How Wise are You? (Podcast)

How Wise are You? Podcast by Pastor, David Platt for Radical Whether it’s the controversial cultural issues of our day or the basic truths about sin, salvation, and eternity, each of us has a choice to make: Will we trust the wisdom of man or will we trust the wisdom of God? In this message from David Platt on 1 Corinthians 2, the wisdom of men is contrasted with the wisdom that can only imparted by the Spirit of God. Regardless of how things may appear, it is those who…

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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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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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Getting Prayer Right… (Video)

Getting Prayer Right… Video by Dr. Pastor Erwin Lutzer You can’t understand prayer until you properly understand God. Prayer. It shouldn’t be a last ditch effort to get what we want. It should be like oxygen: something we can’t live without. Our first concern with prayer should always be the glory of God—His faithfulness and mercy toward us. Secondly, if our prayers don’t lead us to yield to God’s will, we haven’t really prayed. And finally, we need to be persistent. Video Source If all of our praying consists of…

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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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TWO WAYS WE GET THE GOSPEL WRONG, ONE WAY TO GET IT RIGHT

TWO WAYS WE GET THE GOSPEL WRONG, ONE WAY TO GET IT RIGHT by Timothy W. Massaro for Core Christianity Christians tend to fall into two variations of the same error. Some confuse the work of God for human action or cultural achievements, or they pit God’s saving work against all human action or virtue. As odd sounding as it is, God’s work in Christ is undermined by both approaches making Christ only half a Savior. Jesus not only frees us from the guilt of sin but also of its…

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3 Dangers of (Merely) Messy Christianity

3 Dangers of (Merely) Messy Christianity by Jonathan J. Routley  for The Gospel Coalition There’s a recent trend in American Christianity to speak of spiritual life as messy. We’re sinful, broken people, this view argues, and even in our redeemed and reconciled condition we make mistakes that affect our and others’ lives. The messiness is pervasive, constant, and unrelenting. There’s no hope for the eradication of sin this side of Christ’s return, so the best we can do is embrace the mess and encourage one another to keep wading through…

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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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