Powerful Preachers From The Past: Charles E. Fuller

Powerful Preachers From The Past: Charles E. Fuller - Sharefaith Magazine

“Friends everywhere, I ask you to pray as I preach,” said Charles Fuller.  “In all my ministry never have I felt the conflict of Satanic powers as I do now when I stand before the microphone, preaching the shed blood of Christ as sinful man’s only way of approach to God.”

Charles Fuller’s call to Gospel ministry began with hearing Ephesians 1:8 preached by Paul Rader in 1917. “I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened,” Paul writes,  “in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people.” After that day at the Church of the Open Door in Los Angeles, Charles Fuller was never the sam.

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Independence Day: Perspectives Of Revolutionary Era Pastors

Independence Day: Perspectives of Revolutionary Era Pastors

July 4, 2017, marks 241 years since the American colonies declared independence from the British Empire. For the American colonists, the after effects of the expensive French-Indian War of 1754-63 brought about the need for separation, as the British exploited increasing ways to make the colonists pay their fair share of wartime expenses.

Today, few churchgoers think much about whether the colonists had any biblical grounds to go against the king in 1776, especially since the United States is a story of success. But, as with any war, it is good wrestle with what Scripture instructs and allow God to shape us through his Word and not our own. This is certainly true as we approach Independence Day celebrations.

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Christians In China – Let Us Pray

Christians In China - Sharefaith

According to Asia Harvest, there are approximately 84 million Protestant Christians and 21 million Catholics in China. That sounds like a lot of people, but it represents only 7.7 percent of China’s population. Compared to only four million in 1949, the number of Christians has rapidly increased, especially since the government eased religious restrictions in the 1970s. That said, Communist China keeps a watchful eye on churchgoers, forcing them to document their activity. The government also tears down church buildings or the distinguishing mark of their cross in the name of beauty.

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Top 20 Online Theological Seminaries and Schools for 2017

Online Seminaries and schools are quickly becoming a preferred way to earn a degree or certificate. Certainly there are stereotypes that hinder students from pursuing the options more actively. One reason students shy away from online seminaries is the perception the courses lacking accountability, given the flexibility. However, we’ve found that the biggest advantage for online seminaries is the possibility of pursuing a Master of Divinity, Master of Arts, Master of Science, or even in some cases, a Bachelor’s degree in Christian Studies while maintaining a full-time job! And, if you can stick to a schedule and organize your week, the flexibility might become a shared advantage to online classes.

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Is Summer Vacation Biblical?

Summer Vacation - Is It Biblical

As the summer begins, it might be fruitful and challenging to ask about vacations. Is it biblical to take a summer vacation? Is vacation such a modern invention of time that the Bible doesn’t answer the question? Like other cultural assumptions, are we simply accepting a practice as normative without investigating it through the lens of God’s Word? How can we as church leaders begin to unpack this question for our parishioners?

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Pray For South Sudan & South Sudanese Christians

Pray For South Sudan & South Sudanese Christians

South Sudan is a landlocked country that claimed its independence in 2011, making it the world’s newest nation. Sudan is in the north, Ethiopia is to its east, and there are four other countries that border it. According to Samaritan’s Purse, there’s a level 4 famine occurring in the country, which means, “Widespread social breakdown; markets close; survival strategies widespread; affected population identifies food scarcity as the major societal problem.”

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Best Father’s Day Yet! 6 Tips To Make This Year Count The Most

Tips for Your Best Father’s Day Yet - Chris Brown

One of the greatest joys of a father is serving his family. The more we aim to treat our family like our Father treats us, the better impact we’ll have on them becoming followers of Jesus. As fathers, let’s set the tone early and prepare to enter this Sunday with a grateful heart—even if we add another necktie to our already-full collection.

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Top 20 Best Universities & Schools for Worship Ministry – 2017

Top 20 Best Universities & Schools for Worship Ministry - 2017

Are you looking to serve as a worship leader or worship pastor? Do you know someone who might be interested in starting their search? Our Top 20 list of Universities & Schools for Worship Ministry is a healthy place to start. We based our selections on five criteria: (1) reputation; (2) facilities; (3) faculty; (4) location; (5) offerings. Both large and small schools made our list.

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Art And Creativity In The Local Church: Why Being A Christian Artist Is A Double Blessing!

Art And Creativity In The Local Church: Why Being A Christian Artist Is A Double Blessing!

What is it like being an artist in the local church today? If you are musical, you surely have an honored place in the worship team, but if you are a visual artist, a dancer, an actor, or write for TV or movies, how does the local church view your work? What if your work as an artist is not inside the local church. Creative professionals at times are lost in our church community. I have friends who produce music for video games, write books, and design illustrations for a living. We all readily appreciate the engineer, the dentist, or business man at church. They are the majority in a way. We can identify their work and quantify its relevance to our daily lives, but if our young people want to be creative professionals, often parents feel they didn’t raise their child properly. Try having a boy tell his dad he wants to be in a band and tour and you might hear the “get a real job first” and “something you can fall back on” speech.

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