Finding the supernatural power to change a pastor’s public ministry may well begin with the pastor’s personal ministry. The results don’t just impact the pastor; they change the church.
What does it take to be endowed with the Spirit of God? In the July issue, we explored four of the seven conditions for the reception of the Spirit, as revealed in the New Testament: repentance, implicit trust, obedience, and a burden for the lost. We will address the last three conditions in this article: persistent intercession, honoring the body temple, and letting Christ abide in your heart. . .
As a young man, I attended a charismatic church service on the outskirts of town. Being raised in a conservative Protestant denomination, I suspected the experience would be quite different than my usual fare, but I was ready for a new adventure. . .
Evangelism is not merely a one-year endeavor, not a single all-out effort to reach more people for Christ. No, it must be the all consuming mission of the disciples of Christ to "save a perishing world."