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[30 Aug 2010 | No Comment | 241 views]
Generational Passing of Principles

An evident phenomena within religious bodies in recent decades is that of a releasing of long-held common beliefs. Understandably, some issues are effected by time and culture, but for the most part, there is a cause for great concern regarding the willingness of some to so easily move away from an identity that has defined us for so long. Specifically speaking in the realm of holiness Pentecostals, there seems to be a trending among our current generation to dismiss the traditional beliefs on holiness principles in particular, and even core …

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[27 Aug 2010 | No Comment | 3,121 views]

From some notes I had… someone may find it useful for teaching or preaching…
Jehovah – The Lord – Exodus 6:2-3
Jehovah-Adon Kal Ha’arets- The Lord of Earth – Joshua 3:13
Jehovah-Bara – The Lord Creator – Isaiah 40:28
Jehovah-Chatsahi – The Lord my Strength – Psalm 27:1
Jehovah-Chereb – The Lord the Sword – Deuteronomy 33:29
Jehovah-Eli – The Lord my God – Psalm 18:2
Jehovah-Elyon – The Lord Most High – Psalm 38:2
Jehovah-Gador Milchamah – The Lord Mighty in Battle – Psalm 24:8
Jehovah-Ganan – The Lord Our Defense – Psalm 89:18
Jehovah-Go’el – Lord my Redeemer …

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[26 Aug 2010 | No Comment | 584 views]

The rewards of godly leadership are so great and the responsibilities of the leader so heavy that no one can afford to take the matter lightly.

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[25 Aug 2010 | No Comment | 1,275 views]

To realize
The value of a sister/brother
Ask someone
Who doesn’t have one.
To realize
The value of ten years:
Ask a newly
Divorced couple.
To realize
The value of four years:
Ask a graduate.
To realize
The value of one year:
Ask a student who
Has failed a final exam.
To realize
The value of one month:
Ask a mother
Who has given birth to a premature baby..
To realize
The value of one week:
Ask an editor of a weekly newspaper.
To realize
The value of one minute:
Ask a person
Who has missed the train, bus or plane.
To realize
The value of one-second:
Ask a person
Who has survived an accident.
Time waits for no one.
Treasure …

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[24 Aug 2010 | No Comment | 871 views]

Faith puts no limits on God, and God puts no limits on faith.

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[23 Aug 2010 | No Comment | 288 views]

Acts 2:7 And they were all amazed and marvelled, saying one to another, Behold, are not all these which speak Galilaeans?
Acts 2:13 Others mocking said, These men are full of new wine.
Some men marvelled, others mocked.
Marvelled: something that causes wonder, admiration, or astonishment; a wonderful thing.
Mocked: To attack or treat with ridicule, contempt, or derision. To ridicule by mimicry of action or speech; mimic derisively. To mimic, imitate, or counterfeit. To challenge; defy.
Consider the account of Michal, the daughter of Saul. At one time she marveled at …

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[20 Aug 2010 | No Comment | 1,194 views]

There are many “one another” commands found in the New Testament. In the study guide for Gospel in Life: Grace Changes Everything, Tim Keller offers a helpful breakdown of categories in affirming one another, sharing with one another, and serving one another. These form, he says, “nine ‘community-building practices’—specific behaviors that build Christian community.” For more details on each point, see pp. 58-71.
Affirm
1. Affirm one another’s strengths, abilities, and gifts.

Romans 12:10: “Honor one another”
James 5:9: “Don’t grumble against each other”
Romans 12:3-8: Confirm the gifts of one another

2. Affirm one …

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[19 Aug 2010 | No Comment | 261 views]

Nothing happens when a desensitized preacher, preaches a desensitized sermon, to an already desensitized world.

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[18 Aug 2010 | No Comment | 259 views]

A friend mentioned recently about a thought he’d heard on the radio concerning investors and consumers.
The point made by the radio commentator was, if someone purchased a top of the line Mac computer several years ago, and another person invested that same amount of money into Apple stock at the same time, the computer would be devalued today, but the stock would have grown significantly, bringing wealth to the individual.
I have been thinking today about the value of investing, and remembering that what I am investing into the Kingdom is …

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[17 Aug 2010 | No Comment | 170 views]

Life’s tough – It’s even tougher if you’re stupid.