http://www.gospelfellowships.net/ - Facilitating and encouraging the simple Gathering Of Believers In Jesus Christ from all different denominational backgrounds in local…Continue
Added by Greg Gordon on September 8, 2012 at 9:30pm — No Comments
The Christianity of a preacher telling stories and jokes is in many cases far from the true spirit of the apostolic early Church. Could you imagine the Apostle Paul cracking joke in the middle of his exhortation to the Ephesians? Or the Apostle Peter giving a heart-warming story to keep the people interested before he closed his epistle.
The atmosphere of local churches has become very far from what has been prescribed in the New Testament. The serious attitude of having an awe…Continue
Added by Greg Gordon on August 15, 2012 at 7:04pm — No Comments
“The Spirit clearly says that in later times some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons.” (1 Timothy 4:1)
It is a scary thought in our minds of the possibility of losing our salvation. Many claim this can not happen and give hundreds of theological verses to back up the point, others try and prove it by claiming just as much scriptural support but bending the scriptures to prove their point.
Now I am not fully arguing that…
North America has been a place of Christian liberty since its inception1. This has allowed many vibrant godly forms of Christianity to grow and prosper and in the same token it has sadly allowed some of the vilest perversions of Christianity to prosper also. One cannot begin to calculate the effects of such cults, heretical groups and false Gospels that have been allowed to prosper under the banner of religious freedom and expression.
Though apart from some of these groups which…Continue
Added by Greg Gordon on August 13, 2012 at 5:42pm — No Comments
“I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. If you do not remain in me, you are like a branch that is thrown away and withers; such branches are picked up, thrown into the fire and burned. If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. This is to my Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples.” – John…Continue
There is a growing movement of an estimated 20 million1 people in America that are trying different forms of church in our day. This movement is lacking direction in many ways and some are trying to re-invent the way church should operate, function and behave. This article is the first in a series of articles looking at the current house church movement and giving practical suggestions for individuals looking to join to plant new fellowships. The early Church in the book of Acts…
Added by Greg Gordon on August 8, 2012 at 11:38am — No Comments
“Then you will be handed over to be persecuted and put to death, and you will be hated by all nations because of me. At that time many will turn away from the faith and will betray and hate each other” (Matthew 24:9-10)
Our Lord spoke these sobering words to us in the Gospel of Matthew chapter 24 . Something in us does not want to accept the idea that in the end times all nations will hate and persecute Christians.
This seems like a non-reality to us and something that could…Continue
Added by Greg Gordon on August 7, 2012 at 11:18am — No Comments
On that day a great persecution broke out against the church in Jerusalem, and all except the Apostles were scattered throughout Judea and Samaria1.
Just as the early Church in the region of Jerusalem came under great persecution so the Church in North Korea2 has come under the same pressures. As with many underground church movements across the world the North Korean church has principles that ensure its growth, and continued existence. When there is great pressure from many forces…Continue
Added by Greg Gordon on August 7, 2012 at 11:17am — No Comments
For us in countries where Christianity has been established for many years, even hundreds of years there is much to learn from the vibrant moving of God's Spirit in China1. Though just one hundred years ago England and other countries were the basis of where God was teaching and sending out missionaries, this has all but switched now where China and other countries2 are becoming the teachers for us and examples of trusting God in an apostolic and Biblical way.
It is hard to narrow…Continue
Added by Greg Gordon on August 7, 2012 at 11:16am — No Comments
Every single denomination and Christian movement has begun with a desire to in some way get back to the model and example of the Book of Acts1. For those that are Biblically building the Church and being led of the Lord are invariably drawn back to this apostolic example we have preserved for us. I have heard many reasons why different Christian movements practice a specific doctrine and why they promote a certain teaching, being because it was found in the book of Acts. Yet, when I…Continue
Added by Greg Gordon on August 7, 2012 at 11:15am — No Comments