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Introduction

Introduction ‎A series of sweeping waves of revival have coursed across the face of the twentieth century already. At least four discernible “times of refreshing from the presence of the Lord” have been manifest in this era, and all seem to have these two things in common: (1) they have touched every sector of the Church, with all denominations being impacted to some degree; and (2) they have been uniquely marked by an expanded realization of the role of the Holy Spirit—Third Person of the Godhead—in the life and task of the Church.
‎It is neither sectarian nor self-serving for any Pentecostal to observe the now historical fact that the revival which God used to introduce this succession of revivals bears his own name, one which is drawn from the birth of the Church itself—Pentecost. …
Hayford, Jack W. “Introduction.” Foundations of Pentecostal Theology. Los Angeles, CA: L.I.F.E. Bible College, 1983. viii–ix. Print.

A Feast of the Jews

A Feast of the JewsExcerpt‎What festival is uncertain. It has been identified with the Passover, Pentecost, and the Feast of Tabernacles; also with the Day of Atonement, the Feast of Dedication, and the Feast of Purim.Vincent, Marvin Richardson. Word Studies in the New Testament. Vol. 2. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1887. Print.

Christ Died for the Sinner

Christ Died for the SinnerIsaiah 53:1
‎Isaiah 53 describes the life and ministry of Jesus Christ (vv. 1–4), His death (vv. 5–8) and burial (v. 9), and His resurrection and exaltation (vv. 10–12). The theme that ties the chapter together is that the innocent Servant died in the place of the guilty. When theologians speak about “the vicarious atonement,” that is what they mean. We cannot explain everything  about the cross, but this much seems clear: Jesus took the place of guilty sinners and paid the price for their salvation.
Wiersbe, Warren W. Be Comforted. Wheaton, IL: Victor Books, 1996. Print. “Be” Commentary Series.

Today's Verse of the Day

Today's Verse of the Day is From Genesis 27:29 KJV Translation: 29 Let people serve thee, and nations bow down to thee: be lord over thy brethren, and let thy mother's sons bow down to thee: cursed be every one that curseth thee, and blessed be he that blesseth thee. NKJV Translation: 29 Let people serve thee, and nations bow down to thee: be lord over thy brethren, and let thy mother's sons bow down to thee: cursed be every one that curseth thee, and blessed be he that blesseth thee. Explore Thomas Nelson's King James Bibles and take your Bible reading further. © Copyright Thomas Nelson Publishers.

Connect the Testaments: A Daily Devotional

March 10
Jesus Christ (Meant to Be) the Superstar Numbers 10:1–36; John 17:1–26; Psalm 10:1–18
Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical, Jesus Christ Superstar, is certainly incorrect (and rather heretical) in its portrayal of history, but it got one thing right: Jesus is meant to be the celebrity. He—no one else—is the Savior, the Christ, the Lord.

And that’s why the celebrity pastor movement is quite frightening. I don’t say this as a cynic, and it’s not that I’m primarily concerned with how these teachers are marketed (although that, too, can be scary at times); I’m worried about the way they’re received.

Certainly there are people who can be trusted more than others, and popularity is by no means a measurement of trustworthiness. But automatically agreeing with everything a teacher says puts the disciple in a bad position with the God they worship. It also puts the teacher in a position similar to an idol. Teachers who truly follow Christ would never desire such glory for themselves.

In the Go…