Apostles and the Apostolicity of the Church by Don Atkin
Jan02

Apostles and the Apostolicity of the Church by Don Atkin

Apostolicity is a word that has been discussed and defined both in Catholic and Protestant Reformation contexts for many years.  It does seem that, in my lifetime, its meaning and essential role have emerged well beyond institutional implications and applications.  Most, if not all, would agree with this simple definition: Apostolicity:  “Having to do with things apostolic; matters concerning apostles.” In biblical language apostles...

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Our True Kingdom Identity — Who Are We Really? by Tim Price
Dec16

Our True Kingdom Identity — Who Are We Really? by Tim Price

One aspect of God’s kingdom deals with who we are as Christ’s followers and where our loyalty, identity and belonging rest… Over the years I’ve heard lots of teaching about our identity in Christ. Notions like we are, “God’s workmanship,” “the Redeemed of God,” or “sons of God.” While I’m not in protest of these articulations; I find them either ethereal or vague in practicum… I am sure most of these ideals are well meant. However, I...

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Finding Focus in Christ Alone by David Fredrickson
Nov20

Finding Focus in Christ Alone by David Fredrickson

For several years now, there’s been much talk and writing about what church is and/or what it should be. Some of it is pretty good stuff as far as emphasis on relationship, participation, and freedom from hierarchical leadership goes. Others focus on irrelevant details such as how it should be structured and how best to meet. Somehow it all comes up short. We read in the book of Acts that the religious leaders knew Peter and John had...

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The State of the Church Today; An Apostolic Assessment by Don Atkin
Nov16

The State of the Church Today; An Apostolic Assessment by Don Atkin

• In America, 3,500 – 4,000 churches close their doors each year.  • Churches lose an estimated 2,765,000 people each year to nominalism and secularism. Today’s church is facing formidable and unprecedented challenges. The race for market supremacy in a consumer-driven competitive religious arena is releasing all manner of questionable strategies that appeal directly and only to the flesh. The blatant advertising of creature comforts...

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Vital Importance of Spiritual Fellowship by Ron McGatlin
Nov14

Vital Importance of Spiritual Fellowship by Ron McGatlin

Precious Jesus followers, who are by nature kingdom seekers, you are the salt of the earth and the only hope of this world. No one else has the potential from heaven to truly change the world. Those who have gone on before us cannot bring the ways of heaven into this world. We are the avenue, the pipe line for the love and power of heaven to manifest into the world. The life of Christ Jesus flowing through His willing volunteers is...

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