4 Ways to Do (Bible-Centered) Family Worship

4 Ways to Do (Bible-Centered) Family Worship by JORDAN STONE for The Gospel Coalition Psalm 127:4 likens children to arrows. Arrows begin as unformed wood, knotty and rugged. They need reforming and refining if they are to fly straight and hit their target. Children—spiritual arrows—need the sanctifying truth of God’s Word so their souls can soar toward the goal of the Christian life: conformity to Christ (Rom. 8:29). How can parents mold their children after God’s character? Regular feeding on Christ in Lord’s Day worship is the proper starting point. Constant…

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Why the Bible “Sweats” the Details (Podcast)

Why the Bible “Sweats” the Details Podcast by John Stonestreet and Roberto Rivera for Break Point Stop me if this sounds familiar: Archaeologists digging in Israel discover artifacts buried for about three millennia. Upon close examination, their find either confirms the biblical narrative or at least undermines a long-accepted dismissal of a biblical claim. Okay, don’t stop me. After all, it won’t matter if you try, because I never get tired of telling stories like these. Archaeologists from Azusa Pacific University and Hebrew University excavating at Tel Abel Beth Maacah…

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6 Tips for Sharing Christ with Skeptics

6 Tips for Sharing Christ with Skeptics by Dan DeWitt for The Gospel Coalition Sharing the gospel with skeptics isn’t an endeavor to take lightly. In addition to risking your public reputation, you’re forced to come face-to-face with your true convictions. Your views will be laughed at, and your commitments scorned. Unless you’re adequately established, you’ll be tempted to dilute your beliefs in order to earn credibility. A great deal of these temptations stem from a lack of confidence in the gospel and a misunderstanding of what ministry to skeptics entails. Many think evangelism aimed at this demographic…

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Number-One Bible Verse for 2019 Touts Trust in God

Number-One Bible Verse for 2019 Touts Trust in God by THOMAS D. WILLIAMS, PH.D. for Breitbart ROME — The hugely popular Bible App has announced that Philippians 4:6 is the biblical “verse of the year” based on the number of times users accessed that passage. “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God,” states the verse, inviting Christians to overcome anxiety through confidence in God. The Bible App is a product of YouVersion and had 400 million users worldwide in 2019…

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‘God, Guns, and America!’: Car Dealership Offers Unique Gifts with Vehicle Purchases

‘God, Guns, and America!’: Car Dealership Offers Unique Gifts with Vehicle Purchases By Faithwire Staff for Faith Wire In what owners called a “promotion near and dear to our hearts,” a South Carolina car dealership is throwing in something extra with the purchase of a vehicle: a Bible, American flag, and a voucher for a gun. The Carolina Ford dealership in Honea Path, South Carolina, said it would give away the Bible, flag, and a “Smith & Wesson AR” with all vehicles purchased in October or November. Derrick Hughes, the dealership’s…

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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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Overseer

Overseer Push back. I always want to push back against ideas I reject, especially those which come from authority! Seeing situations the way I want to see them kept me in trouble and will get me in trouble to this day. Submitting to my humility and just being makes things a lot easier. Not necessarily easier for me, but easier overall. It is in my bull-headness that I lose sight of Jesus Christ. It is when I feel I am in charge and know something that I actually do not…

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BIBLICAL ARCHAEOLOGISTS UNCOVER TINY FIRST TEMPLE SEAL INSCRIBED WITH ‘BELONGING TO ADONIYAHU, ROYAL STEWARD’ IN DIG AT WESTERN WALL IN JERUSALEM

BIBLICAL ARCHAEOLOGISTS UNCOVER TINY FIRST TEMPLE SEAL INSCRIBED WITH ‘BELONGING TO ADONIYAHU, ROYAL STEWARD’ IN DIG AT WESTERN WALL IN JERUSALEM by Geoffrey Grider for Now The End Begins Holding the seal in his hand, Shukron said, “After 2,600 years, you come and hold this bulla, which was used to seal a letter, that was sent 2,600 years ago by the highest minister in the kingdom, it’s something amazing… It makes my heart skip a beat,” he added. Inscribed with ‘Belonging to Adoniyahu, Royal Steward,’ a clay sealing from the 7th…

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GOSPEL THEOLOGY

GOSPEL THEOLOGY by J. A. Medders for Core Christianity There are millions of pages of truth, facts, opinions, epics, myths, fairy tales and short stories available to us. But there is a truth that can be summed up in a sentence or two and it has more value than everything thing. Theology Springs from the Gospel There are also stacks of wonderful theology books available. Some incredible and some terrible. But what is fundamental to our faith is how the Gospel is the fountain from which all essential theologies erupt…

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