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Understanding What Sin Is and How it Works in Us

Definition of sin: to miss the mark; to transgress; to rebel; to deviate from the path; to fall short. Sin is serious, because we are all born in original sin. Sin is so serious, God sent His only Son to die on the cross of Calvary to die for our sins. During Old Testament times,…

Seven Common Mistakes Young Leaders Make

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12 Things the Early Church Didn’t Need to Change the World

The book of Acts grants us a snapshot as to the power and effectiveness of the first century church that transformed the world. I believe we are still called to extrapolate principles from the early church in order to fulfill our mission. One of the things that most of us take for granted is the…

The 10 seasons of a Local Church

Like every individual believer in Christ — there are various seasons every local church experiences (highs, lows, growth, renewal, decrease, testing and so on). As a local church pastor since 1984 and overseer of a network of pastors since 1999, I have observed the following ten seasons most local churches experience. Believers who do not…

The 10 Seasons of a Local Church

Like every individual believer in Christ — there are various seasons every local church experiences (highs, lows, growth, renewal, decrease, testing and so on). As a local church pastor since 1984 and overseer of a network of pastors since 1999, I have observed the following ten seasons most local churches experience. Believers who do not…

The Transformation of the Inner Man

(This is based on a teaching I have given in a bible study) Text: Philippians 2:12,13 Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, so now, not only as in my presence but much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling, 13 for it is God who works in…

How Faith Comes

Text: Romans 10:13-17 For “whoever calls on the name of the LORD shall be saved.” How then shall they call on Him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in Him of whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher? And how shall they preach unless…

How Faith Comes

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10 Rites Of Passage We Must Complete Before Receiving Divine Influence

By Rites of Passage in this particular article, I am referring to a person’s transition from one status or phase to another. In the church we have various ceremonies that mark different phases of spiritual and biological maturity; I.E. Baptism, First Communion, Confirmation. However, in the context of this article, a ROP is more of…

8 Signs a Mega Church has Minor Influence

There has been a mega church phenomena in the world for the last several decades. By mega church, I am referring to a church that has an average attendance of two to three thousand attendees on a Sunday. I have many friends in NYC, the USA and in numerous nations in various continents who have…