Ep. 88 – Living a Surrendered Life feat. Mark Haywood

This week on Kingdom Family Talks, I sit down with my new friend Mark Haywood and discuss his ministry Marvelous Ways International. Mark and the Marvelous Ways team develops and implements innovations that safe guard the welfare and future of children and youth in vulnerable regions across the globe. Mark and his family have surrendered all to…

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Ep. 87 – Honor Is What Love Looks Like

In our current culture where dishonor is normal, people are often surprised when they experience someone responding from a place of honor. Honor is loving people without a hook or an agenda.  I want to invite you into a great opportunity! As the world is more divided than ever, I’m inviting you to choose honor, which…

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Ep. 86 – Finding Home in Jesus feat. Tariq Shah

In this episode, Leif Hetland interviews a long-time friend and spiritual son, Tariq Shah. Born in Pakistan, Tariq was raised in a loving Muslim family. After relocating to upstate New York, he began having encounters with Jesus. Tariq shares his story of how he found his home in Jesus while seeking truth during his teenage…

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Ep. 84 – Stirring An Appetite For The Impossible

Welcome to Kingdom Family Talks! In this episode, Leif Hetland shares his passion for the least, last, and lost children of God around the world. As followers of Jesus, we are called to carry the GO of the gospel in our hearts and the gospel message to the darkest corners of the planet. God is…

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Ep. 75 – Family & Legacy feat. Robby Dawkins

Welcome to Kingdom Family Talks, in this episode Robby shares his personal stories about legacy, the importance of family, and how he helped transform a city because of his “Yes” to God. If you have said “Yes” to God, I dare you to listen to this world-changer. His story will inspire you to live a…

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God’s Redemptive Plan For Women

I remember watching the last few minutes of the 1995 Miss America competition in Atlantic City, NJ.  The atmosphere was tense.  The final five waited eagerly to hear Regis Philbin announce who had won.  When he announced the name, the crowds erupted in cheers and screams—all except for the winner, Miss Alabama.  You see, she…

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WHAT I’VE LEARNED FROM MUSLIMS

One morning—years ago in the early days of my ministry—I heard a knock at the front door of my home in Norway.  It was during my office hours, but still, it was rare to hear a knock that early.  I was shocked to see a couple with their three children standing before me.  They clearly…

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REACHING THE UNREACHED

Many years ago, I was at one of our healing meetings in Pakistan when a Pakistani woman came up to me. She had been healed at one of the meetings and for the first time, she experienced the love of God, the light of God and the goodness of God. Her husband, who had died…

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WHAT IS GOD DOING IN OUR GENERATION?

Imagine you’re in the ocean, a mile out from the shoreline.  You squint toward land and can see the remnants of a 50-foot tsunami wave receding after flooding the beach, completing its course.  You hear a low rumble and look behind you.  There’s a 100-foot tsunami wave coming.  If you’ve ever been under a tsunami…

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THE 3 REVIVALS THAT SHAPED OUR WORLD

Throughout history, there have been several powerful movements of God. Countless revivals, miracles, stories, and encounters that the world couldn’t contain if they were all written down. There’s also been wars, chaos, and destruction—we touched on some of this in my blog last week and looked at why this happens. This week, I want to focus on how those…

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THE TREND INFLUENCING THE WORLD

We’re living during the greatest time the world has ever seen.  There’s global tensions and shakings, but God is also raising up people who are called to shift different parts of society.  When our worldview changes and we can see events in the world as opportunities rather than problems, we begin to realize that God…

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IS THE WORLD GETTING BETTER OR WORSE?

Imagine waking up tomorrow morning to the sound of sirens blazing outside your house.  As your eyes crack open, you can see the pulsating red lights from the government emergency vehicle glaring at you through the curtains.  You don’t know it at the time, but the outcome of this day could change the course of…

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WANT TO BE A CULTURE CHANGER?

What it Looks like to be an Ambassador of Love Now, if anyone is enfolded into Christ, he has become an entirely new creation.  All that is related to the old order has vanished.  Behold, everything is fresh and new. (2 Cor 5:17) In my previous post, we discussed how you can become an Ambassador of…

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BECOMING AN AMBASSADOR OF LOVE

We are ambassadors of the Anointed One who carry the message of Christ to the world, as though God were tenderly pleading with them directly through our lips. (2 Cor 5:20) Shortly after 9/11, my dear friend Jason was deployed to Iraq with the U.S. military.  On one of his missions, he was hit with…

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5 KEYS TO ENCOUNTERING GOD

For the earnest expectation of the creation eagerly waits for the revealing of the sons of God. – Rom 8:19 Change is never easy. Sometimes life circumstances force you to change—maybe you’ve received one too many speeding tickets and if you don’t change your driving habits, you’ll receive some unfavorable penalties. Sometimes you learn enough in life…

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3 WAYS TO OWN YOUR CALLING

Sometimes God leads you to a mountaintop.  It’s beautiful on the peak.  Not a cloud in the sky, light breeze, bright blue sky, maybe even a rainbow from the aftermath of a recent storm.  Visibility is great as you take in the breathtaking mountain range singing songs of majesty, opulence, strength and position. Then something…

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THE JOURNEY OF FINDING CLARITY

I cried to God in my distress and he answered me. He freed me from all my fears! Gaze upon him, join your life with his, and joy will come.  Your faces will glisten with glory.  You’ll never wear that shame-face again.  -Psalm 34:4-5. Which direction am I supposed to take? I find myself at…

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UNDERSTAND THE TIMES AND SEASONS OF YOUR LIFE

WHAT IS THE ISSACHAR ANOINTING? from Issachar, men who understood the times and knew what Israel should do—200 chiefs, with all their relatives under their command (1 Chr 12:32) If you look to the horizon and see dark, billowing storm clouds forming, you know to grab your umbrella before leaving the house. If you’re leaving for…

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4 OBSTACLES THAT THREATEN YOUR VISION

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What do you see when you look at the world today? What about your future? Is your cup filled with hope or brimming with uncertainty and despair? There was a time when I would view the issues in my life and the world around me through an orphan mentality. For years, I refused to surrender…

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OPERATING UNDER A NEW WORLDVIEW

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] A NEW LENS FOR A NEW YEAR Imagine for a moment that you are part of an Army trained to operate with a rare skillset the world has seldom seen.  The secrets you possess as a Soldier of this one-million-strong force equip you to take down any giant attempting to impede your path.  You…

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