Salvation

Bible Drive-Thru: The Worst – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

TODAY’S SPECIAL: Titus 3:3-8 TO CHEW ON: “But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy.” Titus 3:4,5 Who is the worst person you’ve ever heard of? What did they do that made them so bad? We may think of some people, like mass murderers or violent thieves as beyond help. People may say things about them like, “Put them in jail…

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(Podcast) Foundations: Root to Fruit – Youth Ministry Christian Article

We know that following Jesus is supposed to change our lives, but what are the mechanics of that transformation? What, if anything, can we do to help it happen? Join Rick as we continue a series exploring the foundational truths connected to Jesus and his mission in our lives. Let’s dive into Ephesians 4:17-32 and what transformation looks like when we choose Jesus. LISTEN TO THE FULL EPISODE NOW Have you joined the Pigs? We’re a group of friends ready…

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How Do I Know God Loves Me? – Christian Article

How do we know if God loves us? Do we know he loves us when we have a nice house or a new car? Do we know he loves us when we get a good job or good grades? Do we know he loves us because he gives us children or grandchildren? Or sunny days? What if we don’t have these things? What if things aren’t going well for us? Are we sure that God loves us? If we lose…

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Saved by Faith: At What Point Are We Saved? – Christian Article

Podcast (crosstalk): Play in new window | Download | Embed Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Welcome back to the Radically Christian Bible Study podcast! In the first Bible study of 2020, Wes and Travis discuss a listener’s question about faith, baptism, and salvation. In part, the listener would like to know how to respond to those who believe a person is saved before baptism. Hope you find this conversation helpful and encouraging. If you have a passage or topic…

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Clothed In Shame Now Clothed In White – Christian Article

As a kid I hated being messy. My longsuffering mother tried her best to joyfully get me to finger paint. Every kid likes finger paint right? Not this kid. I cried like someone was torturing me. I still remember the gross squishy feeling and the horror of looking at my hand covered in paint. How will I ever get this off of me? I thought. There are a few times in my life where I’ve thought the same thing about…

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Armor of God – Liz Petruzzi, lizpetruzzi.com – Christian Article

If God is for me, who can be against me? He graciously gives all things. Mercy. Grace. His Own Son. Reconciliation instead of separation. Once lost, now found. I am more than a conqueror in Christ. No weapon formed against me can stand. The Lord vindicates His servants. Strengthens and helps. Gives courage. His righteous, right Hand upholds. I will not be shaken. The Spirit He gives is not fearful. Be strong in the Lord and in His mighty power.…

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What In the World Is God Doing In My Life? – Christian Article

Have you ever wondered, Why am I going through this? Why is this happening to me? Why do I have to suffer? Why hasn’t my life turned out the way I thought it would? Why am I stuck in this job? In this town? In this (insert your situation). Have you ever thought things like…I thought that when (insert event here) happened, I would be happy? I thought when I (insert: had children, got a house, got that great job,…

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Why Risen is Still One of My Most Favorite Movies – Christian Article

This past weekend, I once again indulged in one of my well accustomed traditions, of watching Risen. This movie never ceases to encourage my faith and encourage me in my walk with God. Without giving away too much, the movie is about a Roman Soldier, Clavius (played by the very talented Joseph Fiennes) looking for the dead body of Jesus. Yet he ends up finding the resurrected Jesus instead. Related Post: The Only Perfect Image To Believe Is Jesus! He cannot fathom…

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Quick Shot: “There is no such thing as sin” – Christian Article

Our “Quick Shot” series offers brief answers to common objections to the Christian worldview. Each response is limited to one paragraph. These responses are designed to (1) answer the objection as concisely as possible, (2) challenge the objector to think more deeply about his or her claim, and (3) facilitate a “gospel” conversation. In this article, we’re offering “Quick Shot” responses to the objection, Quick Shot: “I don’t need an imaginary God to forgive me of my ‘sins’. There is…

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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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The Mind of Christ: A Profound Reality – Christian Article

In 1 Corinthians 2:16, the Apostle Paul says, “‘For who has understood the mind of the Lord so as to instruct him?’” But we have the mind of Christ.” On the surface, this seems like a really strange verse, doesn’t it? What does it mean to have the mind of Christ? How can we have our own mind AND the mind of Christ? Is this kind of like the fruit of the Spirit, where we’re supposed to actively put on…

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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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Tried with Fire: Those Who Cannot Believe – Christian Article

Kevin T. Bauder The missionary was well stricken in years and ready to see her Lord. She didn’t regret the decades that she and her husband had spent pushing into the jungle to bring the gospel to unreached peoples. She didn’t resent the bouts of disease or the other hardships they had endured navigating the rivers. Still, she had one sorrow: “I can’t remember where we buried my babies.” She had held them, one after another, there in the bush…

