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God the Creator

(SKU: PSS001)

A non-judgmental look at various views on creation held by Christians. This pamphlet examines the major views and some of the essentials that unite us despite differences in the details. This pamphlet does not argue one position or another, and so it is useful as a basis for discussion amongst Christians who differ on their interpretation of Genesis.



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The Authority of the Bible

(SKU: PSS007)

Why do we study the Bible? What is its authority in our lives? This is a good way to start an introduction to Bible study--by looking at what we expect to get from the Bible. It takes a high view of inspiration but does not make a statement on Biblical inerrancy.



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Cosmic Conflict

(SKU: PSS017)

A context for the Christian life and spiritual warfare dealing with the fall of mankind and the conflict between good and evil.



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Offering Peace and Forgiveness

(SKU: PSS004)

Carrying out the ministry of reconciliation in the church, particularly as it is done in prayer ministry. Includes identificational repentance and how to "stand in" for someone in forgiveness. Also addresses issues such as the difference between forgiveness and refusing to deal with a problem. This pamphlet would be particularly useful in training prayer teams.



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God's Good News for You

(SKU: PSS002)

Basic pamphlet on salvation, designed for used in connection with personal faith-sharing. It explains Christian faith in a positive and non-threatening manner, and provides space for you to include your personal testimony. Note: Energion Publications does not recommend that any pamphlet, especially one such as this, be simply dropped on someone's doorstep, mailed or otherwise distributed in an impersonal fashion. This pamphlet is designed for use in connection with a discussion that arises out of a personal relationship.



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I Want to be Healed!

(SKU: PSS024)

Some basics of prayer for healing. Why isn't everyone healed when we pray? What might prevent healing? Should we pray for healing?



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What is Biblical Criticism?

(SKU: PSS022)

Another technical pamphlet, giving an outline of the historical critical methodlogy and dealing with a few of the questions Christians have about using it. This is obviouly a very brief introduction. It is very useful as a handout in connection with Bible classes and in study groups.



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I Want the Baptism of the Holy Spirit

(SKU: PSS015)

A balanced look at the baptism of the Holy Spirit. I believe that the baptism is an experience God intends for all Christians, and that ideally it should occur in connection with initial conversion and water baptism. There are ongoing opportunities for the Holy Spirit to ‘infuse’ us with more gifts and increases in gifts throughout our spiritual walk. There is ALWAYS more!”



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So You're an Intercessor!

(SKU: PSS014)

Basic intercessory prayer. There are many misunderstandings about intercessory prayer and particularly about being an "intercessor." This pamphlet shows that every Christian is called to intercessory prayer, and not just a small group. Some, however, are called to pray more than others, and it provides guidelines for them.



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I Want to Pray!

(SKU: PSS011)

Basics of individual and group prayer. If you are a pastor or Christian Education Director, this is an ideal handout to begin a ‘disciple’ class on "teach us to pray." Contains a basic list of Biblical prayers and promises and answers some basic questions believers, especially new believers have about prayer.



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What about the KJV?

(SKU: PSS010)

A look at the King James Version and its role in the church today. This is a brief answer to the "King James Version only" movement. It expresses support and even admiration for the KJV, but also notes that it is an older translation with archaic language, and that it was translated before many of our most important discoveries in the area of Biblical manuscripts and languages were made.



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Prayer Scriptures for Prayer Warriors

(SKU: PSS012)

Some example prayers taken from scriptures to help you learn how to pray the scriptures. Includes adaptations of Ephesians 1:15-23, Ephesians 3:14-21, Ephesians 6:10-20, Psalm 91 and Psalm 121, along with space for a prayer list.



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Spiritual Gifts: Prophecy

(SKU: PSS016)

What is the gift of prophecy? What is its role in the church today? The “Spiritual Gifts Series” looks at many of the spiritual gifts viewing them as having the potential to be just as active in the church today as in the past.



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Repentance and Rejoicing

(SKU: PSS023)

How to turn repentance into a positive and arrive at the freedom and joy that can follow. We often suffer because we believe we are unable to admit when we're wrong. When we don't change the direction of our attitude, we WILL keep repeating the same mistakes. This pamphlet presents some Biblical principles for success in making repentance a lifestyle.



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Seven Barriers to Hearing the Word

(SKU: PSS019)

A pamphlet for Christian Bible students who are having a hard time getting the full benefit from their Bible study. If you feel sleepy when you start to study, this tract is for you. If you are bored when you read, this tract is for you. These are some issues that you need to take on if you want to study the Bible spiritually, and gain the full benefit of communion with God, and hearing what God has to say to you through the study of his Word.



