Comfort & Consolation

Divine Appointments

By Ellen Harlow

God is so good. My Aunt who is 89years old and lives with her daughter & husband in asmall town about 45 minutes from me was hospitalized and told she didnot have long to live. She was on my heart so heavy thatThursday morning as I was getting ready for work. I knew I hadto…

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Should Christians leave their spouses?

By Danny Parkes

When King David sinned, by committed adultery with Bathsheba and by killing Uriah her husband, the Lord was angry with him. He sent a prophet (well-known to David), Nathan, to rebuke him. Nathan did as instructed, and David repented right then and there. Then the judgment followed – yes, even though David had sincerely repented.…

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The Day God Changed My Life (Part 2)

By Danny Parkes

Great injustice has been done to the name of Christ by ministers of the gospel who, in ignorance, have spoken against true and faithful ministers of the gospel. I certainly cannot sanction all ministers of the gospel, in any denomination or church grouping that they may find themselves in. There will always be a few…

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The Day God Changed My Life: A Testimony to the Vineyard Christian Fellowship

By Danny Parkes

Apart from my salvation experience, God has done no greater work in me in the last 25 years, than He did during the short period of time I was with the Vineyard Christian Fellowship. I was with them for almost exactly nine months. Nine powerful months. Do not underestimate the power of those nine months.…

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My Peace I Give Unto You

By Ellen Harlow

It was in the early summer of 1987 while living in a relationship with another woman, that I experienced the Lord Jesus Christ drawing me to Himself but never realized this was happening. I had just started living with my forth partner and, after she moved in, she decided to go see her dad who…

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Cho’s Answer

By Danny Parkes

Exactly one week ago today, on Monday, April 16, 2007, a tragic thing occurred. A 23-year-old man by the name of Cho Seung-Hui gunned down 32 people at Virginia Tech before killing himself. On the same morning as the shootings, he mailed off some audio visual material to NBC that he had prepared. NBC decided…

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The Needless Suffering of the Church

By Danny Parkes

The title of this article is a misnomer to be sure, because it will probably lead some to think that I believe that people who are Christians ought not to suffer. Far from it. Christ suffered, and we are called to be just like Him. And to quote a Bible passage (in context), “The disciple…

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The Importance of Fellowship, Part 1

By Danny Parkes

“Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful; and let us consider how to stimulate one another to love and good deeds, not forsaking our own assembling together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another; and all the more as you see the…

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Step Out Into Ministry

By Danny Parkes

My heart broke today. It happened right after the church service. I met a man named James* who needed prayer. I asked him what he wanted prayer for, and he hesitated a little bit, and said, “Multiple things”. I got the picture. I did not want to stir up a spirit of mistrust between himself…

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A Sweet-Smelling Fragrance

By Danny Parkes

Growing Up There are so many things about growing up that I remember, but one of them was sitting in class — oh, there were many of them — and being able to relate with those around me. I remember this certain girl, she seemed to be like a very good friend to me. She…

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