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  • Praising God for Your Eternal Inheritance

    07/22/2016 5:32:17 AM PDT · by metmom · 1 replies
    Grace to You.org ^ | 1993 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    "Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ" (1 Pet. 1:3). God has blessed you richly and is worthy of your praise. The source of your eternal inheritance is God, whom Peter described in several ways. First, He is our blessed God (1 Pet. 1:3). The Greek word translated "blessed" in that verse speaks of that which is worthy of blessing, adoration, praise, or worship. Peter's praise for God is an example for us to follow. Our God is especially worthy of our praise in light of the glorious inheritance He has granted us in His Son...
  • Diligence and Excellence

    07/22/2016 5:31:45 AM PDT · by metmom · 2 replies
    Grace to You.org ^ | 1997 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    “Now for this very reason also, applying all diligence, in your faith supply moral excellence” (2 Peter 1:5). God’s provision does not preclude our responsibility. There are some who believe that since God has provided everything needed for the Christian life, believers should expect Him to do everything for them. Their motto is, “Let go and let God!” If Peter had a motto for the Christian life, it would have been more along the lines of the popular World War II song, “Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition!” Peter knew the Christian life is a struggle in which believers...
  • Remembering Your Inheritance

    07/21/2016 5:41:53 AM PDT · by metmom · 6 replies
    Grace to You.org ^ | 1993 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    "Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His great mercy has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to obtain an inheritance which is imperishable and undefiled and will not fade away, reserved in heaven for you" (1 Pet. 1:3-4). Victory over present circumstances comes when you focus on your eternal inheritance and praise God for it. One amazing privilege you have as a Christian is to be the beneficiary of a rich and exciting spiritual inheritance. Jesus gave us a...
  • Reminders of Assurance

    07/21/2016 5:41:24 AM PDT · by metmom · 2 replies
    Grace to You.org ^ | 1997 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    “Therefore, I shall always be ready to remind you of these things, even though you already know them, and have been established in the truth which is present with you” (2 Peter 1:12). Remembering where you’ve been is the key to getting where you want to go. The summer of 1980 was a turning point in my ministry. After nearly a dozen years as pastor of Grace Community Church, I took a three-month sabbatical. In my heart I wasn’t sure if I would come back. I felt I had taught my congregation all I knew, and I feared boring them...
  • Proclaiming the Excellencies of God

    07/20/2016 12:03:58 AM PDT · by metmom · 2 replies
    Grace to You.org ^ | 1993 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    "That you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light" (1 Pet. 2:9). You are an ambassador of the living God. The privilege of proclaiming the excellencies of God takes us back to 1 Peter 2:9, but we consider it here because it summarizes the purpose of all our Christian privileges. The Greek word translated "proclaim" is an unusual word used only here in the New Testament. It means "to advertise" or "publish," and refers to making something known that would otherwise be unknown. "Excellencies" speak of powerful and heroic deeds....
  • Rejection Because of Your Faith

    07/20/2016 12:03:31 AM PDT · by metmom · 6 replies
    Grace to You.org ^ | 1997 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    “Not as Cain, who was of the evil one, and slew his brother. And for what reason did he slay him? Because his deeds were evil, and his brother’s were righteous. Do not marvel, brethren, if the world hates you” (1 John 3:12-13). Christians are rejected by the world but accepted by God. An ancient proverb states that you can judge a man’s character by who his enemies are. That is also true in the spiritual realm. The world loves its own, but since Christ chose believers out of the world, the world hates them (John 15:19). That this is...
  • Receiving Compassion

    07/19/2016 10:57:26 PM PDT · by metmom · 4 replies
    Grace to You.org ^ | 1993 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    "You once were not a people, but now you are the people of God; you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy" (1 Pet. 2:10). Because of God’s compassion, He withholds the just punishment of your sin. Hosea had a unique role among the prophets. God used him and his adulterous wife, Gomer, as living illustrations of His love for unfaithful Israel. When Gomer gave birth to a daughter, the Lord told Hosea to name her Lo-ruhamah, which means "No mercy," because His mercy for Israel would soon come to an end. When Gomer later gave birth...
  • By who's Power??

