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Founders of Our Faith: Mariah Woodworth Etter

  “And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers.  And awe came upon every soul, and many wonders and signs were being done through the apostles.” (Acts 2:42-43, ESV).   God usually doesn’t do things the way we think He should.  In fact, there are theological points preached from […]

Faith of Our Fathers: Evan Roberts

  “Nevertheless, I tell you the truth: it is to your advantage that I go away, for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you. But if I go, I will send him to you.  And when he comes, he will convict the world concerning sin and righteousness and judgment.” (John 16:7-8, ESV).   This […]

Faith of Our Fathers: William J. Seymour

  “Stretch out your hand to heal and perform signs and wonders through the name of your holy servant Jesus.”  After they prayed, the place where they were meeting was shaken. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke the word of God boldly.” (Acts 4:30-31, NIV).   William J. Seymour is known as the “Catalyst” of […]

Faith of Our Fathers, Pt1

  “And he said to the people of Israel, “When your children ask their fathers in times to come, ‘What do these stones mean?’ then you shall let your children know, ‘Israel passed over this Jordan on dry ground.’  For the Lord your God dried up the waters of the Jordan for you until you passed over, as the Lord […]

Freedom: A Gift, Not An Entitlement

    “Live as people who are free, not using your freedom as a cover-up for evil, but living as servants of God.” (1 Peter 2:16, ESV)   One Sunday morning, I had the privilege of hearing Travis Osborn, the Green Beret who was the first to make contact with Navy Seal, Marcus Luttrell, during his rescue in Afghanistan, whose […]

God Chose to Reveal Himself as a Father

  “Truly, truly, I say to you, the Son can do nothing of his own accord, but only what he sees the Father doing. For whatever the Father does, that the Son does likewise.” (John 5:19, ESV)   God chose to reveal Himself to us as the Father.  When we think of what a father is, perhaps we begin to […]

Breaking the Chains in Your Life, Pt4

  “For Israel and the Philistines had drawn up in battle array, army against army. And David left his supplies in the hand of the supply keeper, ran to the army, and came and greeted his brothers. Then as he talked with them, there was the champion, the Philistine of Gath, Goliath by name, coming up from the armies of […]

One Pastor’s Heartfelt Response to Racial Injustice

   “Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”  So, God created man in his own image… (Genesis […]

What Kind of Jesus is the Church Preaching About?

  “Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful.  And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some…” (Hebrews 10:23-25, ESV)   Fear is a powerful thing!  It guides you.  It causes you to […]

COVID-19: Where Do We Go From Here?

  “And with many other words he testified and exhorted them, saying, ‘Be saved from this perverse generation.’ Then those who gladly received his word were baptized; and that day about three thousand souls were added to them. And they continued steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in prayers” (Acts 2:40-42, ESV).   […]

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