The Salvation Story

God is eternal – He has no beginning and no end. He is the One true God, the Almighty and All-Knowing God. He is perfectly loving, compassionate, forgiving, patient and kind. God is merciful; He is also perfectly just. God has revealed Himself to us as Father, Son and Holy Spirit – three expressions of…

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Why Suffering?

By Frank and Wendy Parrish As you have read in the previous article about God’s Chastening, it may at times be necessary for God to discipline us – as a loving father chastens his children – so that we can have “the peaceable fruit of righteousness” (Heb 12:5-11). The Lord may even use difficult circumstances…

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Divine Chastening

By Judson Cornwall HOW OUR HEAVENLY FATHER CORRECTS AND INSTRUCTS US “My son, do not despise the chastening of the Lord, nor be discouraged when you are rebuked by Him; for whom the Lord loves He chastens, and scourges every son whom He receives. If you endure chastening, God deals with you as with sons;…

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Divine Strengthening

By Judson Cornwall “Your God has commanded your strength; strengthen, O God, what You have done for us” (Ps 68:28). God had led His people into the Promised Land. Israel had settled down, and was learning how to rule and govern herself among the nations. She was preparing to become a world power. King David, however,…

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The House Church

Questions and Answers

The following are frequently asked questions about house churches: Q. Why house churches? A. We plant house churches for the following reasons: Our goal is not just to start a church. Our goal is to start a church planting movement. We believe this can best be done by focusing on the simplest and most reproducible…

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The House Church

One Step to Unity

Someone may ask, “But will not all these little house churches scattered throughout a city cause division and disunity within the Body of Christ in that town?” The truth is that little churches cause no more division than big ones. Very large churches and very small churches have the same challenge when it comes to…

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The House Church

A Wheel or a Vine

Think of a wheel, lying on the ground, with spokes going out in all directions from a hub at the center of the wheel. Now, think of a vine, growing on the ground, that begins in one place and reaches out its branches in all directions. These branches are each sending down roots which also…

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The House Church

Saturation Church Planting

The leading supporter for church planting in the twentieth century was the late Dr. Donald McGavran. In DAWN REPORT, Jim Montgomery tells of the following incident: “During the last months of Mary McGavran’s illness, my wife Lyn would frequently spend time with her. Donald McGavran would be there, too. He would disregard his own painful…

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