Teaching Resources

A Divine Inspiration to Praise

By Rodney Kirkpatrick

October 2, 2008
  James 1:2-4 (NASB) "2 Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials, 
3 knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. 
4 And let endurance have its perfect result, so that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing." Please join with us in praising Jesus while experiencing: Emotional insecurity Financial challenge Impossible tasks Personal failure Fear over the present [...]

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A Vicious Circle in the American Church

August 29, 2013 By Rodney Kirkpatrick   Let me preface this article with some personal background regarding my ties to the Church in the United States. I became a Christian in America in 1981. I have worked in Christian ministry, including founding/pastoring a church and extensive missions travels, in the USA from 1994 to 2007. The vast majority of my extended family currently attends Church in the USA. My family has a history of service and participation in the Church in America [...]

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Airlines, Excuses and Grace

By Rodney Kirkpatrick

June 21, 2010
  I have been a somewhat frequent air traveler to many different parts of the world over the last fifteen years. Throughout this time I've seen so many different issues with flying that I've come to expect the possibility of something occurring that will cause a delay. While my tolerance for the unavoidable has grown significantly over time, a recent experience on a trip was particularly unjust.  Throughout this [...]

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Being Light: The Christian Responsibility

By Rodney Kirkpatrick

January 14, 2009

  Jesus presented one of the most fundamental mandates to the Church in Matthew 5:14-16 (NASB) which says, 14 "You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden; 
15 nor does anyone light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. 
16 "Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who [...]

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