October 24, 2017

Clapping vs. Amen — Which Will Win?

Wally Morris

The increase in clapping of the hands in churches as a response to musical ministries and even preaching is one of the obvious changes taking place in many churches. What I find intriguing is why? What is behind this growing preference for hand clapping as a sign of approval rather than “Amen”, “Praise the Lord”, or some similar phrase?

Some reading this are perhaps already questioning the wisdom and motivation of this topic. “Why spend time discussing something so insignificant and harmless?” I submit that the changes we see are not insignificant and harmless.

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The Same Commit Thou to Faithful Men

Josiah M. Wambua

FrontLine • January/February 2010

The cliché “Christianity in Africa is many miles wide but only a few inches deep” is not new to most ears. Unfortunately, it still remains a reality to this day. Our Lord Jesus Christ said that believers are to pray so that the Lord of the harvest would call laborers into His harvest (Matt. 9:38). Once God calls laborers they need to be trained and equipped to do the work of the ministry. After all, our Lord took about three-and-ahalf years training the twelve.

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The Battle

George Stiekes

For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty THROUGH GOD to the pulling down of strongholds. Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ. (2 Corinthians 10:4-5)

You already recognize that our world is filled with Satanic darkness. There are so many things that fit into this category. Secularism, paganism, philosophies, Hollywood, greed, worldliness, religion (false cults), atheism, evolution, pride of intellectualism, materialism, false doctrines, and so many more isms and sinful practices, We are surrounded with the world and yet it is God’s will that our minds are stayed on Him Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on Thee: because he trusteth in thee (Isaiah 6:3; Philippians 4:8; Colossians 3:1-3).

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The Genius of Apostasy (2)

FBFI Pulpit: Dr. David Innes, Hamilton Square Baptist Church, San Francisco, CA
Series: What is Fundamentalism?

Dr. Innes concludes his message from the previous week, summing up the subtle movements that lead a man towards apostasy. He answers the question, “When do I start speaking up or even separating from someone who is drifting?” To close, he surveys some of the prominent names in Christian circles in about the year 2000 as an illustration how to practice the discernment he is teaching. [Read More…]

Dung on the Face?

Matt Recker

Malachi 2:3 “I will… spread dung upon your faces…

We might think this is a bit “over the top!” I have never preached about God spreading dung on the faces of the priests, and, on the surface, it seems a coarse tactic to use. In preaching through Malachi recently, this troubling passage confronted and challenged me. What could this possibly mean and why would God go to such extreme measures?

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