Traumatic Traits of Fatherless Men

There is a dearth of fatherlessness in the world and in the church today. The emotional and spiritual effects of this have been nothing less than catastrophic! The following are some of the symptoms of fatherlessness. (This can be applied to both natural and spiritual fathers.)

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12 Reasons Why God Restored the Prosperity of Job

         The Book of Job shows that in spite of God bragging about Job’s righteousness and obedience to Him, Job wasn’t exempt from trouble. Yet, as Job righteously responded to each challenge and tragedy, God restored and doubled the prosperity of Job. While tragedy strikes many people, very few ever see everything they lost doubly restored.
         Job’s story is a very important philosophical treatise on how to interpret and process pain and tragedy when it hits. Although there are some who teach this book is not relevant to the New Testament since the cross of Christ, the Book of James quotes Job as an example for us to follow (James 5:11). The following 12 principles are essential to everyone desiring full restoration after experiencing life’s challenges.

Seven Things that Show How and Why Jesus Chose His Friends

When most people think of how to choose their friends they have more of a worldly, casual concept rather than a biblical one. In John 15:15 Jesus told his disciples He called them friends and not servants. Since the Kingdom of God is based upon relationship and not ministry, it is important we know how to choose our friends wisely.

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Ten Signs You Are a Charismaniac

As a believer with a Pentecostal experience since 1978 I have seen manygenuine moves of God as well as many counterfeit works of the flesh.
Unfortunately, many believers lack the discernment to tell the
difference between what is of God and what originates with man.

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The True Measure of Success in the Kingdom

It is evident there are many in the Body of Christ who attempt to integrate their Christian faith with the pursuit of happiness. Some have even gone so far as to have a theology of happiness, in which they obey or disobey Scripture based on what gives them the most happiness. Several years ago a prominent pastor in New York City divorced his wife and married someone else in his church because, he said, “God wants me happy!”

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The Five Firewalls Needed to Resist Sexual Sin

The Bible teaches us to “resist the devil and he will flee from you” (James 4:7) and in another place it tells us to flee lusts (1 Timothy 6).

Many great people in God have fallen into various fleshly temptations, potentially ruining their lives and ministries! One person has said “it takes a lifetime to build integrity and a minute to lose it!” This is a true saying!

I believe this is because many have never intentionally set up mental and emotional firewalls. By “firewall” I mean something that acts as a barrier so the temptation does not easily penetrate the heart. Proverbs 4:23 instructs us to “guard our hearts because out of it flow the issues of life.”

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Thirteen Modern Challenges to Awakening and Revival

A couple of  years ago I had a private dinner with a prominent African bishop who was involved in a mighty national awakening in Uganda. This dinner, and the fact that a week prior to this dinner there was the National Day of Prayer in my nation, the United States, made me think of the subject of revival, awakening and how it could happen again in my nation.

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How Christian Parents Produce Backslidden Children

As a pastor for over thirty years, I am amazed that such a small percentage of the children of Christian parents actually serve the Lord when they reach their teenage years and beyond, including the children of Christian leaders. Since nurturing covenantal children is the primary method God uses to establish His dominion on the earth as it is in heaven, there aren’t many subjects more important than the one I am addressing in this article.

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How Christian Parents Produce Backslidden Children

As a pastor for over thirty years, I am amazed that such a small percentage of the children of Christian parents actually serve the Lord when they reach their teenage years and beyond, including the children of Christian leaders. Since nurturing covenantal children is the primary method God uses to establish His dominion on the earth as it is in heaven, there aren’t many subjects more important than the one I am addressing in this article.

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How to Prosper in a Time of Scarcity

When this article was first drafted, a prominent newspaper in the United Kingdom, The Independent, had as their top headline that the United States is in a Depression.

While it is true that America may face economic challenges, Christians can learn to tap into principles based on the economics of the Kingdom of God, instead of the standards of the world economy.

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