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Why the Bible is Historically Reliable!

Is the Bible historically reliable? If so, how do we know! In this inspiring and well researched out article, Gerhard Pfandl shares how Archaeology continues to contribute ever widening respect for the biblical presentation of history. This article will give you lots to think about.

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What do You want to be Remembered for?

If there were only two words that you wish you would be remembered for at the end of your life, two words that would depict what you stand for, two words that express what was most important to you in your life, what two words would they be? In this inspiring article, Dr. Frank Hasel talks about important character qualities that will last beyond this lifetime. These are qualities that God will give when we seek Him.

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Prayer and Finishing the Mission

What role does prayer have to play in finishing the mission God intends for us? As you read this inspiring article, we think you will find that prayer actually holds a pivotal role in the endtime work we are called to in sharing the gospel. This is an excellent resource that will be a real blessing to all who read it.

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Real Disciple Making and the Power of Scripture Memorization

Read the testimony of how learning to memorize Scripture changed one man's life, and consider enrolling in one of the FAST Scripture Memory programs. "Thy word have I hid in my heart that I might not sin against thee." Ps. 119:11

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Ellen White’s ‘The Great Hope’ Unscathed in Nigerian Fire

In this amazing and inspiring testimony you will hear how God spared the book "The Great Hope" in a major fire, and how a young man's life has been forever changed as a result. Even in the fire, God still preserves His truth. May you be blessed by this testimony.

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Ethics for the Invisible

“God would have His servants become acquainted with the moral machinery of their own hearts,” we are told from the pen of Inspiration. This is what ethics for the invisible is about: understanding the moral machinery of our own hearts—who we are when no one sees but self and God. This inspiring but thought-provoking article, by Larry Lichtenwalter, is sure to challenge your thinking and living.

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God's Surprising Silence

The words of Scripture can be full of surprises. Sometimes the thoughts God reveals to us in the Bible are challenging to our understanding because there is more in God’s Word that needs to be explored—and obeyed. But sometimes it is not the words of Scripture that pose the biggest challenge to our faith. It is God’s silence. So what do we do when God is silent? This article, by Dr. Frank Hasel, offers some new perspectives to grow our eyes of faith.

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Longing for God: The Paradox of Prayer

We have all heard about the importance of prayer for our spiritual life, how it is the breath of the soul that keeps us alive spiritually. And yet why is it that often we do not take time to pray? Could it be that we have lost sight of God in our prayers and that they have turned more inward then outward? Perhaps we need to rediscover prayer that is pleasing to God. In this enlightening article, Dr. Frank Hasel gives us a fresh glimpse of a prayer, in the light of God's love.

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Seventh-day Adventists in 60

Not many people will take the time to watch a 40 minute video about the Sabbath on their phone. However, in this article, we learn how, through 60-second videos, a rural pastor is sharing Adventist beliefs with the world. Maybe this will inspire you with ideas of how you can do something special to witness for God.

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Where Did That Thought Come From?

Sometimes our thoughts run away from us. How do we handle these temptations in our thinking that sometimes spiral out of control. In this inspiring article, Janet Page shares a personal testimony as she challenges her readers how to take control of their thought life. We know this is sure to inspire and bless!

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Faithfulness to God in the Last Days

The following message is a transcript of the Thursday night plenary session address that Elder Ted N.C. Wilson gave at GYC’s annual convention themed “At the Cross” in Phoenix, Arizona, on Jan. 1, 2015. While the message was given a few years ago, it's still important for all of us today!

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Scripture and the Great Controversy

The great controversy theme not only explains why humankind is lost and in need of a Savior, it also provides a coherent explanation for all other events in history. It is the paradigm that helps Seventh-day Adventists to understand the message and mission of their church. We pray that you are blessed by this short article from Perspective Digest.

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The Cost of Discipleship

In this thought provoking article, Gerald Klingbeil talks about Dietrich Bonhoeffer and the church’s prophetic voice. Klingbeil shares how Bonhoeffer uniquely responded to the immense challenges of his time. In the midst of a world that had opted to look away, he looked more carefully. When we read Bonhoeffer we are reminded of the clear prophetic voice we can hear in the likes of biblical Isaiah, Micah, Amos, or Haggai, and find that these testimonies are still relevant to our lives today.

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The Day My Teenage Son's Heart Softened

In this inspiring article, Janet Page talks about the day that she saw her teenage son soften before her eyes. It started with a call from his school. He had been suspended. What was she to do? Perhaps what happened in this story can also happen in the stories of others who are praying for their children.

