Author Archives: Michael J Erdel

About Michael J Erdel

Mike is a pastor with The Assembly of God Fellowship. He is the lead pastor at Encounter Church in Fostoria Ohio. His desire is to encourage the Church of Jesus Christ, and declare God's hope through His Son Jesus, to a world which is long on excuses and short on hope. Mike has experienced the truth that when we kneel before Christ, surrendering to Him as Savior and LORD, being led and empowered by His Spirit. To Jesus Christ be all glory and honor.

FREE!!! To Fully Surrender! (I Peter 2:16)

A few weeks ago I shared a message from Galatians 5:1 entitled “Live Free or Die Apart”. The message focused on the meaning of the phrase “It is for freedom you set us free: therefore keep standing firm and do … Continue reading

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The Danger of Inward Hypocrisy

While reading “The Workman of God“, by Oswald Chambers (My Utmost for His Highest), in the chapter entitled “The Worker Among the Two-Faced“, I came across a passage which I believe needs to be prayerfully considered, by all who serve … Continue reading

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Weed Kills: Guest Post from Michael Brown

Below is a re-print of an article published in the Christian Post, written by Dr. Michael Brown. The article is entitled “Why Christian’s Should not Smoke Pot“. Dr. Brown’s unique and powerful testimony makes him an expert concerning this topic, … Continue reading

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Spiritual Discernment: Guest Post by Brian Troxel

Dear Friends in Christ, Below is a link to an excellent post by brother in Christ Brian Troxel , concerning the true nature of Spiritual discernment. I am posting an excerpt to wet your appetite for God’s word concerning this most … Continue reading

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A Ticket to Heaven?

What have we become? What have we made the message of Christ in this nation? We have taken the Gospel and mutated it into a message about us. We have taken the power of Christ’s atonement and made it a … Continue reading

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“They Can’t Take What is Hidden in Your Heart”

Matthew 10:16-25“Behold, I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves. Therefore be wise as serpents and harmless as doves. But beware of men, for they will deliver you up to councils and scourge you in their synagogues. … Continue reading

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We Go out… Not Knowing…

(Hebrews 11:8-10) By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to go out to the place which he would receive as an inheritance. And he went out, not knowing where he was going. By faith he dwelt in the land of … Continue reading

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