What do you live for? I’ve known people who live to work, to eat, to play a sport, for pleasure, to travel, and for many other things. What would God say you live for? Usually we are passionate about the things we live for. We think and talk about them and make room in our schedules to do them. We might even say we love them. I aim to engage you at a deep level and help you rethink your life and relationships with God and others.
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
Is there a more relevant and necessary question that Jesus could ask us as we close out 2020 and launch into a new year? Jesus asked this question of Peter, one of His closest disciples, during a major transition in the up-and-coming apostle’s life. Peter was transitioning from his weak and self-interested life before the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus to his Spirit-filled life after the crucifixion and resurrection. So Jesus asked him, “Peter, do you love Me?” Peter was surely painfully aware of his failures in the past, most specifically his denying that he knew Jesus.
Take care! Be on the alert! Be on guard! Watch out! These are various warning phrases used by Jesus, Peter, Paul, and the writer of Hebrews. How careful, alert, and watchful are you for the following dangers?
"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.