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.

[Guest Post] “John Cooper of Skillet on Apostasy Among Young Influential Leaders”

After another two defections, of young and influential Christian leaders, from the faith once delivered to the saints, I decided to post an excellent article in response to this growing and troubling trend. I will remind you that in the … Continue reading

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What does it mean to be a Pentecostal Church?

Encounter Church, the fellowship I am privileged to pastor, is an Assembly of God fellowship of Christians. This means that Encounter Church is a Pentecostal fellowship. It is my firm belief that the Church of Jesus Christ, in every age … Continue reading

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True Pentecostal Power

Dear Friends below is a link to a facebook video of concerning what it means to be a Pentecostal Christian. For years as I have ministered in the Assembly of God and Christian and Missionary Alliance fellowships (I currently minister … Continue reading

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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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