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Blog-Pastor-Dave (Page 2)

4-Minute Video Version: Not many Statements of Faith include a statement about healing. Ours does. Jesus is our Healer. “Provision is made in the redemptive work of the Lord Jesus Christ for the healing of the whole person (Isaiah 53:4-5, Matthew 8:16-17). Prayer for the sick and anointing with oil are taught in the Scriptures (James 5:13-16) as privileges for the Church in this present age (Acts 4:30).” When Jesus died on the cross, he died for us as whole people –

3-Minute Video Version: So you’ve become a Christ follower. You’re being changed from the inside out. “Sanctification” is a big umbrella term that describes this process of becoming like Christ progressively. The Alliance is helpfully updating its Statement of Faith on sanctification, currently: “It is the will of God that through the indwelling Christ (Colossians 1:27) each believer be sanctified wholly (1 Thessalonians 5:23), being separated from sin, fully dedicated to God (Romans 6:13), and filled with the Holy Spirit (Ephesians 5:18), thereby

3-Minute Video: A hundred years ago, Dr. Claude Barlow served as a medical missionary in Shaoxing, China. A strange disease began killing people, and he couldn’t find a remedy. In search of a cure, he filled his notebook with observations he had witnessed in hundreds of cases. Finally, with a small vial of the germs, he sailed for the United States. Just before he arrived, he injected himself with the deadly disease and hurried to Johns Hopkins University Hospital. He became very sick

3 Minute Video: Sometimes we spout out spiritual truths so quickly, we assume everybody understands what we’re saying. We ourselves may miss fully hearing it. An example is the next two sentences in our Statement of Faith regarding humanity. It’s packed with four sizable and interlinked doctrines. “Man and woman were created in the image and likeness of God (Genesis 1:27), yet fell through disobedience, incurring both physical and spiritual death (Romans 6:23). Everyone is born with a sinful nature (Romans 5:12), is

3½ minute video: When composing a Statement of Faith, where would you start? What would take first priority? What would logically follow? Appropriate in my mind, after describing God and Jesus and the Holy Spirit, we make an affirmation about the Bible itself. “The Old and New Testaments, inerrant as originally given, were verbally inspired by God and are a complete revelation of His will for our salvation. They constitute the divine and only rule of Christian faith and practice (2 Peter 1:20-21,