Kanye West Shares Testimony to 17,000 Students: ‘There Was a Time When the Devil Had Me’

Kanye West Shares Testimony to 17,000 Students: ‘There Was a Time When the Devil Had Me’ By CBN News By: Andrea Morris Kanye West and his Sunday Service Choir performed at the Strength to Stand Christian youth conference in Pigeon Forge, TN over the weekend. West stepped onto the stage and powerfully spoke the lyrics from “Jesus is King,” “Follow God” and “Closed on Sunday.” Standing before more than 12,000 students, West proclaimed, “I believe Jesus died for my sins. There was a time when the devil had me,” The Christian Post reports. “I…

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The “Amputation” Approach to Changing Your Primary Story

The “Amputation” Approach to Changing Your Primary Story by TREVIN WAX for The Gospel Coalition In this series so far, I’ve laid out one of the challenges facing the church today: we affirm the public truth of the gospel but live as if another story is primary. The narrative that gives our life meaning and direction is a lesser story, not the Scriptural one. Growth in Christlikeness should mark the plot points of a Christian’s story, but Cameron views all his setbacks and steps forward in light of career advancement. The good fight against the…

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Why You Must Rethink Your Life Story In Light of the Gospel

Why You Must Rethink Your Life Story In Light of the Gospel by TREVIN WAX for The Gospel Coalition The gospel isn’t about us. It’s a message for us, yes, but it’s ultimately a royal announcement about Jesus. Even if you were never to have existed, the gospel would still be true. It is, as we saw in the previous column, “public truth.” And as the cosmic announcement of the crucified and risen Jesus as King, this message stands at the heart of the Scriptural Story of our world. Public Truth, Minimal Change…

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3 Unchanging Truths for a ‘Post-Truth’ World

3 Unchanging Truths for a ‘Post-Truth’ World by JARED C. WILSON  for The Gospel Coalition This is adapted from a message I preached last year on Peter’s Pentecost sermon in Acts 2. The first thing we should note is that a post-Christian age is not a problem for God. And while this may seem counterintuitive, in many ways post-Christianity is an advantage to the church, because it’s an opportunity to see what only the gospel can do. In a “post-everything” world, we can no longer appeal to religious sensibilities. We can…

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Be Filled with the Spirit (Podcast)

Be Filled with the Spirit Podcast by Dr Pastor John MacArthur for Grace to You We want to continue in our wonderful and exciting study of Ephesians chapter 5 verses 18 to 21.  We’ve been in this passage because we’ve gone a little off on a few tangents and divergencies for about six weeks but we’re having a great time and we’re going to be here for a while to come.  I really feel this is a tremendous portion.  It holds so many great and important truths for us that we’ve got to take our time in really…

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Waking Up (Podcast)

Waking Up Podcast by Janet Parshall for In the Market The inevitable pain of life gives us many reasons to check out – and many ways to do it. Alcohol, entertainment, pills, shopping, porn, chasing success, cashing checks, and collecting social media “likes” – these and so many other things anesthetize us from the wounds of everyday living. Today, our guest takes you into the story of healing. He invites you to see your coping mechanisms for what they are – lesser lovers, which cannot bring the peace, freedom, and…

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THE PARADOXICAL PATTERN OF JESUS’ LIFE

THE PARADOXICAL PATTERN OF JESUS’ LIFE by G. K. Beale for Core Christianity Bringing Good Out of Evil The life of the Christian is based on and modeled after that of Jesus Christ. Christ persevered in his faith in spite of pressures to compromise and was killed because of it. Nevertheless, his death was reversed into life and was overcome through resurrection. Jesus’s ironic overcoming is pictured in Revelation 5:5–6, 11–12: Behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah. . . . And I saw . . . a Lamb standing,…

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122112 – The Great Change Began?

122112 – The Great Change Began? For those that were paying attention a few years ago, somewhere around 2010, we began hearing stories of the Mayan calendar and the “world coming to end” on 12/21/12. Well, as everyone knows that didn’t happen. The day came and went and here we are today. There were a couple of problems with all the noise surrounding that date and what the Mayan calendar foretold. The calendar, which is in German museum, is broken where in the exact place that was suppose to point…

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