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Christian Discipleship: Responding to the Word – Christian Article

By John R. W. Stott The concept of divine revelation, and of our need to submit to it, is both eminently reasonable and practically wholesome. It is reason­able because it acknowledges that the infinite God is altogether beyond his finite creatures, and that we could never have known him if he had not taken the initiative to make himself known. It is also wholesome because submission to God’s self-revelation in Christ and in the full biblical witness to Christ, far…

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Social Justice? | More Than Cake – Christian Article

Social justice is a phrase that ought to be banned from our vocabulary and never heard again. There are four reasons why this is so. First, the phrase has no specific referent in the real world.  People with very different, indeed, mutually contradictory, approaches to solving various social problems will both use it to refer to their schemes.  A phrase that can mean anything means nothing.  This phrase therefore adds nothing substantive to the discussion it is being used in…

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How to Live Your Faith in a Rapidly Changing Multi-Religious Society – Christian Article

By Irving Hexham The Bible begins by proclaiming the great truth that God created the heavens and the earth. It continues by telling the story of the creation of humankind and states very clearly that all people are made in the image of God. Not surprisingly, given the fact that God is the creator of all things, we are told in Genesis 1 that he surveyed his creation and saw that it was good. Today many people laugh at the…

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When My Life Suffered a Dream-Crushing Blow – Christian Article

By Chris Norton Editor’s Note: On October 16, 2010, Chris Norton suffered a crushing spinal injury playing college football. The injury was so severe, he needed to be airlifted by helicopter to Mayo Clinic. Taken from the new book The Seven Longest Yards written by Chris and his wife Emily, this post picks up the story mid-helicopter ride through his subsequent surgery and initial prognosis. I sought the Lord, and he answered me;he delivered me from all my fears. —…

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The Beautiful Unity of the Church – Christian Article

By Luis Palau Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God.— EPHESIANS 4:11–13 Deep in the jungles of a Latin American nation that shall remain nameless, I met three young men. Much like any passionate young fellows, they enjoyed time…

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John Maxwell Profiles in Leadership: Sarah – “Yes, Lord” No Matter What – Christian Article

This is the fifteenth lesson in bestselling author and speaker John Maxwell’s Leadership by the Bible series. If you know someone or a group who would like to follow along on this journey through Scripture, tell them to sign up to receive John’s free email devotional here. By John C. Maxwell 1 Peter 3:5, 6 Sarah said yes to a lot of difficult things—when asked to leave home, accompany Abraham on a thousand-mile journey, and live like a nomad in…

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The Biblical Cure for When the World Has Beat You Down – Christian Article

By Patrick Morley We are made for relationships. A godly friendship can change everything. There is a peculiar math to friendship: shared joys are doubled, and shared sorrows are cut in half. Friendship is a central theme of Jesus’ life and teaching. He tells us to encourage each other: “My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends” (John 15:12–13). In fact,…

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How can Your Christian Faith Help You Guide Your Children into Adulthood? – Christian Article

  How can Your Christian Faith Help You Guide Your Children into Adulthood? ​In addition to taking advantage of specific programmes at universities to promote mental health, students can also rely on one powerful tool that can help them feel that they are never alone: their faith. About the Author Jennifer Glenn left her corporate finance job to pursue her true passion of writing. She now prefers to spend more time with her three beautiful children. ​​​ When your child becomes…

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Suffering Is Never for Nothing – Christian Article

By Elisabeth Elliot I look upon suffering as one of God’s ways of getting our attention. In fact, C. S. Lewis said, “God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our conscience, but shouts in our pain: it is His megaphone to rouse a deaf world.” I’d like for us to think about some of the things that God needs to say to us, for which He needs to get our attention. First of all, it’s interesting to me,…

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John Maxwell Profiles in Leadership: Joseph – Get the Right Attitude – Christian Article

This is the fourteenth lesson in bestselling author and speaker John Maxwell’s Leadership by the Bible series. If you know someone or a group who would like to follow along on this journey through Scripture, tell them to sign up to receive John’s free email devotional here. By John C. Maxwell Genesis 50 Some of the best years of Joseph’s life were consumed by injustice and rotten luck. But not one time does Scripture describe Joseph displaying a bad attitude.…