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Church Without Walls

Their monthly gathering has transformed into a weekly worship and breakfast for the homeless. “We call it the Church Without Walls.” Here's the story of what one group in Puerto Rico are doing to share the gospel with those on the streets. We pray you are inspired and blessed as you read this testimony from Adventist Mission.

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Five Keys to Opening the Front Door

How welcoming is your church? Is it a safe and inviting place for visitors to come? How can you make it even more welcoming for strangers that might walk through the door? In this practical and relevant article from Ministry Magazine, Alan Parker breaks down five keys to help church members be more effective in their welcome and witness.

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Experiencing the Power to Obey

From the beginning of time, loving obedience has always been a test of loyalty to God. Lucifer led one third of the angels to disobey God (Rev. 12:3, 4, 7-9). He claimed that God’s government was unfair and His laws unjust. He also claimed that obedience limits our happiness and that disobedience enhances life. But what is the truth from God's Word? This article by Mark Finley is sure to be a blessing!

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Virtuous Thinking: Loving God with Heart and Mind

In Luke 10:27 we are told, “You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself.” But what does it mean to love God with all our mind? In this inspiring and convicting article, Frank M. Hasel tackles this very important question and walks us through four practical ways we can love God with all our heart and mind here and now.

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Sunday Pastor Tries to Convert an Adventist

You will enjoy reading "When a Sunday Church Pastor Tried to Convert an Adventist Colporteur." Truly God works in amazing ways. According to the author, he had hoped to learn more about Adventist, and it was then that an Adventist literature evangelist, Hee-Sook Kim, visited his home. When she introduced herself as a representative of an Adventist publishing house, he immediately prayed, “Thank You, God! I was curious about Adventists, and You have brought one to me.”

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Watch the Hands

Hands talk. What are your hands communicating to those around you? In this short article, Gerald Klingbeil shares the importance of the language of our hands to the world, and lessons we can learn from the life of Christ.

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The Literal, Simple Use of Scripture

How should one read the Scriptures? How do we read the commands given in the Old Testament about how to treat slaves, how to perform sacrifices, or how to interpret the Song of Solomon? In this short article, Dr. Felix Cortez shares how the literal simple use of Scripture should be our mainstay when approaching God's Word.

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​Business Owner Leads Dozens to Christ in South Korea

Kayoing Kwon says he has led no one to Christ; he only obeys God’s command, “Just go!” However, in this inspiring article from Adventist Mission, we find God has used business owner Kiyong Kwon to plant three churches already in South Korea since 2000, and the most recent church opened in 2017. Many have been led to Christ because of Kwon's faithfulness to the great commission.

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Prayer that Pleases God

What does it mean to pray in a way that is truly pleasing to God? Perhaps, like many, you have the tendency to treat God like a divine prayer machine, in which you expect to feed in your prayer requests at one end and then take out your granted wishes at the other? In this short article Dr. Frank Hasel shares some insights that will broaden your spiritual horizons and take you deeper in your understanding of prayer.

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Cell Phone Evangelist

Can you imagine giving 12,000 Bible studies a day using a simple cell phone and a social media platform called WhatsApp? In this inspiring AWR report, Duane McKey share's an amazing story about a divine appointment he and his wife had near Victoria Falls in southern Africa. May we all be inspired to greater witness using the resources God has given us.

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Making Faith

When it comes to financial stewardship, how much faith do I need before I start returning tithe and commit to a regular percentage-based offering of my income? Or is the real question, rather: When I return a faithful tithe and give regular offerings, will my obedience create or grow my faith? How would I demonstrate my faith anyway, if I didn’t take action? The following article by Stewardship Ministries will seek to answer some of these questions.

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Abide in Jesus

In Luke 11:9-13 Jesus urges us to: "Pray for the Holy Ghost!" In John 15:1-11 He tells us: "Remain in me and I in you!" A life abiding with Christ in our heart, thru the Holy Ghost, leads to a fulfilled, productive and victorious life here and for eternity. This is the sequel to the popular booklet “Steps to Personal Revival” by Helmut Haubeil, and is also available in multiple languages. May we all learn what it means to truly abide!

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Fourteen Soldiers in Gods Army

What would you do if you had to choose between keeping Sabbath or accepting severe punishment? The Britons, during World War I, chose to endure beatings, starvation, and the dreaded “crucifixion” punishment rather than work on Sabbath in World War I. Here is the testimony of 14 of these faithful men.

