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The #1 Way to Quench the Work of the Spirit

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    The #1 Way to Quench the Work of the Spirit By Shane Idleman “The gratification of the flesh and the fullness of the Spirit do not go hand in hand” (R.A. Torrey). Society’s influence on the church is very alarming. In times past, the hero was the father, not Edward (from Twilight). The greatest influence […]

    ‘How Much of God Do You Want?’

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      ‘How Much of God Do You Want?’ By Shane Idleman “You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart” (Jeremiah 29:13). “I would like to buy three dollars worth of God, please. Not enough to explode my soul or disturb my sleep, but just enough to equal a cup […]

      Are We One Nation ‘Above’ God?

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        Are We One Nation ‘Above’ God? By Shane Idleman We are witnessing the rapid deterioration of a nation before our eyes. We have become one nation “above” God, rather under God. The current uprisings across America confirm this. Don’t lose hope. An exciting resurgence is happening in our nation via 2 Chronicles 7:14, “If my […]

        10 Reasons Christians Must Become Salt

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          10 Reasons Christians Must Become Salt By Benham Brothers As the culture around us continues to rot morally and spiritually, we cannot help but recognize that blame first lies with the church. Why? Because Jesus said, “You (believers) are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be […]

          Forgiving One’s Self

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            Forgiving One’s Self By Grant Phillips One of the hardest things for Christians to do is to forgive ourselves. I know. I’ve been there. You have too, if you will admit it. We all have. If, as a child of God, we ask His forgiveness for sin that has harmed our fellowship with Him, He […]

            Salt and Light in the Darkness

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              Salt and Light in the Darkness By Howard Green In the course of our day to day activities, we come into contact with many people. At first glance, people seem to be ok as they go about their business. They may look happy, content, busy, nervous, or simply have an expressionless face at the moment. […]

              A Message to the Pulpits of America – Our Silence is Deafening

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                A Message to the Pulpits of America – Our Silence is Deafening By Shane Idleman A paraphrase that is often attributed to Alexis De Tocqueville—a Frenchman who authored Democracy in America in the early 1800s, helps to open this letter: “I looked throughout America to find where her greatness originated. I looked for it in […]

                Conforming To The World

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                  Conforming To The World By Grant Phillips When Moses led the Israelites out of Egypt the golden calf resulted because of them allowing Egyptian influences to seep back into their lives. On the route from Egypt to the Promised Land many died because of this stain on their hearts. Israel was corrupted by Israeli men […]

                  The World Doesn’t Revolve Around Me

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                    The World Doesn’t Revolve Around Me By Grant Phillips Our society has degenerated much in this category from what I recall in my younger years. Don’t get me wrong. Self-centeredness has always been on open display, but I don’t think it has been as prevalent as we see today. How many of us can claim […]

                    Whatever Happened to Repentance?

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                      Whatever Happened to Repentance? By Howard Green The end result of much of what is being done in evangelicalism today is about life enhancement, not saving souls. People are very enthusiastic when talking about their church, pastor, or small group. It’s easier to talk about religious activities rather than eternal matters with many professing Christians […]

                      The Bible and Self Development

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                        The Bible and Self Development A Bible Study by Jack Kelley No one looks at a tree growing out of a crack in the rock high above the desert and calls it the devil’s work, but many extol it as a miracle of God’s creation. I grew up in a secular environment. By that I […]

                        Trying To Measure Up

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                          Trying To Measure Up By Grant Phillips The egotist, narcissist, and others of like kind may choose to skip this article since they have no shortage of self-esteem anyway. However, millions of others may need some assurance that they are important just the way they are, absent the sin issue of course. “What are people, […]

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