When Church Tradition And The Holy Spirit Disagree
Mar14

When Church Tradition And The Holy Spirit Disagree

Most of us young pastors in the 1940’s were taught that portions of the New Testament lost their validity when the Apostles died. For example, I was instructed to ignore teachings about the Holy Spirit’s miraculous gifts in I Corinthians 12 and 14. Chapters 11, 13, and 15, were o.k. but not the others. Had I disobeyed and taught them anyway, I would have been excommunicated. As a result, I lost nearly thirty years of precious...

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The Kind of Love that is Building His Church
Jan22

The Kind of Love that is Building His Church

In a world where morality is falling like dead leaves in the winter words just don’t carry the weight necessary to communicate properly. Our actions are our only guarantee to others of the definition we give to our words. We have tried adding descriptive words to the word LOVE like radical, raw, extreme and the new one “epic” to assure others that we offer a better product. But this society is tired of commercials. Just like those...

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Why do Bad things happen to Good people – a Response
Jan07

Why do Bad things happen to Good people – a Response

My Dear Brothers In the Lord, If I thought a christian band aid would help I would say to you (as” did Robert Schuller), “Tough Times don’t Last but Tough People Do….Hogwash!!!!!!!!!  Sometimes tough times are like the EverReady bunny..they go on and on and on…ad infinitum. I no longer subscribe to fairy tale Christianity where there is always light at the end of the tunnel or a happy ending to the story!...

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5 Reasons why Fellowship with Others eludes us by Chip Brogden
Dec09

5 Reasons why Fellowship with Others eludes us by Chip Brogden

If everyone is looking for fellowship, why is fellowship so hard to find?  And once we have found it, why is it so hard to maintain it? When God begins to bring you out of church and into a deeper relationship with Himself, there is a lot of unlearning that has to take place – particularly in the area of fellowship. It has been said that every lost person has a Christ-shaped void in their heart that only Christ can fill.  A similar...

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The Blunted Spear The Folly of Misguided Ministry Methods by Wes Schoel
Nov27

The Blunted Spear The Folly of Misguided Ministry Methods by Wes Schoel

I’ve fought a lot of spiritual battles in my life. Sometimes I’ve fought those battles while I was alone. But usually, I fought those battles with several or even many believers standing with me. I’ve seen a few defeats, none of which could be blamed on God. Rather it was human weakness, fear, doubt and unbelief that brought about the loss. But I’ve also witnessed a lot of victories. These came because God’s people stood in...

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