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Martin Schmaltz

Martin�۪s passion is to see the kingdom of God manifested in the lives of each believer. In his 13 years as a pastor, he has experienced the transformation from traditional Christianity to kingdom illumination. During this time, he has seen the Jesus manifest his power and presence is mighty ways. Today, he is challenging the traditional paradigm of church, enlightening the body of believers to the potential that lies within them. www.martinschmaltz.com www.twitter.com/martinschmaltz

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Possessing Our Inheritance

By Martin Schmaltz / a day ago

It seems there was this man that for all of his life lived in need. No matter what he attempted, it seems he could never get ahead. One day he received notification that a distant relative had died and left to him their mansion. Obviously, this man was elated. Finally, something had gone right for […]

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Decline of Christianity

By Martin Schmaltz / a couple of weeks ago

Decline of Christianity The cover story for the April 9th issue of Newsweek magazine is entitled “The Decline of Christian America,” and presents a bleak picture of the church’s future of impacting society. Based on the 2009 American Religious Identification Survey, the article quotes the following statistics: The “number of Americans claiming no religious affiliation […]

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Sandwich

By Martin Schmaltz / a couple of weeks ago

Suppose it is lunchtime and you are starving: you enter your favorite sandwich shop and place your order for that super deluxe dagwood special. As your sandwich arrives, you immediately realize something is wrong: the first clue – you are looking down at a pile of lettuce, no apparent bread. Upon closer examination you notice […]

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Death

By Martin Schmaltz / a couple of months ago

One of the powerful uses of the social medial platform Twitter, is the ability to share information easily. Recently, someone I am following posted a note referencing an article about the condition of the church. Naturally I went to check it out. This article is titled; “You’re Growing? Well, She’s Dying.” It speaks of their […]

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Proof

By Martin Schmaltz / a couple of months ago

In our previous post “So You Think You’re Apostolic” we discussed that apostolic means being sent as the representative of Jesus Christ to reveal His kingdom. The definition of being “sent” includes four components, the fourth being the completion or manifestation of the duty is proof of the sending. This truth was even stated by […]

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Stinkin’ Thinkin’

By Martin Schmaltz / last year

“Think you can, think you can’t. Either way you are probably right” is a statement that has been attributed to Henry Ford. The profound truth of this statement is that our thoughts either liberate or imprison us. This truth is applicable to all areas of our lives: relationships, education, careers, hobbies and spirituality. How I […]

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Promises

By Martin Schmaltz / a couple of years ago

“What!” you may be exclaiming: “That is absurd, when can God’s promises hurt?” May I offer a response – when they do not seem to be coming to pass. Think for a moment of the excitement you experience when the Lord gave you a promise. Maybe it is about your job, finances, loved ones or […]

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Jesus Brand Manager

By Martin Schmaltz / a couple of years ago

A significant change in our culture today, especially the business world is the focus on personal branding. Many aspects of corporate branding have been distilled and applied to the individual for the enhancement of their personal success. According to Wikipedia (http://tinyurl.com/6rjb2s ) “Personal branding is the process whereby people and their careers are marked as […]

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The Viral Gospel

By Martin Schmaltz / a couple of years ago

We have entered a transition phase of business marketing and advertising. There is this shift from interruption tactics to a more organic form. The day of mass TV ads, full-page magazine spreads, billboards, radio spots and direct mail seem to waning in effectives. Why? · First, we are so inundated with these ads: we begin […]

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Do People Look At You Strange? Are You a Gaijin?

By Martin Schmaltz / a couple of years ago

When I minister in other countries, there is this barely perceptible, but yet real emotional maybe psychological thing that happens when I return home.  It seems that when I arrive back at the first major U.S. airport, there is this sigh and relaxation that passes through me. As I am making my way to immigrations, […]