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“Nickels and Noses”? (On Measuring Success in the Church—More Encouragement for the Remnant)

Phyllis Nissila I recently heard the idiom, “nickels and noses,” translation, “money and people,” referencing how success is counted in some churches. Cute, but really? How about one crown of thorns, two bloody beams, three nails, and success “counted” by … Continue reading

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“Hey, You: Talk to the Man on the Cross!” (On the Righteousness of Believers)

Phyllis Nissila Wondering who the You I am addressing in the title is? Who (hint, hint) prowls around seeking whom he may devour? Who likes to snake upside a believer’s brain with Blame and Shame thus keeping the spiritual klieg … Continue reading

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Vanilla or the Full (Spiritual) Meal? (On the Baptism in the Holy Spirit)

Phyllis Nissila My sister once asked a local pastor, who we eventually came to realize is immersed in the 21st Century Church of the Hip, Slick, and Cool (or something like that),“Will you be teaching on the Baptism of the … Continue reading

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On (Dying) Snakes and (Defeated) Satan

Phyllis Nissila ON SNAKES It is said of a snake that even though its head may be cut off, it takes a while for its slow metabolism to respond. In the interim, sometimes up to an hour, its tail thrashes … Continue reading

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URGENT PRAYER REQUEST FOR MISSIONARIES IN IRAQ

Prayer Needed REPOSTED from http://mkayla.wordpress.com/2014/10/12/prayer-needed/: Posted on October 12, 2014 M’Kayla: The following is a prayer request from Iraq. It is real. It is not news or a conspiracy theory. Children are dying at the hands of ISIS for their … Continue reading

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On Light and “Light” (“Is the Husband in a ‘BMBW’ Marriage Tantamount to Christ?” Part 2)

Phyllis Nissila A commenter on my previous post brought up what I think is one of the most frustrating and telling “bad fruits” of the natural tendency to “keep up appearances” when a rigid list of behaviors is imposed on … Continue reading

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Is the Husband in a “Biblical Manhood/Biblical Womanhood” Marriage Tantamount to Christ?

Phyllis Nissila FROM THE ENGLISH TEACHER… I concluded my last post with direct quotes from the document “Fifty Crucial Questions” (and answers) posted on The Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood website [1]. Permit me to do a bit of … Continue reading

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