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Seven Kingdom Principles of Choice

(SKU: PSS020)

Principles of choice for living the Christian life. In spiritual warfare THE basic principle is choice. It is not a matter of the actions we take against anyone, but rather of the action of our OWN will in resisting evil.



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Understanding the Search for the Historical Jesus

(SKU: PSS021)

This pamphlet is more technical than the others listed here, but it is still brief and provides an overview of the processes used in the search for the historical Jesus.



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Spiritual Warfare

(SKU: PSS018)

Spiritual warfare and its role in the life of believers. This is closely related to "Cosmic Conflict" but emphasizes the individual and corporate actions we take in the present. These actions occur in the context described by Cosmic Conflict.



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I Want to Study the Bible

(SKU: PSS005)

Basic look at how to study the Bible for yourself. This is a complete method, obviously presented very briefly. The method involved is developed by Henry Neufeld and is called the participatory method.



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Tools for Bible Study

(SKU: PSS006)

Some guidelines for tools you might use in Biblical studies. This pamphlet is designed to be used in connection with "I Want to Study the Bible" and provides some notes about key references that are helpful in personal Bible study, such as Bible versions,

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What's in a Version? (Tract)

(SKU: PSS009)

A BRIEF look at Bible versions, how they are made and how to choose one to use. This is an introduction to what makes Bible versions different, and how you can choose one for your use. For a more detailed discussion, see our book What's in a Version?.



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What is the Good News?

(SKU: PSS003)

A second stage pamphlet for new Christians about salvation. This explains more doctrinal details, but is still seeker friendly and non-threatening. The perspective is most compatible with a Wesleyan perspective, but is not intended to align specifically with one tradition. It explains the process of salvation including justification, sanctification and provides an outline of the Biblical basis for it.



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What is the Word of God?

(SKU: PSS008)

An examination of the various ways in which God speaks to us. This is the more detailed discussion of inspiration and how it works. It is an ideal follow-up to The Authority of the Bible

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Spiritual Gifts: Speaking in Tongues

(SKU: PSS029)

Part of the Spiritual Gifts group, this tract is designed to outline the basis of speaking in tongues. It is written from the perspective that tongues are still to operate in the church today, but does not treat this as the one and only evidence of the baptism of the Holy Spirit.

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Spiritual Gifts: Leadership

(SKU: PSS027)

This tract discusses some leaders in the Bible, the requirements for leadership, and the gifts of the Holy Spirit related to leadership. It is a good starting place for new church leaders or those who want to move into more leadership.

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Spiritual Gifts: Helping

(SKU: PSS028)

This tract is good both for those seeking more leadership, and for those "helpers" in the church who often wonder whether they are truly called by God and gifted by the Holy Spirit. It's focus is on everyone who sees what needs to be done and helps get it done.

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We Were Made for Worship

(SKU: PSS031)

An introduction to the basics of worship with an invitation to enter into it in the way each one can best express worship to God.

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What Do I Do About Fasting?

(SKU: PSS032)

This pamphlet introduces fasting and prayer for new Christians, describing what fasting is, how to do it, and some cautions.

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Gifts and Offices

(SKU: PSS033)

A brief discussion of the fruit of the Spirit, gifts of the Spirit (spiritual gifts), and church offices and how they work together under the guidance of the Holy Spirit.

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Understanding Christian Apologetics

(SKU: PSS034)

This tract provides an outline of the basics of Christian apologetics for Christians who are interested in sharing their faith.

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7 Barriers to Prayer in Your Church

(SKU: PSS035)

Seven barriers or attitudes that will prevent prayer from breaking out in your church and some ideas for how to get past them.

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Spiritual Gifts: Encouragement

(SKU: PSS036)

Description and importance of the spiritual gift of encouragement.

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Spiritual Gifts: Miracles

(SKU: PSS037)

Spiritual gifts pamphlet on the nature and use of the gift of encouragement.

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Spiritual Gifts: Knowledge and Wisdom

(SKU: PSS038)

Definition and use of the spiritual gifts of knowledge (words of knowledge) and wisdom (words of wisdom).

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Spiritual Gifts: Healing

(SKU: PSS039)

The gift of healing defined and its place in the ministry of the church. This is not a full discussion of miraculous healing, but specifically the gift of healing.

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