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The Gospel: What does “Gospel” mean in the Bible? – Christian Article

Podcast (crosstalk): Play in new window | Download | Embed Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Today’s Bible study will dig deep on the word, “Gospel.” We talk about Gospel preaching, Gospel singers, the four Gospels, but what does this word “Gospel” actually mean? Is it about how to go to heaven when we die or is it something more? Let’s consider what the whole Bible, both New and Old Testament, has to say on the topic of the Gospel.…

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(CHAPTERS 12 AND 13) The Adventures of Matthew Jeremiah in Europe (A Novel / Word from God) – End Times Christian Article

 The Adventures of Matthew Jeremiah in Europe:The Sister of BabylonChapters 12 and 13 (For Chapter 1, click Here.)__________________________________ (Europe Shall Face Hardship) Click Here for the TABLE of CONTENTS {Links to the Story Chapters are found in the Table of Contents Page.} ________________________________________________________________________________ This is a word from God written in the format of a story. The characters are fictional, but what shall happen in Europe and America’s future is not fictional. Please seek God about this story / document and about the messages that are presented in it. God will reveal the…

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(CHAPTER 14) The Adventures of Matthew Jeremiah in Europe (A Novel / Word from God) – End Times Christian Article

 The Adventures of Matthew Jeremiah in Europe:The Sister of BabylonChapter 14 (For Chapter 1, click Here.)__________________________________ (Europe Shall Face Hardship) Click Here for the TABLE of CONTENTS {Links to the Story Chapters are found in the Table of Contents Page.} ________________________________________________________________________________ This is a word from God written in the format of a story. The characters are fictional, but what shall happen in Europe and America’s future is not fictional. Please seek God about this story / document and about the messages that are presented in it. God will reveal the…

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Adventures in Odyssey and Focus on the Family Are Compromised – End Times Christian Article

and Focus on the Family Are Compromised An R-Rated Movie Is Subtly Promoted by Adventures in Odyssey? In the “Odyssey” cartoon video titled “Escape from the Forbidden Matrix,” an Arnold- Schwarzenegger-like character appears, fighting aliens. Aliens had been attacking Dylan Taylor and Sal Martinez in a jungle, in a virtual reality game. The Odyssey cartoon had scenes highly resembling scenes found in Schwarzenegger’s R-rated (1987) Predator movie, a Hollywood film about a group of people (headed by Schwarzenegger) who have to stop…

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Simon Peter’s Three (3) Denials of Christ and Peter’s Three Boastful Statements in the Gospel Accounts – End Times Christian Article

Peter’s Three (3) Denials of Christ and Three Boastful Statements in the Gospel Accounts________________________________ Why the Accounts in Luke, John, Matthew, and Mark Differ on What Jesus and Peter Said When Peter Proclaimed His Loyalty to Christ When Simon Peter proclaimed his loyalty to Jesus just before Jesus Christ’s unjust trial, Peter actually proclaimed his loyalty three different times. Twice, he proclaimed his loyalty to Jesus prior to Jesus and His disciples leaving to go to the Mount of Olives…

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Who are the Disciples of Christ? – Christian Article

Tweet Who are the Disciples of Christ? What do they believe? A Disciple Before we look into who or what a disciple of Christ believes, we must understand what a disciple is. The word comes from the Old English discipul (fem. discipula) which comes from the Latin discipulus, meaning, “pupil, student, follower,” and said to be from discere, meaning “to learn” from which we get the word “discern,” but a disciple is someone who…

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(Podcast) Essential Questions—Is This All There Is? – Youth Ministry Christian Article

In our physical lives, there can be a tendency to base our happiness and freedom on the materialism in front of us. But what if there is something more permanent, beyond this world and everything in it, that we can experience by investing in a relationship with Jesus and the kingdom of heaven?  Join Rick for a series exploring the essential questions everyone has and the ways Jesus can answer them. Diving into the Gospel of Matthew, we will look at how Jesus treats our “life after life.”   LISTEN TO THE FULL…

