A lesson in preaching from a year-old July Had she punched me in the stomach, her exclamation could not have hurt me more. What if it had been me? April How do you handle being treated unjustly and taken advantage of? Defending Basic Rights: A Conversation with Public Affairs and Religious Liberty Leaders March As a result of this interview, you will gain a deeper understanding of the work and involvement of these leaders in the religious liberty and public affairs in our world.
Searching the Scriptures, serving the church: The mission and ministry of the Biblical Research Institute June The editors of Ministry interview the theologians of the Biblical Research Institute. What Facebook has taught me about myself January How is your life journey? Respecting the Women in our Churches and Communities October The example that we establish goes a long way in setting the tone for gender relations in our churches.
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Seven goals for the New Year January My overarching aim for is to model my life according to the will of Christ as revealed through His life and teachings. The effects of biblical spirituality January A look at four consequences of true biblical spirituality.
The life of the pastoral family: An Interview with Willie and Elaine Oliver March How do you develop and maintain a healthy family life? Get tips about one of the toughest jobs anyone can tackle. United in Love: An interview with Daniel R. Marriage: An earthly microcosm of heaven July A successful marriage is not composed of just two individuals certainly not male and male or female and female ; rather marriage includes three individuals: the man, the woman, and God.
Donkor shares the pervasiveness of spiritualistic manifestations in the end-time church. A Conversation with Adventist Church leaders in Europe October European people live in a society that has left Christianity behind—how do Christians witness in this atmosphere? She calls for preachers to exercise the authority that God invests in them both locally and nationally. And no doubt exists in my mind that there are many such pastors who lovingly proclaim the high expectations of God.
God, however, in these last days, seeks yet more men and women who will exclaim His Word—regardless of the possible ramifications of doing so. The Sabbath: A time for exhaustion? April No time clock can measure what ministers invest throughout their lives.
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I really hope that will be a reality. That is our mandate. The blessed hope June Interview with the General Conference Auditing Service March A discussion with those who ensure the financial integrity of the church and its entities. Saying Thank you to your congregational team members March Ten ways pastors can express appreciation to the church members who lighten their load. But that discussion must take place. The benefits of assimilation February Developing a sense of family in the body of Christ.
Tribute to James A. Sharing the good news of our Savior in the Pacific Rim October This month marks the third October in a row that Ministry has featured a particular geographic region of the world field. Running on empty August As a car can still look good, although the fuel tank is empty, so also can we as ministers still look good to others when our souls are empty.
But we are spiritually ineffective. The King's Majesty hath the chief power in this Realm of England , and other his Dominions, unto whom the chief Government of all Estates of this Realm, whether they be Ecclesiastical or Civil, in all causes doth appertain, and is not, nor ought to be, subject to any foreign Jurisdiction.
Where we attribute to the King's Majesty the chief government, by which Titles we understand the minds of some slanderous folks to be offended; we give not to our Princes the ministering either of God's Word, or of the Sacraments, the which thing the Injunctions also lately set forth by Elizabeth our Queen do most plainly testify; but that only prerogative, which we see to have been given always to all godly. Princes in holy Scriptures by God himself; that is, that they should rule all estates and degrees committed to their charge by God, whether they be Ecclesiastical or Temporal, and restrain with the civil sword the stubborn and evil-doers.
The Bishop of Rome hath no jurisdiction in this Realm of England. The Laws of the Realm may punish Christian men with death, for heinous and grievous offences. It is lawful for Christian men, at the commandment of the Magistrate, to wear weapons, and serve in the wars.
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Of Christian men's Goods, which are not common. The Riches and Goods of Christians are not common, as touching the right, title, and possession of the same, as certain Anabaptists do falsely boast. Notwithstanding, every man ought, of such things as he possesseth, liberally to give alms to the poor, according to his ability. As we confess that vain and rash Swearing is forbidden Christian men by our Lord Jesus Christ, and James his Apostle, so we judge, that Christian Religion doth not prohibit, but that a man may swear when the Magistrate requireth, in a cause of faith and charity, so it be done according to the Prophet's teaching, in justice, judgement, and truth.
Which Articles were deliberately read, and confirmed again by the subscription of the hands of the Archbishop and Bishops of the Upper-house, and by the subscription of the whole Clergy of the Nether-house in their Convocation, in the Year of our Lord Find a list of agencies and organisations we partner with to advance Christ's Kingdom here in Butere.
We strongly believe in the power of education to bring relief from poverty as well as broadening the mind. It covers the geographical area in Western Kenya that used to be known as North Kavirondo. This was originally part of Uganda and therefore under Mukono Diocese. He was sent by Church Missionary Society and started evangelism through itineration in the area, through schools and dispensaries.
The missionary task was not an easy one because the locals were deeply immersed in cultural practices, so much so that it took them time to understand the concept of salvation through Christ.
Today, the Anglican Church in Butere has about 22, registered members spread across Butere and Khwisero sub counties as well as church founded educational institutions and 5 health centres. Before joining ministry, he had a professional background in Science and the Pharmaceutical Industry in addition to his theological training and experience. Now retired, he lives in Mwihila where he serves in his local church. In he was elected diocesan bishop. Now retired, he lives in Shikoti, Kakamega on his farm where, he has built an interdenominational chapel for a congregation of around 60 members.
