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  • Igniting the Flames of Pentecostalism: The Life and Legacy of William Seymour

    Igniting the Flames of Pentecostalism: The Life and Legacy of William Seymour

    Today more people identify as Pentecostal than any other Protestant denomination. This vibrant and diverse movement, boasting over 644 million adherents worldwide, finds its fiery origins in a small, unassuming storefront on Azusa Street in Los Angeles from 1906-1909. It was there, that William Seymour, a humble African American preacher with a powerful vision, ignited…

  • Lessons From the Early Church: The Key to Community Building

    Lessons From the Early Church: The Key to Community Building

    We live in an age and time where we employ a variety of tactics and schemes to bring people into the church fold. These schemes take on different forms and faces in different church communities and are not necessarily bad. Still, we find ourselves elevating our schemes and tactics above the example we see in…

  • Lessons From the Early Church: Sermons and Communion

    Lessons From the Early Church: Sermons and Communion

    In our ongoing journey through the rich tapestry of lessons to be gleaned from Acts 2, we uncover yet another profound aspect that defined the early Christian community—a practice so simple yet so foundational: the constant breaking of bread and the shared meals from house to house. Acts 2:42 paints a vivid picture of the…

  • Lessons From the Early Church: Sermons and Prayer

    Lessons From the Early Church: Sermons and Prayer

    Today we continue our exploration on the book of Acts and how we can glean out lessons from the early church. Last week we talked about how the apostles teachings inspired a people that were willing to share everything they had for the growth of the community. We saw that this was possible because the…

  • Lessons From the Early Church: Sermons & Generosity

    Lessons From the Early Church: Sermons & Generosity

    Last week on The Pulpit we took a look at Acts 2:42 and drew out lessons from the early church. We saw how sermons shaped the lives of the early believers leading to fellowship that brought about growth in their community. Rooted deeply in the practices that birthed out this growth was generosity. Turning our…

  • Sermons, Joy and Thanksgiving

    Sermons, Joy and Thanksgiving

    And you became imitators of us and of the Lord, for you received the word in much affliction, with the joy of the Holy Spirit, so that you became an example to all the believers in Macedonia and in Achaia. – 1 Thessalonians 1: 6-7 A couple of months back on the blog we explored…

  • On The Frontline: The Vital Role of Sermons in Countering False Teachings

    On The Frontline: The Vital Role of Sermons in Countering False Teachings

    I charge you therefore before God and the Lord Jesus Christ, who will judge the living and the dead at His appearing and His kingdom: Preach the word! Be ready in season and out of season. Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching. For the time will come when they will not endure sound…

  • Harold John Ockenga: A Visionary Leader

    Harold John Ockenga: A Visionary Leader

    “I never met a man among evangelicals who could compare to the mighty intellect and spiritual development of Harold John Ockenga” – Billy Graham Emerging from the heart of Chicago in the year 1905 was a man who would dramatically shape the landscape of 20th-century evangelicalism – Harold John Ockenga. For over three decades, Ockenga…

  • Evolving Platforms: Blogs, Livestreams and Podcasts

    Evolving Platforms: Blogs, Livestreams and Podcasts

    Over the past couple of weeks, we’ve taken a journey through time and have seen how sermons have been disseminated over the centuries and how it has spurred the growth of Christianity. From the early days of writing on parchments as seen by the Apostles, to the outpouring of ideas during the reformation through printed…

  • Evolving Platforms: Radio & Television

    Evolving Platforms: Radio & Television

    In the ever-evolving tapestry of human communication, technology has consistently played a profound role in shaping the dissemination of ideas and messages. From the humble quill and parchment to the revolutionary printing press, we’ve witnessed the transformative power of innovation in connecting people with the Christian faith. Continuing our journey through the corridors of time,…