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Request Denied

There are times when we should be thankful that the Lord does not give us what we ask for. (John Lathrop) Unanswered prayer. We’ve all experienced it. What we really mean when we speak of unanswered prayer is that we did not receive the answer we asked for. People in the Bible also had this experience. I am not talking…
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Releasing Young Preacher, a Lesson From Paul

You then, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable people who will also be qualified to teach others.  2 Timothy 2:1-2 (TNIV) The biblical text above was written by the apostle Paul. These words were part of a…
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How Does the Book of Act Help Studying Paul’s Letters ?

Paul did not write Acts but part of his ministry history is contained in it. (John Lathrop) In this brief article I would like to speak to you about reading Paul’s New Testament letters. I am going to suggest that you do something that can enhance your understanding of these documents. Specifically, I want to encourage you to read some…
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Book Review: Apostles The Fathering Servant

Bill Scheidler with Dick Iverson. Apostles The Fathering Servant: A Fresh Biblical Perspective on Their Role Today (Portland, OR, City Christian Publishing, 2001), 260 pages. In this book, Bill Schiedler, writes about the important, but controversial subject of apostles. No serious Bible reader would doubt that apostles existed in the first century church; they are referred to numerous times. The…
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Does God Respond to Faith or Need?

  in His grace there are times when He responses to human need even when faith is absent. (John Lathrop) A number of years ago I saw a statement that read something like this, “God doesn’t respond to need, He responses to faith.” There was no further information given so I cannot say what the larger context of this statement…
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How The People of God Shut Down a Generation, a Lesson from Israelite History

I brought you up out of Egypt, and I led you for forty years in the desert to give you the land of the Amorites. I also raised up prophets from among your sons and Nazirites from among your young men. Is this not true, people of Israel? declares the Lord. But you made the Nazirites drink wine and commanded…
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A Simple Secret of How to Read the Gospel

Take the time and read each gospel account when you are studying the gospels. It is doing small things such as this that will help you to gain a greater knowledge of the Word of God. (John Lathrop) The New Testament begins with four books called gospels. The gospels are: Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. Each of these books tells…
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Open Door, a Divine Work to Fulfill Divine Purpose

Open doors are not the work of any human being, they are divine works. As believers we are to be open and obedient to His leading regarding them. (John Lathrop) My recent articles have focused on the subject of open doors as they relate to ministry. Our primary sources for this study, up to this point, have been the apostle…
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