by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: I Corinthians 14:6-12   I.         As we continue our tracing of how various denominations came to be,             A.        We examined how the Pietiest influenced the beliefs of John Wesley and the Methodist societies that he established.                         1.         In particular was an emphasis on the need for a personal experience to become sanctified, which…

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by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text:   I.         For decades now many of the traditional denominations have been in decline.             A.        The more liberal the beliefs, the larger the decline. Those espousing conservative views show growth. But the ones showing strong growth are the charismatic groups             B.        Name the largest groups in a region, and over half are charismatic…

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Question: I have been reading your sermons for years and using some of them in my own examples. I enjoy reading your thoughts and ideas on the Scriptures. The one thing that you are missing in the text about Speaking in Tongues is the experience of hearing it first hand and seeing it work to…

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Question: God be a witness today, brother, if the Gift of Tongues is useful for the edification of our faith in Christ Jesus or not! I am sick and tired of all these divisions in the Body of Christ — some say no, some say yes.  If Tongues demonstrates no support from God, serving no…

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Text: Acts 2:1-11   I.         I received several questions in recent days regarding speaking in tongues             A.        People wanting to know what it was, what is the heavenly language, what is the unknown tongue             B.        But probably more than anything else, they want to know if you must have the gift of tongues as evidence of having the…

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Question: Could you also tell me how there can be an interpretation of prophecy without prophets? “No prophecy of Scripture is of any private interpretation” (II Peter 1:20). Answer: “And so we have the prophetic word confirmed, which you do well to heed as a light that shines in a dark place, until the day…

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Question: In reading the answer to the Azusa Street revival I was confused by your stance on that revival. A lot of the people quoted kept saying the “tongues were in gibberish” not another language like they thought it would be. But plainly in I Corinthians 13 it plainly says I will speak in tongues in…

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