Embracing the Fight of Faith

Posted Sep 24th, 12:00 by Francis Frangipane Ministries on Christian Living


 
Embracing the Fight of Faith
In spite of worldwide conflicts, the Holy Spirit is guiding the true Church into her greatest season of transformation. We must not look at the pressures of our times as though they were obstacles set to restrict us. For in the hands of the Almighty, these are the very tools He is using to perfect us.
One of the problems of interpreting end-time events is the tendency to focus upon only one set of conditions. If we...

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Registration extended for the ICIT Accelerated Course

Posted Sep 23rd, 12:00 by Francis Frangipane Ministries on Christian Living


In Christ's Image Training
Registration extended through September 27
for the October Accelerated Level I class that begins October 1 , 2021.
If you were interested in enrolling in the In Christ’s Image Training but were unsure you could devote six full months to the class our "Accelerated Course" might be for you.
For October, we are going to offer the Level I class at an accelerated pace of only three months starting October 1. If you enroll in the full training and...

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Freedom to Prisoners

Posted Sep 17th, 12:00 by Francis Frangipane Ministries on Christian Living


 
Freedom to Prisoners
Even in the day of His wrath, the hand of God is ever guided by His redemptive mercy. What I mean is that many who have failed the Lord during these past years are, even now, discovering Christ has come to free them from the burden of defeat and condemnation.
Indeed, when Jesus began His ministry, He opened the book of the prophet Isaiah to where the nature of His mission was described:
"The Spirit of the Lord God is...

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An Unveiled Face

Posted Sep 10th, 12:00 by Francis Frangipane Ministries on Christian Living


 
An Unveiled Face
We will not find the glory of God by copying techniques or studying books. His presence cannot be entered by following manuals, but by learning to follow Immanuel.
In our immaturity, the church has sought to be known for many things. We have sought to be known for our uniqueness and particular emphasis. Some have sought to be known for speaking in tongues; others desired recognition through their buildings or evangelistic programs. Still others have publicized unique combinations of...

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In Christ's Image Training Accelerated 3-Month Class

Posted Sep 9th, 12:00 by Francis Frangipane Ministries on Christian Living


Dear Friends,
If you were interested in enrolling in the In Christ’s Image Training but were unsure you could devote six full months to the class our "Accelerated Course" might be for you.
For October, we are going to offer the Level I class at an accelerated pace of only three months starting October 1. If you enroll in the full training and have a minimum of three hours per week available to devote to this accelerated online course, you will...

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The River of God's Pleasure

Posted Sep 3rd, 12:00 by Francis Frangipane Ministries on Christian Living


 
The River of God's Pleasure
The Clamor of Many Voices
As the days unfold toward Christ’s return, a multitude of voices will clamor for our attention. Additionally signs and wonders, judgments and upheaval will also burst into the collective consciousness of man, demanding our focus. Our world will experience the increase of sin and lawlessness, which will further deplete the love of many Christians (Matt. 24:12). If we are true seekers of the Most High, we must beware the contagious nature of...

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Shine in the Midst of Darkness

Posted Aug 26th, 12:00 by Francis Frangipane Ministries on Christian Living


Shine in the Midst of Darkness
When I consider the darkness unfolding in the world - the wars and rumors of wars, the abounding iniquity, the failing of men’s hearts for fear, the rebellion against the Lord, etc. - it occurs to me that the staging of this backdrop of darkness is nearly in place. What I mean is that, according to Isaiah 60:1-3, it is during this very time of darkness that God is preparing His people for a baptism...

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The Offspring of Christ

Posted Aug 20th, 12:00 by Francis Frangipane Ministries on Christian Living


 
The Offspring of Christ
Is this not the wonder and mystery, yes, and the very power of Christ's cross? In grief to the point of death, wounded in heart and soul, still He offered Himself for His executioners' sins. Without visible evidence of success, deemed a sinner and a fraud before man, yet He courageously held true to mercy. He let love attain its most glorious perfection as He uttered the immortal words, "Father, forgive them" (Luke 23:34).
Christ could have escaped....

