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How people pray greatly impacts what they believe. The early Church taught its people prayers and how to pray so that their faith would be correct and intact. It was one of the ways the Church discipled its people and encouraged them in their spiritual life and growth. Read more from Steven Bruns as he continues his series on discipleship in the early church.
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In this video interview, Larry Wood hosts Pentecostal scholar Frank Macchia as they discuss the connection between John Wesley and Pentecostalism. Among the topics are Wesley's Aldersgate experience and the commonalities between Pentecostal and Wesleyan spirituality.

Christians are very familiar with the "Roman Road" way of explaining salvation and doing evangelism. But what if it leads you down the wrong way? In this article, Ken Roach argues that this reading of Romans misunderstands the point Paul is making and ultimately obscures the vision of salvation presented in the New Testament.

Practical Divinity continues this week with a primer on John Wesley's view of sanctification as a privilege of all who believe. Included you'll find references to his works with links to recommended sermons for further reading.
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The band meeting was a form of discipleship that helped small groups of men and women practice intense vulnerability and confession of sin together. Watch this Seven Minute Seminary video by Dr. Scott Kisker as he traces the history of this powerful spiritual discipline.
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Can a person lose their salvation? In today's Seven Minute Seminary, Joshua Bloor explains an Arminian interpretation of these critical passages in the Letter to the Hebrews.
Antonio Balestra; 18th century

The end of the book of Isaiah teaches us that God himself will graciously enable us to fulfill the call to righteous living.

According to John Wesley, justification is the door of salvation, while sanctification the house. Read these quotes from men and women, ancient and contemporary, on the critical role of sanctification and holiness for the Christian faith.

Jesus assumes that his followers fast regularly. When he taught his disciples about it he was careful to say, “When you fast,” not, “If you fast.” The Church has always considered fasting a non-negotiable means of grace; a practice whereby the Holy Spirit enlarges our capacity for more of the presence, power and love of God. JD Walt explores five points of fasting guidance.

Christians can choose to receive what God offers, so that there can be in our lives reflections of the very nature of God.

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