Tag Archives: Pentecost

Revisiting the Upper Room

‘And when they were come in, they went up into an upper room . . . ‘ (Acts 1:13) The Day of Pentecost marks the birth of the apostolic Church of the New Testament. According to the Lukan narrative in the Acts of the Apostles, the Holy Ghost swept into the Upper Room where the […]

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Bearing Fruit: A Ministry of Evangelism and Growth

Modern church growth research has proven that the most effective evangelism method is that which focuses upon reaching the family, friends and acquaintances of your church members. This is known as oikos evangelism (after the commonly found New Testament Greek word “oikos” which means “community” or “sphere of influence”). Statistical surveys have repeatedly shown that […]

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Cautionary Remarks From An Azusa Pioneer

In 1925, Frank Bartleman, a journalist and itinerant Holiness evangelist turned Pentecostal wrote How Pentecost Came to Los Angeles, recording his close recollections of the Azusa Street revival, which began in 1906.  Writing fifteen years after the initial outpouring that brought thousands into the fledgling movement, Bartleman offers poignant criticisms of Pentecostals, who by the […]

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Man with a Mission: Frank Bartleman at Eighth and Maple

by Matthew Shaw Frank Bartleman, who was so instrumental in the advent of Pentecost in Los Angeles, was an itinerant in spirit.  He was possessed of a mild but mercurial nature, which led him hither and yon working for the cause of the Kingdom.  Bro. Bartleman seemed always to be looking for the next deeper […]

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