Articles/Teaching

The work of the Holy Spirit does not negate what Jesus taught his disciples

What Jesus taught his disciples in the gospels regarding preaching the kingdom of God is not negated by the Holy Spirit who was poured out upon the disciples later on the Day of Pentecost. Rather, the Holy Spirit enabled the disciples to preach the gospel as Jesus had taught them …

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Prophecy FULFILLED: “many will turn away from the faith and will betray and hate each other”

. Matthew 24:4 Jesus answered: “Watch out that no one deceives you. 5 For many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am the Messiah [or literally, I am anointed],’ and will deceive many. This is now being fulfilled in the Church today. Many today claim to be “anointed” in a special supernatural way to …

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What NOT to do on your mission trip to Pakistan

. In September 2000 I was in Pakistan on my very first visit there. I stayed with a believer named “Brother Wallace,” his wife, and two teenage daughters, “Michelle” and “Margot.” Our host was Pastor Samuel who had arranged for me to preach the gospel in the open-air, enclosed courtyard …

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“Warfare Prayer” is an oxymoron

Prayer is generally defined as speaking to God in heaven above—the Almighty God who has all authority in heaven and on earth. We pray to God because we do not have the authority to do what we want, and therefore beseech Him to help us through prayer. God has all …

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What should be the priority of the Church during these Last Days?

. Many in the Church are certain that today we are now in the Last Days before the end and the Second Coming of Jesus Christ. Many signs are being fulfilled pointing to the approach of “the end.” Matthew 24:3 As Jesus was sitting on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came …

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Material blessings from God (sadly) eventually bring spiritual complacency in a nation

A nation which accepts the gospel in terms of widespread belief in Jesus Christ in accordance with the Scriptures within its population will eventually experience material blessing along with scientific and technological advancement. The best example of this might be the United States of America, founded centuries ago by pilgrims …

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Are missions today REALLY just like missions in Acts? Why not?

Today we hear from missionaries and servants of God in gospel-resistant countries that miracles like miraculous healings do in fact take place. But do they reflect the impressive pattern recorded in Acts where early disciples like Philip, Peter, and Paul brought multitudes of souls into the kingdom of God when …

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How and when does “God get all the glory”?

Typically we are told that “he must increase, but I must decrease” (John 3:30). We interpret this to mean that we must allow God to do it all. Since we are helpless humans with flesh tainted by sin, our involvement in the matter must decrease as much as possible so …

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Can we all receive Christ just like the dying thief on the cross?

Luke 23:42 Then he said, “Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.” 43 Jesus answered him, “Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise.” Just before his last breath the thief on the cross heard these words from Jesus—simply because he acknowledged him as his Messiah and …

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The missionary was told regarding the lack of fruit on the mission trip: “Well, that’s just how it is…”

— Please forward to missionaries & mission leaders — The missionary was told regarding the lack of fruit on the mission trip: “Well, that’s just how it is…” I had emailed Eve, a former missionary with a large, well-known mission organization based in the United States. Eve had just attended …

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