We look after Churches, 48 Parishes, 13 Deaneries and 5 Archdeaconries. We also oversee church founded educational institutions. Email: buterediocese gmail. Youtube Twitter Facebook. Executive Management Team EMT The EMT supports the Bishop in the preparation and implementation of strategic issues, the handling of significant or fundamental operational matters as well as ensuring internal communications.
Read more. Diocesan Structures. Synod The Synod is the supreme governing organ of the diocese that in accordance with the constitution deliberates on all matters pertaining to the church including spiritual discipline and gives full synodical authority to any act of Synod. List of elected members: attach here. Standing committee This committee is appointed by the Synod to attend to urgent matters arising, which do not necessarily require the attention of the Synod.
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Articles of Faith. Of Faith in the Holy Trinity There is but one living and true God, ever- lasting, without body, parts, or passions; of infinite power, wisdom, and goodness; the Maker, and Preserver of all things both visible and invisible. Of the Word or Son of God, which was made very Man The Son, which is the Word of the Father, begotten from everlasting of the Father, the very and eternal God, and of one substance with the Father, took Man's nature in the womb of the blessed Virgin, of her substance: so that two whole and perfect Natures, that is to say, the Godhead and Manhood, were joined together in one Person, never to be divided, whereof is one Christ, very God, and very Man; who truly suffered, was crucified, dead, and buried, to reconcile his Father to us, and to be a sacrifice, not only for original guilt, but also for all actual sins of men.
Of the going down of Christ into Hell As Christ died for us, and was buried, so also is it to be believed, that he went down into Hell. Of the Resurrection of Christ Christ did truly rise again from death, and took again his body, with flesh, bones, and all things appertaining to the perfection of Man's nature; wherewith he ascended into Heaven, and there sitteth, until he return to judge all Men at the last day.
Of the Sufficiency of the holy Scriptures for salvation Holy Scripture containeth all things necessary to salvation: so that whatsoever is not read therein, nor may be proved thereby, is not to be required of any man, that it should be believed as an article of the Faith, or be thought requisite or necessary to salvation. Of the Three Creeds The Three Creeds, Nicene Creed, Athanasius's Creed, and that which is commonly called the Apostles' Creed, ought thoroughly to be received and believed: for they may be proved by most certain warrants of holy Scripture.
Of Original or Birth-sin Original Sin standeth not in the following of Adam , as the Pelagians do vainly talk; but it is the fault and corruption of the Nature of every man, that naturally is ingendered of the offspring of Adam ; whereby man is very far gone from original righteousness, and is of his own nature inclined to evil, so that the flesh lusteth always contrary to the spirit; and therefore in every person born into this world, it deserveth God's wrath and damnation.
Of Free-Will The condition of Man after the fall of Adam is such, that he cannot turn and prepare himself, by his own natural strength and good works, to faith, and calling upon God: Wherefore we have no power to do good works pleasant and acceptable to God, without the grace of God by Christ preventing us, that we may have a good will, and working with us, when we have that good will. Of the Justification of Man We are accounted righteous before God, only for the merit of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ by Faith, and not for our own works or deservings: Wherefore, that we are justified by Faith only is a most wholesome Doctrine, and very full of comfort, as more largely is expressed in the Homily of Justification.
Of Good Works Albeit that Good Works, which are the fruits of Faith, and follow after Justification, cannot put away our sins, and endure the severity of God's Judgement; yet are they pleasing and acceptable to God in Christ, and do spring out necessarily of a true and lively Faith; insomuch that by them a lively Faith may be as evidently known as a tree discerned by the fruit.
Of Works before Justification Works done before the grace of Christ, and the Inspiration of his Spirit, are not pleasant to God, forasmuch as they spring not of faith in Jesus Christ, neither do they make men meet to receive grace, or as the School-authors say deserve grace of congruity: yea rather, for that they are not done as God hath willed and commanded them to be done, we doubt not but they have the nature of sin. Of Works of Supererogation Voluntary Works besides, over, and above, God's Commandments, which they call Works of Supererogation, cannot be taught without arrogancy and impiety: for by them men do declare, that they do not only render unto God as much as they are bound to do, but that they do more for his sake, than of bounden duty is required: whereas Christ saith plainly, When ye have done all that are commanded to you, say, We are unprofitable servants.
Of Christ alone without Sin Christ in the truth of our nature was made like unto us in all things, sin only except, from which he was clearly void, both in his flesh, and in his spirit. Of Sin after Baptism Not every deadly sin willingly committed after Baptism is sin against the Holy Ghost, and unpardonable. Of Predestination and Election Predestination to Life is the everlasting purpose of God, whereby before the foundations of the world were laid he hath constantly decreed by his counsel secret to us, to deliver from curse and damnation those whom he hath chosen in Christ out of mankind, and to bring them by Christ to everlasting salvation, as vessels made to honour.
Of obtaining eternal Salvation only by the Name of Christ They also are to be had accursed that presume to say, That every man shall be saved by the Law or Sect which he professeth, so that he be diligent to frame his life according to that Law, and the light of Nature.