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Baptism

Baptism
When someone says baptism what comes to your mind? One of the most memorable baptisms that I was part of was in Alaska. Yes, it was cold, very cold. The baptism was in a small lake in the woods a mile or two from the church. Just the thought of getting into that water was enough to make the goose bu...
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Pastor Dave Smuin
The memory of my Baptism is one of my favorite and I am very excited to learn more during our conference call!!... Read More
Thursday, 11 April 2013 21:45
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Three Things to Know for Effective Preaching and Teaching

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“I’ve been set up!” That was my first thought as I listened to the conference speaker right before me present his message. The more I listened to this very skilled and experienced minister speak the more I prayed for the Holy Spirit to intervene. Not only did I need to hold the audience’s attention ...
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I do think it is important to know your audience. But I also think it is important to know ourselves. I have not given a sermon, b... Read More
Sunday, 18 November 2012 01:01
Pastor Dave Smuin
I have always been taught,"to make a topic reasonate, make it personal". As leaders in churches and organizations how can we achi... Read More
Thursday, 15 November 2012 18:38
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Conflicts in Leadership

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Anyone who has served in a position of leadership knows that conflict is part of the job description. Business owners, managers and team leaders face conflict on a regular basis. Most of the time the conflict comes from outside the team as they face challenges with competitors, unsatisfied customers...
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Pastor Dave Smuin
Unfortunately, it is a topic we need to learn in the Church. It is a reality. We are all still fallen people who fight the war of ... Read More
Friday, 19 October 2012 14:55
Pastor Dave Smuin
Hi Angela, I'm not sure I fully understand the situation. I will ask for more details in the conference call tonight. Thanks fo... Read More
Friday, 19 October 2012 00:43
Pastor Dave Smuin
I apologize for any confusion in my question this evening, Dr. Dave. However, you did answer my question perfectly without even re... Read More
Friday, 19 October 2012 01:57
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What is a Church Dispersed?

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Ministers-dispersed
A church dispersed is a group of believers who have been called, anointed, equipped and scattered across a city, state, country or the world. Some are ministers who have been commissioned, licensed and ordained while others are seeking ordination and training in a non-denominational church. These mi...
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Pastor Dave Smuin
Great topic! Interestingly enough since the N.T. is basically about 'missions' and 'sending out' we find that when the believers ... Read More
Friday, 24 August 2012 03:56
Pastor Dave Smuin
Thanks Danny, I have thought a lot about how this applies in our modern churches. There is still great persecution, more in 2012 ... Read More
Thursday, 23 August 2012 18:43
Pastor Dave Smuin
Dr. Dave it is neat to see this happening. It goes to show how God's ways are higher than ours. Had it not been for the persecutio... Read More
Thursday, 23 August 2012 13:52
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The Lost Sacrament

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Within the Christian community there are common sacraments such as baptism and communion, but have you ever considered the lost sacrament? How could something as critical as a sacrament be lost? Unfortunately it is fairly easy to lose important teachings simply by taking the emphasis off or neglecti...
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The sacrament of Foot Washing is an incredible spiritual experience. This sacrament for all those who are receiving or being serve... Read More
Thursday, 16 August 2012 20:34
Pastor Dave Smuin
To be honest, I have no experience at all with foot washing. I can not even remember ever hearing a sermon or message that discus... Read More
Thursday, 16 August 2012 20:02
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I have never experienced foot washing, aside from the occasional pedicure. I can see how spiritual foot washing would be benefici... Read More
Thursday, 16 August 2012 11:12
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