“What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us."                                                     - A.W. Tozer, from "The Pursuit of God.

Rarely is a truer word spoken.  A.W. Tozer has hit the proverbial nail on the head, while stepping on a nerve in each of us.  The most important thing?  Really?  It causes our spirits to squirm in discomfort with how deep this penetrates.  However, to understand the truth of this statement, we must smooth our ruffled feathers, swallow the bile that rises in our throats, and go back to the beginning. 

Tozer’s revelation stings us so much because

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Our first promo video, sharing some prophetic history, and inviting you to join us for the 2016 Summer Intensive.

The 2016 Summer Intensive will include 8 weeks of intentionally pursuing God in the place of prayer and worship, and serving the poor in Madison County through the local food pantry, pregnancy center and other discipleship ministries.

To find out more about the 2016 Summer Intensive, or to sign up, Get in touch with us!

 

AHOP is holding another HandS meeting! The meeting will take place at Ekballo School, February 27th starting at 8:15am - 9:30am. Our Scripture focus is 1 Samuel 2:18. So, bring your kids for a time of enjoyable worship and prayer, fun silly songs and more.

“The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.”– Proverbs 9:10

Many people struggle with the concept of the fear of the Lord.  Some believe it is a shaking-in-our-boots kind of fear, a trembling under the mighty hand of God.  Others think it is a feeling of awe and wonder because of His nature.  These concepts are a distinct part of fearing the Lord, but I believe there is yet another.

Psalms 14:1 says, “The fool has said in his heart, “There is no God.”  Suddenly, the fear of the Lord is about more than obtaining wisdom – this is a crisis of the human heart.  We as humans have eternity written on our hearts – by God.  We have an insatiable longing for a higher connection, a deeper relationship, to be known and loved at the core of who we are – these longings are put there by God. Whether we acknowledge them or not, we know two things:

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"And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth." - John 1:14

John the Beloved speaks of the greatest mystery ever known: our eternal God becoming a mortal man.  Our majestic God wrapping Himself in human flesh.  Our humble God coming as a baby, as a servant, and a sacrifice.  Jesus left His realm of glory - for us.  Jesus took on the form of a bondservant - for us.  He laid His life down - for us.  Everything He did was for us.  

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One thing I have desired of the Lord, that will I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord, and to inquire in His temple - Psalm 27:4. 

The Onething Conference is coming up!  Held at Bartle Hall in downtown Kansas City, Missouri, from December 28th to the 31st, 20,000 gather together to worship Jesus and bring in the New Year.  The conference is geared toward young adults, but everyone is welcome. This year, IHOP - KC leadership Mike Bickle, Allen Hood, and Corey Russell will be there along with Misty Edwards, Laura Hackett Park, 

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“Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of God… - Luke 18:15-17

Hannahs and Samuels started after a conversation Sheena (AHOP’s Director) and I had, about raising up children to chase after the heart of God as worshippers. Our first HandS was very small and we had about 4 kids. Nonetheless, it was awesome to see kids so interested in worship, and to see 3 and 5 year olds engaging, lifting their little hands and singing the songs they knew. I was surprised at their knowledge and understanding of God. But in order for children to cultivate hearts of worship, they need to know that the only One, True God, loves them and enjoys them, and that they are just as

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