Category Archives: Pastoring

Pastoral Pre-Marital Counselling – Part 6

The last of the Pastoral pre-marital counselling sessions with a couple is left till last for a very good reason. This is usually and best left until the week of the wedding. By this stage the couple has gone through … Continue reading

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Pastoral Pre-Marital Counselling – Part 3

Helping a couple to recognize the difference between fighting and arguing is the pastor’s main task when dealing with the third stage of intimate communication. A fight is heated. But it is possible to help a couple to learn how … Continue reading

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Pastoral Marriage Preparation – Part 2

Pastors have the privilege of helping couples to build strong marriages based on time-tested principles. The three common reasons why most marriages fail are: communication breakdown, infidelity (not just sexual), and lack of adequate preparation. By pastors addressing the last … Continue reading

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Pastoral Marriage Preparation – Part 1

There are three common reasons why marriages fail and Pastors have the privilege of helping to prevent or at least minimise their damage on a couple preparing for marriage. This year I am already marrying nine couples. With each couple … Continue reading

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FAITH

Pentellectualism, An Insider’s Look At Pentecost, Part 5: Faith The fourth pillar in Pentecostal theology is Faith. Pentecostals have accepted that the gifts of the Holy Spirit are for today. Pentecostals have rediscovered that “faith” is not just something you … Continue reading

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Millennialism

The fourth pillar in Pentecostal theology is the Millennium. This is the teaching that after Christ vanquishes the Anti-Christ in the Battle of Armageddon, He will establish His earthly rule from Jerusalem for one thousand years (“the millennium”). A form of this teaching arose for a period during the second century known as Chiliasm. It was rebutted rather swiftly but regained prominence when it was incorporated into Dispensationalism when it was devised in the early 1800s. But it’s now time to think through the ramifications of this teaching.

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The Rapture

Pentellectualism, An Insider’s Look At Pentecost, Part 3: The Rapture Pentecostals have a tendency to embrace “revelations” as somewhat authoritative. This is why many Pentecostal preachers have developed the vocabulary of  “the Lord has shown me…”, “God said to me…”, … Continue reading

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