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[31 Mar 2011 | No Comment | 154 views]

Preach faith till you have it; and then, because you have it, you will preach faith.

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[30 Mar 2011 | No Comment | 126 views]

I deny a Trinity of separate persons in the godhead…. Does thou in good earnest think they [Catholicism] were one in judgment with Sabellius, who only rejected the imaginary personality of those times; who at the same instant owned and confessed to the Eternity and godhead of Christ Jesus our Lord. It is manifest, then that though I may deny the Trinity of separate persons in one godhead, yet I do not consequentially deny the Deity of Jesus Christ.
William Penn (October 14, 1644 – July 30, 1718) was an early …

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[29 Mar 2011 | No Comment | 138 views]

I preached as never sure to preach again, and as a dying man to dying men.

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[25 Mar 2011 | No Comment | 192 views]
The Vigor of Prayer

The early church was born in a prayer meeting, and as they continued in prayer, miracles, signs and wonders took place. They experienced the vigor of prayer, great revival, and tremendous church growth. Vigor is defined as energy; force; drive; vitality; strength; spirit; dynamism; enthusiasm; gusto; intensity, etc. God desires that we activate the power that He gave to us through prayer. He gave His disciples “power and authority over devils, and to cure diseases” (Luke 9:1). We too have access to God’s power and authority. The apostle Paul admonished …

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[24 Mar 2011 | No Comment | 159 views]

There is one thing for sure; if you are going to minister, you will have to study from now until Christ comes. There is no way around it, nor is there a substitute for it. The minister who finds it hard to concentrate on study may exist for a while on a song or a story, but he must eventually expound on the scripture and its importance in the lives of his listeners. Then he prays for a little dispensation of grace and then moves – really moves.

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[23 Mar 2011 | No Comment | 385 views]

ImaginationStage– This is the fun stage where you get to think outside the box and dream about possibilities.  Typically you’re focused on solving a problem that is close to your heart and praying through ways God wants to use you to make a difference.
Preparation Stage – This is the hard work of putting together the timelines, budget, priorities and goals of the vision.   Vision is seeing tomorrows possibilities today, but it’s not enough just to see it, you have to  design a blueprint in order to minimize frustrations along the …

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[22 Mar 2011 | No Comment | 64 views]

If there are no tears in the writer, there will be no tears in the reader.

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[21 Mar 2011 | No Comment | 94 views]

Nehemiah 13:3 – 14 “Now it came to pass, when they had heard the law, that they separated from Israel all the mixed multitude. 4 And before this, Eliashib the priest, having the oversight of the chamber of the house of our God, was allied unto Tobiah: 5 And he had prepared for him a great chamber, where aforetime they laid the meat offerings, the frankincense, and the vessels, and the tithes of the corn, the new wine, and the oil, which was commanded to be given to the Levites, …

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[18 Mar 2011 | No Comment | 203 views]

A 60-year-old man has been found on the roof of his floating house nearly 10 miles out at sea, two days after the tsunami that devastated the north-east coast of Japan.
Hiromitsu Shinkawa must have resigned himself to his fate when he was swept away by the retreating tsunami that roared ashore in his home town of Minami Soma in Fukushima prefecture.
As the wave approached, Shinkawa took the fateful decision to return home to collect belongings. Minutes later he was out at sea clinging to a piece of the roof from his …

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[17 Mar 2011 | No Comment | 56 views]

A preacher must have the mind of a scholar, the heart of a child, and the hide of a rhinoceros. The hard part is to try hardening the hide without hardening the heart.