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So You Think You Are An Apostle? 10 Traits Of A True Apostle

I don’t know how many times I get people on Christian Faithbook who use the title of “Apostle.” I get numerous emails from these so called Apostles wanting me to support their ministry. I seriously get tired of it. I get tired of the hubris associated with those that would label themselves such. I get tired of the religiosity of …

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What Do You Do When The Devil Comes To Church?

Does the Devil come to church? Not normally. At least not in most churches across North America who are meeting behind stained glass windows and are not having much effect in tearing down the kingdom of darkness within their communities. He is more than content to leave them be in their ineffectiveness. However when you start to push for an …

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7 Telltale Signs Of Hyper-Spiritual Hocus Pocus

Have you ever saw something or watched something on TV and just scratched your head and thought “What”? That happened to me the other night when I was flipping through the channels on TV. I came across an old defrauded evangelist who had been caught red handed giving so-called “words of knowledge” from God using an earpiece and somebody backstage …

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9 Quick Lessons In Using The Gifts Of The Spirit

The gifts of the Spirit are given so that the church is equipped to accomplish its mission on earth. There are a variety of gifts that are given both to individuals and to the church as a whole. They are all given because of what Christ accomplished on the cross and the grace of God that has been poured out …

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7 Powerful Ways To Do More Than Celebrate Pentecost Sunday

This Sunday is Pentecost Sunday. Some churches celebrate this event in the church calendar by preaching a sermon on the Holy Spirit. Others will hang some banners reminding us of the day the Holy Spirit was poured out at Pentecost. Others will allow an upbeat song in their worship repertoire. After all, Pentecost Sunday is the day we talk about …

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4 Powerful Benefits Of Biblical Meditation

In our society of microwave food, power drinks and instant downloads of movies and songs, we seem to have lost the fine art of stopping and meditating on things. It is all instant gratification. In doing so, we lose some powerful principles in the Christian life that can be achieved no other way. One of those things we have lost …

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How To Offer A Sacrifice Of Praise

Early in my Christian life we used to sing a song called “We bring the sacrifice of praise.” It would usually be the first or second song sung in what was called the worship service. This week I taught my congregation what it meant to bring a sacrifice of praise to God and I thought it would be good to …

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6 Ways The Resurrection Of Christ Affects Your Life After Easter

Last week I celebrated my 34th Easter season. Easter is one of my favorite times of the entire year. The reason I love Easter is multifaceted. Part of it is nostalgia from the good times I experienced at Easter as a kid. Part of it is in remembrance of all that Christ has and will do. Mainly though, it is …

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Spirit Filled Christian Quotes By William Seymour

William Joseph Seymour, 1870-1922, was an African American minister, and a catalyst of the Pentecostal and Charismatic movements. Seymour not only rejected the existing racial barriers in favor of “unity in Christ”, he also rejected the then almost-universal barriers to women in any form of church leadership. The revival meeting he started on Azusa St. in Los Angeles Ca. extended from 1906 …

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Christian Dream Interpretation

Are All Dreams From God? In 32 years of walking with Jesus, I have seen fads come and go many times. One of the fads that is currently making it’s rounds across the church is Christian dream interpretation. As with most fads, Christian dream interpretation takes a biblical principle or teaching and runs with it and stretches it way beyond …