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What Is Kinder Church 2.0? – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Kinder Church 2.0 is designed from the ground up to effectively teach your preschoolers the Word of God. You get the same depth of teaching, great object lessons and humorous drama skits that are synonymous with the Super Church brand. And Kinder Church 2.0 comes with engaging multimedia videos that will grab the attention of your preschoolers. Your kids will be on the edge of their seats as they watch the Adventures of James & Andi Motion Comic. Kinder Church 2.0…

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10 Key Bible Verses on God’s Sovereignty – Christian Article

This article is part of the Key Bible Verses series. God Over All When life feels out of control, it can be comforting to remember that we’re never out of the sight of our Creator—and he never loses control. Be encouraged by the following Scriptures about God’s sovereignty with commentary from the ESV Study Bible and rest knowing he rules over all. Ephesians 1:11 In him we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to the purpose of him…

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Charter school to art teachers: Get rid of Bible reference | Endtime Ministries | End of the Age – End Times Christian Article

A charter-school network in California has been sued for blacklisting a family art-education company because of its declarations of Christian faith. The company, Our Peculiar Family, run by four sisters, states on its website, “We believe the world around us reflects the beauty and glory of its Creator.” The sisters, Elisabeth, Hannah, Melissa and Christiana Macy of Rosamond, California, allege violations of First Amendment protections for free speech and religious liberty in their complaint against Inspire Charter Schools. Inspire’s vendor…

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Kevin Vanhoozer on the Power of the Christian Story – Christian Article

How does the story of the Bible shape our lives? That’s the topic of conversation on the Bible Study Magazine Podcast. In the first season, author and Bible Study Magazine writer—and now podcast host—Mark Ward explores why it’s important to really know the story of the Bible. He talks with scholars, pastors, Bible Study Magazine editors, and Logos Bible Software experts. In this interview from the podcast’s first episode, Ward speaks with Kevin J. Vanhoozer, who teaches theology at Trinity Evangelical…

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Lord of the Rings Is Occultic and Anti-Christ – End Times Christian Article

Lord of the Rings Is Occultic and Anti-Christ The Lord of the Rings was the sequel to J.R.R. Tolkien’s 1937 novel, The Hobbit. This book series took shape in Tolkien’s mind in the late 1930s. One day as Tolkien was grading papers, he found a blank sheet of paper and a sentence came to his mind: “In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit” (See “Who was Tolkien?” in Works Cited). He wrote it down and began to…

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Narnia Contradicts the Bible and Is Anti-Christ (Witchcraft in The Chronicles of Narnia) – End Times Christian Article

____________________________________ NARNIA CONTRADICTS THE BIBLE AND IS ANTI-CHRIST Witchcraft in The Chronicles of Narnia The Chronicles of Narnia stories are still popular today after their beginning in the 1950s. They have been made into several popular Hollywood films. Many Christians have embraced the books and treasured them along with other writings of C.S. Lewis. But, what is the reason for their continuing popularity? Could it be that they are more than just novels for entertainment? The late David J. Meyer, a former witch,…

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Narnia Promotes Paganism and Witchcraft (Part 1 of 2) — Telekinesis, Levitation, Witchcraft and NARNIA – End Times Christian Article

____________________________________ Telekinesis, Levitation, Witchcraft and Narnia Narnia Promotes Paganism and Witchcraft (Part 1 of 2) {Click Here for Part 2 of 2.} Witchcraft in The Chronicles of Narnia The Chronicles of Narnia stories are still popular today after their beginning in the 1950s. They have been made into several popular Hollywood films. Many Christians have embraced the books and treasured them along with other writings of C.S. Lewis. But, what is the reason for their continuing popularity? Could it be that…

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How Angels and Demons Intersect with the Christian Life – Christian Article

Are Angels and Demons Around? It’s a good question to ask what role demons play in the life of a Christian—and angels as well. In general terms, we find in Scripture that angels are ministering spirits. But the Scripture doesn’t give us a lot of detail as to what they’re actually doing right now in our Christian life because the fact of the matter is the Bible wasn’t written to angels. It was written to us. Graham A. Cole This…

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Is Amazon Bringing Back The Holiday Catalog? – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Last week, I received in the mail, at my home, a catalog from Amazon.  It included stickers and a special page for kids to write down what they wanted for Christmas.  Yes, Amazon has brought back the “Holiday Catalog.” If there is one thing we can all agree on, it is that receiving gifts is a lot of fun. When Christmas rolls around, usually Mom and Dad will ask their kids what kind of gifts they would like for Christmas.…

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6 Ways to Help Your Kids Love Reading the Bible – Christian Article

Growing Good Habits What could be more important than teaching your kids to read the Bible? What better habit would you want them to have? But it’s hard to do. Bad habits are like weeds. You have to do nothing to cultivate them. Good habits, like growing flowers or plants, need time, care, and attention. With time, care, and attention, we can help our kids cultivate the habit that will keep them close to God, keep them believing the gospel…

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Narnia Promotes Paganism and Witchcraft (Part 2 of 2) — Paganism and Speaking with Familiar Spirits or Spirit Guides – End Times Christian Article

____________________________________ Paganism and Speaking with Familiar Spirits or Spirit Guides Is Found in Narnia Narnia Promotes Paganism and Witchcraft (Part 2 of 2) The Chronicles of Narnia stories are still popular today after their beginning in the 1950s. They have been made into several popular Hollywood films. Many Christians have embraced the books and treasured them along with other writings of C.S. Lewis. But, what is the reason for their continuing popularity? Could it be that they are more than just novels for…

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You Were Designed for Spirituality – Christian Article

