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Practical Implications of 1 Corinthians 7:1-16 for Christian Married Couples in the Ethiopian Full Gospel Believer’s Church

Author: Abera, Abay Abera
Every single culture in the world has its own set of rules concerning marriage, sex and family. From the beginning marriage was established by God…

Practical Proposals for Raising the Profile of Children’s Ministry in the Ethiopian Full Gospel Believer’s Church

Author: Abera, Abay Abera
The Bible tells us that children are gifts of God created in His image (Ps 127:3). In the Old Testament we see how God was…

Towards a Model for Enhancing the Theology and Praxis of Divine Healing for the Paf. Die. Gemeinde in Kirchberg, Switzerland

Author: Aeberhard, David
The purpose of the mini-thesis was to develop a biblically informed framework for practicing divine healing in the Paf.die.Gemeinde (Praise and Faith Church) in Kirchberg,…

Widowhood Practice in Ezeagu, Nigeria: the Role of the Anglican Church

Author: Agubuzu-oyi, Celestina
The mini-thesis explores the socio-cultural practice of widowhood in Ezeagu, Nigeria. The study found through both the literature study and the empirical component, that harmful…

Rhetorical Analysis of Paul’s Argument in 1 Corinthians 13

Author: Biatoma Felix Kantonda
Never a piece of writing has been so appreciated like 1 Corinthians 13. Biblical scholars of various backgrounds acknowledge it as the best master piece…

An Analysis of the Status and Evangelism Strategy of Muslim Wives in Saudi Arabia

Author: Booysen, Sharon Elizabeth
Western society at large is prone to conclude that the majority of Islamic wives are treated as inferior, second class citizens with few rights and…

The Role of the Holy Spirit in Discipleship in a Hostile World: an Exegetico-theological Analysis of John 16:7-15

Author: Boshoff, Rudi
This thesis examines verses 7-15 in Chapter 16 of the Gospel of John to see if what Jesus said specifically describes the pivotal role of…

Towards a Pastoral Strategy to Counsel Teenagers in the Northern Free State Area Who Are Subject to Self-mutilation

Author: Botha, Megan
The occurrence that is called self-mutilation is a real and dangerous threat to defenceless people worldwide. School counsellors in the Free State, coaches, youth workers…

The Salvation and Discipleship of Children Within the Dynamics of the Family

Author: Broodryk, Nicolaas Marthunis
Through this thesis I would like to do a literature review on an important issue which affects all parents. Children are born into a family…

Deliberations on Discipleship and Training in the Missiological Effort

Author: Broodryk, Nicolaas Marthunis
The growth of the Church in many parts of the world and their acceptance of the responsibility to take the gospel to the ends of…

Towards a Biblically Faithful Operative Theology With Regards to 2 Chronicles 7:14 at Christian Life Fellowship, Jamaica

Author: Campbell, Sheldon
Many pastors and Christians in Jamaica view 2 Chronicles 7:14 today as a means, if they adhere to its conditionalities, to precipitating widespread spiritual revival,…

La Formación De Líderes en La Iglesia Local: El Caso De Cuatro Iglesias Pertenecientes a La Asociación De Iglesias Evangélicas De Oriente (Asigeo) en Venezuela

Author: Carrizalez, Samuel Antonio Marcano
La formación para el ministerio es una necesidad vital para todas las iglesias. El apóstol Pablo deja claro que los dones deben ser desarrollados para…

Die Schatten Der Himmlischen Dinge:typologie Im Hebräerbrief

Author: Carsten, Friedrich
Diesem Vers ist der Titel der vorliegenden Arbeit entnommen: „Die Schatten der himmlischen Dinge“. Dieser einzelne Vers gibt schon viele Hinweise, die das Thema der…

Knowledge Management: a Recommended Companion in the Task of Biblical Mentoring in the 21st Century

Author: Chua, Alton Y. K.
Mentors not only help clarify the call of God in the protégés’ lives but also develop the inner character and spiritual depth of their protégés.…

¿de Qué Manera Y Hasta Qué Punto, La Conceptualización Popular Del Líder Y El Liderazgo Han Permeado La Filosofía De Liderazgo Cristiano en El Contexto De Cuatro Comunidades Evangélicas Costarricenses en La Provincia De Cartago?

