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Summer 2001

  • The Secret Codes in Matthew: Examining Israel’s Messiah, Part 2, by Kevin M. Williams

    SecretCodes Matthew 1:18-2:12 “Now the birth of Jesus Christ was as follows …” (Matt. 1:18). We could likely spend a lot of time debating the season of the Messiah’s birth, but we are not going to. We will not even try. Christian tradition holds to the 25th of December, ... Read More
  • God’s Heart for Unity

    WorshipLeaderSeriesFrom the Worship Leader series. How good and pleasant it is when brothers live together in unity (Psalm 133:1). When my teenage daughter walks out the door, and I say, “Drive safely” she looks at me and says, “Absolutely, Dad.” I reassure myself that I have really ... Read More
  • Consumer or Consumee

    Tissot_The_Grapes_of_CanaanAre misplaced priorities making you a bad report to the world around you? Pastor Mur asks if you are living in the Promised land or if your life is being eaten up by promising to do too much. Numbers 13:32 contains a thought or sentence that ... Read More
  • John Stott: Evangelical Truth

    JStott-EvangelicalTruth-9780830833030  John Stott, Evangelical Truth: A Personal Plea for Unity, Integrity & Faithfulness (Downer’s Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1999), 131 pages. In this 1999 book, John Stott has summarized with excellence that which all evangelicals hold in common. He begins by defining who the evangelicals are and ... Read More
  • Summer 2001: Other Significant Articles

    HaroldDHunter  Cedric Harmon, “God’s Lightning Rod” Charisma (Vol 26, No 9, April 2001), pages 62-66, 107. Is Rick Joyner a New Testament prophet? Whether he is or not, his ministry is not without criticism. If you are interested in the prophetic movement in general, or Joyner’s new ... Read More
  • Coming in the Fall 2001 (4:4) Issue

    autumn-in-moscow-1433613-5-m  Although the concept called spiritual mapping is mainstream in the independent charismatic movement, this new arms race against the devil is not without controversy. Professor Larry Taylor offers a biblical challenge to this practice in his paper “Worldviews in Conflict: Christian Cosmology and the Recent ... Read More
  • Power House: How Prayer Can Saturate the Life of Your Church

    PowerHouse  Alen Martin and Dian Ginter, “Power House: How Prayer Can Saturate the Life of Your Church,” Pray! (Issue 23, Mar/Apr 2001), pages 14-17. Looking for some practical advice on transforming your church into a house of prayer? This issue of Pray!, and this article in particular ... Read More
  • Praying in the Spirit: Works Cited

    RGraves-PrayingInTheSpiritWorks Cited Throughout the Praying in the Spirit Series by Robert W. Graves, the following works were cited.   Adams, Moody. Jesus Never Spoke in Tongues. Baker, La.: Moody Adams Evangelistic Association, 1974. Agrimson, J. Elmo, ed. Gifts of the Spirit and the Body of Christ: Perspectives on the ... Read More
  • Praying in the Spirit: Beyond the Charismatic Experience

    RGraves-PrayingInTheSpirit The Afterword conclusion to the Praying in the Spirit Series by Robert W. Graves. Most of us are familiar with the wonderful program called “Toys for Tots.” Firemen and other civil servants collect secondhand toys of all kinds; they work to put the sparkle back in ... Read More
  • The Duration of Prophecy: How Long Will Prophecy Be Used in the Church? (Part 2) by Wayne A. Grudem

    WGrudem-TheGiftOfProphecyNTTodayPart 2 of Professor Grudem’s exegetical study of 1 Corinthians 13. The Duration of Prophecy: How Long Will Prophecy Be Used in the Church? Objections to This Interpretation Various objections to this conclusion have been raised, usually by those who hold that the gift of prophecy has ... Read More
  • Pentecostalism and Ecumenism: Past, Present, and Future (Part 3 of 5) by Amos Yong

    amosAmos Yong challenges classical Pentecostals to re-examine what ecumenism really is. III. Ecumenical Pentecostalism: A Historical Overview I hope to have shown that Pentecostal anti-ecumenism stems in part from theological convictions imported into rather than derived from the Pentecostal experience of the Spirit. Such importations have inhibited ... Read More
  • Peter Hocken: The Glory and the Shame

    PHocken-TheGloryShame  Peter Hocken, The Glory and the Shame: Reflections on the 20th-Century Outpouring of the Holy Spirit (Gildford, UK: Eagle, 1994). The Glory and the Shame is perhaps the most outstanding piece of Christian historical interpretation produced in recent decades. It covers the major outpourings of the ... Read More
  • Roger Stronstad: The Prophethood of All Believers, reviewed by Amos Yong

    RStronstad-TheProphethoodAllBelievers  Roger Stronstad, The Prophethood of All Believers: A Study in Luke’s Charismatic Theology, Journal of Pentecostal Theology Supplemental Series, vol. 16 (Sheffield, UK: Sheffield Academic Press, 1999). 136 pp. There are at least three reasons why every Pentecostal and charismatic pastor, minister, or leader should ... Read More
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