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[22 Nov 2008 | No Comment | 290 views]

They were settled into a pattern of checklists, preparations, schedules and execution of duties.   As usual everything was perfect and the clock rolled on.   The team was jubilant and relaxed at their present and past successes.   They were part of an enormous project that involved thousands across America and around the world.   Then came the words from Apollo 13 that changed everything at control headquarters – “Houston, we have a problem.”
Everything was now different – No one could relax – Now, absolutely every man and every …

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[22 Nov 2008 | No Comment | 542 views]

Matthew, Mark, Luke and John record many questions asked by Jesus during His 3 ½ year ministry.
Let’s examine four of these pointed, powerful, probing and soul searching questions:
#1 …
“When the Son of man comes, shall He find faith in the earth?”   (Luke 18:8)
1]       There are fundamentally two kinds of faith:
A       Faith in, or belief in, God.
B]       Faith for miracles.
2]       When the question is asked, “Will He find faith when He returns?”   It’s referring to our …

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[21 Nov 2008 | No Comment | 578 views]

By Charles T. Crabtree
The assemblies of God believes and teaches that the baptism in the Holy Spirit is accompanied by the initial physical sign of speaking in other tongues (unlearned languages) as the Spirit of God gives audible expression (Acts 2:1-4; 10:44-48; 19:1-6).   What a wonderful provision and heavenly gift all believers may receive.
From time to time, I am asked if people have to speak with tongues in order to say with certainty they have received the gift of the Holy Spirit.   It appears these people are viewing …