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The Spirit of the Lord is on me,
because he has anointed me to preach good news to the poor.
He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners
and recovery of sight for the blind,
to release the oppressed,
to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor.
-- Jesus' Mission Statement - Luke 4:18-19 NIV --

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Criticism and Judgement
item A Censorious [Critical] Spirit George D. Watson provides insight into the character and spiritual immuturity of those who criticise in an un-Scriptural and un-Christlike manner. See also the companion article, A Gentle Spirit.
item Do You Have A Critical Spirit? Rev. Dale A. Robbins, M.Div. Encourages self-examination.
item Faber On Judging George D. Watson quotes selections from Faber's work.
item Two Kinds of Judging This article, in the "Sugar and Vinegar" section of the Apologetics Index, shows there is a right way and a wrong way to judge.
item What To Do About Criticism Seven sure ways to rise above the personal pain of being slandered. Written by Pastor James Ryle.
item When Christians Fight Christians "A field guide for discerning how to handle Christian controversy," by Tim Stafford.
item Why I Respond To Criticism by the late John Wimber.

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Fruit of the Spirit
item A Gentle Spirit George D. Watson looks at why gentleness of spirit is rare, and offers insight into how it may be obtained. This is a companion article to A Censorious Spirit.



item The Divine Art of Soul-Winning by J. Oswald Sanders. A classic! [Note: this is a downloadable, zipped text file]
item How Can I Break The Silence? Online booklet on Friendship Evangelism.
item How You Can Introduce Others To Christ Campus Crusade for Christ's Bill Bright shares the reasons Jesus wants you to witness, which relates to your motives; and how you can go about witnessing effectively, which concerns methods.
item Reaching Generation X for Jesus Massive amount of information for those ministering to, well, Gen X.
item Web Evangelism Excellent information on how to effective use the Web for evangelism. Includes lots of links


item Handling Grey Issues Suggestions on how Christians can handle issues not specifically addressed in Scripture.


item Leadership Christianity Today's excellent magazine.
item Leadership University has an extensive collection of articles and resources on leadership.


item Learning To Minister Like Jesus Outline notes of a seminar developed by the Champaign (Illinois) Vineyard staff. The seminar provides "a Biblical overview of and a practical model for healing in the Kingdom of God", and presents practical guidance for moving in the gifts of the Holy Spirit.
item Champaign Vineyard Papers A fine collection of articles on ministry. Especially recommended: "The Kingdom of God."
item The Secret Of Successful Ministry Success is a journey, not a destination. An article on the Free Minds, Inc. site


item How To Pray by R.A. Torrey. This is required reading in many Bible schools. A classic on the subject of prayer.
item Power Through Prayer by Edward M. Bounds. A classic on the devotional life, slanted for Christian workers, but useful for all believers. [Note: this is a downloadable, zipped text file]

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