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- It Is Wrong To Speak In Tongues When It Is Inappropriate
In 1 Corinthians 14 Paul instructs us not to speak in tongues in Christian services and meetings unless it is with a view to the words being interpreted into intelligible language. This teaching is often ignored with damaging consequences.
- 7 Church Etiquette Rules Everyone Should Know
With the emergence of the "mega church, casual Sundays and a switch to contemporary worship services, the lines of proper behavior and dress have become blurred. Though the strict orthodox rules of church etiquette have relaxed and vary from congregation to congregation, there are 7 general church etiquette rules that will allow you to honor "God's house," no matter where you worship.
- Four Reasons Why Not To Use The King James Version
Although it was a massive leap forward in getting the Bible into English 400 years ago, the KJV has long outlived its usefulness: the old-fashioned language does not help present the gospel or Jesus as up-to-date; the evolution of the English language means there is potential for misunderstanding; the translators made some significant mistakes; and the KJV is now generally recognized to be based on an inferior text-type.
- Poor Harvest
Many people complain that things did not go well or as they wished but do not realize that much of the failure of their actions is the result of not being prepared in time or of not planning their activities.
- There Has To Be A Beginning
There Has To Be A Beginning. Where do we start? WHERE DO YOU START! At the beginning, of course. Here is a story with "life teaching" from the life of Dr. Watkins. " In all of my years of building houses and people you must always start with the foundation".
- To Urge One Another On To Love And Good Works
Why were Christians to assemble? To worship together? No. The study together? No. To fellowship together? No. To learn to be good and kind? No. To urge one another on to love and good works. Yes. Of course these other reasons are good too, but Christians were not to forsake the assembling of themselves together because they were to urge one another on to love and good works.
- "The Bride/The Church" - Premarital Conflict
By:-DeBorrah K. Ogans
The Church is currently experiencing premarital conflict! The Lamb of the marriage supper is being overlooked. A few of the invited guests are parading themselves as the Groom. The fruits of the flesh are attempting to join the banquet. The bride should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white. The Church is the bride of Christ. Jesus will return for His Church of this we can be assured. But how close to being ready are we ?
- A Purpose Driven Church - Ready Or Not
By:-DeBorrah K. Ogans
The Church body of a purpose driven Ministry openly recognizes that Jesus Christ is the only “Great Head of His Church”. In many congregations the pastor is often thought of as “the head”. This misconception is abandoned. The Church is actually His Bride! Ask yourself is your current ministry purpose driven? What is its purpose? Is it to merely solicit funding to maintain the building? Is to grow in numbers? Is it to equip the saints? Is it actually filling the “Great Commission
- Why Did Jesus Say, "Why Call Me Good, Only God Is Good?"?
We see in the 3 gospels Matthew 19:16-17, Luke 18:19, Mark 10:17-18 Jesus said why called thou me good for there is none good but one that is God.
- The Body Of Christ
The Holy Bible and the Holy Spirit
- How Can We Impact Culture With Mediocrity?
By:-Dr. David Manner
The church will never reach its surrounding culture by offering a mediocre prototype of what that culture already has.
- Is Your Church Sleeping?
Discover what happens when a church is hijacked by the flesh and carnality.
- Irreverence, Ungodliness, And Lack Of Piety
Daniel 8 talks about a time in the latter days when the saints will be given over to enemy for a period of time. Verse 12 says this happens because of transgressions. The amplified Bible says these trangressions of God's people are irreverence, ungodliness, and lack of piety. The purpose of this article is to urge Gods people to get back to the Bible.
- The Temple Blueprint (20th In Church Series)
The New Testament gives the church the blueprint for building God’s church. It is the watchmen’s job to carefully share those plans with the congregation so that the building can be built with the effectually working of every part This article is to convey that God’s house cannot be built until His people use His building plans exclusively.)
- A Story
If you are a Sunday schoolteacher; you’re impact goes farther than you may ever know.
- Ezekiel 16
This article relates the message in Ezekiel 16 to the church for the purpose of warning and admonition.
Whether walls went up because of social, ecclesiastical, or prideful reasons; if the church ever hopes to be the “lighthouse” in the community it once was, these walls must come down. We must make every effort to spend less time debating the issues that divide us and more time immersing ourselves in the Blood that unites us. It must never be at the expense of the Gospel message, the purity and trustworthiness of scripture, or the personhood of the Son of God; but come down they must
- The Final Reformation
The church, body of Christ is still undergoing processes towards maturity. Many more changes are yet to come and this describes the nature of the last reformation.
- Relevance Is No Longer Relevant
Is trying to be relevant the answer to all our problems, no not it is not.
- What Is Your Church Saying To Your Community?
Why do contemporary churches not see their subliminal messages, which they are sending to their communities. We live in a world of DIY and HGTV; the do-it-yourselfer and mentality of neat, clean, crisp color is in, but is that what our churches look like? Is the building the church, or is it a mere catalyst to reach the unchurched. This article will reflect on these issues in a brief examination of culture, society, and church comprehension.
- The Inconvenience Of Christ's Return
Jesus is coming back. Is that inconvenient for you?
- What Happened?
A Lutheran Pastor tells me about her experience in asking God for the Gift of Tongues, and that she never received it. She points out to me how it was such a prevalent gift in the New Testament and then asks me: "What happened?" An article on some of my thoughts and opinions on the issue.
- The Pastor Is Not His Own- Part 1
Today pastors are in handful of numbers but how many true Christians do they make? How many of us could happily say I am living a Christian life? Probably many of today's Christians do not know what is Christian life? Why? Because of the pastors and leaders who has to guide the sheep who are going astray! Is it true? Yes! But how can you prove that? With the Bible! The Bible clearly states what is the work of a pastor. So let us look on it.
- Under The Shadow Of Our Steeple: Unintended Prophecy?
By:-Rev Michael Bresciani
In 2005 the extremely popular contemporary Christian soft rock group Casting Crowns released a song title that has become a much beloved song throughout the world. The title, “Does Anybody Hear Her” poses the question that every young person in this generation has asked at sometime in their lives.
- When Going To Church Becomes A Sinful Act
Many wonder if it is a sin to NOT go to church. Can we not ask, "Is it not a sin when we attend church for the wrong motives?" Attending church can be an act of dispicable selfishness. This article discusses good and bad reasons for attending church.