“The Holy Spirit & ActsFest 2022.”

“The Holy Spirit” is the last portion of the Acts Ministry vision. The vision reads, “Unity, in Christ, through The Holy Spirit.” This ActsFest 2022 will focus on the Biblical foundations and purpose of “The Holy Spirit.” First, while Christianity is a forgiving faith, it is not when it comes to “The Holy Spirit.”If you had any doubt read Matthew 12:31-33. Therefore, when addressing the presence of “The Holy Spirit,” and its multiplicity of human reasons, it is imperative we do not add or subtract in our worship and recognitions that which is given us in The Bible.  Second, the broadness of his presence is easily recognized by evil doers acting as if they are receiving a divine word. We must remember Galatians 5:22-23 where the basic purposes of “The Holy Spirit,” are defined. These purposes are: love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self control  Interpretive actions outside of the workings defined above are not of “The Holy Spirit.” Third, Acts Ministry has for nearly 30 years exercised tolerance, restraint and patience the pieces of…

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“THE HIGHER CALLING OF ACTS MINISTRY,” by Dr. James R. Wining

Where are we as Christians’ in a world that has changed to secular and hostile to our Faith? Are you prepared to stand against those who support actions and decisions which oppose our Christian teachings, morals & ethics. Below are “10” checks to your thoughts & actions as a Christian. How is your Christian walk? “Do you seek a Higher Calling?”

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“The Higher Calling,” by Dr. James R. Wining

The acceptance of Jesus Christ as your path to God can evolve or explode into your life. Some of us have experiences through education and observation with the eventual recognition and acceptance of Jesus Christ. Others are moved by his presence and have immediate acceptance of Jesus Christ with observation and education down the road. However, in both circumstances their faith is either enriched by a church body of friends and acquaintance or is left for further development by personal exploration. “The Higher Calling,” begins now! This understanding begins when clearly you have a recognition that all four corners of the world have been reached. The time of evangelism is over and now is the time of gathering. John 17 takes you step by step through the last prayer of Jesus. A unity through a gathering of all who believe in Him will come to pass. We are to be together as one in a place with Jesus Christ. Today whether you are self developed in Jesus Christ, Group developed by a church believing in Jesus Christ or …

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“CONVERGENCE,” BY Dr. Paul C. Collins, Th.D.

  (The dictionary has several definitions applicable to the word “convergence.” For my purposes in this essay, it simply means the joining together of factors on reaching a point of view.)      I am very interested in Bible teachings. My interest is very intense. As elusive as truth can be when watching television news, pondering points of view on the Internet, or listening to an opinion expressed by a preacher, delving into the Bible can be even more challenging.      To be fair, I acknowledge that most of the people seem to be satisfied in simply quoting a few verses of scripture found in their favorite version or translation. This is better than never quoting scripture. However, many times these same verses are taken totally out of context. When that is the case, their truth is lost to the person doing the quoting and lost to the recipient of the quote.      What does this have to do with “convergence”? If you have something not true joining with something that is true, you render it of none effect. That is, nothing…

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ACTS MINISTRY UNIVERSITY FALL 2021 CLASSES

ACTS MINISTRY UNIVERSITY4166 West Kearney StreetSpringfield, Missouri 658034321acts@gmail.com   LECTURE SERIES TOPIC: Preaching & Teaching 301: Preaching & Teaching “The Unchurched.”1. No understandings2.No knowledge of the Bible3. Lacking moral or ethic standards 302: Preaching & Teaching “The Diversified Church.”1. Different Biblical beliefs2. Different Bibles3. Different lifestyles 303:  Preaching & Teaching “Across Racial & Ethic Barriers.”1. Black Hispanic cultural framework2. Prejudice & Injustice3. Church separation 304:  Preaching & Teaching “All Economic Lifestyle Levels.”1. To the rich2. To the Poor3. To the homeless4. To the economic developing TOPIC: Who & What are we doing as Christians? 305: What is a Pastor?1. What is the role?2. Who sets the responsibilities?3. What are the connections?5. Individual or corporate duties 306: What is a minister?1. What is the difference between Pastor and Minister?2. What are the planning skills?3. What development techniques needed? 307: What is a mission?1. Meeting today’s needs2. Short/Long Term works3. Changing missions4. Event and/or service 308: What is a Ministry?1. A social need2. A community service3. Unity builder ACTS MINISTRY UNIVERSITYStandard class/lecture questions subject to approval of Lecturer or replacement questions…

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