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Pilgrim’s Journey: BOOK 3: ISLAND QUEST (FULL BOOK) (With a PDF File) – End Times Christian Article

PDF File: PILGRIM’S JOURNEY: BOOK 3: ISLAND QUEST (PDF)(Or, Click Here for Pilgrim’s Journey: BOOK 3 Illustrated — PDF File with illustrations.)    Pilgrim’s Journey: The Quest for Heaven – BOOK 3 – Island Quest – A Novel / Allegory – By: Justin Brown (a pen name) Date Created: Feb. 12, 2019 Chapter 1 PDF File: PILGRIM’S JOURNEY: BOOK 3: ISLAND QUEST (PDF) Arriving at the First Destination Wind billowed the square sails of the galleon Red Jasper as it sailed across the placid sea. The moon’s…

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Whatever Happened To Integrity? – Christian Article

Tweet How has integrity been disintegrating in society, business, and especially in politics? Costly Choices Years ago, a man applied for an executive position with a large company. He was applying for the Chief Financial Officer position…a job that paid over a quarter million dollars annually. After the man was interviewed by the CEO, and then later spoke to the Board, they all agreed that the man was a good choice. After approving of…

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Who First Showed Danny Akin the Beauty of Jesus? – Christian Article

Emma Lou Akin was my mother and one of the kindest, godliest people I have ever known. She showed me the beauty of Jesus her whole life. Our family regularly noted that the phrase “I want” seemed to be completely absent from her vocabulary. Every time a special occasion rolled around, like her birthday, anniversary, or Mother’s Day, we would always ask, “Momma, what do you want to do?” “Where would you like to go out and eat?” Much to…

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The whole counsel of God – Christian Article

In Paul’s farewell speech to the Ephesian church elders, he says, “For I did not shrink from declaring to you the whole counsel of God” (Acts 20:27, ESV). Other versions note that Paul did not hesitate to proclaim to them the whole will of God (NIV), or the whole purpose of God (NAS). In June 2001, John MacArthur accomplished something that is extremely rare in Christendom. He finished preaching through the entire New Testament, verse by verse. To his church’s…

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A Little Celebratory News « Crafting The Word Of God – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

A Little Celebratory News Posted on November 14, 2018 I just realized that Crafting The Word Of God made it into the top 10 list of Ministry To Children’s top 150 children’s ministry blogs and websites for 2018.  I have made the intention and purpose of my site very clear throughout the years. My hope is that it serves as a blessing to you and your childrens ministry.  A few things have come up this year that have kept me from…

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(Podcast) Essential Questions—What Is the Meaning of Life? – Youth Ministry Christian Article

People can spend their whole lives searching for meaning in their lives. Although we all have different answers to what matters to us, what would it look like to look to Jesus to help us feel truly alive?   Join Rick and Becky for a series exploring the essential questions everyone has and the ways Jesus can answer them. Diving into the Gospel of Matthew, we will look at how Jesus framed the meaning of life to those he encountered.   LISTEN TO THE FULL EPISODE NOW Have you joined…

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NIV Adventure Bible – Polar Exploration Edition {Review and Giveaway} – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting! For as long as I can remember, I have loved the Adventure Bible. Both of my children, who are grown now, had their own copy growing up. I also selected this Bible (the NIV) to give to second graders at our church for our 2nd Grade Bible Presentation Sunday each fall. Imagine my surprise when I was asked to review the new Adventure Bible…

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Responding to The Game of Thrones Debate – Youth Work Hacks – Youth Ministry Christian Article

Game of Thrones. Is it the gloves off, gruesome, grim and gristly opiate for the masses – or the fantastical story that grapples with the true complexities of human experience? Is it right for a Christian to watch it for entertainment, or perhaps missional research – or should they steer clear of it all-together? Could this be a random cracking of the whip? Like Sabrina prompted last year, Deadpool three years ago, or Harry Potter ten plus years ago? It’s…

