Jim Spruce

James Spruce is a District Superintendent for the Church of the Nazarene. He holds an MDIV from Nazarene Theological Seminary and a D.Min from McCormick Theological Seminary. His publications include: Lord of the Valley; A Pastor's Worship Resource, Come Let Us Worship; and several other articles

Works by this author

Language: English

Baptism: An Important Step in Your Life with Christ

Jim Spruce

How should you be baptized-submersion, sprinkling, pouring? Does it matter? What about baptizing babies? What does baptism say about their relationship with God and their salvation? What is baptism all about anyway, and why should we be baptized?

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Herald of Holiness - December 15, 1980

William E. McCumber
Orville Jenkins
Michael B. Ross
G. Weatherley
William A. Tolbert
Carol Gritton
C. Neil Strait
Harold I. Smith
Lyndell Leatherman
Morris Chalfant
Jim Spruce
George Eplin
John W. May
Wanda Milner Winburn
Lola M. Williams
Lina Stedman
Raymond C. Kratzer
John R. Weatherill
Winston J. Hatcliff
Paul M. Miller
A nativity scene of Joseph, Mary, and Jesus in a manger.

2 THE WONDER OF CHRISTMAS by Orville W. Jenkins
3 A SIGN OF CHRISTMAS by Michael B. Ross
4 ARE YOU READY FOR CHRISTMAS? by G. Weatherley
6 A STAR SHINES IN THE DARKNESS by William A. Tolbert
7 CHRISTMAS PRAYER by Carol Wight Gritton
7 HE DID NOT BELIEVE ENOUGH by C. Neil Strait
8 “WHAT HAPPENED TO THE LOOT, DAD?” by Harold Ivan Smith
9 A MUSICIAN’S PRAYER by Lyndell Leatherman
10 WHEN GOD PUT HIS KNEES IN LIFE'S MUD by Morris Chalfant
11 THE IRON KILLER by Jim Spruce
12 WATERFALL by George Eplin

English
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Complete magazine

Herald of Holiness - January 15, 1981

William E. McCumber
V. H. Lewis
Stephen W. Nease
Al Truesdale
J. Kenneth Grider
C. Neil Strait
Oscar F. Reed
Neil Hightower
Jim Spruce
Richard S. Taylor
Robert E. Maner
Luther S. Watson
Wally Johnston
Unzell Simmons East
J. V. Wilbanks
Gary Allen Henecke
Raymond C. Kratzer
Keith A. Pagan
Paul D. Buchanan
The silhouette of a bell against a yellow and blue sunrise.
Nazarene Theological Seminary Sunday January 25, 1981

IN THIS ISSUE:
2 Warning!, General Superintendent: V. H. Lewis
3 "Scholarship...Permeated by the Divine Presence", Stephen W. Nease
4 Letters
5 The Other Fall from Grace, Al Truesdale
6 We're Celebrating Holiness (a poem), J. Kenneth Grider
7 The Law of Reserved Right, C. Neil Strait
8 How to Survive A Sermon - And Like It!, Oscar F. Reed
9 From the H. F. Reynolds' Papers
10 The Inward Culture of the Soul, Neil E. Hightower
11 Losing the Luster, Jim Spruce

English
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Complete magazine

Herald of Holiness - July 15, 1977

William E. McCumber
William M. Greathouse
Ross Hayslip
Alma Floyd
Jim Spruce
Mabel P. Adamson
J. Roy Fuller
J. Grant, Jr. Swank
Norman O. Miller
Mary E. Latham
David Hudson
John Chilton
Gene Van Note
Robert Branson
James D. Hamilton
Jerry Hull
Sam Hill
Mervel A. Lunn
Fletcher Galloway
Bruce Wilson
Gale E. Millhuff
A overlook into a canyon with scrubby bushes and a bare tree.

02 The Promise of the Comforter by General Superintendent William Greathouse
03 The Church Joining People by Ross Hayslip
03 Grace To Do Without by Alma Floyd
04 The Scottsville Heritage by Jim Spruce
05 The Power of Faith by Mabel P. Adamson
06 Preaching the Gospel in Rome Also by Roy Fuller
07 Book Briefs: Moments To Go by J. Grant Swank, Jr.—Reviewed by Norman Miller
08 She Had Questions by Mary E. Latham
09 Unfailing Trust by David Hudson
10 Hiram F. Reynolds: Holiness Triumphant by John Chilton

English
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Complete magazine

Herald of Holiness - June 1, 1988

William E. McCumber
Miriam Hall
Robert D. Troutman
Jim Spruce
Steve Weber
Ray Hendrix
Bryan Stone
Fleming Parmer
J. Timothy Kauffman
Verna Flowers
Clessen K. Scoles
Raymond W. Hurn
Dorothy Tarrant
David F. Pendleton
Lynda T. Boardman
Nine children wearing medals and smiling up at the camera
Every Child a Winner Children's Week - June 5-12 Church of the Nazarene

ARTICLES
4 Every Child A Winner in the Things That Really Matter, Miriam J. Hall
6 Helping Every Child to Be a Winner, Robert D. Troutman
7 The Parable of the Vacationer and His Son, Jim Spruce
10 Aids: The Challenge for Compassion, Steve Weber
11 Portugal May Be Small, But … Watch Out!, Ray Hendrix
12 Christianity, Presidents, and Politics, Bryan Stone
14 Givers or Takers, Fleming Parmer
15 In Memoriam D. I. Vanderpool
20 Urban Growth and the Church’s Task, J. Timothy Kauffman
21 Healing In Jesus’ Name, Verna Flowers

