Bible teaching with a prophetic edge  
"For lack of knowledge my people are destroyed" - Hosea 4:6    -  since the year 2000 

Thank you for visiting my web site.  I am a Christian as defined in conservative Biblical terms, thus a Biblical world view is basic to my thinking.  What you read on my site is a product of my Biblical studies since 1970.  I live with my wife Dianne, in Belleville, Ontario, Canada, where I was born in 1951.  I was raised in a Free Methodist Church family.  Jesus saved me from death when He healed me of Juvenile Diabetes at the age of 6.  I studied at Elim Bible College, Lima, New York, U. S. A. in the mid 1970's.  I was involved in the 1970's Jesus People/Charismatic Movements.  I've been active in all aspects of church life throughout my life.  I am Charismatic/Pentecostal  by experience but not by doctrine.  

My ministry is teaching the Bible.  I enjoy leading  home groups, writing,  playing guitar, harmonica, banjo, and mandolin.  I am legally blind but not spiritually blind.  Learn  more about me by reading My Story or My Journey Through The Ecclesiastical Maze or Why I Study The Bible.  I hope my site will be thought provoking and inspiring.  I don't claim to have all the answers.  My writing skills have improved over the years, but I can't guarantee perfection.     
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       Stephen (Steve) Sweetman  

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In My Site


My 927 Short Articles
 listed by 223 topics



My 30 Books



My verse by verse Bible Commentary
1,929,105 words so far
6,051 pages so far


My Audio Files




My YouTube site




My Shooting Blind Photo Site
Film photos



My Music 




Articles by 
Timothy Foster



Links to other sites
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study purposes 



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Recent Articles  

Selfish Salvation 

Violating The Third Command

The Meaning Of Discipleship

Who We Are Determines What We Believe

When A Finger Becomes An Eye

The Quarantined Church

Asymptomatic Christians?

Believing And Receiving 

More Than Meetings

Defiant Arrogance

Politicizing The Jesus Movement

Authoritative Freedom Within Community Accountability

The Food Of Falcons
(death - the doorway to life)

Church - The Garden Of God

Balancing Organization And Relationships
 In Church 

Church Is Not A Meeting

Endorsing Relationships And Ministries

Church - A Covenant Community

Attempting Community In A Culture Of Individual Independence

Cultural Confusion

Collaborative Debate

The Challenge Of Our Duel Citizenship

Not Invincible 

Exchanging Freedom For Prosperity

Victorious Limitations

False Prophecies Abound

Fellowship - The Art Of Sharing

Community Is Vital To Our Well-being

Relational Based Ministry

Relational Intentionality 

Relational Autonomy

A Prophetic Warning To An Apostate Church

The Ministry Of The Local Church

Working With Weakness

Babylon And Jerusalem 

Biblically Balanced Prayer

David's Desire - Our Desire 

I Am A Christian 

Humanism And The Biblical Worldview

God's Role In Human Conception

Students Of The Lord 
(the meaning of discipleship)

Planting Churches And The 
Apostolic Mission 

Electoral Interference

Repenting Of Unknown Sin

Erecting Altars

Prisoners Of Circumstances

Church - An Extracurricular Activity?

Filled With The Spirit

The First Principle Of Church

The Throne Validates The Cross

Misunderstanding 2 Chronicles 7:14

And More


What I'm listening
 to on my Kind
le reader

"The Spreading Of The Flame"
by F F Bruce 


Some of my Music
on YouTube


You're My Favourite
Memory Of All


Myzzy Lake


Flying Free


Whispers of Paradise


Thoughts Of Joy


My Harmonica


Soft Jazz


Classical Guitar


Rock My World


Judgment Day



Photo Girl
a tribute to Dianne
my wife


My Wife Dianne

her  digital photos 
photo blog 
her  film photos  

Clifford Sweetman
my father - 1923 to 2001

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Charles Sweetman
my grandfather -1887 -1984

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Jesse Sweetman
2002 - 2016

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Click Here to see a Tribute to Jesse

Timmy Sweetman 2016

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My Journey Through The Ecclesiastical Maze

I was born, raised, and spent my life, in that which we call church.  This book is my journey through what I call 'The Ecclesiastical Maze.'  From a Biblical perspective, I  address the doctrines, practices, and movements, I've encountered over my life to date.  
I comment on my experience with, demons, tongues, healing, cults, the Shepherding Movement, the Apostolic Movement, the Jesus People and Charismatic Movements, the Holiness Movement, Sunday meetings, and much more.  I set forth the Biblical position on what the Body of Christ really is. I hope this challenges your traditional view of church. 




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