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The Judges- Round and Round They Go – Mission Bible Class – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Recently I taught a set of classes about the time of the Judges.  The background to this time in history is one of a repeating cycle.  To illustrate the idea of a cycle that goes round and round I decided to use a hoola hoop. Each week, as we studied our way through the Judges I used part of the class time to review this cycle.  Soon the children were able to explain this to the others in the class.  The…

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Cross Maze- Activity Page « Crafting The Word Of God – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Cross Maze- Activity Page Posted on April 15, 2019 Cross Maze (Activity Sheet) Activity sheets are a great way to end a Sunday School lesson. They can serve as a great take home activity. Or sometimes you just need to fill in those last five minutes before the end of class. Preview and print this free printable activity sheet by clicking on the link below. Preview And Print Feel free to browse all of our Bible print-outs. Like this: Like Loading……

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My Favorite Bibles for Kids (divided by age group) – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

One of the most frequent questions I get from parents is “What Bible do you recommend for my child?”.  Every child is different, but these are some of my favorites and will probably give you a good place to start.  If you have a Bible that you’ve found and love, please leave me a comment and let me know about it! Infants and Preschool Kindergarten Early Elementary Later Elementary/Preteens Action Bible (detailed review here) The Kids’ Devotional Bible by ZonderKidz…

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The Profound Love of God for Us and How Only Jesus Christ Satisfies Us – End Times Christian Article

The Profound Love of God for Us and How Only Jesus Christ Satisfies Us Philippians chapter 4, verse 1 reveals a profound truth about God’s love for us, which God put into the heart of Paul for the church at Philippi. Philippians 4:1 —  “[1] Therefore, my brethren dearly beloved and longed for, my joy and crown, so stand fast in the Lord, my dearly beloved.” [End quote] In Philippians 1:8, Paul wrote this: Philippians 1:8 — “[8] For God…

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Thinking Like a Servant | Devotional by John Fischer – Christian Article

One of the prerequisites for being a servant of God is to think like a servant. This would be fine if it wasn’t so impossible. We are all naturally wired to think only of ourselves. Learning to give preference to others is one of the true marks of a Christian because it is so contrary to human nature. That’s why desiring it comes from God, and doing it comes through the Holy Spirit. Paul said of Timothy: “I have no…

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Know My Heart | Devotional by Phil Ware – Christian Article

“Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.”  Psalm 139:23-24 Thought God does know us. We cannot pretend we are something we are not with him. He knows us – inside and out, through and through. This should liberate us to share a remarkable degree of intimacy with him, but most of us run from such a…

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Announcing This Month’s Discounted Publisher: Logos Mobile Ed – Christian Article

Why not tackle a new theology subject this summer, or gain new ministry skills and insights—and earn a certificate while you do? All while learning from some of the most esteemed scholars in Christian academia. This month only, save 40% on nine new Certificate Programs from Logos Mobile Ed. Each Certificate Program includes a selection of Mobile Ed Courses focused on one biblical study topic or key area of ministry and is based on content and learning level. Consider these…

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Why Is The Fear Of God The Beginning Of Wisdom? – Christian Article

Tweet Why does the Bible say that the fear of God is the beginning of wisdom? Human Wisdom The Apostle Paul spoke about wisdom in 1 Corinthians 3, and he puts it in anything but a flattering manner for humanity. He wrote that “the wisdom of this world is folly with God. For it is written, “He catches the wise in their craftiness” (1 Cor 3:19). Maybe Paul was quoting Job because Job wrote…

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Discerning the sacred and the profane…even in scripture? – Christian Article

//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push(); We love our children – those of us who are parents – and we hate to see them under attack. Which is why, right or wrong, we always attempt to defend them. And so it is with Christians and our scriptures. We love our Bibles – those of us who read them – and we hate to see them under attack. Which is why, right or wrong, we always attempt to defend them. But…

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Light at the end of the tunnel – Living the life God intended – Christian Article

//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push(); Hi how are you all? I am good and working my way through the things that have happened in my life recently. I am trusting God and standing on the Word He has given me. But I want to write a different way in this blog. More like a story. So let’s go. One day, life was going along okay. My children were living life and content and my other family were going okay.…

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