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[30 Jul 2010 | No Comment | 347 views]

Acts 27:41
41 And falling into a place where two seas met, they ran the ship aground; and the forepart stuck fast, and remained unmoveable, but the hinder part was broken with the violence of the waves.
If we were to associate the “two seas” as both being negative, creating a place of shipwreck where they meet, we could then present some strong evidence for conflicts…
– Ignorance and Error (when ignorance of the Truth meets someone teaching false doctrine, you have a shipwreck)

Rom. 10:3 For they being ignorant of God’s righteousness, and …

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[29 Jul 2010 | No Comment | 192 views]

Focus on today. God meets daily needs daily. Not weekly or annually. He will give you what you need when it is needed.

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[29 Jul 2010 | No Comment | 240 views]

A federal judge has ruled in favor of a public university that removed a Christian student from its graduate program in school counseling over her belief that homosexuality is morally wrong. Monday’s ruling, according to Julea Ward’s attorneys, could result in Christian students across the country being expelled from public university for similar views.
“It’s a very dangerous precedent,” Jeremy Tedesco, legal counsel for the conservative Alliance Defense Fund, told FOX News Radio. “The ruling doesn’t say that explicitly, but that’s what is going to happen.”
U.S. District Judge George Caram Steeh …

Ministry Development »

[28 Jul 2010 | No Comment | 375 views]

Why do preachers preach? Since the goal of preaching is to change lives, preaching is the
ultimate tool for church growth. But how can you be effective in communication through
preaching? Listed below are eight questions to ask about your preaching.
Who will I be preaching to?
Asking questions like, “What are their needs?”, “What are
their hurts?”, and, “What are their interests?”, will help us focus on where the people
are. Why ask? Because although there are three things that always get one’s attention:

Things that threaten us
Things that are unusual
Things that we value

A preacher …

Illustrations and Research, Quotes »

[27 Jul 2010 | No Comment | 228 views]

There are two kinds of people on earth today,
Just two kinds of people, no more, I say.
Not the good and the bad, for ’tis well understood
That the good are half-bad and the bad are half-good.
No! The two kinds of people on earth I mean
Are the people who lift and the people who lean.
There are two kinds of people on earth today;
Just two kinds of people, no more, I say,
Not the sinner and saint, for it’s well understood,
The good are half bad, and the bad and half good . . .
No; …

Illustrations and Research, Inspiration »

[26 Jul 2010 | No Comment | 215 views]

On Saturday, May 1, 2010, the New York Metro Prayer Conference convened at 9:00 am in Queens, New York at the United Apostolic Church. Professor Margaret Banks, New York Metro District’s Prayer Coordinator. successfully led the 400-500 attendees from 29 churches into an extended time of deep intercessory prayer. Heavy prayer prevailed throughout most of the conference. It was indeed a prayer conference! Of the five and a half hours, over four hours was devoted to deep intercession.
Being sensitive to the Spirit, both District Superintendent Arthur Thomas and Sister Banks …

Ministry Development »

[23 Jul 2010 | No Comment | 414 views]

I Kings 8:15-19
I Chronicles 28:5-10
I Kings 8:15-19 “And he said, Blessed be the Lord God of Israel, which spake with his mouth unto David my father, and hath with his hand fulfilled it, saying, Since the day that I brought forth my people Israel out of Egypt, I chose no city out of all the tribes of Israel to build an house, that my name might be therein; but I chose David to be over my people Israel. And it was in the heart of David my father to build …

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[22 Jul 2010 | No Comment | 368 views]

One of the ploys of the enemy is to make us more problem conscious than we are power conscious. If I have the Holy Ghost, I cannot be defeated… I have to quit, and as long as I don’t quit I will make it!

Illustrations and Research, Ministry Development »

[21 Jul 2010 | One Comment | 2,914 views]

When studying scripture, it is important to follow guidelines which retain the spirit of the text. Following are several rules of interpretation to aid in Biblical study.

Discover the Author, the People Addressed and the Life and Times of the People involved in a give case.
Discover the Facts and Truths presented in a given passage and note the exact wording of the text.
The Golden Rule of Interpretation: When the plain sense of scripture makes common sense, seek no other sense. Take every word at its primary, ordinary, usual, literal meaning unless …

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[20 Jul 2010 | No Comment | 208 views]

Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in thebloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.