English
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Complete magazine

Herald of Holiness - June 15, 1977

William E. McCumber
Orville Jenkins
Philip N. Metcalfe
J. V. Wilbanks
Clare St. John
Charles E. Baldwin
Lois E. Aumiller
C. Dale German
Earl C. Wolf
Robert Branson
Jim Spruce
Maxine Hamlin
Evelyn Stenbock Ditty
Michael Martin
James D. Hamilton
John Chilton
Linda Lee
Winifred Howard
Chuck Magsig
Jerry Hull
Oscar H. Eller
A stained glass window of Jesus blessing the children.

02 The Power To Live by General Superintendent Orville W. Jenkins
03 the Strength of Gentleness by Philip N. Metcalfe
04 The Golden Vein of Holiness by J. V. Wilbanks
06 Ain’t Got No Dad by Clare St. John
06 I Heard My Father’s Voice by Charles Baldwin
07 An Extraordinary Nazarene by Lois E. Aumiller
08 Why God Heals by C. Dale German
09 Lessons My Father Taught Me by Earl C. Wolf
10 Good News for Modern man by Robert Branson
11 Not Too Many Chips Falling by Jim Spruce

English
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Complete magazine

Herald of Holiness - March 1, 1979

William E. McCumber
Eugene L. Stowe
Ruth Gibson
Virginia Wasson Cameron
Richard H. Leffel
Gene Van Note
C. Dale German
Jerry Hull
Lawrence E. Humrich
Loren W. Gould
Pat Adams
Dorothy Boone Kidney
T. Aaron Pueschel
Lyle P. Flinner
Jim Spruce
Paul T. Culbertson
M. Harold Daniels
Lola M. Williams
A smiling young man holds up a happy baby while a young woman looks at the baby too.
the BABY is the KEY

2 GRACE by Eugene L. Stowe
3 “THE BABY IS THE KEY” by Ruth Gibson
5 A CEREAL BOWL OF LESSONS by Virginia Wasson Cameron
6 SPIRITUAL SKATEBOARDING by Richard H. Leffel
7 REFLECTIONS ON A LONELY WIND by Gene Van Note
8 NOT GAY AND NOT RIGHT by C. Dale German
9 DEMANDS, DEMANDS, DEMANDS by Jerry D. Hull
10 THE NEED FOR REVIVAL by L. E. Humrich
11 GOD ANSWERS PRAYER FOR HOLINESS by Loren W. Gould
11 REBORN by Pat Adams
12 WHAT IS THE PROBLEM? by Dorothy Boone Kidney
12 A PRAYER TO THE GOD WHO LISTENS by T. Aaron Pueschel

English
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Complete magazine

Herald of Holiness - March 1, 1984

William E. McCumber
Eugene L. Stowe
Jim Spruce
Betty Waller
Donna Fletcher Crow
Paul T. Culbertson
William Goodman
H. Orton Wiley
Lawrence Walker
John W. May
Jean Hogan Dudley
Ernie McNaught
R. Lavonne McNabb
Beverly Smith
Althea A. Rohrbacker
Ray Schermerhorn
John F. Hay
Clara Verner
Evelyn Stenbock Ditty
Judi Manke
Pink cherry blossoms in front of a lake in Japan.
Cherry Blossoms in Kyoto, Japan.

IN THIS ISSUE:
2 While There Is (Christian) Life, There’s Hope, General Superintendent: Eugene L. Stowe
3 The Petrified Cat, Jim Spruce
4 Letters
5 God’s Miracle Library, Betty Waller as told to Donna Fletcher Crow
6 What’s In A Name?, Paul T. Culbertson
7 From Darkness to Light, William Goodman
8 The Emancipations of Peace, H. Orton Wiley
9 A Sure Testimony, Lawrence Walker
10 Wesley’s Advice to Holiness People, John W. May
11 Belief (a Poem), Jean Hogan Dudley
11 One Inch Worth?, Ernie McNaught

English
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Complete magazine

Herald of Holiness - September 1, 1984

William E. McCumber
Eugene L. Stowe
George, Jr. Gallup
Mervel A. Lunn
Bill M. Sullivan
Jon Johnston
Melvin Shrout
Paul Skiles
Win Arn
Charles Arn
L. Guy Nees
June Cole
Stephen Manley
Miriam Hall
Larry Leonard
Jim Spruce
Evelyn Stenbock Ditty
Peggy Worst Romanoski
A series of illustrations where one person is talking to another person is talking to another person.
People Reaching People

IN THIS ISSUE:
2 What the Church Is All About, General Superintendent: Eugene L. Stowe
3 Religion in American Life: An Update, George Gallup, Jr.
4 Letters
5 The Power of the Printed Page, M. A. “Bud” Lunn
6 The Year of Church Growth, Bill M. Sullivan
7 Book Review: The Smaller Church in a Super Church Era, Jon Johnston and Bill Sullivan, et al.; Reviewed by Mel Shrout
7 Membership and Sunday School Growth
7 274 New Churches
8 God Connects Us to Our World, Paul Skiles

English
Type: 
Complete magazine