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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Angela Watkins Rivers: Sunday – Saul Meets Jesus – Acts 9:1-19 – Children’s Sunday School Lesson – Christian Article

Saul Becomes a Believer. The Conversion of Saul. Why was Saul going to Damascus? Who did Saul meet? What did Jesus tell Saul to do? Saul used to punish and destroy people because they were Christians. Jesus showed Saul He was real so Saul Saul could do a special job for God. What special job did God have for Saul? God called Saul to go tell people in other countries about Jesus. Someday, you might be called by God to…

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Baggage | The CVM Blog – Christian Article

I am currently going through the process of selling my parents flat, and sorting out all the various stuff that is in it, as they are now in a care home.  One of the things that my dad has kept is his fathers’ trunk. Now, this is no normal trunk. His dad was an RSM in the Royal Military police, during both world wars. He worked with Lawrence of Arabia in Egypt and also served as King George the 6thsecurity detail…

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When God speaks life – Living the life God intended – Christian Article

Hi how was your week? Mine was good but not without its challenges. What do we do in situations where it seems everything is going wrong? We feel like we have lost relationships, work, our career, our friends and maybe even had to move. Do we hang on to God and His love for us or do we think that because all this stuff is happening, God has forgotten me. I am sure some of the Israelites felt like that.…

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Same Power As Jesus – Godinterest Christian Blogs – Christian Article

I read in the Bible that we have the same resurrection power that Jesus had. I found that so hard to believe, then this thought came to mind. When we accept Jesus as our Lord and Saviour and get baptised, the Holy Spirit makes His home inside of us, just as He did at Christ’s baptism.  That same Spirit, with the same power that worked miracles and raised Christ from the dead, that resurrection power can do the same for…

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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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What Does “Church” Mean Today? – Christian Article

In this week’s episode, Christian and Amy are exploring some questions about church and get a little help from some friends. What does the church mean in the 21st century? What of our identity, systems, or traditions should be preserved or continued? What needs to die? How do you think the Christian religion will look differently a generation or two from now? Topics and themes discussed: intersectionality, that is, the overlap of the labels we use for people, how differentiation…

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Autism, God, and Family – Christian Article

In this week’s episode, Christian and Amy talk about autism, families, and ableism in the church. Their son, Mattias, who is on the spectrum, comes on the podcast to talk a little bit about what it’s like being on the spectrum, some of the challenges he faces, the most difficult moments in his life, what has changed, his experience in a new school environment, and about the time he told everyone in his class about being on spectrum. Amy and…

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For Those Whose Church Attendance is Down

by Ruth Wilkinson Boston was one of our most unique expeditions. Really interesting city, American history machine aside. Cool architecture, good subway, Chinatown, really easy to get lost, terrible maps, good food. Perfect. Some historic churches. Mostly for “freedom” reasons, of one kind or another. We chanced upon one that really struck me. Not as old as some of the others, probably. No “Paul Revere slept through the sermon here” plaques. But a lovely red brick building, tucked away in…

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When trust is all God says – Living the life God intended – Christian Article

//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push(); Hi have you ever been in a sticky situation and God says trust Me? You really want something more tangible than trust Me but I am here to tell you it’s not going to come. The reason I will talk about later. But let’s think of a couple of situations that we might be in. One of them is if you are a parent. In certain circumstances, you will tell your child/ren trust me.…

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Dangers of Leaving God Out Of The Calculation – DR. DK Olukoya – Christian Article

Ecclezzia.com God gave Abraham the land of Canaan where all the promises made to him were to be accomplished. It was Abraham’s personal decision to go down to Egypt without consulting God and obviously this was outside the plan of God. The decision eventually made Abraham to take over the control of his life from the hands of God who had made wonderful promises to him. He left God out of his calculations and soon became a victim of self-imposed…

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Summer Salad and Jesus – The Jesus Pursuit – Christian Article

//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push(); This evening a group of women from church had a gathering at a friend’s house for an event called “Summer Salad Spectacular”. Well, it was delicious. The kitchen counter was adorned with salads of all kinds, some of which I’m not even sure what they were…and we enjoyed some tea and lemonade. A perfectly ladylike meal. We all split into little groups of conversation in the house and backyard, and it was lovely. The…

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Joseph, The Hated Big Dreamer – Christian Article