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To Touch the Heart of God

Posted Aug 13th, 12:00 by Francis Frangipane Ministries on Christian Living


 
To Touch the Heart of God
There are three basic categories of Christians. The largest group consists of people who, though they try to avoid the darkness in the world, have no hope that the world can be redeemed. Assuming Christ's return is imminent, they retreat into what seems a shelter of apathy concerning the non-Christian world around them. Yet most are not truly apathetic. Their souls, like Lot's, are vexed by the conduct of unprincipled men (2 Pet. 2:7-8). Their...

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The Divine Obsession

Posted Aug 6th, 12:00 by Francis Frangipane Ministries on Christian Living


 
The Divine Obsession
There are three basic categories of Christians. The largest group consists of people who, though they try to avoid the darkness in the world, have no hope that the world can be redeemed. Assuming Christ's return is imminent, they retreat into what seems a shelter of apathy concerning the non-Christian world around them. Yet most are not truly apathetic. Their souls, like Lot's, are vexed by the conduct of unprincipled men (2 Pet. 2:7-8). Their compassion, though, is...

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The Credibility Factor

Posted Jul 30th, 12:00 by Francis Frangipane Ministries on Christian Living


 
The Credibility Factor
I appreciate and defend the origins of our many denominations. Most were born as godly men fought against the sin and spiritual apostasy of their times. Their heroic stand preserved (or in some cases, restored) the truth of God in an otherwise dark world. From my heart, I thank God for our denominational heritage.
Today, however, the need to remain divided from other evangelical congregations is unjustified. We can remain unique churches with unique callings and a unique...

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Perfectly Weak

Posted Jul 23rd, 12:00 by Francis Frangipane Ministries on Christian Living


 
Perfectly Weak
According to the Scriptures, Moses was "educated in all the learning of the Egyptians." Indeed, as a prince in Egypt, Moses had grown to be a "man of power in words and deeds" (Acts 7:22). Thus, it is hard to equate this eloquent and cultured man with the stammering shepherd who, at eighty years old, was overwhelmed with his inadequacies, so much so that he pleaded with God to choose someone else.
Consider: the Lord took a self-assured world...

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Spiritual Authority and the Things We Love, Part 2

Posted Jul 16th, 12:00 by Francis Frangipane Ministries on Christian Living


 
Spiritual Authority and the Things
We Love, Part 2
As wide as our sphere of love, to that extent we have spiritual authority. We see this in the mother who loves her child. Such a woman has authority to protect, train, and nurture her offspring. She has authority to protect what she loves. The same is true of the husband over his family. His authority is not merely to rule but to establish in his home the life of Christ. True...

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Spiritual Authority and the Things We Love, Part 1

Posted Jul 9th, 12:00 by Francis Frangipane Ministries on Christian Living


 
Spiritual Authority and the Things
We Love, Part 1
While the doctrines of Christianity can be taught, Christlikeness can only be inspired. By their humble and holy lives, this next generation of leaders will inspire multitudes. They will truly walk in Christ’s love; they will be granted great authority.
The Church has many administrators, but few examples of Christ; many who can explain the doctrines of Christianity but few who walk as Jesus walked. Indeed, while many stand in leadership today,...

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Even Sodom!

Posted Jul 2nd, 12:00 by Francis Frangipane Ministries on Christian Living


 
Even Sodom!
"He then began to denounce the cities in which most of His miracles were done, because they did not repent" (Matt. 11:20).
Jesus has a word to say, not only to us as individuals, but to entire cities as well. In anger He rebuked Chorazin, Bethsaida and Capernaum (Matt. 11:21, 23). With tears He wept over Jerusalem (Luke 13:34). If He expected cities to repent in the first century, He expects cities today to repent as well.
It was...

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