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.

Christians Let’s Get A Hold Of Ourselves (Plea for Christian Character)

Over the last few days, I’ve seen posts to my FACEBOOK time line concerning the impeachment of president Donald Trump. One group of posts support him, while tearing down the (often in mockery) leaders seeking to impeach him, as well … Continue reading

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Church Be Careful of these 9 Trends (Guest Post).

Dear Friends below is an article about nine trends facing Pentecostal Church’s from a British Pentecostal leader first communicated in 1973. The warning against these trends was largely ignored and really speaks to the Body of Christ as a whole, … Continue reading

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Can Christian’s be Possessed by Demons? (A response to and Article)

Below is a response I wrote on Facebook concerning a popular Bible teacher’s proclamation that Christians cannot be possessed with demons. Please leave comments, as a healthy reasoning from the scriptures is a good thing. RESPONSE TO CAN CHRISTIANS BE … Continue reading

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Baby It’s Cold Outside… Rejecting a Kingdom of Comfort.

Recently there was controversy regarding an iconic winter holiday song, “Baby It’s Cold Outside”. The controversy centered around a particular artist changing the lyrics, which were originally written in 1944. The lyrical change did little if anything to change the … Continue reading

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When Shining Your LIGHT Gets You Clobbered… Shine Your Light Even More!

I mean come on, who does not love the Beatitudes? They are fantastic teaching from our Lord Jesus Christ and we followers of the Lord Jesus Christ ought to prayerfully pursue living them out by the power of the Holy … Continue reading

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When You Feel Worn (Encouragement for the weary)

(James 1:2-3) My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. (1 Peter 1:6-9) 6 In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while, if need … Continue reading

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WHAT WE FEAR WILL MASTER US

While reading Ezekiel chapter 11, the Lord reminded me of the words of the Lord Jesus Christ, “No one can serve two masters; for he will either hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal … Continue reading

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