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Quick Shot Responses to “Atheists believe in just one less God than Christians” (Cold-Case Christianity S5E12) – Christian Article

In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner offers a number of brief, rhetorically powerful responses to the objection: “Atheists believe in just one less God than Christians.” In a sense, Christians are also atheists when it comes to the existence of Greek, Norse, Egyptian and many other mythological Gods. Atheists say they just have enough sense to reject one more, the God of Christianity. How can we respond to this objection? These Quick Shot responses are designed…

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What Does the Bible Say About Purgatory? – Christian Article

My mother was a cultural Catholic for many years, and although she was quick to identify herself with Catholicism, she had a limited knowledge of the Church’s teaching. Worse yet, she wasn’t yet a robust Bible reader. When I eventually became a Christian, I found myself examining several claims of Catholicism to see if they were true. Catholics believe in purgatory, “a place or condition of temporal punishment for those who, departing this life in God’s grace, are, not entirely…

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Quick Shot: “It’s narrow-minded to think Jesus is the only way to God” – Christian Article

Our “Quick Shot” series offers brief answers to common objections to the Christian worldview. Each response is limited to one paragraph. These responses are designed to (1) answer the objection as concisely as possible, (2) challenge the objector to think more deeply about his or her claim, and (3) facilitate a “gospel” conversation. In this article, we’re offering “Quick Shot” responses to the objection, Quick Shot: “It’s narrow-minded to think Jesus is the only way to God.” Response #1:“Christians don’t…

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From Where Does Value Come? (Podcast) – Christian Article

In this episode of Incarnate Investigation, Jimmy Wallace (J. Warner’s son) taps into his experience as a police officer to discuss the nature of the humans and their role in the animal kingdom. What makes our lives valuable? What makes humans valuable in the first place?  Incarnate Investigation podcasts will be featured occasionally as part of the Cold-Case Christianity Podcast collection. You can subscribe to the Cold-Case Christianity Weekly Podcast (which includes the Incarnate Investigation episodes) on iTunes, or add…

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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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Double Trouble – Liz Petruzzi, lizpetruzzi.com – Christian Article

//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push(); If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 1 John 1:9 It wasn’t intentional. It was an accommodation. A kindness. A compromise. I didn’t want to be that Christian. The one who makes sure everyone knows they don’t drink or let their kids watch certain movies. The one people roll eyes over as they walk away. I wanted my non-Christian…

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THE WORK OF CHRIST FOR MAN'S SALVATION – Christian Article

//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push(); THE WORK OF CHRIST FOR MAN’S SALVATION * He Died to Redeem them – Titus 2:14* He Rose to Justify them – Romans 4:25* He Lives to Save them – Hebrews 7:25* He Comes to Glorify them – Colossians 3:4 This is Only a Snippet of a Christian Article written by noreply@blogger.com (Vivekk7) Read Full Article

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What is the Meaning of the Cross? – Christian Article

When I first became interested in examining the Gospels as eyewitness accounts, I really had no interest in Jesus as God. I was willing to survey and consider the wisdom of Jesus as an ancient sage, but nothing more. Once I was convinced these Gospel accounts were reliable, however, I knew I had to reconsider my naturalistic presuppositions. If Jesus truly rose from the grave, He was more than a wise sage. In those early months of my investigation, I…

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Quick Shot Responses to “All Religions Lead to the Same Place” (Cold-Case Christianity S5E6) – Christian Article

In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner offers a number of brief, rhetorically powerful responses to the objection: “All religions lead to the same place.” These responses are designed to help you remove intellectual obstacles when talking about God with your friends and family members. They are also available on the Cold-Case Christianity Phone App so you can access them as you are interacting with others. Be sure to watch the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast on NRBtv every Monday and…

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Of Miry Clay and Wretchedness

Of Miry Clay and Wretchedness Brain flashback… I remember it being sung in a children’s meeting: He lifted me up, yes upUp from the miry clay We were kids, we played in the dirt and we played with the hose. We knew a thing or two about miry clay. Well, we did and we didn’t. We didn’t use the word miry in everyday speech. For the adults it was: From sinking sands he lifted me Quicksand is something with which most…

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Have You Seen His Glory? You Can! – Christian Article

On Christmas we celebrate the incredible truth that God became a man in order to reveal his glory to us and save us. In the book of John, he tells us that he and the other disciples personally saw the glory of Jesus. And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth. John 1:14 Jesus revealed his glory to John…

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Yesterday’s prayer is today’s calling – Christian Article

//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push(); If prayer was a microphone in the throne room of Heaven, I think most of us would pick it up and yell, “IS THIS THING ON???”  Why is it we so often find ourselves at a loss, wondering if God even hears us? We cry so loud for God to show us His will for our lives… What school should I go to? What job path should I take? Is he or she the…

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