Leadership

Does God only Heal Instantly, and are Doctors God’s “Second Best”?

By Danny Parkes

I’d like to share an experience I recently had, which was an experience I had among brothers in Christ. Sitting at a table were approximately 6 of us. The small group was being led by one person, a man who loves God, but who does not entirely love what I wrote on seed faith teaching…

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Does the Bible Teach “Seed Faith” or “Seed Offering” Giving?

By Danny Parkes

Does the Bible teach that if we give money to the church, we will get money in return? The answer is, not really — although there is a connection between being generous in your attitude and being blessed in your life. Proverbs 11:25 says, “The generous man will be prosperous, and he who waters will…

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To Sandy: How Churches Get Snuffed Out

By Danny Watts

Dear Sandy, In my last letter to you, you will recall that I addressed the issue of why I felt that Winston Pentecostal Church abandoned their regular Sunday night service, which had been going on for decades. Essentially, you will recall that I mentioned the sin of Pastor John, who taught others to disobey the…

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Five Smooth Stones

By Ruth McMillan Mayfield

In 1 Samuel 17 we read the story of David and Goliath, which most have heard in some form either in Sunday school or from the pulpit. I invite you to look into this familiar story with a new perspective. Here is David, about seventeen years old. He had not long ago been anointed King…

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Fulfill your calling

By Danny Parkes

To a large extent, you control your child’s destiny here on this earth in terms of how well they will do, and how productive they will become. Sure, there are people who break the odds, but the reality of a good upbringing just cannot be underestimated. Take for example … uh … okay, let’s do…

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Solemn Testimony

By Danny Parkes

In the book of Acts, we read the following passage: “From Miletus he [Paul] sent to Ephesus and called to him the elders of the church. And when they had come to him, he said to them, “You yourselves know, from the first day that I set foot in Asia, how I was with you…

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Should Christians Divorce? Part 2

By Danny Parkes

A man cannot expect his wife to submit to him anymore than he himself is willing to submit to God. And the proof of that man’s submission to God is seen in his willingness to submit to God even in trying circumstances. And in the life of most men, there can be no greater trying…

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The Folly of Release Theology

By Danny Parkes

“It is better to take refuge in the LORD than to trust in princes.” (Psalm 118:9) There is a peculiar teaching among some Christians, and particularly among some Christian circles, concerning what I will call “release theology”. This theology states that your pastor is your ultimate authority when it comes to spiritual things, and he…

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The Jordan Awaits

By Jack Donnelly

The Lord has shown me how the various milestones that are part of the nation of Israel’s deliverance from Egypt through to the conquest of the Promised land each has an important parallel in the life of a born again Christian. Paul referred to the deliverance of Israel from Egypt and the events that transpired…

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Q & A: An Open Door?

By Danny Parkes

Q: [RE: Politically Correct, Spiritually Incorrect, published Nov 11, 2002, in which I mentioned that, according to a dream I had, the life of president Bush was in jeopardy, and in which a reader commented, “I blame [president Bush] because he has said many times that Islam is a religion of peace. He knows very…

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