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Denominations: Pentecostals

Ascertaining accurate total numbers is difficult. Pentecostalism is not a single denomination, but an umbrella term which includes many denominations “The World Christian Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (2020) currently counts 644 million Pentecostals/Charismatics worldwide” (The Society for Pentecostal Studies at 50 … Continue reading

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Rethinking Our Role as a Church

It is my educated opinion that many Christians have much too narrow of a view of the role of the church.  They are comfortable with the church proclaiming the Gospel, what one must do for salvation, how the church is … Continue reading

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The Truth in Love

Our text of study is Ephesians 4:15.  It reads, “but, speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the head – Christ.”  The context concerns the use of spiritual gifts, and roles in … Continue reading

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The Church: The Family of God

“Now, therefore, you are no longer strangers and foreigners, but… members of the household of God” (Ephesians 2:19). What a change!  God made it possible for those who were once “having no hope, and without God in the world” (Ephesians … Continue reading

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Miracles (Part 1)

Miracles are a part of the Biblical record. They occur in both the Old Testament and in the New Testament. Jimmy Jividen listed the references to miracles in the Gospel accounts and New Testament record: (1) Matthew – general references … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Church Growth

In my personal reading, I’ve found a few thoughts I wish to share with you: 1.  The church needs to be among society. Alexander Campbell: “That the church may have an influence upon society at large, there is wanting a … Continue reading

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Faith, Hope, Love – Part 4

These are the ingredients to a fruitful, fulfilling, and pleasing life..  The words are common themes which reoccur throughout the pages of the Bible.  The term “Faith” (or belief) occurs 281 times in the New Testament.  “Hope” occurs 60 times … Continue reading

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