Mar
25

The 3:16 Experience – Watch Now!

On March 16, 2019, we had an evangelism training called The 3:16 Experience. This training included teaching on prayer for the lost – Holden Handley, prophetic evangelism and how to reap your harvest. We were able to live-stream the event for the first time and God exceeded our expectations! Our online audience included 41 states and 13 countries. There were also 65 salvations and testimonies from all over the country – Praise God! We’ve provided the training sessions below so we can continue the momentum that began that weekend. If you would like to receive the evangelism tools that are referred to in the training, please email us at outreach@emic.org. Praise God for the Year of Abundant Harvest!

Posted March 24, 2019 by Eagle Mountain International Church

How to Pray for the Lost – Holden Handley

Prophetic Evangelism – Riley Stephenson

Reaping the Abundant Harvest – Brian Sanders

Mar
16

The 3:16 Experience

Schedule:

Our word for 2019 is “Abundant Harvest” and it’s time to take Jesus to the streets! What an amazing opportunity for you to share the love of God with your local community.  The 3:16 Experience is a time of training, evangelism and testifying!  The morning training will be streamed live on emic.tv, and in the afternoon, we will minister the Gospel outside the church walls. We’ll be live again to livestream to share the amazing testimonies!

Schedule:

    • 3:16 a.m. – Prayer Conference Call
      • Dial (712) 451-0547. Input Access Code 807554#
    • 9 a.m. – Prayer for lost souls (Livestream)
    • 10 a.m. – Training Session 1 (Livestream)
    • 11 a.m. – Training Session 2 (Livestream)
    • 12:30 p.m. – Share Jesus – all participants go out
    • 3:16 p.m. – Prayer Conference Call
      • Dial (712) 451-0547. Input Access Code 807554#
    • 4 p.m. – Testimony Time (Livestream)
    • 5 p.m. – Dismiss

Downloads:

For more information, call Stephanie Krause at 817-252-2970, or email us at outreach@emic.org.

We hope to see you there!

Dec
17

Avoid Family Drama This Christmas

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I’m sure you’ll be getting together with family this Christmas holiday. You might even anxious about a certain family member and all the family drama.  You’re family is important to you, and it’s important to God. In this video, I share a story about our Uncle Jimmy and his poor behavior and attitude about the gospel at family celebrations.  We all have relatives who do not know the Lord.  The devil’s No. 1 priority is to convince you that your relative will never accept Jesus as their Savior. Watch to find out how to effectively share your faith with those you love most…and give them a gift that lasts for eternity.

 

 

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Nov
17

Overcoming Addictions

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Since the times of the Ancient Egyptians man has been guided home, safely, by light houses. You see a lighthouse doesn’t just mark a dangerous coastline, but it shows where there is safe entry into the harbor. The light doesn’t eliminate the danger. Rather, it makes the danger ineffective by showing the traveler the safe path.

Think about what would happen if the captain of a boat was in a dense fog at night and instead of trying to look for the lighthouse, he tried to look for the danger instead. What do you think would happen? He would crash. Obviously this sounds ridiculous! Why would anyone look for a rocky coastline underwater, at night, in a fog?

Well, as crazy as that sounds, we do this every day in our lives – specifically with addictions. We begin down a familiar path. We know the path is littered with traps. The traps are the same every time. But instead of trying to look for the light, we try and stare at the trap – the addiction – and hope by seeing it we can avoid it.

The truth is, as long as you stare at the problems in your life that keep you bound, they will always own you. God made us to be ruled by the Spirit, but when man first sinned we became in bondage to our senses. Suddenly, everything we learned came from what we could feel, see, taste or hear. But when Jesus died on the cross, He gave us back our authority over our senses.
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The second that you become a Christian, you no longer have to be a slave to any addictions. But just like the captain of that boat has to choose to follow the lighthouse safely home, so do we.

Romans 6:1-3 says “Well then, should we keep sinning so that God can show us more and more of His wonderful grace? Of course not! Since we have died to sin, how can we continue to live in it?” Why would you want to stay chained to a sin that Jesus paid the price to free you from? We have all dealt with some kind of addiction in our lives. I know how powerful they can feel. It doesn’t matter the addiction, it feels like you can’t escape no matter what you do.

1 Corinthians 10:13 says “The temptations in your life are no different from what others experience. And God is faithful. He will not allow the temptation to be more than you can stand. When you are tempted, he will show you a way out so that you can endure.” Do not allow the devil to convince you that your addiction is too strong for you to defeat. Do not allow shame to make you give up and no longer fight to be free.

2 Corinthians 10:4-5 says “We use God’s mighty weapons, not worldly weapons, to knock down the strongholds of human reasoning and to destroy false arguments. When you accepted Jesus as your Savior, He gave you His authority. He gave you His name to use to overcome the devil and his addictions.

