Yearning For Revival

REVIVAL   About Thirty-five years ago I had the privilege of auditing a class by on the History of Religions Awakenings under the great historian of Revival, Dr J. Edwin Orr. It was like having an extra weekly dose of morning devotions. I was stirred in my spirit. One day I had the privilege …

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Wesley Groups And Holiness

September 2008   WESLEY’S SMALL GROUPS AS KEYS TO NURTURING GODLINESS AMONG CONVERTS FROM ECONOMICALLY POORER BACKGROUNDS A Case Study from Sri Lanka Ajith Fernando   The rapid growth of the church in the non-western world has happened primarily through people seeing God meet their needs through the display of his power. The church …

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Methodist Community Life

DISTINCTIVES OF EARLY METHODIST COMMUNITY LIFE From a letter written to a friend in Africa who is helping the Methodist Church in his country. March 2006 By Ajith Fernando     One of the saddest features of society today is the fracturing of community life. The family is under fire; commitment to people and …

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Holiness And Community

Published in Global Passion: Marking George Verwer’s Contribution to World Mission, edited by David Greenlee (Carlisle, Cumbria: Authentic Lifestyle, 2003), pp. 11-19.   Holiness And Community Dr. Ajith Fernando   Holiness, commonly understood in evangelical circles as ‘Christ-likeness’, is a very important theme in the New Testament. In a statistical study done on the …

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Crises In The Church

1st May 2002   To the YFC Leadership.     I have been grieving a lot about the state of the Evangelical movement in Sri Lanka and I shared something at staff devotions this week, which I now want to share with you. Ajith   DIVISIONS IN THE CHURCH.   It seems that in …

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Conflicts Among Christians

CONFLICTS AMONG CHRISTIANS Ajith Fernando   Extracts from an interview with the Singapore Magazine, IMPACT.   Impact:  Is it possible for Christians to actually live in unity without conflict?   Fernando:  Conflict is inevitable because we all have individual differences, and many of us have high expectations of standards and behaviour within the Christian …

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