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November 1982

 

Recommended Reading

Does your church's youth program need help? The "Complete Youth Ministries Handbook" may have just the information you need. And to help you with your preaching, try "Telling the Story."

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Receiving is blessed too

One turkey was plenty; what would I do with eight frozen birds? Or with the bale of yellowing turnip greens? But I couldn't turn them down. Granny had said, "Take everything they try to give you."

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Let no one deceive you

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Covetousness or contentment?

It is impossible to satisfy covetousness, for desire always surpasses its fulfillment

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What Jesus said about the prophets

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Feed the lambs, not the giraffes

Cumbersome jargon and the multisyllable are often only a mask for shallow and superficial thought. To feed every member in your pews, study deeply and preach simply.

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Consistent Christianity

Continuing the series This We Believe, G. Arthur Keough discusses the relationship between what a Christian believes and his daily life.

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Visting those who hurt

Visiting the sick, the lonely, and the emotionally ill can present awkward moments. A chaplain offers some advice based on personal experience.

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Imperatives of salvation

While it is true that the New Testament writers placed much emphasis on the "indicatives" of salvation, they also placed equal importance on the "imperatives" commands to participate in the salvation already established.

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Turning the funeral around

Just because "we've always done it that way" doesn't mean that the usual funeral procedure is the most beneficial in all cases. The author gives some convincing arguments for reversing the normal order of service.

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The millennium: Its Old Testament roots

The antecedents of Johns prophetic view in Revelation 20 can be found in the Old Testament predictions concerning the apocalyptic "day of the Lord." We cannot fully understand one without the others.

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How to preach so as to convert nobody

You don't want to be known as a negative preacher coming down hard on sin and making your people feel bad, do you? The world is too full of condemnation and stress as it is. What people need today is an upbeat message that reassures and gives some positive reinforcement to their lives. Here are forty-two tried and proved rules that are guaranteed to keep the sinners in your church comfortable and happy.

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Equipping the minister's workshop

Books are the tools of the preacher's trade. Without them it is difficult for him to build solid, inspiring sermons. But there is more to building a library than just collecting lots of books!

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Let the Church Grow!

Skip Bell has identified four congregational patterns that inhibit growth. Perhaps your church has "koinonitis." Or maybe the members are worried about pioneer land rights. No matter what the problem, patterns can be changed, and your church can begin to grow again.

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