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3 Things We Can Learn from Early Christians about Sparking a Transformative Spiritual Movement

3 Things We Can Learn from Early Christians about Sparking a Transformative Spiritual Movement

Early Christians had no courts or governments to which they could appeal for the protection of their religious liberties. In fact, they had no such liberties. And yet they “turned the world upside down” and were used by God to spark the most transformative spiritual movement in human history. If we wish to make the impact they made, we must do what they did.

The Path from Anxiety and Stress to Lasting Peace

The Path from Anxiety and Stress to Lasting Peace

How can we best navigate the anxieties and stresses of these days? Habakkuk’s testimony is one of my favorite paragraphs in Scripture. It begins by describing dire circumstances: “Though the fig tree should not blossom, nor fruit be on the vines, the produce of the olive fail and the fields yield no food, the flock be cut off from the fold and there be no herd in the stalls” (Habakkuk 3:17). In his day, this would mean the loss of every means of sustenance. But the prophet responded: “Yet I will rejoice in the Lord; I will take joy in the God of my salvation” (v. 18).

Bethel Church Responds to Pastor's Request for Clarification on Beliefs

Bethel Church Responds to Pastor's Request for Clarification on Beliefs

Is it possible to not endorse or agree with Bethel church but still listen to their worship in a corporate setting? I'm not endorsing and promoting Bethel. I have concerns too. I understand that playing a church's music (in a sense) is viewed as promoting them. I get that, but there is a huge difference between direct promotion and indirect promotion because we have to legally acknowledge the source of the songs for licensing reasons.