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Three Hundred Kids and Counting

In this inspirational testimony, Sayuri Rodriguez shares about her own journey with loss as well as discovering joy in praying for many little ones around her. It's a challenge for us all! Sometimes God answers our prayers in a different way than we expected! What if He's asking you to take that private sorrow in your heart and turn it to reach others for His glory?

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Will the Real Church Please Stand Up

Nowhere in Scripture does the word “church” refer to a program or event, or the building in which those programs and events occur. In this thought-provoking article Pastor Shawn Brace talks about some interesting discoveries that he's made regarding what church is supposed to look like. And as you might guess, it's much more than an event or a building...

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Coping with the Most Difficult Loss of My Life

Pain and loss are a part of life. If you love deeply, you hurt deeply when you lose the person you've come to love. In this article Mike Tucker, director of Faith for Today, takes us on his own journey as he shares about the immense grief he's felt since losing his wife Gayle to cancer. In Mike's testimony we see that truly, it's okay to cry!

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Toward a Healthy Thanksgiving

The traditional North American Thanksgiving may be a joyful family event, but often it's not one of the healthiest times of the year for our bodies. In this short but inspiring article, Mark Finley shares some helpful and healthy tips to enjoy the holiday but also stay healthy. In fact, these tips could be applied every day of the year.

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Testiphonies: A Popular but Perilous Trend

We all love hearing a good testimony, but some testimonies have gotten a little out of hand. This following article, written by Carl McRoy, opens our eyes to the kind of testimonies that may glorify the sin more than they glorify the Savior. Let's make sure we keep our focus on the Savior above all!

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Testify Sabbath: Making Testimony time a Part of Your Worship

Has your congregation ever tried to have a testimony-based worship service, in which attendees share personal testimonies as the basis for the worship hour? This kind of worship service often goes well, but can also be a less-than-edifying experience when the testimonies get out of control or the implicit messages distort biblical principles. This article gives some guidelines to help you in facilitating a Sabbath testimony time.

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Total Campus Involvement is Introduced!

Read the inspiring testimony of how one Adventist campus prepares to launch an initiative to reach their community for Christ. The initiative is called “Total Campus Involvement” and not only has the potential to change the school, but the potential to change the community as well. Just imagine if colleges, universities and schools everywhere adopted this kind of plan?!

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Reformation Principles for an End-Time Ministry

What Seventh-day Adventist Church member, let alone pastor, does not believe in the principles of Martin Luther and the Protestant Reformation? However, do we really understand these principles and how they apply practically to our lives today? Consider the following inspirational and thought-provoking review on 12 Reformation principles and how they influence our thinking and ministry practices even now.

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What Every Christian Should Know About Halloween

Is it a big deal to dress up in costumes and collect candy with the kids? After all, we don't want our kids to miss out on the fun their friends are having! If you are asking this question, maybe it's time to dig more deeply into what it means to be a Christian living in a culture that is fast following after the world. In this article we are soberly reminded that being a Christian precludes any type of support for the Halloween festival, which is rooted in the occult.

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Martin Luther and Me: Applying Reformation Principles

In looking at the Reformation and the lives of the Reformers, we emphasize the biblical and theological elements, and often fall short of applying the principles of Reformation to our lives. I see in Martin Luther’s experience much that is in common with my own spiritual heritage. Like him I have had to fight fear and tradition as God led us, by Scripture, into the meaning of true freedom. Luther’s life experience casts light on mine.

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Power to Finish the Work

How will we gain the power to finish the work? EGW writes, "The Lord can do more in one hour than we can do in a whole lifetime, and when He sees that His people are fully consecrated, let me tell you, a great work will be done in a short time, and the message of truth is to be carried into the dark places of the earth, where it has never been proclaimed...." {5th Manuscript Release, p. 347}

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Mom Studies the Bible with her Son's Murderer

A Brazilian Seventh-day Adventist mother who launched a ministry to prisons after studying the Bible with her son’s murderer is one of the leaders behind an initiative to provide Bible studies to hundreds of inmates in Itabuna, Bahia. Read more about this incredible testimony here.

