Praise lifts your eyes from the battle to the victory, for Christ is already Victor, and you have the Victor in your heart that you might have His victory in your life. Have you ever noticed the way God multiplies your faith when you begin praising Him? There are times when it is more important to praise God than to pray to Him a prayer of intercession. Praise lifts your eyes from your circumstances to your almighty Father who is Ruler over all. Not one circumstance in your life can come without His permission, and that means that He has a way of causing itRead More →

Appendix Who Was Added to  The Church in Acts? A Series by Dennis Gunderson – Conclusion of 8 Parts Previous in the Series A careful study of the book of Acts concerning who was "added" to the church (Acts 2:47) reveals a striking absence: the terms used make no reference to small children being added to the churches! This does not necessarily mean no children were converted; but it is an important silence, and should not be taken as entirely without significance. There is simply no record in the New Testament of professions of faith or baptisms of children. There are no instances in ActsRead More →

Some Positive Concluding Counsel A Series by Dennis Gunderson – Part 7 of 8 Previous in the Series Next in the Series   We have now seen that nearly everything about recognizing a valid profession of faith is very difficult to ascertain with certainty in children. Where does this leave us? We have advised against haste and shown its dangers, urging parents rather to take advantage of the long-term opportunities we have with our children. But it is not as though there is nothing positive to be done! What should you do when your child appears to show signs of a work of grace inRead More →