Posts from November 2014

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Moses and the Media

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Andrew Brown, writing in the Observer, comments that Ridley Scott’s latest movie, Exodus: Gods and Kings has reignited the debate over whether Moses actually existed and if he did, what kind of person was he? Christian Bale, who plays Moses, has equated him to a schizophrenic and “one of the most barbaric characters I ever […]

Stand Firm In Christ

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 “See to it, brothers and sisters, that none of you has a sinful, unbelieving heart that turns away from the living God. But encourage one another daily, as long as it is called today so that none of you may be hardened by sin’s deceitfulness. We have come to share in Christ, if indeed we […]

What is Eternal Life?

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“He who believes in the Son has eternal life” John 3:36 “He who hears my word and believes Him who sent me, has eternal life; he does not come into judgment, but has passed from death to life.” John 5:24. These two verses tell us that we have eternal life right now. If you have […]

Light In a Dark World

by Ladd
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What does a Biblical New Testament church look like? Let me ask a question that has perplexed me lately. Is our model for church really what God intended His church to become? I believe that we adhere to a lot of bad ecclesiology (the theology of what church is) and that bad theory spills over into […]

Messengers of Hope to a Lost World

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“I did not say these things to you from the beginning, because I was with you. But now I am going to Him who sent me; yet none of you asks me, ‘Where are you going?’ But because I have said these things to you, sorrow has filled your hearts. Nevertheless I tell you the […]

The Active Kingdom of God

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Do you want to start your day off with a real encouragement? Well I couldn’t think of a much better way than to ponder over the following quote by George Eldon Ladd. “However, Paul asserts that by virtue of the death of Christ, men of faith have already been justified. ‘They are justified by His […]

The Power Behind the Mission

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“So when they had come together, they asked him, ‘Lord, will you at this time restore the kingdom of Israel?’ He said to them, ‘It is not for you to know times or seasons which the Father has fixed by His own authority. But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon […]

Does “the Church” Muddy the Gospel?

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I recently read an interesting article in Charisma Magazine about the differences between going to church and being the church. I found the contrasts to be very enlightening and thought I would share some of authors conclusions with you. While the author uses the term “box store” churches to describe the modern churches fixation on […]

We Are Called to Love

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If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. […]

Where Have All the People Gone?

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A Ministry Today magazine article asked an interesting question for those of us who are interested in the home church movement. “Have you ever wondered where the members who left your church went?” Most of us assume these people who quit attending church have either dropped out or found another church that is more to […]