SINGLES: A VITAL PART OF OUR CHURCHES

www.christianitytoday.com/edstetzer/2018/july/singles-vital-part-of-our-churches Singles make up half of our churches, so we best learn to treat all people—married or single—equally. By: Ed Stetzer Let me just get this out there at the outset: For many, being single in the church can sometimes feel very awkward. I have heard a number of singles tell me stories that have […]

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A NEW COUPLE’S BEST DECISION

Two themes very  important for the Lord’s church. Ed Stetzer reminds us of the importance of welcoming single adults in our churches. My article focuses on Jesus’ great love for newly-weds and young couples. Each is important for the future of the Lord’s church.To this day Jesus delights to be invited to weddings.   By: Frank G. Tunstall, […]

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THE OLD TESTAMENT IS EMBARRASSING

Here is another look at apologetics, from the pen of Sean McDowell, and it is well worth reading. One principle used in evaluating the credibility of a Bible story is how the author handles embarrassing information. And the more embarrassing the details, the more likely the story is credible. Sean McDowell presents this principle well in this short article. […]

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HOLY SPIRIT CONVICTION

BY: FRANK TUNSTALL, D. MIN. Three outstanding facts stand out regarding Peter’s bold preaching on Pentecost morning. The first: Peter was absolutely convinced Jesus was raised from the dead; it was a “fact” to him (Acts 2:32 NIV). The second: Peter knew Jesus had forgiven Him for his denials and reinstated him as an apostle […]

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CITY BANS CHURCH FROM WORSHIPING IN COFFEE SHOP

www.startchurch.com/blog/view/name/city-bans-church-from-worshipping-in-coffee-shop? By: Raul Rivera What if a zoning law could keep your church from holding worship services? A church in Maryland has recently found itself in a legal battle with the city of Laurel, Maryland over zoning laws and whether or not it can continue to hold worship services. This is not the first time a […]

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THE BIGGEST ISSUE THAT CAUSED ME TO DOUBT MY FAITH

http://seanmcdowell.org/blog/the-biggest-issue-that-caused-me-to-doubt-my-faith This short article by Sean McDowell has brought back memories of when I was in college and was required to take a class in philosophy. My professor was a liberal minister who made no effort in the class to defend the Christian faith. I hit a wall in that class, and was not prepared […]

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FRIENDSHIP CHURCH HONORS PASTOR DEWAYNE AND MARLENE KLEPPER

FRIENDSHIP CHURCH HONORS PASTOR DEWAYNE AND MARLENE KLEPPER ON THEIR 50TH ANNIVERSARY By: Frank Tunstall Pastor Dewayne and Marlene Klepper have just returned from a three-week vacation that included a two-week tour of Northern Europe on a 3,000 passenger Holland America Cruise liner. The trip was a gift from their congregation, the Friendship Pentecostal Holiness […]

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SOVEREIGNTY, FOREKNOWLEDGE, AND FREE WILL

By: Frank G. Tunstall, D. Min. How are we to understand the interaction of sovereignty, foreknowledge and free will in the tragic events surrounding the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ? By sovereignty is meant God acts as He wills, does anything He pleases, and no power can stop him. While that definition is correct, […]

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CONGRATULATIONS, PRESIDENT MURRAY

As a former president of Southwestern Christian University (back in the 1980’s), I extend my warmest welcome to Bishop Tom  Murray as  the university’s next president. I have believed from the beginning of the search that Tom Murray has been prepared by the Lord for this season of the University’s development, and I congratulate Chairman of […]

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HOW CHURCHES CAN HONOR DADS THIS FATHER’S DAY

 www.startchurch.com/blog/view/name/how-churches-can-honor-dads-this-fathers-day?   By: Raul Rivera My role as a father is part of what shapes me and what I do with each day of my life; striving to make a difference in the lives of my family. I have written about my father and the father-figures God has placed in my life and how these […]

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