The Eternal Danger of a Casual View of the End Times

The Eternal Danger of a Casual View of the End Times by JOHN BURTON for Charisma News It seems to be uncommon, if not rare, to find churches today that are preparing people for the end times. “I’m not a pre-tribber, a post-tribber or a mid-tribber. I’m a pan-tribber. I believe it will all pan out in the end!” That’s the whimsical, fantastical argument many casual, unconcerned people are making today regarding the most critical season in all of human history. In fact, I’ve heard many pastors defend their reluctance…

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Christ Magnified in His World Through Servants Satisfied in His Worth (Video)

Christ Magnified in His World Through Servants Satisfied in His Worth Video by Pastor John Piper God will not settle for redeeming people from just a few parts of the globe. He will have people from every tribe, tongue, and nation, and he will use his church, sending and going, to proclaim his terms of peace. John Piper returned to the Bethlehem pulpit to preach this new message during the church’s annual missions focus. Video Source

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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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Rejoicing In Our Brokenness

Rejoicing In Our Brokenness Are we hardwired to celebrate the victorious underdog? If you’re football fan you probably have heard about the Tennessee Titans and their two implausible victories over what were suppose to be superior teams. Well, turns out, having a big heart and working as a Team can do a lot to get a whole group of people up a very steep hill. Isn’t “climbing a hill” another view of redemption? What we find in Luke 15 are several parables in which we see a variety of ways…

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‘I Wanted to Die’: Traded for Drugs as a Toddler, Her Life of Drugs and Jail Is Transformed Through Faith

‘I Wanted to Die’: Traded for Drugs as a Toddler, Her Life of Drugs and Jail Is Transformed Through Faith By Billy Hallowell for Faith Wire “I wanted to die.” Brandy teared up as she delivered her heartbreaking story, revealing that the desperation she experienced while incarcerated on drug charges after years of emotional and physical abuse had led her to the brink. She shared her story as part of PureFlix.com‘s “Restored With Missy Robertson,” a digital series that reveals “Duck Dynasty” star Missy Robertson’s life-changing work to help women in crisis.…

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Grounded in The Overall Narrative of Creation, Fall, Redemption, and Restoration (Podcast)

Grounded in The Overall Narrative of Creation, Fall, Redemption, and Restoration Podcast Today on the BreakPoint Podcast, we present John Stonestreet’s presentation at the recent Touchstone conference, “Fight or Flight? The Benedict and Other Options for Facing the World, the Flesh, and the Devil?” In his address, John focuses on the legacy of Dutch theologian Abraham Kuyper and the contributions he can make to the Benedict Option approach to culture. John reminds us that we are only at a particular moment in the grand story of the Creator and His…

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A Crash Course on the Coming Tribulation, Part 1 (Podcast)

A Crash Course on the Coming Tribulation, Part 1 Podcast by Wisdom for the Heart Questions abound regarding the future event theologians have called, “The Tribulation.” Questions such as, “Will it last for 3 and 1/2 years or 7 years? Is it figurative or literal? Will Christians suffer through it?” In this message Stephen surveys the diverse responses to these questions and brings us what he believes is the most Biblically consistent and logical answer.  Part 2 >>>

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WHY THE ASCENSION WAS IMPORTANT FOR YOUR SALVATION

WHY THE ASCENSION WAS IMPORTANT FOR YOUR SALVATION by Matthew Barrett for Core Christianity In 1970, Warner Brothers sold over two million records of the catchy tune, “Spirit in the Sky.” A one-hit wonder, Norman Greenbaum’s song proved to be a classic. But what many may not realize is that this chic tune has something to say about Jesus and life after death. Note some of the lyrics: When I die and they lay me to rest Gonna go to the place that’s the best When I lay me down…

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