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Power of His Resurrection, The

The apostle, Paul, wrote of “the power of His resurrection”. (Philippians 3:10) What is the “power” of His resurrection? And what is the unique power of “His” resurrection? In this message we will investigate the resurrection of Christ, and more purposefully, the nature of its “power”.

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To Know & Understand Him

Both the Old and New Testaments instruct us to know and understand God: “Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, let not the mighty man glory in his might, nor let the rich man glory in his riches; but let him who glories glory in this, that he understands and knows Me….” Jeremiah 9:23-24a “And this is eternal life, that they know you the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent.” John 17:3 In the

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Evil, Some Thoughts On

Why is there evil?  Does God cause evil? Does He allow evil? Why would God allow evil? What is evil? I have found that the unveiling of truths contained in Scripture regarding evil and the spiritual forces of evil, have actually served to increase my personal perception of God and His spiritual domain. It has also served to deepen my understanding of His plan of redemption in and by and through Christ.

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Transformation of Self

The various schools of thought on Holiness are founded upon their understanding and interpretation of Romans 6:6. The colloquial speech used to discuss the commonly held concept of “Death to Self” or “Crucifixion of Self” does not hold up to biblical scrutiny or logic. It therefore does not suit the biblical process of sanctification. It is important to understand the process in order to better co-operate with the working of the Holy Spirit. While the concept of holiness is multi-facetted

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Israel of God, The

In order to have reasonable communication and a constructive, beneficial discussion on a matter, we need to define the terms which are being employed in the discussion. So, if we are to discuss Paul’s perspectives on “The Israel of God”, we need to be clear on Paul’s definitions of the terms which he employs. The purpose of this teaching is to hopefully arrive at the definitions of certain terms which are all found in Paul’s epistles – namely, “The Israel

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Mysteries of God, The

The Incarnation & Atonement His Kingdom & Righteousness The Kingdom of God is a mystery. Many have misunderstood, and consequently, have also misrepresented the Kingdom of God in the earth. If we do not understand the mystery of the Incarnation, we will not understand the mystery of the Atonement. And, if we do not understand the mystery of the Atonement, we will not understand the mystery of His Righteousness. And so, if we do not understand the mystery of His

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Gospel of the Lion & the Lamb, The

“The Gospel of the Lion and The Lamb” is the title I have chosen for a teaching on the Book of Revelation. The “Lion and Lamb” theme (found in Revelation 5:5-6) is the essence of the Book of Revelation. This teaching is NOT a line-by-line commentary but is rather an introductory overview of the Book of Revelation. This article compares the different perspectives on how to interpret The Revelation and other prophetic scriptures. It also discusses four issues of interpretation

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Receiving the Gift of the Holy Spirit

In this teaching, we will consider the question: When Do You Receive the Holy Spirit?  Specifically, we will be investigating whether believers receive the Holy Spirit WHEN they believe – making receiving synonymous with believing; or whether believers receive the Holy Spirit AFTER they believe – making receiving subsequent to believing. There are basically two views on this matter – the traditional Evangelical view and the traditional Pentecostal view.  I’ll present these two views and a third view – which

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Meaning of Baptism, The

The purpose of this teaching is to present the essential meanings of Baptism, and specifically the quintessential meaning of Baptism in light of the New Covenant. We will very briefly survey the progression of the concept of Baptism in the Hebrew Bible, the Gospels, and the Epistles – again with a view to the quintessential meaning of Baptism in the New Covenant. Concerning this goal, it may be interesting to note at the outset that the Scripture speaks in terms

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Coming to Faith in God

For the believer, the subject of faith contains several aspects which could discussed at length. However, here I am examining the subject of faith and the non-believer. Unless one is purposely preparing for a debate, most people do not spend much time studying something contrary to what they currently believe. We only seek something different when we have become dissatisfied with our current belief system. So, quite likely, non-believers may not be motivated to take time to read a teaching

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