Discover how Jesus and the early Church overcame the enemy—and you can overcome too. We live in a day when the Holy Spirit is speaking strongly to the churches about aggressively retaking the dominion over creation that Adam forfeited to satan. This level of spiritual warfare is a new ministry area to many Kingdom-minded believers. Spiritual Warfare Strategy provides a biblical and theological rationale as well as practical tools for advancing God’s Kingdom. Dr. C. Peter Wagner examines the role spiritual warfare played in Christ’s ministry and among His first followers and applies it to today’s battle.
Traditionally, texts and images have been discussed together on the assumption that they are 'sister arts,' but in Reading Iconotexts Peter Wagner pushes beyond the world-image opposition in a radical attempt to break down the barriers between literature and art. He sets out here the new approach he has identified for dealing with the 'iconotext'—a genre in which neither image nor text is free from the other. Examples include Swift's Gulliver's Travels, a number of William Hogarth's best-known engravings, and a sample of the so-called 'obscene' propaganda prints that were published during the French Revolution. Throughout, the author argues for the importance of seeing text and image as mu...
For the past four decades this highly effective method of evangelism has been vastly overlooked. As a result, large segments of the population have remained unreached. No single church can meet every personÕs needs; thatÕs why planting new churches--ones that will meet the needs of speciþc groups--is so necessary. Now, after ten years of research and teaching on the subject, C. Peter Wagner shares his knowledge and insight in this comprehensive guide on how to plant a church. ItÕs an up-to-date textbook on church planting and a helpful summary of church growth principles in general. Church Planting for a Greater Harvest contains everything Wagner taught in his highly successful ÒHow to Plant a ChurchÓ seminar--a presentation that was offered sixteen times and drew 5,000 participants! Today, as we see a renewed interest in church planting, the Lord is blessing the efforts of church planters everywhere. The future can be an exciting time of growth for churches. Get ready to be carried into what could be the greatest era of harvest the world has ever seen!
Jesus revealed Himself to be the cornerstone of the church. But He has built His church, and continues to build it, through apostles and prophets, people who are empowered by the Holy Spirit. Now a leader of the New Apostolic Reformation gives us new insights into how the people called to crucial roles in the church--apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastor and teachers--must work together to fulfill their divine purpose. For the first time since the Early Church, God is harnessing apostles and prophets to fulfill the promises of His divine plan. Prepare to play your part!
We live in a modern age, but what does ‘modern’ mean and how can a reflection on ‘modernity’ help us to understand the world today? These are the questions that Peter Wagner sets out to answer in this concise and accessible book. Wagner begins by returning to the question of modernity's Western origins and its claims to open up a new and better era in the history of humanity. Modernity's claims and expectations have become more prevalent and widely shared, but in the course of their realization and diffusion they have also been radically transformed. In an acute and engaging analysis, Wagner examines the following key issues among others: - Modernity was based on the hope for freedom...
Spiritual warfare victory! A biblical and theological rationale with practical tools for advancing God’s Kingdom. Supernatural Forces in Spiritual Warfare: Wrestling with Dark Angels is a compilation of keynote speaker presentations in an important symposium that was a public legitimizing of academic pursuits in fields related to the supernatural power of God both for local church ministries and for world evangelization. Topics include: Power Evangelism: Definitions and Directions by John Wimber We Are at War by Ed Murphy Deception: Satan’s Chief Tactic by Timothy M. Warner Pentecostal/Charismatic Understanding of Exorcism by L. Grant McClurig Jr. Sickness and Suffering in the New Testament by Peter H. Davids In Dark Dungeons of Collective Captivity by F. Douglas Pennoyer In addition to these scholars, well-known pastor, ministry leader, and teacher, Dr. C. Peter Wagner examines the role spiritual warfare played in Christ’s ministry—and applies it to today’s battles. You don’t have to be afraid of spiritual warfare—you have God’s supernatural forces on your side every day in every way.
The groundbreaking Prayer Warrior Series culminates with C. Peter Wagner's most personal insights yet into the dynamics of prayer ad spiritual warfare. Dr. Wagner reveals his personal approach to prayer as he provides you with practical steps for deepening and strengthening your own prayer life. Praying with Power will encourage you as it leads you into intimate personal, life-changing communication with your Father, the almighty God. Dr. Wagner answers personal, practical questions about prayer including: How can I make my prayers more effective? How can I hear God better? How can I pray for my community? How do I network with like-minded prayer warriors? As a missionary for almost 20 years in Bolivia, Dr. Wagner's interesting insights about witchcraft, two-way prayer, and corporate prayer introduce concepts you may not have previously considered. Also provided are steps for establishing a prayer ministry in your church or small group, and how to use prayer to heal past wounds. Discover today that Praying with Power brings you closer to God.
Warfare Prayer provides a toolbox and an operator s manual for those who take seriously the Apostle Paul s statement that we wrestle not against flesh and blood but against principalities and powers. The demonic world around us is a reality, but all too few believers understand that realm of darkness to say nothing of having the skills to use effectively the weapons of warfare that God has given us. Based on a combination of sound biblical theology and real life experiences, this book is a user-friendly guide for those committed enough to join the army of God.
Find Your Gifts and Use Them to Serve God's People The Bible tells us that God has given every believer one or more spiritual gifts to build up the Body of Christ. But how can Christians know which gifts they possess? This revised edition of C. Peter Wagner's bestselling spiritual gifts resource will help you learn about your own gifts and empower your congregation or group to use their specific gifts. In this comprehensive and easy-to-understand guide and accompanying spiritual gifts inventory, you will also discover: · The 28 gifts listed in the Bible and how to distinguish them · The difference between gifts, talents and roles · How you can know your individual gifts and use them effectively · Five steps to help you build God's kingdom through your gifts You Spiritual Gifts Can Help Your Church Grow will help you and your group use the gifts God has provided to you so that your church will flourish.
Transformation of the city was the battle cry in the 1990s. How far have we come since then? How do apostles fit into the urban landscape? How do they line up with God's plans? C. Peter Wagner has been writing on these subjects for a number of years, and now he brings city transformation and the role of apostles together in one volume. This book is a call for apostles to assume their rightful sphere of authority to see God's will accomplished here on earth. Wagner relates his decades of experiences and those of others, showing the role of apostles not only in the traditional church, but also in the extended church. Apostles Today offers vision for the role of apostles in healthy churches, workplaces and cities.