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Created on Thursday, 23 October 2014 / Personal Character
Tags: Troy Jackson, humility, church, culture, Timothy Thomas, Cincinnati, racial tension, Chris Beard, Pentecostal, Terry Thomas, redemption, repentance, Forgive Us, Civil Rights movement
In April 2001, an unarmed African-American teenager named Timothy Thomas was shot and killed by Cincinnati police. Thomas's death was the latest in a series of intriguing deaths of unarmed African-Americans ... [ +++ ]
Created on Thursday, 18 September 2014 / Church Growth
Tags: J.D. King, World Revival Church, growth, Africa, Asia, Brazil, China, antagonistic environment, church, Roman Empire, Jesus, Ramsey MacMullen, Pentecostal beliefs, signs, wonders, healing, deliverance, ...
One question continually being asked is, "How can the Christian church grow?" This issue is particularly relevant as we consider the harsh realities being imposed upon us today. How does the church find ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 03 September 2014 / Communication
Tags: Chelsen Vicari, Distorting the Word, Believers, context, God's Word, scripture, millennial, problem, Pentecostal, Evangelical, transformation, Rachel Held Evans, Kathy Keller, Tim Keller, Gospel ...
Whenever somebody mentions Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa, what do you imagine? Likely, your thoughts drift to the painting's infamous stoic expression or its mysterious legacy. What you probably don't ... [ +++ ]
Created on Thursday, 21 August 2014 / Evangelism
Tags: Ed Stetzer, God's mission, salvation, David Platt, Frank Page, Trevin Wax, The Gospel Project, The God Who Saves, Calvinists, Wesleyans, Pentecostals, Church of God, doctrine, partner, ministry, ...
In June 2014, David Platt, Frank Page, Trevin Wax and I discussed the topics of salvation and the mission of God. The panel was sponsored by The Gospel Project, an intentionally Christ-centered and ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 01 August 2014 / Community
Tags: George Wood, Assemblies of God, Holy Spirit, Pentecostals, Evangelicals, apostle Paul, Apollos, converts, Spirit-baptized believers, G. Campbell Morgan, church, demographics, leadership, skill
A template is a pattern or mold used as a guide to form a piece or product. There certainly is a template in what happened when Paul met up with the nominal 12 believers at Ephesus. Here is the background. ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 18 July 2014 / Pastoring
Tags: Bishop Joseph Mattera, calling, ministry, Evangelical, Pentecostal, churches, local church, self-ordained pastors, The Apostle, Elmer Gantry, U.S. military, anointing
... in my city approached me in 2005 about consecrating me as a bishop, the first thing I did before allowing such a consecration was to have them call several local and national bishops who knew me well to ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 02 May 2014 / Community
Tags: Rick Warren, affirm, accept, appreciate, criticize, greeters, smile, snobs, church, loving, Saddleback Church, hospital, sinners, hotel, saints, Catholics, Charismatics, Jews, Buddhists, Baptists, ...
One of the most important factors for the growth of your church, of any church, of the kingdom for that matter, is how loving we are as Christians. It’s absolutely essential that we lead our churches to ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 19 March 2014 / Women
Tags: Jennifer Miskov, Pentecostal, God, Holy Spirit, Society for Pentecostal Studies, family, tongues, prophetic sign, Cheryl Bridges Johns, Kimberly Alexander, Carrie Judd, sensitivity
I felt the power of God in that room more heavily than I ever expected to experience Him at an academic conference. When the Holy Spirit invaded our afternoon session earlier this month during the 43rd annual ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 18 March 2014 / Teens
Tags: Smartphones, technology, Pentecostal Evangel, Assemblies of God, parents, texting, video games, friends, connect, Common Sense Media, TextPlus
JJ Shackelford loves his iPhone 5. He uses it to check sports stats, stay in contact with his parents, play video games and connect with his friends. He keeps it with him and checks it multiple times throughout ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 01 January 2013 / Worship
Tags: Pastor, corporate worship, Sunday, service, Pentecostal, Charismatic
As a pastor, you set the tone for true corporate worship. Every pastor wants to raise up a group of people who God considers true worshipers. Jesus defined these people in John 4:23 as those who "worship ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 31 October 2012 / Legacy
Tags: McConnell, Pentecostal, Earth Day, Passes, Azusa Street Revival, Assemblies of God
... 15, 2009, at Timberline Church, Fort Collins, Colorado. McConnell is survived by his wife, Anna McConnell, his son, Cary McConnell, and two daughters, Christa Mason and Corenella Keiper. A memorial service ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 16 October 2012 / Ministry Leadership
Tags: Dr. Richard E. Anderson, Obit, Pastor, Pentecostal Church
Richard E. Anderson, 91, senior pastor at Faith Tabernacle Church in San Jacinto, Calif., for nearly 50 years, passed away peacefully at his home on Thursday in Hemet, Calif. He was born to Earl and Dewey ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 14 February 2012 / Main
Tags: Pentecostal Leader's $6 Mission to Save the World
Jeff Farmer was recovering from cancer surgery when he read the statistics in a World Vision newsletter: 1) Every 45 seconds a child age 5 and under dies from malaria, according to the World Health Organization; ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 29 June 2010 / Main
Tags: church,finances,fireworks,house of prayer united pentecostal church,mortgage,pattie guidry
QUOTE: "We’re really fun-loving and we enjoy life. We’re not a cult. We just love Jesus ... and fireworks.” —Pattie Guidry, a church member who also volunteers as a fireworks salesperson at House ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 30 March 2010 / Main
Tags: calvary church,christ for the nations institute,died,freda lindsey,j. don george,music,pentecostal bible school
QUOTE: "There was considerable uncertainty from a lot of people as to whether or not she could be effective, but she utilized the gifts that God gave her and took that school to new heights." —J. ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 30 March 2010 / Main
Tags: adults,barna group,charismatics,christian,david kinnaman,generational gap,holy spirit,pentecostals,prophecy,spiritual gifts,theology,tongues
One quarter of all Christian adults identify themselves as charismatic or Pentecostal, yet many differences exist between the various age groups, according to a recent Barna Group poll. The number ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 29 February 2008 / Main
Tags: Pentecostalism, America, Pentecostal, growth, culture, Barna, Christian
... 1,200 senior pastors of Protestant churches and learned about charismatic churches. Contrary to popular opinion, we found that many past patterns have changed. For instance: •Pentecostalism has now ... [ +++ ]

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