Encouragement

I attend church because it is a place of encouragement. It is more than a positivity in the meeting. The Presence of God creates a spiritual environment that puts peace in the place of turmoil and confusion; forgiveness that overrules any guilt; engenders faith that quiets the storm of fear. I leave happier than when

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Part 1: What is the good news?

Notes on the Gospel in Ten Words Summary of “Out of the Jungle” Part 1: What is the good news? There is no shortage of gospel presentations available through every form of media. Paul Ellis in this book shows that it is a mixed message that supports common misconceptions about God and the good news

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I go to church to experience supernatural community

Why Go To Church Two opinions are crippling the testimony of Jesus on the earth. Some believe that you can be a complete Christian without ever going to Church, while others do not want to be considered Christian because of Church. If Church is just seen as an organization, an enterprise, an institution or a

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Revolution (Part 2)

We must reject the notion that we are caught in an irresistible whirlwind of events orchestrated by God.There is no doubt that there is a potential for a global storm that is not confined to America. God is not its author. However, He does expect believers to engage it for His glory. Jesus upbraided His disciples

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Revolution (Part 1)

REVOLUTION (Part 1) Revolution. The word hangs in the air like an ominous cloud. Discontent for government, any government, has spawned a global mood of revolt. In America, the flagship of democracy, some are threatening a call to arms if the vote on November 8 does not go their way. Allusions to the glory of

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Grace Wars

Why is there opposition to the message of grace? As I started to contemplate and preach on the subject of grace, as a church we have experienced a surprising amount of opposition, resistance, threats, intense temptations unusual afflictions and distractions. It is so beyond the norm that I have to conclude that there is a

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By One Man

I am convinced we are about to experience a new and awesome revelation of God’s grace that will leave us all in awe. Grace is unmerited favour, which means that we do not get what we deserve, and we get what we do not deserve. Nevertheless, grace cannot be unjust. We cannot truly grasp grace

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The Grace That Has Come To You

The gospel is all about grace; grace that we need to understand and draw from so that it may constantly bear fruit and increase. (Colossians 1:6closeColossians 1:6 6 which has come to you, as indeed in the whole world it is bearing fruit and growing—as it also does among you, since the day you heard it

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Grace, Crime, and Punishment

God’s Grace One of the controversies of the grace message is the fear that it gives license to do whatever you want without a governing fear of consequences. The concern is that grace blurs the boundaries and removes the curbing effect of the threat of punishment. That worries us because we are all familiar with

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Don’t Fall from Grace

When we understand that there is more to grace than the forgiveness of sins leading to salvation, then we will also understand that there is more to “falling from grace” then the improbable (some say impossible) threat of losing our salvation. In the book of Romans Paul says that “He who did not spare His own

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