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Love Yourself and Strengthen Your Marriage

Scripture declares that we should each love others in the same manner that we love ourselves (Lev. 19:8, Mat. 22:39, Mar. 12:31, Rom. 13:9, Gal. 5:14, Jas. 2:8). The “golden rule” taught by Jesus states that we should each treat others the way in which we would like to be treated (Mat. 7:12, Luk. 6:31). […]

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Sin-Killing Sanders: the Legacy of Bishop Oscar Haywood Sanders

When he died in October 1972, Bishop Oscar Haywood Sanders was in the midst of celebrating his Golden Jubilee at Christ Temple Apostolic Church in Muncie, Indiana, commemorating 50 years of service in the church that he built from scratch on truth and a burden for souls (“Christ Temple Church . . .”).  Like many […]

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Developing Job Descriptions for Church Growth

For a number of years I traveled full-time assisting churches in setting up a church growth and evangelism structure. While traveling from church to church and working with various directors and Christian workers, it is common to hear lay leaders say over and again: “I don’t really know what I’m supposed to be doing.” On […]

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The Obedience of Faith

The last few verses of the book of Romans speak of a mystery that was kept secret since the world began. This text continues by telling us that this mystery has now been made manifest to all nations by the scriptures. Finally we are told the reason why the mystery has now been made known. […]

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The Role of Organization in Church Growth

Has your church grown over the past few years? Sometimes churches stop growing because their organizational structure is not capable of handling a greater number. A church with a thousand has a highly complex organization. A church of fifty will have a much simpler organization. But for a church of fifty to one day become […]

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Fort Quiatenon –The Bible

General George Washington ordered Fort Quiatenon to be destroyed in 1791. A militia from Kentucky carried this out, burning it to the ground. At its peak possibly 3,000 people lived there including five Wea and two Kickapoo villages. The French rendering of the name in the Wea language, waayaahtanoski means ‘place of the whirlpools’. It […]

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British Holiness: Keswick and the “Higher Life”

In the early fall of 1874, over 1,000 attendees gathered in Oxford, England for the ten-day Union Meeting for the Promotion of Scriptural Holiness. The convention was the result of the evangelistic influence of American holiness preachers such as W.E. Boardman, Robert Pearsall Smith and his wife, Hannah Whitall Smith, who came to England in […]

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A Door of Utterance

Ever since the fall of man people have been prone to sin. There have always been thieves and murderers and liars. Fornicators and adulterers and sinners of all types have always been around. And people are still sinning today. Yet there is one difference now. In times past most people acknowledged their sin. They did […]

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Exploring Sources of Marital Expectations

Everyone has expectations regarding the manner in which they believe a marriage should work. Whether you realize it or not, through the course of your life you have formed ideas, beliefs and assumptions about virtually every aspect of married life. The expectations that both you and your spouse have will influence your relationship in many […]

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Making Your Bus Ministry Evangelistic

Bus ministry works! It is a highly effective tool for seeing the parents of your bus riders saved. Last month I explained that it’s the job of the bus workers to build a relationship with these parents, to witness to them, and to then encourage them to attend church and / or take a home […]

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