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The Perfect Graduation Gift (It Can be Hard to Find!) – Christian Article

By Melinda Bouma That season is quickly upon us, in which family, friends, babysitters, youth group kids, neighbors, our colleagues’ kids, and perhaps our very own kids are graduating. When it’s your own child, you know them well enough to know what they want (or need). But the older we get, the more frequently we may be invited to graduation parties for the children of our friends or colleagues; for 17- and 18-year-olds we don’t know well. And in those…

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Grace Beautifies the Broken Road – Christian Article

By Jay DeMarcus of Rascal Flatts I’m often asked what it means to be a Christian. I don’t find the answer to be as easy as saying, “A follower of Christ.” For me it’s a bit more complicated. Those kinds of pat answers tend to pass right over the nuance of things. And I hate that. I like the details. I like breaking things down and getting at the heart of things. When I say I’m a follower of Christ,…

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John Maxwell Profiles in Leadership: Samaritan Woman – Unnamed, Greatly Valued – Christian Article

This is the tenth lesson in bestselling author and speaker John Maxwell’s Leadership by the Bible series. If you know someone or a group who would like to follow along on this journey through Scripture, tell them to sign up to receive John’s free email devotional here. By John C. Maxwell John 4:1–42 All she ever wanted was to be loved and accepted. All she ever received was shunning and shame—until Jesus came to town. When Jesus valued this woman…

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How Billy Graham Overcame His Doubts about the Bible – Christian Article

By Matt Brown Billy Graham passed away in early 2018. nearly 100 years after he was born. That day, America—and the world, really—lost one of the greatest evangelists of all time. He undoubtedly communicated the gospel message to more people face-to-face than anyone in human history. Three hundred million people heard him share the simple gospel message live, and countless millions more watched and listened through television, radio broadcasts, and online videos. [Read the Bible Gateway Blog post, Billy Graham:…

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How to Move from Epic Failure to Epic Success – Christian Article

By Ryan Hall I’ll never forget a pastor saying one Sunday that if you are going to be a big dreamer, you had better develop equally big resilience. Those words really resonated with me because I’d always been a big dreamer, but I hadn’t considered the cost that would come with it. In my running career, I’d had plenty of failures. The ones that stuck out the most were my costing my team an NCAA cross-country team championship during my…

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John Maxwell Profiles in Leadership: Miriam – Comparison versus Contentment – Christian Article

This is the ninth lesson in bestselling author and speaker John Maxwell’s Leadership by the Bible series. If you know someone or a group who would like to follow along on this journey through Scripture, tell them to sign up to receive John’s free email devotional here. By John C. Maxwell Numbers 12 Can you imagine what it would be like to have Moses as a kid brother? That was Miriam’s situation. She was the older sister everyone depended on.…

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A Game Changer for the Selfishness Problem – Christian Article

By Dave & Ann Wilson One Saturday several years ago, we flew to Illinois to watch one of our sons play in a college football game. As I (Dave) drove our rental car from the Chicago airport to the stadium, I glanced over at Ann, who was napping. I thought to myself, I am so lucky to be married to this woman. I took note of the cute little lines on her beautiful face and reminisced about all the memories…

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Visiting the Holy Land: Sites in Israel to Help Your Child Connect With God – Christian Article

  Visiting the Holy Land: Sites in Israel to Help Your Child Connect With God Milton Goh and Amilee Kang also visited Capernaum, the town where Jesus lived. Many of Jesus’ miracles as recorded in the four Gospels were done there. ​About the Author Jennifer Glenn left her corporate finance job to pursue her true passion of writing. She now prefers to spend more time with her three beautiful children. ​​ The number of young adults and children that claim to…

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The Significance of Olives in the Bible

By Margaret Feinberg My body rotates around a tree until I pluck every last olive. Two hours and 57 minutes have passed since I first tried my hand at this. I relish in how my skills are improving, but then I look to my 75-year-old companion, Mama. She has cleared two-and-a-half trees in the same span of time. [Read the Bible Gateway Blog post, A Fresh Foodie Bible Study Adventure: An Interview with Margaret Feinberg] Leif and I have never…

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