    07/19/2016 10:42:55 AM PDT · by RevelationDavid · 6 replies
    Source: "Lord of All" by Chip Brogden ^ | July 19, 2016 | Chip Brogden
    July 19 His Life Cannot Fail “I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.” GALATIANS 2:20 The Law of Gravity brings objects to the ground. It does not matter to Gravity how large or small the object is. It works the same with acorns as it does with airplanes. Likewise, I know today that it does not matter if I am called upon...
  • ‘Pope’-Endorsed Ecumenical ‘Together 2016’ Unites Christians, Catholics in Nation’s Capitol

    07/18/2016 11:16:50 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 16 replies
    Christian News ^ | 7/17/16 | Heather Clark
    WASHINGTON — Thousands of youth flocked to the National Mall in Washington, D.C. on Saturday for the ecumenical gathering “Together 2016,” which sought to unite those of various backgrounds to “stand together for Jesus” and featured a video endorsement by the leader of Roman Catholicism. The event featured speakers such as Francis Chan, Ravi Zacharias, Lou Engle, Christine Caine and Southern Baptist Convention President Ronnie Floyd, as well as music from Michael W. Smith, Hillsong United, Lecrae, Jeremy Camp, Lauren Daigle, Casting Crowns and Kirk Franklin, among others. “Everything now is protests: ‘I’m against this’ or ‘I hate that.’ We...
  • New Religious Laws in Russia Not Expected to Affect Catholic Church

    07/18/2016 11:05:45 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 7 replies
    The National Catholic Register ^ | 7/18/16 | Mary Rezac
    The new anti-evangelism law carries fines up to $780 for an individual and $15,500 for an organization. Foreign visitors who violate the law face deportation. MOSCOW — Despite protests from religious leaders and human rights groups, Russian president Vladimir Putin last week approved a new set of laws that would restrict evangelization and missionary activity to officially registered Church buildings and worship areas. The laws fall under the umbrella of new anti-terrorism legislation, and prohibit sharing faith in private homes, online, or anywhere but recognized church buildings. A missionary Catholic priest serving in Russia, who asked to be kept anonymous...
  • The Importance of Turkey...Turkey pt 1

    And the word of the Lord came unto me, saying, Son of man, set thy face against Gog, the land of Magog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal, and prophesy against him, And say, Thus saith the Lord God; Behold, I am against thee, O Gog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal: And I will turn thee back, and put hooks into thy jaws, and I will bring thee forth, and all thine army, horses and horsemen, all of them clothed with all sorts of armour, even a great company with bucklers and shields, all of them handling...
  • Jesus Left The Temple...Matthew 24 pt 1

    O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not! Behold, your house is left unto you desolate. For I say unto you, Ye shall not see me henceforth, till ye shall say, Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord. ( Matthew 23:37-39)I am led to take us through a very significant and relevant chapter of scripture, Matthew 24. But we must take into account the flow...
  • 7,000 Churches Fasting, Praying Over Terrifying New Persecution Law (Russia)

    07/16/2016 8:28:23 AM PDT · by dragonblustar · 48 replies
    Charisma News ^ | 07/08/2016 | Jessilyn Justice
    Russian President Vladimir Putin signed an anti-terrorism law, but for the country's many churches, the signature sparked a demand for prayer and fasting. The bill toughens punishment for acts deemed to be terrorism and for the organization of "mass unrest," according to the Los Angeles Times. It would also introduce prison sentences of up to a year for those who fail to report such crimes. Furthermore, Great Commission Ministries Chairman Hanny Haukka tells Charisma News the law entails: Foreign guests are not permitted to speak in churches unless they have a "work permit" from Russian authorities If a friend or...
  • WHAT does God really want??

    07/16/2016 7:48:49 AM PDT · by RevelationDavid · 50 replies
    July 16 What Does God Want? “I am the Way.” JOHN 14:6 What is God after? What does He seek from us? What does He want? First and foremost, He desires a people who will be conformed to the image of His Son, that they may demonstrate the preeminence of Christ in all things. But how does He gain such a people for Himself? The first step is to reveal His Son to us. This is the narrow gate. We cannot begin to walk the narrow path until we have entered the narrow gate. Upon entering the narrow gate He...
  • The Greatest Betrayal Ever...France/Europe/Terror

    The city of confusion is broken down: every house is shut up, that no man may come in. There is a crying for wine in the streets; all joy is darkened, the mirth of the land is gone. In the city is left desolation, and the gate is smitten with destruction. When thus it shall be in the midst of the land among the people, there shall be as the shaking of an olive tree, and as the gleaning grapes when the vintage is done.(Isaiah 24:10-13)From the uttermost part of the earth have we heard songs, even glory to the...
  • Do YOU "fear" Evil?

    07/14/2016 7:28:27 AM PDT · by RevelationDavid · 7 replies
    Embrace the Cross ^ | July 14 | Chip Brogden
    Fear No Evil “I do not ask that you take them out of the world, but that you keep them from the evil one.” John 17:15 ESV This prayer of Jesus is answered when we embrace the Cross... Why? The Cross renders us dead to the world so that we can bring Life to others who are in the world and not worry that we may become contaminated or polluted by the things we encounter. Jesus was not afraid of being around sinners. He affected them for good, and they were powerless to affect Him for evil. This same Jesus...
  • A word of hope[charismatic Caucus]

