In 1833, slavery was abolished in the British Empire. The person responsible for this immense change in society was William Wilberforce, who fought at times almost singlehandedly over many years to accomplish this feat. He was a committed Christian. Many of… Continue
Added by Felicity Dale on April 30, 2010 at 2:30pm —
Times of Prayer 56
Every day I encounter people who profess to be Christians yet cannot escape the corruption of this world. The major reason is that many do not know and understand the Word of God. Going to fellowship only for a feel good experience or performing a religious ritual cannot change anything. A life of godliness, glory and excellence can be obtained through the knowledge of His word.
2 Peter 1:2-4 Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of… Continue
Added by Solomon Gopaul on April 30, 2010 at 7:55am —
Hi everyone, last night my husband and I met Tony Dale at a house church planting conference in India. We have been house church planting for 2 years now, and have had a little bit of a tough time. Last night we shared with Tony our main struggles and we identified some real errors we have had! First of all we still have had a gathering mindset. We have tried to gather and start groups ourselves, when the Luke 10 principle really says we should keep the laborers in the harvest. I also have… Continue
Added by Gabe R. on April 30, 2010 at 5:10am —
I experienced a great time with Father, Son and Spirit this morning. I thought I would pass it along in hopes it will encourages someone.
Added by Terry and Carol Jarbo on April 29, 2010 at 1:58pm —
I’m certain that many of you can identify with difficult family relationships. Maybe sharing my response to the following questions recently posed to me will be helpful to some of you, as well.…
Added by Bonnie Jaeckle on April 29, 2010 at 6:00am —
I have had others ask that I go into more detail on some of the challenging passages, so here are some thoughts on 1 Timothy 2. (If you are not interested in the details of this subject, I suggest you skip this post!) I am no Greek scholar, but I have had an interest in the topic of women in ministry for many years. The book I wish I had written on this subject is… Continue
Added by Felicity Dale on April 28, 2010 at 10:30am —
I've been receiving a fair amount of emails about my next book release.
Some of you have already heard, but for those who haven't, on Tuesday June 1st, my next book releases. It's called Jesus Manifesto: Restoring the Supremacy and Sovereignty of Jesus Christ.
Leonard Sweet is my co-author for this volume.
Usually when people hear about a new book that they are interested in, they pre-order it from Amazon or some other online… Continue
Added by Frank Viola on April 27, 2010 at 5:53am —
Recently learned of the passing of Nilson Fanini, an outstanding Brazilian Baptist Pastor in the Rio de Janeiro area. He was called the "Billy Graham of Brazil", partly because he served as the interpreter when Billy came to Brazil for a evangelistic campaign and partly because in his own right, he was an outstanding evangelist himself.
He not only greatly impacted the churches in Brazil but also around the world serving as President of the Baptist World Alliance. He died while… Continue
Added by John Paul Todd on April 26, 2010 at 11:30am —
One of the main reasons that women are so restricted within the church is that certain Scriptures apparently forbid their taking…
Added by Felicity Dale on April 26, 2010 at 9:30am —
Times of Prayer 55
Greetings loved ones. Most people in South Africa took advantage of the extended week-end. Durban being a coastal city had many visitors who enjoyed the beaches and of course the warmer weather. Believers also enjoyed a bit more time in fellowship as many attended services on Good Friday and on Sunday.
Durban is made up of people of different faiths. We have Hindus and Moslems amongst others. All of them like Christians believe in God. But what makes a true… Continue
Added by Solomon Gopaul on April 26, 2010 at 8:51am —
When John showed up in the wilderness of Judea announcing the coming of the Messiah, the greatest invasion this planet has ever seen was about to be unleashed. His words were incredible:
“Repent, for the kingdom of the heavens is at hand.
To get a feel for what this might have meant, imagine how the French would have reacted in June of 1944 when they heard the news, “The American led invasion is underway.” This would have been no idle piece of news to them or a subject for… Continue
Added by Lance Thollander on April 25, 2010 at 10:23am —
Added by Kristine on April 24, 2010 at 12:30pm —
Times of Prayer 54
Praise God as we share in this time of praying that which is in the Father’s heart. So often we can pray religiously but it may not be of the Holy Spirit. There is more and more demand on believers relying and being led of the Holy Spirit. Sensitive believers need to hear the wisdom of God and not the wisdom of this world. Hearing the wisdom of God can only come with intimacy and quality time with the Father.
There are many voices that we are exposed to but children… Continue
Added by Solomon Gopaul on April 23, 2010 at 10:11am —
In 1983, the insurance money from a robbery gave Tony and me the opportunity to travel to the Far East. While we were there, we…
Added by Felicity Dale on April 23, 2010 at 9:30am —
"There must be a true and actual abandonment of sin and a turning unto righteousness in real act and deed in every day… Continue
Added by Lahry Sibley on April 22, 2010 at 10:00am —
Although I was too young to recall, Momma enjoys recounting this story about me:…
Added by Bonnie Jaeckle on April 22, 2010 at 6:00am —
While at work this week as I looked for some good quotes on Volunteer Appreciation I stumbled across a couple I felt were good enough to share here.....The first question which the priest and the levite asked was: "If I stop to help this man,what will happen to me" But..the good Samaritan reversed the question: If I do not stop to help this man,what will happen to him?
~ Martin Luther King… Continue
Added by Sandy McCoy- Foust on April 21, 2010 at 7:05pm —
I received this email in response to my first blogs on the subject of women. Dan Hubbell has been used around the world to teach and encourage leaders. He is a man of the Word, an apostolic father in the best sense of the term, and one… Continue
Added by Felicity Dale on April 21, 2010 at 2:00pm —
Hi everyone we are the Fuller Family.
We have been out of the IC (officially) for a three years. We began opening our home, as the Lord has led, since that time to gather, based on Acts 2:42. We currently meet on the 2nd and 4th Friday's under the Lord's direction. It is participartory, Christ centered and Spirit led. This whole experience been an incredible journey as the Lord has allowed us to see the idols in our lives (as we were in leadership and ministry within the IC) and then lay… Continue
Added by The Fuller Family on April 20, 2010 at 3:30pm —
As I work here at my mother-in-law's home on the S. Coast of England, wondering when I will "escape" these fair isles because of the ban on flying due to the volanic ash, I find myself reflecting on many things. I was supposed to be in Washington DC today, helping promote our company at a business trade show. But "acts of God"/acts of nature have a way of reminding us that we are very small and frail and that our times and daily activities really are in His hands.
So having… Continue
Added by Tony Dale on April 20, 2010 at 8:30am —