Collateral Resurrection

Collateral Resurrection Somedays are simply amazing, while others, not so much. Who gets to decide what kind of day they are going to have? Last night was spent in ministry with some gentlemen that I don’t know and they don’t know me. We prayed, laughed, cried, prayed some more and by the end of the hour and half time spent together we drew a little closer to one another. Thursday nights have become a blessing in life that no words can describe. It is an amazing situation that God has…

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5 WAYS TO GROW IN PRAYER

5 WAYS TO GROW IN PRAYER by Nicholas Davis for Core Christianity Every Christian agrees that prayer is essential to living the Christian life in a God-glorifying and joy-filled manner. Every Christian would also agree that the majority of Christians don’t pray as often or as well as they should. Here are five ways to help you become more faithful in your prayer life. 1. Set aside designated time each day to pray. Prayer is a combination of both duty and delight. Some days you will not feel like praying—but…

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7 THINGS TO AVOID WHEN TEACHING BIBLE STUDY

7 THINGS TO AVOID WHEN TEACHING BIBLE STUDY by Jen Wilkin for Core Christianity Teach Responsibly Teaching a passage of Scripture to those who have studied it is far more demanding than teaching one to those who have not. My hope is that by giving Bible study participants homework, it will challenge their thinking enough that by the time they hear me teach, they won’t just take my word for it. Knowing that they will think critically about my teaching holds me accountable to avoid seven common teaching pitfalls. 1.…

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Owners Manual

Owners Manual Over the past several decades in particular it seems there have been a number of “self help” books / movies, “how to raise your children” books / movies and a plethora of books and movies attempting to guide our lives to some sort of idealized utopia. Over the last 3 years, since President Trump was elected, we have seen a massive increase in social engineering / social justice nonsense. All of this is an attempt to teach us how to be better people. What people over look is…

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A Day In The Word

A Day In The Word I can’t teach myself, much less others. My goal is to stay as close as possible to Jesus Christ and His teachings for the remainder of my days. If I do this well, then my actions will be seen as a reflection of His word. Those with experience in the Word will be able to see if it is true or if it something less than godly. It is only godly works that matter and all work will be seen for what it is. The…

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New Florida School Bill Seeks to Make Bible Class ‘Mandatory’

New Florida School Bill Seeks to Make Bible Class ‘Mandatory’ By Will Maule for Faith Wire A newly proposed bill seeks to introduce Bible classes as standard across the state of Florida. Under House Bill 341, Students would not be forced to take the class, but rather schools would be required to offer the course, which covers both the Old and New Testament, as part of the curriculum. According to an official introduction laid out at the start of the bill, the new provision would require “each school district to offer specified…

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WHEN STUDYING THE BIBLE, DON’T FOLLOW YOUR HEART

WHEN STUDYING THE BIBLE, DON’T FOLLOW YOUR HEART by Jen Wilkin for Core Christianity Love God with Heart and Mind The heart, as it is spoken of in Scripture, is the seat of the will and emotions. It is our “feeler” and our “decision-maker.” Letting my heart guide my study meant that I looked for the Bible to make me feel a certain way when I read it. I wanted it to give me peace, comfort, or hope. I wanted it to make me feel closer to God. I wanted…

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HOW TO PRAY WHEN YOU’RE STRUGGLING TO UNDERSTAND THE BIBLE

HOW TO PRAY WHEN YOU’RE STRUGGLING TO UNDERSTAND THE BIBLE by Jen Wilkin for Core Christianity Prayer Changes Our Study Prayer is the means by which we implore the Holy Spirit to take up residence in our study time. Without prayer, our study is nothing but an intellectual pursuit. With prayer, it is a means of communing with the Lord. Prayer is what changes our study from the pursuit of knowledge to the pursuit of God himself. You may be familiar with the acronym PART as a memory prompt for…

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“You Can’t Trust the Bible Because It Was Written by Humans” (Podcast)

“You Can’t Trust the Bible Because It Was Written by Humans” Podcast by J.Warner for Cold Case Christianity In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner offers a number of brief, rhetorically powerful responses to the objection: “You Can’t Trust the Bible Because It Was Written by Humans.” Is Christian scripture limited and flawed due to the fact it was written by Christians? Does this truth explain the apparent existence of “contradictions” in the Bible? These Quick Shot responses are designed to help you remove intellectual obstacles when talking…

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