Church Category

Why do they hate Joel?

In keeping with the teachings of Jesus and his apostles, Joel Osteen demands excellence and diligence and opposes mediocrity and slothfulness. Many believers wallow in the mire of mediocrity; instead of showing initiative, they oppose Joel’s teachings on the old fashion virtues of profit and industry. Uninformed Christians accuse Joel of not preaching against sin. […]

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False Prophets

On Face Book I would like to see a more academic approach in debating theological and doctrinal differences between Calvinists and Arminians, so-called prosperity and non-prosperity teachers and among Catholic, Protestant and Orthodox expressions of our common faith. My goodness there are so many differences between Protestant sects alone. I prefer to reserve terms like […]

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Building the Church

Our host this week is a retired prison administrator, who now teaches a Bible study in prison. His favorite question to his students is, “How many of you were regularly going to church, when you were arrested?” The answer is always the same, without fail, none of them were attending church, when they got into […]

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Defenders of Christendom

Is the New Testament church supposed to be the model for the church of the 21st Century? Churches which were founded by the apostles from the beginning had serious problems with sin and false teachers. Note the seven churches of The Revelation. The church of the First Century preached under great difficulties and persecutions, which […]

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American Gospel

Critics of the so-called prosperity gospel refer to it as the uniquely “American gospel,” both of which are pejorative labels.   The gospel proclaimed in America might well be different from the way it is taught in other parts of the world. This country was established by our Puritan fathers, who considered America to be […]

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Revelation chapters 16 & 17, “It Is Done!”

In Chapter 16 of Revelation, the great voice out of the temple pronounces, “It is done.” What is done? For the answer join us for our weekly study on Revelation at 7 AM Eastern Time on Tuesday, July 31, in the Smock living room either in person or via FaceBook live stream. To enjoy Sister […]

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Trump Cathedral

I have a sure-fire plan for building a great church. We will name it Trump Church, no, better yet, call it Trump Cathedral. The motto will be “Make the Church Great Again (MCGA).” I will be senior pastor of the Trump Cathedral. President Trump will always be welcome to deliver the Christmas, Easter, and Thanksgiving […]

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Hymn Sing by Sister Cindy

I have always believed that Christian music is one of the greatest evidences to the skeptics for the truth of Christianity. No other religion has produced the quality and beauty of the music that God has inspired! I thought of this because our United Methodist Church had a “hymn sing” today. The song leader quoted […]

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“EXTREMELY RELIGIOUS!”

By Sis. Cindy In our United Methodist church a lay member is always designated to read the scripture and other liturgy. Today it was a distinguished looking man in his 80’s whom I did not know. He had poise and grace and a “voice soft as thunder.” I thought, this man is “somebody” and must […]

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The Throne Room of God

Popular images reveal Heaven to be a final destination of tranquility and peace, almost a boring place, to where we go when we die, a glorious retirement home far, far away. John the Revelator had a much different vision of Heaven; he “looked, and, behold, a door was open in Heaven.”—Rev 4:1 John walks us […]

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