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Disciples are Made- Not Born

Jesus is Lord whether you want Him to be or not. Jesus Christ is the Creator of all things and “by the word of His power” He holds everything together. Have you ever considered how little of your life you control? Did you decide when you would be born? Or who your parents would be? […]

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The Devil IS the Problem!

 In 1 John 5:18-19 we read, “He that is begotten of God keepeth himself, and that wicked one toucheth him not. And we know that we are of God and the whole world lieth in wickedness.” That last statement is quite disturbing! “The whole world lieth in wickedness.” Why is that? And what, if anything, […]

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The Good that is Not Good Enough

The rich young man that asked Jesus – “Good Master, what shall I do that I may inherit eternal life?” – was, by our standards, a good man. Since his childhood he had kept all the commandments of which Jesus spoke. “Then Jesus beholding him loved him, and said unto him, One thing thou lackest: […]

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Thanksgiving!

There is a prophetic description of our day given in the first part of II Timothy 3. As we look down through this list of the shortcomings of this era, we might think that being “unthankful” is one of the lesser evils of our day. It is, in fact, one of the most evil!   […]

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When Good Becomes Evil

Why are Christians and the truth so severely attacked in our society today? On the devil’s part, the answer can be found in II Corinthians 4:3-4. “But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost: In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe […]

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Many are Called but Few are Chosen

Being called of God is a great honor – whether that calling is to be a faithful saint of God (Romans 1:7) or a preacher of the gospel. In 1 Timothy 1:12-13, Paul expressed his heartfelt gratitude for having been called, saying, “I thank Christ Jesus our Lord (for) putting me into the ministry; Who […]

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“The Lady Evangelist”: Maria Woodworth-Etter and the Pentecostals

In 1912, Maria Woodworth-Etter burst on the Pentecostal scene, holding meetings at F.F. Bosworth’s influential church in Dallas, Texas1. From the beginnings of her ministry in Lisbon, Ohio in 1880, Woodworth-Etter had made a name as a flamboyant and zealous evangelist, preaching holiness and healing, and her emphasis on the name of Jesus and power […]

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Pandita Ramabai: Mother of India – Part One of Two

In 1905, Pentecostal revival spontaneously exploded at the Mukti Mission in India. Pandita Ramabai, an Indian widow, began the mission as a refuge for widows and a school for girls.  The remarkable life and ministry of Pandita Ramabai is a testament to God’s sovereignty, and the outpouring in India can be attributed to this woman’s […]

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Who Owns Your Car?

by Tim Massengale               Pastor Mark North took a last bite of his omelet and washed it quickly down with a gulp of black coffee.  Wiping his mouth with the napkin, he reached for the check. “Thanks again, Elder, for inviting me to meet you for breakfast.  Sorry to […]

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Overcoming All Things

by Dan Cox Jesus tells the parable in Matthew 13 of the enemy sowing tares among the wheat while the men slept. The parable of the wheat and tares emphasizes that Satan will sow alongside those who sow the Word of God. Jesus’ message to the churches in Revelation is a promise of the inheritance […]

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