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Most Impacting Series

If there is one series you have taught that had the most significant impact on your congregation, what was it? What was the topic, and what impact did it have? Read the responses

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May 2018 Video Update

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May 2018 Update: Sixteen Years!

May 2018 Update: Sixteen Years!On Saturday, May 18, 2002, I got on the plane to fly to Roanoke, Virginia. The next day, I preached for Faith Fellowship, pastored by Gary Hoffman. At that time, Lisa and I thought we would travel for a year, or perhaps two at the most. That was sixteen years ago this month and we’re still traveling, and still carrying out the assignment to strengthen churches and leaders. Thirty nations, forty-seven states, and eight books in various languages later, we’re still going for it. Our website has had 2.7 million visitors, and we are so thankful for every church we’ve visited, every minister we’ve been able to encourage, and for every partner who has helped us along the way. May is also special to me personally as I’ll be completing a Masters Degree this month, one I’ve been working on for the last two-and-a-half years. This degree is in Theological Studies with a Cognate in Church History from Liberty University.

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Five Nations: Pictures and Report
Tony Cooke

For the majority of April, 2018, I had the privilege of traveling and preaching in five nations—England, Switzerland, Lebanon, Germany, and Cyprus. During this time, I taught 33 times and spoke to leaders from approximately 45 different congregations. Included in the following article are pictures from each of the locations along with descriptions. Read this article by Tony Cooke


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And They Remembered His Words
Lisa Cooke

And They Remembered His Words by Lisa CookeI heard the testimony of a minister who kept a notebook of prophecies—inspired encouragements—that he had received over the years concerning his life and ministry. When he was battling a life threatening health crisis, he read that notebook over and over, reassuring himself of things spoken by the Spirit to him. He made a conscious effort to remember those words and they brought such encouragement to him. He did recover and is continuing strong in ministry, fulfilling God’s will. This reminded me a bit of what Paul told Timothy: “This charge I commit to you, son Timothy, according to the prophecies previously made concerning you, that by them you may wage the good warfare” (1 Tim 1:18). Read this article by Lisa Cooke

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Reflexões sobre o Filme: Paulo, Apóstolo de Cristo
Tony Cooke

Reflexões sobre o Filme: Paulo, Apóstolo de Cristo by Tony CookeRecentemente, eu e Lisa celebramos o meu aniversário de 59 anos em Warner Robins, Geórgia. Estávamos na companhia de bons amigos, Pastor Dave e Kendall Watrous. Posso dizer que foi um dia muito bom. Na parte da manhã, eu lecionei em um seminário sobre Timóteo (nunca me canso de tais seminários); tive uma celebração com cupcakes após o almoço, e, em seguida, fomos assistir ao novo filme Paulo, Apóstolo de Cristo. Certamente, em todo filme bíblico, os diretores tomam certa liberdade artística e criativa—o que é esperado. Sempre há certos aspectos que eu apresentaria de forma um pouco diferente ou afirmações que eu parafrasearia de outra forma. Entretanto, esse não é o foco dessa reflexão. O grande valor deste filme reside no fato de que ele apresenta graficamente a intensa perseguição enfrentada pelos primeiros cristãos durante o Império Romano. Leia este artigo por Tony Cooke

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Ten Reasons Why I Believe the Bible is the Word of God
R.A. Torrey

Ten Reasons Why I Believe the Bible is the Word of GodI was brought up to believe that the Bible was the Word of God. In early life I accepted it as such upon the authority of my parents, and never gave the question any serious thought. But later in life my faith in the Bible was utterly shattered through the influence of the writings of a very celebrated, scholarly and brilliant skeptic. I found myself face to face with the question, Why do you believe the Bible is the Word of God? I had no satisfactory answer. I determined to go to the bottom of this question. If satisfactory proof could not be found that the Bible was God’s Word I would give the whole thing up, cost what it might. If satisfactory proof could be found that the Bible was God’s Word I would take my stand upon it, cost what it might. Read this article by R.A. Torrey

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Read all of our quotes by visiting our Quotes Page.

ALTAR CALLS
“I consider it as a part of my duty which I could not omit without being guilty of the blood souls.”
– Andrew Fuller (1754-1815)

COMMUNICATION
“In talking to a man you want to win, talk to him in his own language.”
– Henry Drummond

EVANGELISM
“We all want to do the will of God, and we know that there is nothing nearer to His heart than the evangelization of the world.”
– Oswald J. Smith

GOSPEL
“The popular gospel of this day is the laughing-stock of Hell; it dare neither damn the sinner, nor sanctify the saint.”
– Catherine Booth

HOLINESS
“We, today, are actually on the verge of a fresh theological discovery… It is that God is centrally love and that he is only peripherally and remotely holy. And in so doing we are on the verge of standing Scripture on its head. No, the holiness of God is not peripheral. It is central, and without this holiness our faith loses its meaning entirely.”
– David Wells