Theological Papers

Happy Mothers Day

By Debbie Childers

Growing up I had a great mother. That was wonderful when I was growing upbut it raised the bar pretty high for me to try to reach when I became a mother myself… 

It didn’t take me long to realize that I would probably never win an award for “Mother of the Year.” When my…

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The Resurrection and Justification

By Bob Hoekstra

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who accordingto His abundant mercy has begotten us again to a living hope throughthe resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.”1 Peter 1:3 We have a myriad of reasons to bless our great God, to speak of Him with grateful praises. “Blessed be the…

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Grace Teaches–Love Compels

By J. Strombeck

The Grace of God Teaches Us [Does the belief in the assuranced security of the born-again believer lead to carelessness and lack of spiritual power? Some believe so, but…] …The fact is, the charge that teaching eternal security leads to carelessness in Christian living is a direct contradiction of God’s word. Many of the strongest…

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Obedience-Oriented Education, Part 1

By George Patterson

INTRODUCTION Obedience-oriented education, as developed in Honduras, grew out of a “TEEE” program, which grew out of a TEE program, which grew out of a TE program. Let us explain these E’s. TE program means Theological Education, usually in a resident seminary or Bible institute. TEE provides Theological Education by Extension. TEEE means Theological Education…

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Obedience-Oriented Education, Part 2

By George Patterson

II. TEACHERS MUST MAINTAIN CONTACT WITH PASTORS IN THE FIELD Ephesians 1:17-23 gives us insight into the divine process of theological education: God Himself gives His people (the members of the local church in Ephesus) a spirit of wisdom and revelation to know Him and His program. The teacher must help his student-worker to participate…

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Obedience-Oriented Education, Part 3

By George Patterson

IV. WE MUST PERMIT SPONTANEOUS DEVELOPMENT OF THE CHURCH Mark 4:16-19 illustrates how churches take root, grow and develop their different ministries spontaneously, with a minimum of control on the part of the workers responsible. We recognize the Lord Jesus Christ’s supreme authority over all churches and theological institution. Where he reigns the Church develops…

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He Giveth More Grace

By Annie Flint

“He giveth more grace” – James 4:6“He increaseth strength” – Isaiah 40:29“Mercy unto you, and peace, and love, be multiplied” – Jude 2 He giveth more grace when the burdens grow greater,He sendeth more strength when the labors increase;To added affliction He addeth His mercy,To multiplied trials, His multiplied peace. When we have exhausted our…

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Communication Guidelines

By Timothy Keller

Think about the guidelines and study the supporting Scripture verses. Rate yourself on each of these items: Excellent (3), Good (2), Fair (1), Poor (0) 1. Be a ready listener and do not answer until the other person has finished talking (Prov. 18:13; James 1:19). __________ 2. Be slow to speak. Think first. Don’t be…

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More Testimonies From G.f.I.: First Person Accounts

By D S

I have been learning of God’s wonderful grace since 1985 when my sister sent me a book called The Life That Wins, by Watchman Nee. I later studied for myself Galatians, Romans, Ephesian, Collosians and Phillipians and began to see something I had never seen before, this whole thing we call Christianity is about our…

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Man As Spirit, Soul, and Body (Chapter 7)

By John Woodward

A DEFENSE OF TRICHOTOMY Responses to Common Objections to Trichotomy Before concluding this study, the question needs to be faced: are the arguments against trichotomy unanswerable? Although some of these challenges have been indirectly addressed above, there needs to be an additional response to the criti-cisms of trichotomy. Below is a composite list of challenges…

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