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[31 Dec 2010 | No Comment | 130 views]

The preacher who has steeped himself in the Bible will have a clearness of outlook which will illuminate many dark things, and a firmness of touch which will breed confidence in him among his hearers. He will have the secret of perpetual freshness, for he cannot exhaust the Bible!

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[30 Dec 2010 | No Comment | 357 views]

The United States, for instance, has at least 180 million functionally secular people who have never been substantially influenced by any serious version of the Christian faith. That makes the United States the largest mission field in the Western Hemisphere and the third largest on Earth.
~ The Apostolic Congregation: Church growth reconceived for a new generation.

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[28 Dec 2010 | No Comment | 303 views]

He who knows not and knows not that he knows not is a fool, shun him.
He who knows that he knows not is a student, teach him.
He who knows and knows not that he knows is asleep, awake him.
He who knows and knows that he knows is a teacher, follow him.

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[24 Dec 2010 | No Comment | 223 views]

As you know, on the evening of the first Passover, the Lord visited Egypt as an angel of death. He took every firstborn – people and livestock included- exept where He found blood on the doorway.
To understand the killing of the paschal (Passover) lamb, it’s important to know that in Egyptian society the lamb, or ram (a male sheep), represented a pagan god of the Egyptians named Amon (also spelled Amun, Amen, ot Ammon). Amon, whose name means “hidden one”, was considered the king of the gods and the …

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[23 Dec 2010 | No Comment | 220 views]

Faith is the bird that sings when the dawn is still dark.

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[21 Dec 2010 | No Comment | 167 views]

Speaking at his Apostolic Grandfather’s funeral:
He was the kind of man little boys dream about being, and the kind of man old men wish they would have been.

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[16 Dec 2010 | No Comment | 452 views]

Jesus did not die for land or buildings. He died for the eternal souls of dying men.

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[15 Dec 2010 | No Comment | 119 views]

Abortion Gift Certificates
Gift certificates for services (including abortion) are being sold in Anchorage, Alaska as part of Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest’s (PPGNW) effort to raise funds for their organization. Alaska Family Council President, Jim Minnery, says it is offensive that Planned Parenthood would use the Christmas season to propagate the message of abortion. Planned Parenthood Federation of America has also sold pro-abortion themed Christmas cards in the past for a fundraiser. The PPGNW is currently challenging an Alaskan state law set to take effect Dec. 14 mandating parent …

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[14 Dec 2010 | No Comment | 183 views]

To become a man of significance, you have to invest yourself in the lives of other men.

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[13 Dec 2010 | No Comment | 313 views]

De Opresso Liber is the motto of the US Army Special Forces. It is a latin phrase that means, “Liberate the Oppressed”. The phrase originated during WWII when Colonel Aaron Bank and his Special Forces teams enabled the oppressed French Resistance to grow and eventually oppose and overthrow the occupying German Army.
Similarly, it is the duty of Christians to become special forces in an oppressed world… to enable the lost to stage a resistance against the Oppressor through the power of Christ.
Augustine wrote the following, which he described as the …