Category Archives: church

Pastor Jimmy Sandoval: Longevity in Ministry & the Future of the Church

Pastor Jimmy Sandoval talks about longevity in ministry and the future of the church.

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The role of members in the church

In 1 Thessalonians 5:13-15, Paul urges the church ( in the same way he did about dealing with its leaders (see post here) that they are to correct and help members who need it. Here is the passage in the Message version of the Bible: Get along among yourselves, each of you doing your part. […]

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The Harvest is Ready, Are you Ready to Work?

We are on our third week of living in Tyler, Texas and we have pretty much settled. Our lives have begun to create the new routines and to adjust to the environment. We are all happy to be here and enjoy the different perspective of this city. More importantly, we are excited to be part […]

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Encouraging Leaders of the Church to Lead Well (Elders/Pastors/Bishops) Acts 20:17-38

Here is the audio recording for Acts 20:17-38 taught during our Sunday School hour at Village Bible Church. In this section Paul addresses the elders (bishops, overseers, bishops) of Ephesus. The elders (“presbyteroi” v. 17- see Acts 14:23; Titus 1:5) are the leaders of the church who lead with maturity. They are also the bishops or overseers […]

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Healing, Resurrection and Vision – Acts 9:32-11:18 – Part 1

Here is the recording for Acts 9:32-11:18 taught during our Sunday School hour at Village Bible Church.  Healing, Resurrection and Vision – Acts 9:32-11:18 Part 1 Material is copyright by eigaldamez. Permission is given to re-post or reproduce without editing the content. Disclaimer: The contents of all personal web pages and blogs published are solely my responsibility. […]

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A Community of Love

In John 13:34-35 Jesus said, “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” (NIV)This wasn’t a new command for it was found in the Torah (Leviticus 19:18). It was new […]

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A Review of Mere Churchianity by Michael Spencer

I became familiar with Michael Spencer’s writing over a year ago found in his blog at Internet Monk. I read an article titled The Coming Evangelical Collapse and found similar thoughts I that I myself have been thinking for a while. Unfortunately, Michael became sick with cancer and died before he could see his book […]

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The End of Evangelicalism

Up till now, I have been hesitant to speak about what I believe will happen to the Evangelical movement. Evangelicals are all of those who believe in certain essentials among the most important is the belief that salvation is by faith alone. I often refer them to as the Church. I have been a Christian […]

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