Philippians 2:10 says “That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in the heaven and on earth and under the earth.” If an addiction has taken control of your life, don’t stare at the problem and obsess over how to escape from its hold. Stare at Jesus. Keep confessing the Word and His Holy name over your life.

Psalm 119:105 says “Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.” Following this path is a journey, just like this bridge I’ve been walking on. Sometimes you may stumble along the way. But whatever happens, pick yourself back up, forget about whatever tripped you up and follow his light safely home.

May
30

Marie’s Donuts

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After our training Saturday morning, Shawn said the Lord specifically told him to go to Marie’s Donuts. The Lord told him, “There is a blonde lady that works there. You needed to talk to her.” We immediately went to Marie’s Donuts, walked in and Shawn spoke with the lady.

While he ministered to her, I was able to pray with the manager. After we prayed, Shawn asked if anyone needed healing. A 90yr old lady said she couldn’t move her neck. We prayed over her and after we prayed, she could move her neck!

Inside the donut shop there were: 3 salvations, 1 rededication and a healing!

 

 

 

 

Feb
07

Gloria Copeland

 

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I want to give a HUGE shout out to this amazing woman of God! #gloriacopeland 
Kim and I have received healing many times in our own body as well as our children’s because of the Word of God she has ministered! THANK YOU GLORIA!!! The Stephenson’s love you! 

Oct
23

Should You Turn Your Light On This Halloween?

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Whether or not to participate in Halloween activities has been a big debate among Christians. As believers, we have nothing to fear when the Holy Spirit is our guide. What does He have to say about this issue?

by Riley Stephenson, KCM Minister of Evangelism

The Bible tells us not to “copy the behavior and customs of this world” (Romans 12:2, New Living Translation). But this verse should not be an excuse for us to shut the door on the world. We also need to let our light shine—especially on the darkest day of the year! My family learned this important lesson a long time ago.

For years my wife, Kim, and I would not turn on our porch light at Halloween. When persistent trick-or-treaters knocked on our door anyway, our family ignored them. We would not let our girls carve pumpkins or color Halloween artwork at school or go trick-or-treating.

Then, one year, the Lord spoke this scripture to our family: “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven” (Matthew 5:16, New King James Version). We realized that God wanted us to reach out to our neighbors on Halloween night. So we changed our MO! We bought good candy, not the cheap stuff—you know, the kind that has bubble gum in it that loses its flavor as soon as you put it in your mouth. We got chocolate bars! And we began to minister the love of God to those who were participating in Halloween. We handed out candy to our neighborhood kids, gave them tracts, and asked them if we could pray with them about anything.

Halloween is a great time for us to get to know our neighbors. Streets are packed with parents and children. Paul said it this way: “When I am with those who are weak, I share their weakness, for I want to bring the weak to Christ. Yes, I try to find common ground with everyone, doing everything I can to save some. I do everything to spread the Good News and share in its blessings” (1 Corinthians 9:22–23, NLT).

As Christians, we walk every day in the burden-removing, yoke-destroying power of God (see Isaiah 10:27). If we close our door on our neighbors at Halloween, if we “turn our lights off,” we miss a big opportunity to remove burdens and destroy yokes from other people’s lives.

My family’s outreach began with just us. Later, we started taking friends with us to the streets of our community to share the love of Christ at Halloween. Over time, the ministry grew.

One church in Athens, Ohio, found out about what we were doing on Halloween. They invited me and my ministry team to come minister at the nation’s largest Halloween block party, which takes place in their city every year. Annually, this block party draws about 80,000 college-age kids, who come out to drink and party on Halloween night. In 2009, we started taking teams to the event to share the gospel with young people. Since then, thousands have received Jesus as Lord and Savior on the darkest day of the year.

Another church, this one in Roscoe, Illinois, whose pastor is a friend of mine, uses Halloween as their biggest outreach of the year. They bring carnival rides in and provide free popcorn, hot dogs and cotton candy. They clear out their sanctuary and set up games for the kids, and then they present a gospel skit. Every year at least 5,000 people attend this event. A lot of people in the community don’t even offer candy for trick-or-treating—they send people to my friend’s church instead!

I’m not saying that we should dress up as the devil and participate in dark activities. We should dress normally when we minister on Halloween night. When people see us loving, rather than judging the people who go to haunted houses or go trick-or-treating, the Bible says they will begin to glorify the heavenly Father. We should be a light in the darkness.

The Bible says that “God is love” (1 John 4:8). When we begin to look like love, talk like love and act like love, God who is love will manifest Himself through us, spreading His light to a lost and dying world. I pray that this Halloween you will open up your door and turn on your light to harvest souls for God’s kingdom.

Click here for more helpful information about Halloween. http://bit.ly/1LCo4Uj

 

 

Apr
14

Share Your Faith This Easter!

Riley Stephenson Easter

Share your faith – use these free resources!

