Downloadable Resources from Pastor Steve

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Test the Spirits
by Steve Highlander – over 300 pages Free eBook version: Test The Spirits
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Jesus and every New Testament writer warned expressly about the demonic strategy for the last days – DECEPETION. The apostle James warned his readers: “Do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see if they are from God.” In Test the Spirits Pastor Steve looks at the warning we are given and provides twelve tests to apply to any experience, doctrine, person, movement, or manifestation. He also covers the issue of discernment. You will discover how to increase your discernment of spiritual issues. Another section discusses several doctrinal deceptions prominent in the Church today. The final chapter lays out the hope of the greatest spiritual harvest that is yet to come in the last few days, and why Satan wants to throw it through deception.

Four Anointings Every Church Should Have
By Steve Highlander Free eBook Version

In Four Anointings Every Church Should Have Pastor Steve looks at the three anointings God ordained to manage His Kingdom in the Old Testament and how they transfer to the New Testament Church in the function of the Five-Fold Ministry of Apostles, Prophets, Evangelists, Pastors, and Teachers.  When these five ministries are operating properly in the local assembly there is a fourth anointing — a corporate anointing — released on the congregation.

Steve also looks at the three spiritual gift sets and how each Christian has one or more gifting of each of the three sets: Motivational Gifts in Romans chapter 12, Charismatic Gifts in 1 Corinthians chapter 12, and five-fold ministry gifts in Ephesians chapter 4. He also discusses the roles of Elders and Deacons in the Church.


Some Things Never Change – Until Jesus Shows Up

By Steve Highlander, Free eBook Version read online or download

We often get the idea from sermons and Sunday School classes that the Jews in Jesus’ day were a united group. Nothing could be further from the truth.  The religious and political landscape in the first century was quite diverse.

First, there was a difference between the Jews and the Israelites. Every Jew was an Israelite, but not every Israelite was a Jew. Confused? So are most Christians. There were the Jews and the Samaritans. The Sadducees and Pharisees held very different views of the scriptures. The Essenes (of Dead Sea Scrolls fame) didn’t like either of the groups. Add in the Zealots, the political branch of the Jews was ultimately responsible for the political rebellion that resulted in the destruction of the temple. The gospels often speak of the chief priests, scribes, and lawyers resisting Jesus. Jesus stepped out of heaven into this religious, political, and social mess. He came to bring unity to the nation of Israel. This booklet looks at the first and second coming of Jesus and seeks to find similarities between first-century beliefs, attitudes, and practices and the present-day church. The goal is to allow Jesus to speak into these things and change what needs to be changed, as we await the second advent of Christ. We are told that the Spirit of God will do a cleansing and refining work in the Church. Jesus is coming for a “bride dressed in a gown without spot or wrinkle.” I can guarantee you will discover things you had not known before and learn to look at the gospel with fresh eyes.

Spiritual Adolescence, by Steve Highlander
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The Bible portrays our spiritual life in terms of physical life.  We are born-again spiritually, we feed on milk (basic Christian doctrine), and we are expected to grow up into strong adults for God, finally becoming mature men or women of God. A part of that growing process is adolescence; that backward in-between-time when we are not what we were and yet not what we are going to be. Adolescence is formative and transformative. During this time young people search to discover their identity and their purpose and place in the world. Spiritually, things are no different. We all go through Spiritual adolescence from time to time. Adolescence has its pitfalls and problems. In this message, you will discover how to cooperate with the Spirit of God to make the journey successful.

The Two Mysteries of the Last Days, by Steve Highlander
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The Bible tells us two spiritual “mysteries” are playing out in the days in which we live.  The “Mystery of Godliness,” and the “Mystery of Iniquity.”  While these mysteries have collided through the 2000 years of the church age, there is coming a day soon in which every person on earth must decide which mystery they are going to yield to.

Essential Church, by Steve Highlander
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Thousands are leaving the institutional church but they are not reconnecting with the Body of Christ.  In this teaching, Steve takes a close look at the Body of Christ and shows how it is essential to God’s eternal purpose, His plan for reaching the world and in our own lives.  God did not ever intend for us to so stand-alone Christianity.  He chose to express Himself through a “many-member Body.”  Steve shows clearly and scripturally that God has called believers to be connected, but not in the traditional sense of the Church.

Two Anointings for Everyone, by Steve Highlander
Many people have a common misunderstanding about the anointing.  We might hear someone say, “Gee the pastor was really anointed today.”  As if certain people are anointed at certain times for special things. The Bible tells us about two anointings for every Christian.  This booklet will change the way you think about anointing.

