WHEN YOU’RE NOT SURE GOD ACCEPTS YOU

WHEN YOU’RE NOT SURE GOD ACCEPTS YOU by Chris Vogel for Core Christianity I admit that I was (and am) an athletic misfit, but I suspect I wasn’t the only one always picked last for kickball in school. Did you ever eat alone in the cafeteria? Were you ever rejected by the “cool kids” in high school? We all need to know that we are accepted, valued, and loved, but deep down most of us struggle with a visceral sense of rejection and pervasive lack of assurance that can’t be…

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What’s So Radical about Christianity? (Podcast)

What’s So Radical about Christianity? Podcast by David Platt for Radical MP3 Listen / Download HERE>>> Many people think of God’s salvation as a nice add-on to their lives, perhaps something that will give them comfort or success in their current pursuits. However, this is a far cry from how Scripture speaks of God’s saving work. In this message from Ezekiel 36–37, David Platt highlights God’s transforming work in the lives of His people. By His grace and by the life-giving power of His Spirit, God saves us and gives…

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Not Law But Grace Defines Our Future

Not Law But Grace Defines Our Future It seemed the only way God could get my attention was to place a dream upon my heart and in my mind. God had, literally, sent angels to rescue me, show me what mercy looked like and allowed me to turn away from it. Arrogance and ego are a terrible combination when you have no self esteem. Arrogance and ego are right there to drive the bus and do the bidding. How can anyone see anything when these two knuckleheads are at the…

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Stephen: Real Faith, Real Mercy

Stephen: Real Faith, Real Mercy Was Stephen one of the first people to be oppressed in the name of Jesus Christ? We know he was one of the first people to be discussed by the Apostles and one of the first martyr’s among the Saints. After telling the priests and the people they do not understand and are, in fact, not following what Jesus had taught, they stood up and stoned him. Did Stephen curse them or resist in any way? No – he turned the other cheek and proclaimed…

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JOSH MOODY- BOASTING WHEN WE BOAST RIGHT WE BEAR MUCH FRUIT TO GOD’S HONOR (Podcast)

JOSH MOODY- BOASTING WHEN WE BOAST RIGHT WE BEAR MUCH FRUIT TO GOD’S HONOR Podcast by Pastor Dave Jenkins for Servants of Grace MP3 Download  On today’s Equipping You in Grace, Dave Jenkins and Josh Moody discuss the role of biblical boasting in the life of the Christian, along with his book, Boasting: When We Boast Right, We Live Right, And We Bear Much Fruit To God’s Honour(Christian Focus, 2019). WHAT YOU’LL HEAR IN THIS EPISODE Where the idea of biblical boasting comes from and why it matters. How important…

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Not Under Law but Under Grace

Not Under Law but Under Grace When I begin prayer in this manner it helps to set the tone for the time spent with Jesus in meditation and thanksgiving. Thank you Father for the blessings of this day and this wonderful life. Turn my heart from stone to flesh and please not only use my mind but be my mind. Father, please not only use my hands but be my hands. This is a reminder to turn over the reigns completely and that I am no longer in charge. Romans…

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To Reach Unsaved Christians, First Help Them Get Lost

To Reach Unsaved Christians, First Help Them Get Lost by DEAN INSERRA for Christianity Today People who claim Christianity but lack gospel awareness present a unique evangelistic challenge. If there is such a thing as missional insecurity, I have felt it. It’s that feeling you had in college when your friends spent spring break serving in a Haitian orphanage while you drove to the beach. My most vivid experience of this insecurity came while moving out of my seminary apartment. I was loading up to make the drive back to…

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