Marvels of Charity: History of American Sisters and Nuns

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The church would grow by another 75 people, but not enough to add a third staff member and continue to grow. Many tortured and persecuted martyrs can testify to the sufficiency of Christ when all other help is gone.[13] What we don't need is dependence on a group that would divert our hearts and attention away from Jesus to hollow alternatives. Rather, they were a bunch of ekklesiai, “assemblies” in the plural. There's an institutional philosophy, which is often applied either consciously or unconsciously, that since by God's sovereignty whoever is the leader must have been God's choice and therefore whatever they decide, whatever they say, must be from God.

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A History of the Mothers' Union: Women, Anglicanism and

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It mostly supports organizations in Georgia, though it does give to organizations in Alabama, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee. You may be a leader in your church or a leader in a ministry in a church. Is the Kabbalist “Tree of Life” the basis for the group dialectic process now employed by church growth leaders? Please understand, I’m not necessarily blaming church members for this problem, though they surely contribute to it.

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Christian College, Christian Calling: Higher Education in

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Kairos also helps the planters select their target areas and provides basic demographic data to the planter. I find his vision of the church – and here we’re talking largely in terms of an actual gathering – quite fascinating. Paul's Church in the City of Troy, on Tuesday, October 15th, and Wednesday, October 16th, 1822." (New York, T.&J. Funds also are allocated for church construction. Ironically, one might same the same thing for the use of the word ekklesia in the Greek translation of the Old Testament (the Septuagint, abbreviated as LXX).

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Shepherding the Church: Effective Spiritual Leadership in a

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Bylaws put into print the responsibilities of members, as well as accountability for conduct and choices within and outside the walls of the church. US Senator Chuck Grassley, MA (R-IA) launched an investigation into these groups in Nov. 2007 after receiving complaints of church revenue being used to buy pastors private jets, Rolls Royce cars, multimillion-dollar homes, trips to Hawaii and Fiji, and in one case, a $23,000, marble-topped chest of drawers installed in the 150,000 square foot headquarters of Joyce Meyer Ministries in Fenton, Missouri. [ 36 ] The tax break given to churches restricts their freedom of speech because it deters pastors from speaking out for or against political candidates. [ 1 ] As argued by Rev.

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The Divided Church: Moving Liberals & Conservatives from

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It is this experience and these commitments that lead us to write to you today to express our grave concern about the deteriorating conditions in Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories which threaten to lead the region further away from the realization of a just peace. Relativism, the intellectual counterpart of spiritual apathy (lukewarmness), began infecting the churches early on in the era of Laodicea. Why should we care about religious universities, schools or hospitals when they aren’t free?

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Console One Another: A Guide for Christian Funerals

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The early Greek translation of the Old Testament, the Septuagint, used the Greek word presbuteros for “elder.” This is the same Greek word used in the New Testament that is also translated “elder.” The New Testament refers a number of times to elders who served in the role of church leadership (Acts 14:23, 15:2, 20:17; Titus 1:5; James 5:14) and apparently each church had more than one, as the word is usually found in the plural. The Foursquare Church is committed to the highest ethical and professional standards of conduct as an integral part of its mission: the advancement of the Foursquare Gospel.

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Joachim of Fiore and the Myth of the Eternal Evangel in the

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For whereas formerly the missionaries used to go to convey a spiritual message, to-day at least one very important phase of their purpose is to effect as well as share material or economic "blessings" for the natives, such blessings, for instance, as our 'Very material corporations manufacture and seek to distribute as widely as possible; bathtubs, sewing machines, electric lights, or, refrigerators, or in other words, anything and everything that our modern corporations make. Many of the NAE leaders noted in their response that although tithing is an Old Testament legal model, New Testament Christians should give out of generosity.

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Novena to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

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We use to give some food,clothes,conducting small medical camps and taking care of their children and teaching to them, so that the Lord opens the way to bring them to the knowledge of Jesus Christ. Yet for all these investments and gifts, the people in them in many cases live like trusted prisoners. In my opinion, nothing in this world tells us more authoritatively what the church ought to be than Christian Scripture.

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Poverty Celibacy & Obedience : A Radical Option for Life

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The EOA, with its “maximum feasible participation” rhetoric and neighborhood-based Community Action Programs, became the centerpiece of Lyndon Johnson’s War on Poverty. These cases often involve common legal actions, such as a lawsuit stemming from an automobile accident caused by a church employee. The Agape Church Association in the city of Ordu also recently applied to Turkish state authorities to be able to use the historic Tasbasi Orthodox Church as its church. The amount and the counters initials are recorded on the band.

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Templar Sanctuaries in North America: Sacred Bloodlines and

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It continues the work of, and acts as agent for, predecessor bodies, and continues other ministries, as specified in paragraph 65 of the Constitution of the United Church of Christ and as described in its articles of incorporation. The current structures are designed to perpetuate a “minority class of the incarcerated.” It is therefore our mission to identify and dismantle unjust laws and practices that unfairly target minority individuals for the express purpose of economic gain of the perpetrators and architects of this manner of oppression.

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