Author: Claudel, Esa? Bonilla
The investigation implemented both a qualitative methodology and a non-probabilistic selection method to explore the cultural, social, and biblical conceptualization that is granted to the…

Church Migration – an Investigation at Godfirst City Church

Author: Cloete, Francis
The quantitative research looks at reasons for church migration amongst respondents recruited from GodFirst City Church, Johannesburg. (GFCC), recording the push factors that caused respondents…

Applying Integrated Theology to the Disciple Making of the International Discipleship Making Initiative (Idmi)

Author: Constantine, Marcus A.
This paper is the final requirement of an integrated master's programme at the South African Theology Seminary (SATS). SATS views this as the preferred way…

An Examination of the Popular Justifications for the Existence of Messianic Judaism

Author: De Bruyn, David Jack
The so-called Messianic movement, or 'Messianic Judaism', as its proponents prefer, has mushroomed in the last 30 years to become a distinctive and conspicuous entity…

An Exegetical Study of 1 Timothy 6:3-12 With Special Reference to Its Implications for the Prosperity Gospel

Author: Dlamini, Sifiso T.
The prosperity gospel (PG) is a widespread theology among certain denominations of the Christian church. The essence of this theology is the teaching that Christians…

De Bijbelse Rol Van Oudsten en Diakenen in De Volle Evangelie Gemeente “the Open Door” in Suriname: Een Geval Studie

Author: Ewald Ferdinand Franklin Gregor
Dit onderzoek zal de Bijbelse rol van de ambten van diakenen en oudsten binnen de Volle evangelie Gemeenten, in het bijzonder de Volle evangelie Gemeente…

The Unity and Argument of John 10: an Analysis of Discourse Features

Author: Falconer, Robert D.
John 10 is a difficult chapter when considering its chronological order and apparent displacements. Some critics have held that chapter 10 is disordered and therefore…

Debating Scientific Origins: Can Intelligent Design Be Supportively Involved in Natural Science Debates on the Origin of Life?

Author: Farr Williams, Michael Scott
This study endeavors to understand the writings of Ken Miller and Eugenie Scott in terms of their objections to Intelligent Design being involved in the…

Continuity or Discontinuity of Blessing Rituals in African Traditional Religion: Towards a Contextual Theology of Christian Faith Among the Meta’ People in North West Cameroon.

Author: Fokwa, John Nji
The mbàn (the Metaʼ family meeting house) is an institution that is unique to the Meta’ and Moghamo speaking populations of the North West Region…

Towards a Strategy for Promoting and Multiplying Effective, Biblical Church Plants From Southlands Church, Orange County, California

Author: Frow, Alan Peter
This thesis is based upon the realization that Southlands Church was found lacking in its operative theology with regards to the multiplication of churches. The…

Begleitwirkungen Und Mögliche Risiken Des Internet-pornografie-konsums Ein Beitrag Aus Der Perspektive Christlicher Ethik

Author: Fürstenberg , Merlin
Über das Internet ist Pornografie heute flächendeckend, kostengünstig und diskret1 verfügbar. Entsprechende Angebote nutzen nicht nur Erwachsene, sondern ebenso ein Großteil der Minderjährigen.2 Was die…

Endure Hardship: Suffering in the Ministry, Expectations of Pastoral Trainees in the Reformed Evangelical Anglican Church of South Africa

Author: Gertzen, Geoff
Many pastors do not complete a lifetime of ministry. This research seeks to contribute to the discussion that exists around the reasons for this phenomenon.…

Christsein Im Ersten Johannesbrief: Ausführungen Zur Christlichen Existenz Vor Dem Hintergrund Der Wichtigsten Johanneischen Alternativbegriffe

Author: Grader, Daniel
Vorab sei gesagt, dass mir das Thema dieser Arbeit vor allem in zweierlei Hinsicht als besonders nützlich, sowohl für den Studenten der Theologie als auch…

Neither Male Nor Female: the Implications of Galatians 3:26-29 for Today’s Church

Author: Grobler, Tommy
Johnson (1991:155) stated that the most important teachers in church history, such as, Ignatius, Bishop of Antioch, Hippolytus, Gregory of Nyssa, Justin Martyr, Clement of…

Applying Integrated Theology to Persuasive Preaching

Author: Hauf, Philipp
This Research Report seeks to provide a consolidated account of my topic as studied through various theological perspectives that comprise the integrated master's programme at…

Abortion: the Effect and Ethical Implications It Has on the Emotional Intelligence [eq] of Adolescents.

