6 Passages that Correct Pushy Pastors

He will not cry aloud or lift up his voice, or make it heard in the street; a bruised reed he will not break, and a faintly burning wick he will not quench; he will faithfully bring forth justice (Isaiah 42:2-3, ESV, bold mine). I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinedresser. …

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Shortcut to Revival

The quickest way to renewing devoted love for Jesus (a.k.a. Revival) is to ask the Heavenly Father to show you His love. “We love Him, because He first loved us.” (1 John 4:19) This shortcut is true, because we cannot work up Love for God. We can only be ready to receive it. Revival is …

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What Christians Mean by “Surrender Your Rights” to God

When ministers speak on the Spirit-led, Christian life, one will invariably hear ministers say, "surrender your rights." In the context of their subject, they would not be wrong, per se. However, their expression is confusing to the common person on the street and needs clarification. Does God really expect a person to surrender his or …

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Q&A: “How Good Must I be In Order to be Called a Christian?”

A Facebook friend-of-friend recently posted the following:To be saved a person must stop smoking, drinking, drugs, and cussing. Attend church on a regular basis, and become a born again Christian. Now are you ready to commit to being a Christian? If not then Hell is your destiny.....If you don't believe me, read your Bible. So …

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On Shunning

"What do you think? If a man has a hundred sheep, and one of them has gone astray, does he not leave the ninety-nine on the mountains and go in search of the one that went astray?" --Jesus (Matthew 18:12) The IFB churches, in which I grew up and then left, commonly teach that believers …

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