    07/14/2016 6:55:18 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 6 replies
    You have nothing to fear for I "have" gone before you in this and I am God alone , no one can cross my line of defense and in this find Peace. You see you are in my hand and no one in the spiritual or the flesh can take you from me Be at Peace for it is here you rest even now ! Romans 8:31-39 Nothing Can Separate Us from God’s Love 31 What shall we say about such wonderful things as these? If God is for us, who can ever be against us? 32 Since he did...
  • the lcms: a triumph for conservatism

    07/13/2016 8:23:31 PM PDT · by old-ager · 10 replies
    Chronicles ^ | July 13, 2016 | Aaron D. Wolf
    Conservatives may be tempted to wonder whether it’s worth fighting. In this soundbite, instant­dislike, tl;dr, flashsnipe, banal, fractious, impressionistic, politicized culture of ours, our instinct can be to retreat, to separate fully, to disengage. I’ve been there, and when I have, I’ve been wrong. So long as we are alive, there is ground to be gained in the battle for truth. Yesterday’s results from the 2016 Synodical Convention of the Lutheran Church— Missouri Synod are such a gain. In three key resolutions, which passed with remarkable success, delegates to the convention voted to affirm that only pastors may do what...
  • The End Of The Age...Matthew 24 pt 1

    For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. All these are the beginning of sorrows.(Matthew 24:7-8)Jesus, in his last appeal to the leaders of Israel in the temple, recorded in Matthew 23, summed up his scathing denunciation of the leaders who had led Israel so far into apostasy that they couldn’t receive their Messiah, with two warnings. First He warned them that their “house had been left to them desolate”. In other words he warned them that God no longer inhabited the temple. Secondly He warned...
  • Rejecting Christ

    07/13/2016 9:26:21 AM PDT · by metmom · 4 replies
    Grace to You.org ^ | 1993 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    "For those who disbelieve, 'the stone which the builders rejected, this became the very corner stone,' and, 'a stone of stumbling and a rock of offense'; for they stumble because they are disobedient to the word, and to this doom they were also appointed" (1 Pet. 2:7-8). Rejecting Christ leads to spiritual damnation. Israel was a unique nation, chosen by God to be the guardian of His Word and proclaimer of His kingdom. The Old Testament records His miraculous and providential care for her throughout the centuries, and the prophets told of One who would come as her great Deliverer....
  • Rejection of the World

    07/13/2016 9:25:47 AM PDT · by metmom · 2 replies
    Grace to You.org ^ | 1997 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    “Do not love the world, nor the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him” (1 John 2:15). Genuine believers love God and reject the world and all its philosophies. As the “god of this world” (2 Cor. 4:4), Satan has designed a system that the Bible simply calls “the world.” The Greek term (kosmos) refers to a system encompassing false religion, errant philosophy, crime, immorality, materialism, and the like. Of it the apostle John wrote, “All that is in the world, the lust of the flesh and the lust...
  • The Kingdoms of Our Lord

    07/13/2016 7:17:40 AM PDT · by RevelationDavid
    July 13 **The Kingdoms of Our Lord** “The kingdoms of this world have become the kingdoms of our Lord and of His Christ, and He shall reign forever and ever!” REVELATION 11:15 God WILL establish an Irresistible Kingdom on the earth. This Kingdom does not rise up from the earth, but it comes down from heaven. This Kingdom will break to pieces and consume all the other kingdoms. And this Kingdom will increase from a single Stone into a great mountain that fills the entire earth (Daniel 2:35). It is an Irresistible Kingdom! Not only can this Kingdom not be...
  • Loving Christ

    07/12/2016 6:41:57 PM PDT · by metmom · 4 replies
    Grace to You.org ^ | 1993 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    "This precious value, then, is for you who believe" (1 Pet. 2:7). Love for Christ is the primary characteristic of a true believer. First Peter 2:7 speaks of the believer's affection for Christ as contrasted to an unbeliever's rejection of Him. The first part of that verse could be translated, "To you who believe, He is precious." "Precious" means "valuable," "costly," "without equal," or "irreplaceable." Christ is all that, but only believers recognize His supreme value and regard Him with affection. Affection for Christ is the bottom-line characteristic of true believers. Believing in Him and loving Him are inseparable. In...
  • Obedience to God's Word

    07/12/2016 6:41:24 PM PDT · by metmom · 33 replies
    Grace to You.org ^ | 1997 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    “By this we know that we have come to know Him, if we keep His commandments” (1 John 2:3). True believers obey God’s commandments. Before Jesus ascended to Heaven after His resurrection, He gave the following Great Commission to His disciples: “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you” (Matt. 28:19-20). Notice that a true disciple was to observe, or obey, all of Christ’s commands. The apostle John understood well the Lord’s instruction. He knew...
  • Because 'people' lie...