This season is sure to open doors for you to share your faith…and I’m going to help make it EASY for you with a bunch of FREE resources you can download today!

First, grab this handy card with prompts for breaking the ice about your faith, scriptures you can share, and three simple sentences anyone can pray to make Jesus their Lord.

Next, download these two tracts. The first one is another great help when leading someone to Christ, and the second is perfect to leave with them afterward, so they know what to do next.

Then, I want to sow two of my books into your life. The first will stir your faith for soul-winning. In the second, I show you how to maximize the effectiveness of your witness. They’re both quick reads, and—yes!—feel free to share them with others.

Finally, if you want more, right now you can get both of my full-length books for the price of oneThese books contain not only my heart on sharing your faith and some great Bible studies on evangelism, but they also include the practical tools you need to take the Good News to the world.Order now!

I hope you download, enjoy and USE all these powerful resources this season. Together, we’ll be bringing in a HUGE harvest of souls!

Increasing His Kingdom,

Riley Stephenson

Minister of Evangelism

Kenneth Copeland Ministries

P.S.  Remember kcm.org/next, too! It’s a great resource website with videos and more for sharing your faith, and for following up with those whom you minister to.

Don’t wait—these downloads will only be available for a little while. And the special offer on my books will only last until May 15, 2014. Get them all now!

Sep
12

Autopilot

Riley's Auto Pilot BlogHave you ever stopped in the middle of the things you were doing and realized that you were stuck on autopilot?

You know what I mean. The alarm goes off at 5:00 a.m. You stumble to the coffee pot, get dressed, get the kids ready for school, make and eat breakfast, fight the morning traffic, work all day in your cubicle, see your co-workers, go home, make dinner, watch TV, go to bed—and the next day you hit the repeat button. Sure, some things may differ a bit from day to day, but by and large you could probably traverse your daily routine without even thinking about what you’re doing.

People often say that they want change in their lives, but for all our alleged desire for change, what happens when something messes up our routine? What happens when things don’t go exactly the way we expect or want them to?

I recently had such an experience. It had been a long day, and I had gone to a restaurant with my friends. I just wanted to get my food and relax. The restaurant, however, was packed. Once we were seated, our waitress had so many patrons that she could barely keep up with them all. When my order didn’t arrive exactly as I had placed it, I got a bit upset that she hadn’t been paying more attention to me and my selfish “needs.”

At this point one of my friends noticed that our waitress needed prayer for healing. He asked her if she wanted prayer, and she responded, “I can always use prayer.” So my friend said, “Riley, why don’t you pray for her?”

Now I was having a temper tantrum in the restaurant that day. I didn’t want to pray for our waitress. But I did it anyway. I grabbed the woman’s hand and prayed that the Lord would remove any sickness in her body.

Not only was our waitress healed, but she prayed then and there to rededicate her life to the Lord. I had almost missed the opportunity to be a blessing to our waitress that day!

I truly believe that most Christians want to see the lost saved and the sick healed. But at times we get so busy with our own lives that it’s as if we’re stuck on autopilot. We pray for God to give us opportunities to reach out to others around us, but we fail to see the opportunities He gives us because all we see is ourselves.

My prayer for you is that God would give you eyes to see the lost and the hurting on a daily basis. Join me in this prayer: “Lord, give me eyes to see beyond my wants and my needs, and use me to reach the lost and hurting around me. Amen.”

Feb
10

His Tank is Always Full

It wasn’t too long ago that we started this new year, and now we are into our second month—well on our way into 2013!

I hope you’ve kept your New Year’s resolution so far. But maybe, if you are like a lot of people I’ve met, you have let a few of them slip. If you are already feeling discouraged this year about falling short of your goals, I want to let you know today that God’s mercies are brand new every morning.

You might say to me, “Riley, my mercy tank is on E.” Well, guess what? Every morning your mercy tank gets a fill-up! Glory to God! No matter what your yesterday looked like, today all things are made new!

I want to encourage you: I have heard it said that 2013 will be a year of great grace. If you have fallen at the very beginning of this year, get back up and start again. All you have to do is to receive God’s grace by faith! Every day when you wake up, say, “Lord, I thank You that I have all the grace I need for today.”

Do you want God’s favor in your life in the coming year? If you do, let the beginning of your year rest in Jesus. Jesus says, “I am the Alpha and the Omega—the beginning and the end” (Rev. 1:8, NLT). And in John 1:1 it says, “In the beginning was the Word”—the Word being Jesus. Don’t focus on your mistakes—find out what Jesus wants you to do today, and do it.

If you want to keep Jesus first throughout your year, put Him first at the beginning of every day. We should begin each day with the Word of God. As you take the time to pray and read your Bible at the start of every day, your mercy tank will overflow, and you will watch God’s favor manifest in your life in this year of great grace.

Great grace spiritually! Great grace in your soul and body! I’m standing in faith with you for 2013 to be a year far beyond all you could ask or think!