Saturday, November 27, 2010

Miracles are for Today

Miracles are for Today: Confronting the Powerless Gospel with God's Word
by Troy J. Edwards

“For centuries the place of miracles in the church has been debated. This controversy remains in our day. Numerous views and theological positions are advocated in defense or rejection of miracles for today. There are some who believe they are for today, some who outright deny their validity for today, and some who remain unsure. Even among those who believe that God has never ceased working miracles there are a number of perspectives ranging from the idea that they are rare, that they are spontaneous and happen only at God's sovereign whim, and then there are those who believe that a faith-filled group of Christians who believe God's promises can experience them frequently. In his book, Miracles Are For Today, Pastor Troy J. Edwards refutes the idea that God's miracles are only for a past generation and explains from Scripture how God's people can experience frequent miracles in their corporate worship as well as within their personal lives. Get ready to believe God for a miracle today.”

Chapters include:
  1. The Power of a Closed Canon
  2. Did Miracles Cease After The Last Apostle Died?
  3. Were Miracles Meant Only to Authenticate the Apostles?
  4. Miracles and the Name of Jesus
  5. Mark 16:9-20 and Your Bible
  6. Christ’s Miracles: Were They Meant Only to Prove His Deity?
  7. Believers and the Greater Works than Jesus (Part One)
  8. Believers and the Greater Works than Jesus (Part Two)
  9. Cessationism and the Effectiveness of Prayer
  10. Dispensationalism: Another Factor in Powerless Theology
  11. Unbelief: The True Reason for the Cessation of the Miraculous
  12. The Cessationist Idea that Modern Miracles are Satanic
  13. More Cessationist Arguments Refuted
  14. Miracles and the Character of God
  15. Miracles and Motives
TROY J. EDWARDS is the founder and senior pastor of Victorious Word Christian Fellowship in Central Falls, Rhode Island. VWCF is a thriving fellowship committed to evangelism and biblical teaching. He is the author of several books and publisher and editor of Victorious Word Magazine.

    Monday, November 22, 2010

    Eyewitness Reports from the Azusa Street Revival

    Fire on the Earth: Eyewitness Reports from the Azusa Street Revival
    by Eddie Hyatt

    Eddie Hyatt's book on the Azusa Street Revival compiles a number personal testimonies of people who witnessed it firsthand. Here is the publisher's description:
    Dozens of books have been written about the Azusa Street Revival as authors have attempted to understand and recapture this profound, supernatural event. However, the effort to glean meaning from what happened 100 years ago often leads to frustration and despair as authors seek to distill true history from myth and legend.

    Eddie Hyatt went straight to the source for answers. Not satisfied with what others have gleaned, Hyatt mined The Apostolic Faith, the official publication of the Azusa Street Revival. Thirteen issues of The Apostolic Faith were printed and sent around the world as the Pentecostal Fire spread abroad. Fire on the Earth contains selected excerpts from these papers, shedding light on the events surrounding this major outpouring of God.

    Hyatt writes, “Anyone reading these papers cannot help but sense the fervency and intensity of these saints who believed that the outpouring of the Spirit they were experiencing was God’s final call before the end of the age.”

    Dr. Eddie Hyatt is a church historian, teacher, Bible school director, professor of theology, and ordained minister with more than twenty-five years of ministerial experience in the United States, Canada, India, and Eastern Europe. He holds a doctorate of ministry from Regent University as well as a master of divinity and a master of arts from Oral Roberts University, where he also taught in the School of Theology. He is the author of the acclaimed book 2000 Years of Charismatic Christianity. His articles on revival have been published in periodicals in both the United States and Canada.
    For other resources on the Azusa Street Revival, see Azusa Street Project and Shekinah Glory, Holy Fire and Miraculous Healing.

    Wednesday, November 10, 2010

    John Wimber on the Gifts of the Spirit

    In this 3-part series, John Wimber teaches on the gifts of the Holy Spirit.