Posts by Craig Haworth

Craig Haworth

Craig Haworth

Craig serves as the senior pastor of Shiloh in Kalona, Iowa. Craig’s hunger for the Lord and his knowledge of God’s word has been a hallmark of his ministry and a foundation for the training of young ministries. He has a Master of Divinity degree from Shiloh University and is currently working on his Doctor of Ministry.

To Those Who Seek Him

A life seeking God is the most wonderful and difficult thing there is. As individual believers, when we seek the Lord, He relates to us as sons. In that relationship God matures, tries, and tests us. As it did with Job, a meeting with God may shatter us, but it will enable us to see Him with our eyes, where before we had only heard Him (Job 42:1-6). This is our goal and we press into it.

Consecration, Dedication, and Understanding

There were many rumors of who Christ was. Some said He was John the Baptist. Some said He was Elijah. Others thought He was one of the prophets of old. These rumors reached Herod the king and he desired to see Jesus, but he never came to know who Jesus was. The disciples heard these same rumors as they followed Jesus. What was different about the disciples that allowed them to truly see who He was?

Highly Esteem Your Birthright

Esau was the eldest son of Isaac and older brother of Jacob. As the eldest son, Esau was entitled to the family birthright. However, Esau was a man of the world and did not place value on his birthright, surrendering it to Jacob for a single meal. Jacob was a man that was determined to possess everything of God through any means. It was born from a deep longing for God that was not satisfied even by the things he acquired. It wasn’t until Jacob wrestled with the angel of the Lord that he truly realized that only a personal relationship with the Father would fill that longing.

Worship at the Shiloh School of Prophets

Christ’s sacrifice opened the door for an intimate relationship with God the Father. Attendees of the School of Prophets conference at Shiloh seek to respond to this invitation in many ways, but perhaps the greatest is in worship. Both in and out of service, worship can be heard throughout the grounds. Even in fellowship, it is common that worship will spontaneously break out, with all joining in to glorify our Heavenly Father. Worship is truly a centerpiece of the Shiloh School of Prophets.

Stop Living In Your Locked Room

Tonight I brought the opening message for the 2014 School of Prophets conference at Shiloh. After Christ’s crucifixion, the disciples fearfully hid in the Upper Room (John 20:19-27). In many ways, we can see ourselves in a similar situation: we are fearful of leaving our place of comfort in order to preach the gospel.

“Take Me to the Zoo, Dad!”

Pentecost marks a dramatic change in our relationship to the Father. From the time of Adam, God has been looking for a intimate relationship with people, a relationship that became fully possible in Christ. Now, in Christ we are reconciled to our Father (2 Cor. 5:20) and we are learning to approach Him not as a distant God, but in the intimate relationship of a Father and His children.