A Transcendent and Personal Creator The story of our spirituality can be found only within the biblical storyline, which starts suddenly: “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth” (Gen. 1:1). Already in existence prior to matter, space, or time, the eternal, self-existent God creates the universe and all that exists. God “creates, says, sees, separates, names, makes, appoints, blesses, finishes, makes holy, and rests.”1 God creates out of nothing, forms it according to his purposes, and fills…

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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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Why Study the Book of Ephesians? – Christian Article

This article is part of the Why Study the Book? series. The Church Is God’s In my first pastorate, I started preaching the book of Ephesians in my second year. After I was in the fifth or sixth week of the series, a kindly, older church member came to me and said, “Pastor, may I ask you a question? When you are preaching through Ephesians, you are not trying to tell us what this church should do. Instead, you are…

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4 Prayers to Pray when You’re Repentant – Christian Article

This article is part of the 4 Prayers to Pray series. O merciful God, full of compassion, long-suffering and of great pity, make me earnestly repent, and heartily to be sorry for all my misdoings; make the remembrance of them so burdensome and painful that I may flee to you with a troubled spirit and a contrite heart; and, O merciful Lord, visit, comfort, and relieve me; excite in me true repentance; give me in this world knowledge of your…

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Why Study the Book of Luke? – Christian Article

This article is part of the Why Study the Book? series. Recovering What Was Lost It’s hard to forget the story of Jesus and Zaccheus. The scene is a bit ridiculous: a small man, hated but curious, climbs a tree to see Jesus; Jesus stops to say, “Get down here—I have to stay at your house today!” The crowd complains while Zaccheus overflows with joy and repentance. Then Jesus speaks one of the most comforting promises ever made: “The Son…

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5 Ways Stephen Hawking Was Wrong – Christian Article

1. He abandoned Scripture as a source of truth about the world. Stephen Hawking was one of the greatest cosmologists of our time, and his triumph over disability was truly astonishing. He visited South Africa in 2008 when one of us (David) interviewed him. Hawking was a leading light for scientism. What is scientism? Scientism is an optimistic faith in the power of science alone to resolve the mysteries of the world. In earlier times, during the life of Galileo…

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The Provision of Sacrifice in the Old Testament – Christian Article

Bloody Reality Lesson number one on God’s holiness and the people’s sinfulness was delivered in the form of instructions for offering sacrifices at the tabernacle. Now, today when we say that something was “a real sacrifice,” rarely do we mean that blood was shed. For us, sacrifice means giving something up or taking something on that costs us a little money or comfort or convenience. Sacrifice in the Bible, however, is the bloody reality of a bellowing animal being butchered…

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A Case for Learning Biblical Greek – Christian Article

A Richer Experience During a holiday in Paris in the summer of 2017, I visited the famed Louvre. Most of the museum was relatively quiet but the one exception was the room in which the Mona Lisa was on show. It was packed with people standing on their toes (and on those of others) to get a glimpse of Da Vinci’s painting. And with a little bit of luck, and creative use of elbows, a number of these visitors were…

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4 Prayers to Pray When You’re Sorrowed – Christian Article

This article is part of the 4 Prayers to Pray series. Read 2 Samuel 18:31–33 and Pray O Lord, our heavenly Father, almighty and most merciful God, in whose hands are life and death, who gives and takes away, casts down and raises up, look with mercy on the affliction of your unworthy servant, turn away your anger from me, and speak peace to my troubled soul. Grant me the assistance and comfort of your Holy Spirit, that I may…

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4 Prayers to Pray when You’re Waiting – Christian Article

This article is part of the 4 Prayers to Pray series. Gracious God, most mighty to help, have regard to my pain and distress wherein I weep and complain so long, and help me. You cannot have forgotten me. I am your beloved child, your lamb that is marked with the blood of your Son Jesus Christ. My soul is troubled at the withholding of your help. For days and months—a long time have I waited for your salvation, and…

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How to Study Scripture Theologically – Christian Article

Theology in Community Doing theology is a process that involves both study and personal spirituality. And these are not, in our mind, two separate activities, but really two sides of one work done in the presence of the living God. It begins, of course, by becoming a disciple of Jesus—learning from him, imitating him, depending on him. He’s a prophet, the priest, the king sent by God to save us from our sins. And then we lean prayerfully on the…

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The Gospel in 2 Corinthians – Christian Article

This article is part of the Christ in All of Scripture series. Gospel Paradoxes Second Corinthians is filled with the astounding paradoxes of the gospel. Rather than a well-ordered theological treatise (like Romans or Ephesians), we find a letter that stylistically is somewhat free-flowing. Yet it is overflowing with the apostle’s gospel-love for his readers. Though this can sometimes make the argument of the book difficult to follow, the unique historical setting of the book allows the modern reader to…

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The Gospel in 1 Corinthians – Christian Article

This article is part of the Christ in All of Scripture series. What Christ Has Done The gospel—the good news of what God has done for sinners through Jesus Christ—permeates 1 Corinthians. The letter opens with a celebration of the cross of Christ (1 Cor. 1:18–31), closes with an emphasis on Christ’s resurrection (1 Cor. 15:3–58), and repeatedly presents Christ and the gospel as the essence of Paul’s preaching (1 Cor. 2:1–5; 3:10–11; 9:16; 15:1–8). Patterns of Gospel Truth Despite…

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2 Heated Cultural Debates the Bible Addresses – Christian Article

A Multicultural Church If we read the Bible carefully, we find that all of our modern cultural debates are addressed there. We can derive very meaningful and important responses to all the things that are going on around us today if we are willing to do that work. I’ll pull out just a couple of examples. First is the questions that we grapple with today around racial equality. Christians over the last 2000 years have failed many, many times to…

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