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Prophecy: A Gift With Multiple Uses

  Prophecy is a multipurpose gift; God can use it to accomplish a number of His Kingdom purposes (John Lathrop) Recently I came across an interesting statement by missionary Rolland Baker. He pointed out that the gift of prophecy can do much to help the cause of missions; it can open the hearts of unbelievers, call people into missions, and…
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The Prayer of Jesus

the prayer of Jesus is very comprehensive; it applies to believers from the first century, right on through to the end of church history (John Lathrop) In John 17 we find the longest recorded prayer of Jesus; the apostle John, under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, included it in his gospel. In fact, it is preserved for us only…
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Dealing With Offence (1)

Build up the highway Build up the highway Remove the stones Isa 62:10 God is about to visit His church in a mighty move. Meanwhile, many of His people are stumbled, frustrated and immobilized. How can we remove the stones so they can join the race? This timely message can help to remove the stones, to set free and prepare…
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Request Denied

There are times when we should be thankful that the Lord does not give us what we ask for. (John Lathrop) Unanswered prayer. We’ve all experienced it. What we really mean when we speak of unanswered prayer is that we did not receive the answer we asked for. People in the Bible also had this experience. I am not talking…
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Releasing Young Preacher, a Lesson From Paul

You then, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable people who will also be qualified to teach others.  2 Timothy 2:1-2 (TNIV) The biblical text above was written by the apostle Paul. These words were part of a…
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How Does the Book of Act Help Studying Paul’s Letters ?

Paul did not write Acts but part of his ministry history is contained in it. (John Lathrop) In this brief article I would like to speak to you about reading Paul’s New Testament letters. I am going to suggest that you do something that can enhance your understanding of these documents. Specifically, I want to encourage you to read some…
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Book Review: Apostles The Fathering Servant

Bill Scheidler with Dick Iverson. Apostles The Fathering Servant: A Fresh Biblical Perspective on Their Role Today (Portland, OR, City Christian Publishing, 2001), 260 pages. In this book, Bill Schiedler, writes about the important, but controversial subject of apostles. No serious Bible reader would doubt that apostles existed in the first century church; they are referred to numerous times. The…
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Does God Respond to Faith or Need?

  in His grace there are times when He responses to human need even when faith is absent. (John Lathrop) A number of years ago I saw a statement that read something like this, “God doesn’t respond to need, He responses to faith.” There was no further information given so I cannot say what the larger context of this statement…
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