It is no longer a surprise when we read about a high-level pastor or celebrity who is disgraced because of ethical or moral failure.
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It dethrones Jesus from where He rightfully belongs. Do you see evidence of this in our culture today?
This is crucial to understand as we move closer to the restoration of all things.
My prayer is that every church planted by God will last for generations and be effective until Jesus returns for His bride.
These observations come from 40 years of working with churches.
Many Christians would find these items essential to any successful ministry.
Believers who do not understand these seasons will run from church to church when their season of purging comes.
Were Lydia, Euodia and Syntyche among those Paul addressed as bishops and deacons in his letter to the Philippians?
They had no core team, no affiliation, no formal education and no money, but God ...
Consider "Bible Answer Man" Hank Hanegraaff ...
You are made in the image of God, the Creator. So you are, in your own way, innately creative.
When you worship, remember that you have been set free.
Understanding the triune Godhead of Father, Son and Holy Spirit was the key to releasing government, order and purpose on the earth.
That Paul would purposely mention Priscilla first is a powerful statement of her status and influence.
Instead, what we have today is a lot of mental praying or praying with our own understanding only, which is very limited, or we have no praying at all.
Much of it has to do with your motives.
Unity in the body of Christ is important. But this value should be our true goal.
Baby Boomers and Millennials alike need to remember these truths.
This is not meant to make anyone fearful or paranoid, but it is meant to wake you up and teach you how to deal with these situations.
Are we lacking what the disciples had after Pentecost?