Be The Church by Steve Highlander
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Ever get tired of “Going to Church?”  As a pastor or church leader do you find it hard to keep people interested and active?  The New Testament word for Church is Ekklesia, and it means “Called Out Ones.”  The Church was never someplace you went, but something that you are.  The Church of Jesus Christ is called out of some things and called into some things. This booklet points out the difference between going to church and being the Church. A challenging message that will have you and your Church looking at “church” in a whole different light.

Scriptural Church Government By Steve Highlander
A crisis exists in the Church today.  Systems of Church government have crept away from Biblical patterns and, as a result, multitudes of churches and the people who attend them are struggling for spiritual survival.  This booklet looks at the offices and ministries revealed in the Bible and how they are to operate.  This study is specifically written for church leaders who are looking for answers to problems in the Church today.  The author asks a pointed question of every person reading the booklet, “Are you doing what God called you to do, where God called you to do it?”  A challenging study with some fresh insight, combined with a prophetic call to allow Jesus to bring the Body of Christ together.

Eternal Security or Once-Saved-Always-Saved? Can a Christian lose his Salvation? By Steve Highlander
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Another controversial subject in the Body of Christ. Some people teach that once a person accepts Christ that there is nothing that can cause that person to go to hell, no matter what they believe or do afterward.  Others teach that if a Christian dies with some unconfessed sin in their life they will go to hell.  Somewhere between these two extremes is a biblical answer.  Salvation never has and never will be based on your personal righteousness, it has always been based on faith.  A person isn’t saved because they stop sinning, they stop sinning because they are saved.  Becoming a Christian and remaining a Christian has to do with FAITH.  Can a person lose their faith?  If so, they can lose their salvation since it is based on faith.  I can almost guarantee you haven’t heard this message before.  Eye-opening and thought-provoking and well worth the reading, even if you disagree.

Understanding Spiritual Rest By Steve Highlander
Without a doubt, the issue of the Sabbath is one of the most controversial subjects in the Bible.  The church is divided by those who insist that the Sabbath be strictly kept on Saturday and those who change it to Sunday or ignore it all together. However, The Sabbath, like most Old Testament principles, has a spiritual fulfillment that those on both sides of the argument have missed. The Sabbath principle wasn’t about taking a day off at all, it was much deeper than that.  A new and refreshing look at a beautiful spiritual principle that you need in your life in these last days.  Guaranteed to make you think twice about what you thought you knew about the Sabbath.

Spiritual Circumcision By Steve Highlander
Old Testament circumcision was a sign of God’s covenant.  In the New Testament, we are told that there is a “circumcision made without hands,” and that our hearts need to be circumcised.  This booklet deals with our need to allow the Spirit of God to circumcise our hearts.  By looking at the picture of circumcision in the Old Testament, you can understand the process in the New Testament.  A challenging message for the 21st-century Church.  Read It Online Now >>>

Going Deeper By Steve Highlander
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Using the analogy of deep-sea diving, Steve looks at three areas where every Christian can – and should – go deeper with God into the things of the Spirit. Discover how you can go deeper in your relationship with God, in understanding God’s eternal purposes, and in your service to the Master.

True Sabbath By Steve Highlander 23 Pages
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The issue of keeping the Sabbath is a controversial subject for the church today. Some claim keeping the Seventh-Day Sabbath is an eternal command from God. Others change Saturday to Sunday. Some say it is unnecessary. What if there were another principle of the Sabbath that they all missed? The principle of the Sabbath in the Bible is much larger than the argument over which day of the week to observe. There are a number of Sabbath days in addition to the weekly Seventh-Day Sabbath. Every seventh year was to be a Sabbath year and every fiftieth year was a Sabbath year of Jubilee. In The Truth Sabbath, the author presents a third view of the Sabbath that has nothing to do with the day of the week. He presents Sabbath as a spiritual principle that finds its true fulfillment in and through Jesus Christ. The first spiritual Sabbath a person can experience is salvation from dead works. We no longer have to work to earn salvation but can come to God through faith in the work of Jesus Christ on the cross. Additionally, a Christian can enter Sabbath rest—not weekly—but daily, as we bring our problems and needs to Jesus to work out for us. “Cast all your cares on me, for I care for you,” is the essence of true Sabbath. We are told in the book of Hebrews, “There, therefore, remains a rest to the people of God” (Hebrews 4:9). In this teaching, you will discover the spiritual rest you have been looking for.