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A Wrestling Match I will Never Forget

I have a special memory of my father during one Friday night worship. When my brother and I were young, Daddy traveled a lot as a minister, and this night was so special because he was home. My brother and I were giggling and laughing about nothing in particular. We were thrilled to have Dad’s time and attention. At first, Dad told us to settle down and be quiet as he read to us. But we couldn’t stop giggling. Suddenly...

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Reviving Colleges One Campus at a Time

What would happen if a “week of prayer” was really a “week of prayer”? What if students were taught how to really seek after the Lord with all their heart? In this testimony you can read how one college worked together with "If My People Pray Ministries" and turned an ordinary week of prayer into ten days of revival.

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Answer to Prayer: 100,000 Baptisms in Rwanda

Originally leaders were praying for maybe 60,000 baptisms, but then they were inspired to start praying for much more. This testimony is a revelation to the power of prayer when God's church bands together to work and pray on behalf of their neighbors. This testimony is only the beginning of the story for the work continues...

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Is "Reformation" a Confusing Term?

What do church leaders mean when they use the term ‘reformation’? What precisely do we mean? And how should "reformation" effect our lives today? To learn more, read this inspiring short article by Mark Finley!

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Helping Heal the Wounds of Divorce

Wondering how to relate to a friend or loved one dealing with divorce? The following article, from the Sabbath School and Personal Ministries department, contains some practical suggestions. Whatever you do, don't ignore the person or situation. Think of how Jesus would act. Always treat with compassion and lots of love!

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The Forgotten Revival of 1873

One of the best examples of revival in Seventh-day Adventist history is perhaps the least known. In this inspiring article "Not by Might or By Power: The Forgotten Revival of 1873," Michael Campbell gives us a refreshing look at the early days of Adventist History and how these days can help us today experience the revival and reformation that we so desperately need...

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From Worship to Revival

In this inspiring short article, Dan Houghton talks about music and praise as well as time in God's Word and how to overcome distractions that hold us back from God. He also shares ways that he has grown through his daily time with God.

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What Made Jesus Angry?

Can you picture Jesus really angry? It's pretty hard, isn't it? In this convicting article by Scott Griswold, we are challenged to rethink our spiritual priorities. We are also given practical tools to help us reach other cultures and people groups.

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Lessons on Revival from the Philippines

There’s been a lot of talk in the Seventh-day Adventist Church lately about Total Member Involvement. It sounds exciting. But what does this mean for hundreds of thousands of young adults caught between the gap of Pathfinder’s activities and deciding their future careers? How can we inspire them too, to really make Christ first and get involved in sharing the gospel? This article, by Melody Mason, gives us some hints.

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Lessons from Peanut

In this humorous and inspiring article, based on experiences with a pet parrot, Nancy Wilson talks about how the choices we make affect our brain and spiritual health. This is a great article for both young and old.

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Temptations Come in all Kinds of Packages

The Bible says, "Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour." (1 Pet. 5:8) Satan is always seeking to use our weakness to temptation to get us to fall, but Jesus wants to lead us to victory!

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Living the Sabbath in the 21st Century 24/7

Should we buy a bus or train ticket on Sabbath? Is it OK to cut one’s fingernails on Sabbath? What about cooking a meal for the invited guest of honor? Can we go to the beach or a baseball game on Sabbath? And how should we deal with those who write a check on Sabbath (including a check destined for the offering plate)? In this insightful article Gerald Klingbeil takes the focus off the dos and don't and helps us focus on what's really important when it comes to Sabbath keeping.

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When Divorce is the Best Solution

Do you feel that your marriage is on the brink of divorce? Well...maybe divorce is just what you need. But...before you jump to conclusions, read this article to find out exactly what kind of divorce it is that you might need. We are sure you are going to be challenged and convicted by this short but inspiring article.

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Fasting and Prayer could Save Your Marriage

Are you and your spouse growing further and further apart? Are you wondering what you can do to restore life and hope to your marriage? Consider fasting and praying together. This testimony, as told to Raluca Ril, is the personal story of one couple’s journey from despair to restoration.

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Practical Steps For Starting Prayer Ministries

Wanting to start a prayer ministry in your church, but not sure where to start? The following ideas, from Joseph Kidder’s book “The Big Four,” will help you get the ball rolling. As Inspiration tells us, "Prayer and faith will do what no power on earth can accomplish" (Ministry of Healing, p. 509). The best place to start any ministry is on our knees!

