Parenting and the Orphan / Singleness /Widows and Divorce (Podcast)

Parenting and the Orphan / Singleness /Widows and Divorce Podcast by Pastor David Platt for Secret Church Parenting and the Orphan In this episode we consider how the gospel informs our parenting and our care for orphans. Podcast HERE >>>   Singleness The gospel should shape the way we think about singleness and how it is to be used for God’s glory. Podcast HERE >>>   Widows and Divorce In this episode we consider how the gospel compels us to care for widows and how it should shape our approach…

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Gospel Foundations (Podcasts)

Gospel Foundations Podcasts by Pastor David Platt for Secret Church Part 1 Introduction In this first episode, David Platt points to the importance of having a biblical view of family, marriage, and sex, particularly in light of the ways these truths are distorted in our culture. Podcast HERE >>> Part 2 Gospel Foundations Here we consider the essential truths of the gospel as a foundation for approaching the issues of family, marriage, and sex. Podcast HERE >>> Part 3 Sexuality and Marriage A biblical view of sexuality and marriage are…

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Family Worship Starts Now

Family Worship Starts Now by RUSTY OSBORNE for The Gospel Coalition Millions of schedules just slowed down. Schools are closed, churches are online, and many are hunkered down with streamed movies and lots of toilet paper. For those of us quarantined with our families, now is the perfect time to begin (or intentionally continue) habits of worship together. As parents, we must take an active role in shaping the spiritual climate of our homes in the coming weeks. Worship with Your Church As millions of Christians prepare to worship this…

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‘Let Her Not Demand Equality’ – Russian Christianity Completely Rejects Feminism

‘Let Her Not Demand Equality’ – Russian Christianity Completely Rejects Feminism by Nathan Duffy  via Russia-Insider GNN Note – This is, obviously, not for the “woke”, only those who believe in tradition, morality and family. ****** This is Part 1 Traditional Orthodox Christianity comes down firmly in favor of patriarchy on two key defining issues: upholding the Pauline headship of the husband, and having all-male Orthodox clergy. There are also aspects of Orthodox Christianity that both glorify and exalt holy women to such a degree that distinguishes it from most…

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The Curse on the Woman (Podcast)

The Curse on the Woman Podcast – Pastor John MacArthur Part 1 – Podcast HERE >>>   Part 2 – Podcast HERE >>> Transcript Part 2 Well tonight, as we have our Bible study, we return to the third chapter of Genesis and the sixteenth verse. We are looking at the series on origins. As I mentioned to you a few weeks ago, it looks like I’m going to develop a book, at least on the first couple of chapters on origins, and who knows, in the future we may…

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A Wife’s Submission Depends on her Husband’s Love – True or False? What Russians Are Taught

A Wife’s Submission Depends on her Husband’s Love – True or False? What Russians Are Taught by Lindsay Marks Harold for Russian-Faith “She can’t feel loved until she rests under her husband’s leadership and follows him. This is the way she was made. Being led makes her feel loved.” As a wife myself, I often take notice of how people discuss marriage and relationships, both in society and in the church. I have noticed that a lot of Christian women today refuse to submit to their husbands until he meets…

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A Russian Christian Couple with 7 Children Tell Their Inspiring Story

A Russian Christian Couple with 7 Children Tell Their Inspiring Story by Anna Berseneva-Shankevich  for Russia-Insider A refreshing glimpse into a thriving modern Christian family The Nagornov family Parents: Andrei Viktorovich, fifty-four, a Hermitage Theater actor; Tatiana Ivanovna, forty-four, a primary school teacher. They have been married for twenty years. Their children: Ivan, nineteen, a second-year student of Moscow State Pedagogical University (the Chemestry Department); Maria, sixteen, an eleventh grader; Daria, fourteen, an eighth grader; Gabriel, eleven, a fifth grader; Nina, eight, a second grader; Nadezhda, six; Viktor, three. Andrei…

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7 Questions to Ask in Evaluating Online Pundits

7 Questions to Ask in Evaluating Online Pundits by KEVIN DEYOUNG  for The Gospel Coalition One of the best things about the internet is that anyone can state his opinion about anything. And one of the worst things about the internet is that anyone can state his opinion about anything. The digital revolution has made knowledge more accessible, the flow of information more diverse, and the ability to make your voice heard easier than ever before. The same revolution has also made invincible ignorance more sustainable, pervasive crankery more common,…

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Selma, Alabama’s First Black Church Is Still Going Strong. Take A Look At Its Amazing Legacy

Selma, Alabama’s First Black Church Is Still Going Strong. Take A Look At Its Amazing Legacy By Christine Weerts for The Federalist First Baptist has always had strong members whose faith, tested and tried with slavery, Jim Crow segregation, intimidation, violence, and even a devastating tornado, triumphed over all. Now let us have a little talk with Jesus Let us tell Him all about our troubles He will hear our faintest cry, He will answer by and by Now when you feel a little prayer wheel turnin’ And you know a…

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God’s People Aren’t Impressive. Just Look at Moses’s Family Tree

God’s People Aren’t Impressive. Just Look at Moses’s Family Tree by RYAN WELSH for The Gospel Coalition The Bible is surely history’s most honest book. Its unfettered and brutal transparency about the unimpressive nature of God’s chosen people, even its human authors, testifies to its authenticity. The gospel makes this point powerfully. Jesus, the God-man, entered human history, lived a sinless life, died a sinner’s death, and rose again so that unrighteous, unimpressive chosen people would be reconciled to God. If God’s people believe they’ve been saved by grace through faith—that…

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