Author: Howard, Robynne Louise
A study has been done in order to determine the effects abortion has on the emotional development of the adolecent and the ethical implications surrounding…

An Exegesis of Luke 5:12-16 and Its Relevance for Shaping Christian Attitude Towards People Stigmatized by Hiv and Aids in Southern Africa

Author: Hoy, Barbara Anne
All three synoptic evangelists narrate a miracle performed by Jesus in the earliest phase of His public ministry in which He was accosted by a…

A Comparative Study of the Phrase “in Christ” in Ephesians

Author: Jacobs, Linda Anna
Paul‟s letter to the Ephesians has been portrayed as: “…the grandest of all the Pauline letters. There is a peculiar and sustained loftiness in its…

Involving Children in the Mission of the Local Church

Author: Janse Van Rensburg, Elmain
Both children and missions have a very special place in my life. This study was born out of a deep desire to see children as…

A Critical Evaluation of Bruce Little’s Creation-order Theodicy

Author: Johnson, Connie
Bruce Little is a professor of Philosophy of Religion at Southeastern Theological Seminary, USA. Little developed the Creation-Order theodicy upon interpreting deficiencies in widely accepted…

A Biblical and Practical Response to Divorced Pastors in Ministry in the Churches in the Kawama Compound of Ndola in Zambia

Author: Kamfwa, Damas
This dissertation offers a biblical and practical response to the issue of divorced pastors in ministry in Kawama compound of Ndola in Zambia. The research…

Applying Integrated Theology to Child Protection in the Church of Pentecost in Winneba Municipality in Ghana

Author: Kpalam, Ebenezer Tetteh
Child abuse is not uncommon in Africa, and Ghana is not an exception. Where child abuse exists, the appropriate response is child protection. Child protection…

Developing an Understanding of the Role of Women in Zambia Baptist Association

Author: Lama, Lawrence
The debate on the roles of women, both in politics and religion continue to be both an emotional active and divisive subject. In Christianity both…

Contours of the Postmodern Generation: Critical Observations for a Relevant Missional Approach by the 21st Century Church in Following the Missional Example of Jesus Christ

Author: Laverty, Kristen
Imagine if you will, be it in the present or future, a time in which the third world countries are more actively engaged in Christianity…

Biblical Interpretation and the Christocentric Principle: the Interpretation of Acts 15:1-35

Author: Mahlaola, Joseph
In a quest to interpret the Bible christocentrically, different methods have been applied throughout different eras of Christianity. Some allegorised, some typologised whereas some sought…

The Role of the Assemblies of God Movement in Zululand District in Addressing Needs and Concerns of Pastor’s Widows.

Author: Mavuso, Moses
This mini-thesis investigates the ministry of the Assemblies of God Movement Kwazulu-Natal (AOGM-KZN) towards pastor's widows and their dependents. The aim of the study is…

Equipping Christian Teenagers of Bhisho Community Church to Be Effective Witnesses and Disciples of Jesus Christ in the Bhisho Community in the Amathole District, Eastern Cape, South Africa.

Author: Mayedwa, Mlungisi Gladstone
This study focused on the involvement of Christian teenagers at Bhisho Community Church in the Amathole District, Eastern Cape, South Africa in witnessing to their…

Towards a Strategy to Achieve a Biblical and Effective Operative Theology at Damascus Baptist Church With Reference to Jesus’ Use of the Son of Man Motif

Author: Mcfather, David B.
Damascus Baptist Church is a small sized congregation situated in Randolph County, Georgia. I have been serving as Pastor here for almost seven years. Though…

Christian Creation Theories Rooted in the Genesis Account and Their Underlying Assumptions.

Author: Michael Janse Van Rensburg
The objective of this study is to provide the reader with a holistic theological understanding of the current popular Christian creation theories. This was done…

Gender Based Violence Against Married Women in Zambia – a Biblical and Practical Response for the Pentecostal Church

Author: Mugala, Lameck
The problem of Gender-based violence (GBV) against married women in Zambia is high among the challenges the Pentecostal church is facing. Often the church is…

Towards a Strategy of Developing a Marriage Mentoring Ministry at Northwest Church, Hispanic Ministry

Author: Nolasco, Ariel A.
The objective of this qualitative study is to develop a ministry intervention proposal, intended to help marriages in the Hispanic Ministry at Northwest Church in…

The Existence of a Jewish Remnant as Evidence of God’s Redemption Plan for Israel

Author: Ongeya, Louise Kearsney Onen
The purpose of the mini thesis was to present enough biblical evidence to show that God's plan of redemption for Israel is fulfilled through the…

Λόγος Christology in the Prologue of John’s Gospel: a Rejection of Philo of Alexandria’s Logos Philosophy?