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Five Ways for Church leaders to Encourage Youth in Total Member Involvement

Wondering how to encourage your youth to be active and involved in reaching others for Christ? Prayerfully consider the following ideas in this inspiring short article by Elder Ted N.C. Wilson, president of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventist. We are told, “With such an army of workers as our youth, rightly trained, might furnish, how soon the message of a crucified, risen, and soon-coming Savior might be carried to the whole world” (Education, p. 271).

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Unplugged: Disconnect to Reconnect

Have you been struggling to focus spiritually? Has your personal devotional time gotten a little dry? Are you feeling somewhat disconnected from God and from those around you? Maybe it’s time for a “digital detox.” Read this inspiring and convicting article by Frank Hasel to get some practical ideas about how to pull the plug, so that you can re-connect with God and with those around you in more deep and meaningful ways.

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The Power of Prayer in Marriage

Did you know that the divorce rate among couples who pray together on a daily basis is less than one per thousand. That makes prayer an almost fool-proof way to secure your marriage! Unfortunately, the statistic show that only 4% of Christian couples actually do pray together. But you don’t have to be part of that statistic. Read more to learn how to incorporate praying together into your marriage.

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The Family at Worship

Have you wished that you could have more meaningful family worships? This inspiring and practical article, by Clifford Goldstein, will give you some encouraging thoughts to help improve the quality of your time together. Family worship doesn’t have to be a stress! It can be the sweetest time of the day. To learn how, read more.

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God did an Awesome Thing

With a doctoral degree in leadership and church growth, Pastor Joseph Kidder thought he knew all the right techniques and ways to grow a church. But he was wrong. In fact, although he used cutting edge technology and utilized the best resources and programs available, membership declined, until God got ahold of him and began to turn things upside down. This convicting testimony, will not only inspire you to tears, but will give you practical tools to help grow your church, or ministry.

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You can be part of Global Mission Centers

Wanting to know how to reach non-Christian neighbors, friends, or co-workers? The Office of Adventist Mission operates six Global Mission Centers in key locations around the world. Their purpose is to help Adventists know how to build bridges of understanding and friendship with people from major world religions and philosophies.

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Pentecostal Power: Lessons in Spirit-Driven Growth

In this enlightening article, Clinton Wahlen gives basic lessons regarding spirit-driven growth. Addressing questions like: What does it mean to be “filled with the Spirit”? What is the work of the Holy Spirit? How was the Spirit manifest in the ministry of Jesus and the apostles? How can we know that it is the Holy Spirit at work rather than “spirits of demons working miracles.”

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Pastor, How Long do you Pray?

Have you ever wondered this question about those in leadership? In this article, Pastor Mark Finley shares some of the ways that he’s learned to have meaningful communication with God. He also talks about how it’s not the amount of time spent in prayer, but the driving force of why you pray that makes the most difference. God isn’t calling us to be clock-watchers. He is calling us to a relationship!

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Five Steps for Resolving Disunity

We often face struggles of disunity within the church over this issue or that. In this inspirational and thought provoking article, Elder Finely shares how early Christian leaders settled difficulties. While the context for this article is the topic of women’s ordination, the principles he shares will apply across the board to any situation of disunity that we face as a church!

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Prayer—a Theological Reflection

What is our theological foundation behind our assumptions in prayer? Do we have a solid foundation, or is prayer just some mystical experience? Read as Elder Rodriguez shares how true prayer integrates theology and the practice of personal devotion to God in a way that perhaps no other act of worship can. This in depth article will stretch your brain cells and give you deeper confidence in the power of prayer.

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Reflections on Revival

In this article, Elder Wilson, Mark Finley, and Armando Miranda give an overview of the launching of the Revival and Reformation initiatives and tell us why revival is so pertinent to our lives today. Questions they broach include: What are the hallmarks of true revival? Are there any dangers in being misled by counterfeit revivals? What is the ultimate goal of all revivals? They go on to share that true revival is always characterized by three important things.

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Revival for What?

So we are revived? But revived for what? In this inspiring article, Pastor Mark Finley talks about how true revival is not just spending hours studying the Bible or praying, it is most importantly about really coming to know Jesus intimately, and then being changed that we may bear fruit for His glory. You are sure to be blessed by this short read.

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A Call to Revival

In this short article Mark Kellner shares how the Revival and Reformation initiatives were first introduced to church leaders in 2010, and how leaders and church members were challenged in the official R&R documents to commit to incorporating seven different activities into their daily lives. These activities would help foster and nurture genuine spiritual growth and revival, and are worth our refocused attention even today!

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