach Them Diligently Conference in Omaha, NE my son and I met you. At that time his dad had just left us and was living a very immoral lifestyle. You gave us two resources: Teenagers 101 and Equipping Men. We have just finished those two and have been reaping rewards from the wisdom gleaned! We can not thank you enough!
-- single mom
"I enjoyed listening to your talks at the CHAP convention. For me, you were the highlight and blessing of the entire weekend. I intended to get to other speakers but ended up skipping others to catch all of yours."
-- conference attendee
"I just would like to say how Mr. Wakefield has changed my life. (We know it's the Lord who does the changing :-) I thoroughly enjoyed the message that you gave us at the FEAST conference on How to Build a Foundation of Faith. Thanks so much for your ministry."
-- homeschool conference attendee
The Preeminence of Jesus
Listen to Norm's teaching from Colossians 1:15-20. This track is part of the Colossians Bible study series.