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Fear of God Is Just the Beginning of Knowledge

Fear of God Is Just the Beginning of Knowledge

BY DR. JOE ALLOTTA We all know the verse that says, “the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.”  There are quite a few verses that reference the fear of God and even a couple in the New Testament.  Often times I hear people just erase the word or change the word “fear” to “reverence.”  Obviously we should be reverent to God but “fear” has a different meaning.  Fear means to be afraid of something…

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Unity?  Is it Possible?

Unity? Is it Possible?

BY VICTOR GANCEDO Unity… In today’s culture, we see a lot of disunity within the Christian culture, but this is nothing new. There has been disunity within Christians since the beginning, whether it be varying beliefs or interpretations of scripture or political differences. Unity is something that we strive for yet it is so hard to obtain. However, with the recent political uproar, I would argue…

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The 4 Kinds of People in Your Church

The 4 Kinds of People in Your Church

BY ADAM POWERS: I’ve been in and around pastoral ministry for 10 years now and over that time I’ve noticed that in every congregation there usually are 4 kinds of people present. I find these distinctions to be quite helpful because each group requires a different approach, and they need different things (that I want to be able to give them) from me as their pastor. Now, not every person fits into…

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Why Christian Education?

Why Christian Education?

BY JONATHAN REYES: Why Christian Education?  That is a good question, and if I can admit, I will be biased because I am a product of Christian Education.  I must admit that on the surface Christian Education sounds like Bible study, but I can attest that Christian education is simply education that stems from a Christian worldview.  Before I discuss my reasoning on why Christian Education is important,…

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3 Ways to Pray for Your Pastor

3 Ways to Pray for Your Pastor

BY MATT NOBLE: In Hebrews 13 we are told that pastors must give an account for those they watch over (Hebrew 13:7). We see this again in the epistle of James where we are told that pastors will be judged with greater strictness (James 3:1) as they have tremendous influence over the church. Pastors have been given a very weighty task – to shepherd God’s people (Acts 20:28). This is an enormous responsibility…

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Psalm 23

Psalm 23

BY PARKER PERRELLA: If you are like me- human- then you have a tendency to be fearful. You fear unwanted outcomes. You fear loss. You fear vulnerability. You fear not being in control. Fill in the blank… We have a tendency to doubt that the Sovereign, Almighty God of the universe has a plan that is ultimately for our good and His greater glory. Psalm 23 brings me comfort, as it should to you, knowing…

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Why Pastors Should Never Touch Church Money

Why Pastors Should Never Touch Church Money

BY DR. JOE ALLOTTA: There’s only 2 ways for a Pastor to get on the evening news – a sex scandal or a money scandal. (If you feed a 100,000 homeless people or cure cancer you might make the religious section of your towns second biggest newspaper.) I’ll deal with avoiding sex scandals some other time. Oh wait, I can do it in one sentence. Just sleep with your wife. Hmm, that was easy. (Well, I’ll still…

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Recommended Readings

Recommended Readings

The following are recommened readings from Trinity College faculty.  Enjoy!     Found: God’s Will by John MacArthur Recommended By:  Eric Bargerhuff – Professor, Theology     Following Christ by R.C. Sproul Recommended By:  Dennis Cox – Dean of Academic Affairs     Read for Your Life by Pat Williams, Peggy Matthews Rose, and Phil Jackson Recommended By:  Cindy Hyer – Librarian     Voices…

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The Church’s Theology Misconception

The Church’s Theology Misconception

BY VICTOR GANCEDO: What is the Problem? The problem in the most basic form is that people in the church have taken the word Theology out of context, (The Church seems to be good at that recently) and it has created a misconception within the Christian culture especially within contemporary communities. This misconception, in short, is the idea that theology is something only pastors study, it is…

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Who is St. Valentine?!?

Who is St. Valentine?!?

BY DR. JOE ALLOTTA: That’s the most interesting thing about Valentines Day to me. We have no idea who St. Valentine is.  We know St. Nicholas gave presents to kids. We know St. Patrick was into all things Irish (although his official saint color was blue.) So why is St. Valentine associated with love, hearts, and overpriced greeting cards? Let me share some history and then some commentary: History Valentinus…

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