5 WAYS GOD IS FATHER TO THE FATHERLESS

5 WAYS GOD IS FATHER TO THE FATHERLESS by Leah Baugh for Core Christianity In an age when families are often split and there seem to be more single parents than ever, the concept of God as our Father loses meaning with many people today. Here are five ways God is a father to those who have earthly fathers and to those who do not. 1. God as Father provides salvation for any who believe. God the Father sent his Son, Jesus, to die a shameful death on a cross so…

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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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Four Basic Questions In Life (Podcasts)

Four Basic Questions In Life Podcasts with Pastor Ravi Zacharias for Just Thinking Have you ever wondered how you can test other worldviews to see how they answer the four basic questions in life? Join Ravi Zacharias today on Just Thinking as he answers some tough questions brought about during a Q&A session at Georgia Tech. Part 1 Podcast HERE >>>   How can you find meaning for your life? Today on Just Thinking, Ravi Zacharias is back at Georgia Tech to tackle the tough topic of meaning. Listen in…

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False Pride vs

False Pride vs When I was drunk all the time or whacked on this drug or combination of alcohol and any assortment of drugs you couldn’t tell me anything – I knew it all. It was like that time in our lives between about age 16-17 through approximately 30 years of age – you remember, you knew everything and your parents were, well, let’s say nowhere near as wise as you. Then you woke one morning,  you were past age 30 to realize that maybe, perhaps your parents were maybe,…

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Is Much of Today’s Evangelism Doing More Damage Than Good?

Is Much of Today’s Evangelism Doing More Damage Than Good? by JOHN BURTON for Charisma News Here are four reasons why much of today’s evangelism is actually hurting the advance of the Kingdom. The Great Commission is such a serious mandate that we have no option but to get it right. In fact, with Hell growing larger and innumerable people are flooding into that unspeakable place every day, we must sound the alarm, preach the truth and rescue the perishing. I’d like to strongly encourage you to listen to the…

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The Substitutionary Death of Christ

The Substitutionary Death of Christ by James Williams for Servants of Grace Today we’ll continue our study of “Great Doctrines of the Bible” by Martyn Lloyd-Jones by examining chapter 29, “Substitution.” In our last post, we looked at some of the false theories of the atonement. However, while some of these theories had elements of truth in them, none of them fully dealt with the biblical teaching of the substitutionary element in the atonement. Lloyd-Jones highlights the biblical teaching on the atonement under the following headings: Christ is the fulfillment of…

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Losing It All To Gain Everything

Losing It All To Gain Everything At age 17 I lost my dad to an accident. He had not been in my life for a number of years and when he died I was in the throes of my addiction. My dad was an addict and when he died, as a hero fireman, one his brothers-in-arms found the bottle with Seconal and Valium. I feel confident at least one was in his system. When the dust settled there was a sizable inheritance that was left for me and my two…

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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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