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313 A.D. The death of Christianity and the birth of the Christian religion.

Picture yourself this fine day at the hospital and you have just come in from the waiting room to the doctor’s office. What’s the first question the doctor has for you?: “Tell me where it hurts?” You answer,“Oh, Doc, I had some bad food last night and my stomach hurts terribly.” Now imagine that your… Read More

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It seems that change is rarely – if ever – welcomed in the Church.

Church history has shown it is easier for a sleeping church to attack the messengers of change that God sends, rather than accept their teachings and possible corrections. This was the case with the Old Testament prophets whom God sent to Israel, and this has been the case throughout Church history to the present day. … Read More

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Western Christianity has been deeply affected by this concern for roots.

In differing ways, both the 16th Century Reformation and the 19th Century Oxford Movement represented a systematic attempt to return to the vision of the NT or apostolic church… the church of today needs to be constantly challenged and nourished by returning to its roots in the apostolic era. This is no historical romanticism, based… Read More

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He came to live among us!

And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, full of grace and truth.  (John 1:14) Everyday, for three years, Jesus ate, slept, played and prayed with His disciples. The Word of God became flesh and bone so that He could dwell among us. The word “dwelt among” from John 1:14 is really better translated… Read More

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Edifying the Church Through Tongues & Interpretation

by Nick Sharp, Grace Church, Nottingham, UK I will never forget the first time I heard it! We had been enjoying a lively time of worship when all of a sudden someone spoke in a language I had never heard before. It sent shivers down my spine. The atmosphere was electric; it was as if… Read More

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Repentance Needed

Some of us need to repent of our fear and prejudice against a "faith emphasis." While we need to be broken, authentic vessels, there is no substitute for bold faith. I invite you to join me in repenting of our "fear of faith" because of what we think it might look like, what others have… Read More

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A Christian look “Inside Islam”

The recent bombings in Jordan killing at least 59 people have compelled me to put on paper what has been in my heart for years regarding the Muslim world and its out-workings around the world. Two brothers, raised as Sunni Muslims, who are now Christians, bring up a very thought provoking suggestion: “What Americans don’t… Read More

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The American church world breaks down into 3 main groups.

1. Traditional church. 2. Emerging church. 3. House church.

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First Apostles, Second Prophets…

Today the church of Jesus Christ is going through a great transformation. My wife, Maria, and I have the privilege of first-hand awareness of these transformations on three continents! Many around the world are hearing the same call. Pastor Sung Hee Lee, a prominent Christian figure in Korea, has listed some of these transformations that… Read More

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Uncovering The Spirit of the Swiss Brethren

Four hundred and eighty years ago in the small town of Grossmuenster, Switzerland, a dozen or so men trudged through knee deep snow to the home of Felix Manz. What transpired that wintry night is called by some church historians "The most revolutionary act of the Reformation." Sadly their story lies hidden under piles and… Read More