//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push(); Big Dreaming Joseph Joseph was a big dreamer, but hated by his brothers. He was born to Jacob in his old age from Rachel, the wife he spent 14 years of labor to try to get. Jacob(who God called Israel) loved Joseph more than his other sons. It says so right in the Bible! “Jacob loved Joseph more than any of his other children because Joseph had been born to him in his old…

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God is in the room – Lucy Mills – Christian Article

//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push(); Last month I shared the following when I was leading the prayers at a church service; I thought it might be good to post it here as well. It will probably feed into some long term writing, but here’s a taster. In September I started thinking of the Holy Spirit as a golden current, not literally, but as a kind of visual aid for prayer and reflection. The kind of current you find in…

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Rebeccah Worship????: 3 PEOPLE GREATLY IMPACTED ME: #3 Mrs. Grace Monyei – Christian Article

//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push(); One of the reasons I absolutely love to worship God is because He has truly kept his Word in my life! Jeremiah 29:13 (NIV) says, “you will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart”. The more I dig into the “Word of God”, the more I see the nature and likeness of God. Most importantly, my cleaver understanding of the Word did not come without the help of…

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What does it mean to be crucified with Christ? – Christian Article

//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push(); So today I got mad. And I cried for an embarrassingly long amount of time over it. Did someone die? No. Did a friendship end? Nope. A friend and I were arranging my brand new writing space, a room I had wanted for a long time. We began to place my books on the closet-turned bookshelf, and as we laid down the last book, boom. Just like the walls of Jerico, it came tumbling…

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Take The Time To Rest… – Healthy Mind Ministry – Christian Article

//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push(); We live in a busy world that makes you feel irresponsible if you take a day off to rest. Our work week has consumed Sundays to make the non-stop selling of goods more important than what is actually “good” for us. Remember when we were younger and we were exploding with energy, that as we have grown older we often reflect on fondly, wondering where that energy went. It is no coincidence that as…

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Fear Can Cause Us to Worship Safety – Christian Article

When fear shapes our lives, safety becomes our god.  We worship the risk-free life.  The fear-filled cannot love deeply because love is risky.  They cannot give to the poor because benevolence has no guarantee of return.  The fear-filled cannot dream wildly.  What if their dreams fail? No wonder Jesus wages such a war against fear.  In Matthew 8:26, “Jesus got up and gave a command to the wind and the waves, and it became completely calm.”  The sea becomes as…

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“No Longer Slaves” – The Jesus Pursuit – Christian Article

//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push(); My heart is so overwhelmed. Like a kid standing outside Cinderella’s castle at DisneyWorld…except 1,000 times that. So much can be said about our Heavenly Father, and yet no words could suffice. The One Who sent His very own – only – begotten Son, Jesus Christ. I’ve been spending a lot of time particularly in the last couple of days listening to messages about prayer, including a couple by Francis Chan, author of Crazy…

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Shut Your Mouth and Listen! – Christian Article

//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push(); “Even fools are thought wise when they keep silent; with their mouths shut, they seem intelligent.”-Proverbs‬ ‭17:28‬ ‭NLT‬‬ This is probably one of the funniest verses to read in the Bible. Yet it holds a valuable truth. I know it works for me. I’ve been in conversations with people who are just going on and on about something I vaguely know anything about. But if I give an occasional nod and “um hum” every…

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On the Courage to Speak of God – Christianity Now – Medium – Christian Article

Most of us know people who aren’t inclined to speak for themselves. People who, when asked where they’d like to eat, what they’d like to do, or what they’re interested in, respond by deferring to either group opinion or a kind of verbally confused pantomime. They don’t want to step on anyone’s feet, and they’re very polite. All this comes from a good mix of civility and conscientiousness, but we’ve also seen when it can work against them. Their significant…

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Questions for 2019 | Thoughts by Mike Woodard

“Each of you has been blessed with one (or more) of God’s many wonderful gifts to be used in the service of others. So use your gift well. If you have the gift of speaking, preach God’s message. If you have the gift of helping others, do it with the strength that God supplies. Everything should be done in a way that will bring honor to God because of Jesus Christ, who is glorious and powerful forever. Amen.” 1 Peter…

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Is God Different In The Old Testament Than In The New? – Christian Article

Tweet Did God change from the Old Testament to the New? Was God more violent and harsh in the Old Testament than in the New? Old Testament Sometimes, people have difficulty reading the Old Testament because there is so much violence. They might read how God commanded Israel to completely annihilate the pagan nations that were living in the Promised Land which was given to Israel. For example, 1 Samuel 15:3 says,…

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