Monthly Archives: October 2009

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CEP Video Library Operating Procedures

Video Library Procedures Church annual membership fee — $175.00 This covers the use of all DVDs/videos. The only additional expense to you is return shipping charges. The reason for this very nominal membership fee is to insure the continued expansion of the library and its services. CDM will be able to purchase new DVDs/tapes. It … Continued

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Great Expectations and Gospel Realities — Part I

Howcan weget the younger generation of women to begin being involved and committed to women’s ministry in such a way that would bring older and younger into the same room, serving God for His glory, and building friendships with one another. After all, we need one another…but do we really understand one another?

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Christian Education – More than Just Sunday School, continued

Let me go one more step, and on this one I will tread lightly – preaching. How many of you pastors have your sermons thought through for the next year? If not, why not? What is it you are trying to accomplish? What really scares me about well-meaning preachers is when they say to me … Continued

Training Seminars for Seniors Ministry

Join with CEP in praying that renewed commitment to ministry among and by seniors will expand in our churches. Dr. George Fuller is available to conduct a training seminar in your area to this end.So, gather three (or more) people from each of several local churches to: 1. consider issues relating to senior life and ministry, 2. encourage ministry in local churches and communities and 3. emphasize ministry by seniors. Read more…

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Understanding the Church’s Role in Kingdom Education, cont.

Take an example from our American early history as it relates to social justice. A case in point is slavery. Some of the criticism, and not always without some justification, has been aimed at Christians for supporting the “institution” of slavery. Some well known Christians such as Jonathan Edwards actually owned slaves. How could that … Continued

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Understanding the Church’s Role in Kingdom Education, cont.

When we refer to kingdom education, we are including all of the above. As we do, we are attempting to avoid a dualistic approach that makes a distinction between religious education and that which is not religious. The kingdom of God includes light and darkness. It includes the kingdom general areas of life and the … Continued

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Understanding the Church’s Role in Kingdom Education, cont.

In application we need to understand the relation and roles of the church and the kingdom. We must understand the relation of Christianity to all of life. We must understand how the church and individual Christians or groups of Christians are to relate to the public square. And, we must further free ourselves and our … Continued

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Why We Love the Church: In Praise of Institutions and Organized Religion

I agree with J. I. Packer. When I read Why We Love the Church, I wanted to stand up and cheer. I have been reading so many books and blogs from people who do not speak a love language regarding the church or organized religion. Granted, there are blemishes and spots and things that need correcting regarding the church but as the bride of Christ, whom he loves, we too must love the church, and you cannot separate the organism aspect of the church from the organized as many are trying to do.

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The End of Secularism

As the lead article in this issue indicates there has been great confusion regarding the broad issue of God and politics, especially as it relates to the frequently heard church and state separation issue and the united states Constitutional position. on the one hand you have the secularists who want to exclude God from all public discourse, especially politics, and on the other hand you have some Christians who claim that America was founded on Christian principles; therefore, the church cannot be left out of the state or politics. Hunter Baker suggests both tend to over state their case.