Author: Peltier, Robert V.
A leading theory about the inspiration or origin of John’s use of Λόγος as a metaphor for Jesus Christ in the Prologue to the Fourth…

The Role and Relevancy of a School Chaplain in Kwa-zulu Natal

Author: Pickford, Diane
The mini thesis presents an analysis among chaplains and contemporary teenage girls mixed with a literature study pertaining to the role and relevancy of a…

The Impact of Jubilee Training Centre on Its Graduates’ Spiritual Growth

Author: Pratt, Leeanne Elizabeth
The aim of this research was to gain insight as to the impact that Jubilee Training Centre had on its graduates' spiritual growth and maturity.…

Sexuality: a Decision Making Model for Adolescents in South Africa

Author: Ras, Juli?tte Elizabeth
A study has been done to determine and recommend a decision-making model with regards to sexuality for adolescents in South Africa. The purpose of the…

Beyond the Conflict: Genesis Chapters 1 and 2 in the Perspective of Science and Biblical Theology

Author: Ravi, Prashant Kesava
The conflict between creation and evolution has long dominated discussions surrounding the first two chapters of Genesis in the Old Testament. In efforts to ameliorate…

Dealing With Increasing Aggression in Preadolescent Boys as a Result of Pedagogical Factors: a Biblical Approach for Christian Teachers and Counsellors

Author: Riddin, Andrew Jason
Aggressive personalities are relatively easy to spot: competitive natures, in-your-face confrontations and lack of control of emotion are common. The number of people acting in…

A Literature Survey of the History of Interpretation of the Sodom and Gomorrah Incident of Genesis 19:1-29, With Special Reference to the Homosexuality Debate

Author: Rogers, Gregory Garnet
The homosexuality debate is fast proving among the most divisive in the Christian world today. The Sodom account of Genesis 19:1-29 is perhaps the most…

Denn Es Ist Der Wille Gottes, Dass Ihr Heilig Lebt.“ 1. Thessalonicher 4,3: Analyse Und Systematisierung Grundlegender Aspekte Eines Heiligen Lebenswandels in Den Paulusbriefen.

Author: Rohde, Ria
Jeder Mensch hat gewisse Vorstellungen davon, was sich hinter dem Wort „Heili‐gung“, „heilig sein“ oder „die Heiligen“ verbirgt. Dazu vier mögliche Stereotypen: Der Fragende: Wie…

A Deconstructionist Critique of Christian Transformational Leadership

Author: Scarborough, Thomas Oliver
Christian Transformational Leadership is a popular leadership model whereby the Christian leader, most simply, seeks to influence (or transform) followers on the basis of his…

Towards a Strategy for Achieving a Biblically Faithful Understanding of and Response to Luke 4:18-19 at Two Congregations of the Nederduitse Gerformeerde Kerk in South Africa

Author: Schmidt, Vernon
The Gospel of Luke comprises many statements that should impact the church in understanding God's mission emanating from before creation. One of these is Jesus'…

The Shema (Duet.6:4-9): Its Significance and Implications for the Twenty First Centaury Christian Family.

Author: Schott, Marilyn
As a Christian mother with two young children, my desire and prayer for my children is that they grow up to become strong active Christians.…

A Premarital Congregation-based Education Program: Towards Addressing a Gap in Premarital Preparation in the Three Forks Church of Christ, South-central Kentucky, Usa.

Author: Secula, Nikolaus
The purpose and intent of this thesis were to research an observed issue and seek a resolution within the local ministry context of Three Forks…

Neutestamentliche Gemeindebauprinzipien: Und Was Man Für Die Lokale, Westeuropäische Kleingemeindearbeit Im Allgemeinen Daraus Lernen Kann/sollte.

Author: Sieber, David
In Mt 16,18 versprach Jesus, dass er seine Gemeinde bauen wird. Durch die Schriften des Neuen Testaments bekommen wir Einblick, wie Gott die von Jesus…

The Human Conscience: Divine Design or the Nature of Our Neurons?

Author: St. Onge, Charles
Christians through the centuries have long turned to Romans 2:14-16 to show that the human conscience is a sign of the restraints God has placed…

An Exegetical Study of Amos 5:10-15, With Particular Reference to Promoting Social Justice in Lesotho

Author: Tefo, Peter Koona
Lesotho's stagnant economic growth, political instability, social corruption and appalling state of unemployment are signs of the wide-spread poverty that has plagued the country since…

Corporate Responsibility Before God? An Examination of the Seven Letters to Asia Minor in Revelation Chapters 2 and 3

Author: Watton, John
Revelation chapters 2 and 3 appear to contain language that refers to the corporate deeds, the corporate faithfulness and the corporate perseverance of the recipients.…

A Biblical Exegesis of Colossians 3:1-3 and Its Significance for Christians in a Postmodern-post Christian Era

Author: Weaver, Paul Andrew
This thesis is a Biblical Exegesis of Colossians 3:1-3 investigating its significance for Christians today. It explored: the historical, cultural and literary context of Colossians…

Evaluating an Evangelical Universalist Interpretation of Romans 5:12–21

Author: Wheeler, Stephen
I am the leader of a local church with a strong emphasis on preaching grace. We enjoy relational links with like-minded churches, which has given…