    07/12/2016 9:33:16 AM PDT · by RevelationDavid · 9 replies
    Infinite supply ^ | Chip Brogden
    Just curious... Which carries more weight with you: what people say, or what God says? Ever hear people say something like this? "We are human beings, not human doings. Stop doing, focus on being. God loves you as you are. He's not going to judge you by your deeds because you belong to Him now. Trying to please God is legalism. He just loves you as you are, the way you are!" Sounds really nice, doesn't it? I get a warm, fuzzy feeling just contemplating it. Then I wake up from that daydream and realize it's rubbish. But I hear...
  • The Sacrifice of Praise

    07/10/2016 8:53:39 PM PDT · by metmom · 2 replies
    Grace to You.org ^ | 1993 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    "Offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ" (1 Pet. 2:5). Praise consists of reciting God’s attributes and mighty works. "Praise the Lord" is a common expression today. Some see it as a catchy slogan, others commercialize it, still others reduce it to nothing more than "P.T.L." But despite such attempts to trivialize it, praising the Lord remains the believer's expression of love and gratitude to a God who has been abundantly gracious to him. That was the cry of David's heart when he said, "I will bless the Lord at all times; His praise shall continually be...
  • Fellowship with Christ

    07/10/2016 8:53:09 PM PDT · by metmom · 3 replies
    Grace to You.org ^ | 1997 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    “What we have seen and heard we proclaim to you also, that you also may have fellowship with us; and indeed our fellowship is with the Father, and with His Son Jesus Christ” (1 John 1:3). Enjoying communion with both God and Jesus Christ is solid proof that one’s salvation is real. When we hold baptisms in the church I pastor, invariably every person who gives their testimony will describe the overwhelming sense of forgiveness they now feel and the new purpose they have for their lives. They are expressing a wonderful result of salvation in Christ, of which Jesus...
  • Mid-East Prophecy Update – July 10th, 2016 (video)

    07/10/2016 4:40:53 PM PDT · by Lera · 8 replies
    Calvary Chapel ^ | July 10th, 2016 | JD Farag
    Pastor J.D. shares what the Lord ministered to him in light of the many disturbing events of the last week, from the FBI Director James Comey’s announcement, to the assassination of Police officers in Dallas, and everything in between.
  • 2016 07 10 John Haller's Prophecy Update "In The Grip" (video)

    07/10/2016 1:12:36 PM PDT · by Lera · 13 replies
    Fellowship Bible Chapel ^ | 7/10/16 | John Haller
    Scripture tells us that in the end times, lawlessness and men (and women) of reprobate minds will be given over to their their lusts. Jesus recognized this when he scolded the Pharisees saying: "For you are like whitewashed tombs which on the outside appear beautiful, but inside they are full of dead men's bones and all uncleanness. So you, too, outwardly appear righteous to men, but inwardly you are full of hypocrisy and lawlessness." Matthew 23:27-28. It's been one of those weeks. Even those who do not believe are asking what is going on in the world and wondering what...
  • BIBLE PROPHECY REVEALED JULY 10, 2016 - ISLAMIC ATTACKS HAVE SPIKED IN THE MONTH OF RAMADAN (video)

    07/10/2016 10:47:44 AM PDT · by Lera · 9 replies
    Calvary Melbourne Australia ^ | Jul 10, 2016 | Andrew Russell
    FBI won't charge Hillary Clinton for using her private email server for classified information .... cover up of a direct hit by Israel on the Iranian Revolutionary Guards .... ISIS and Al-Qaeda getting closer to the Israeli border at the Golan Heights .... more than half a million migrants have entered Europe this year .... USA - nearly 34,500 illegal migrants were apprehended in one month .... USA - 94.5 million people are not in the labour force now .... Islamic attacks have spiked in the month of Ramadan .... China forces Christian churches to hand over their tithes and...
  • TRUE Fellowship

    07/10/2016 9:00:48 AM PDT · by RevelationDavid
    July 10 True Fellowship “If we walk in the light, as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another.” 1 JOHN 1:7 True fellowship is grounded in Jesus first of all. Fellowship with others on THAT basis is neither forced, nor orchestrated; it is effortless, spontaneous, and full of Life. Fellowship naturally occurs because we have all seen and heard the same thing from the Lord – we are walking in the same Path towards Christ as All in all. We are in one accord not because we all look, think, and act just the same, but...
  • 6 Kingdom Misconceptions (Part 1)

    07/10/2016 8:54:18 AM PDT · by RevelationDavid · 1 replies
    Infinite Supply ^ | July 10, 2016 | Chip Brogden
    The interesting thing about secular history is it constantly repeats itself. Spiritual history is no different. The Christian Religion is following a parallel path to the Jewish Religion and will suffer the same fate.
  • The Sifting...choose ye this day...

    I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live:(Deuteronomy 30:19)And the Lord said, Simon, Simon, behold, Satan hath desired to have you, that he may sift you as wheat: But I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not: and when thou art converted, strengthen thy brethren.(Luke 22:31-32)Historic and prophetic events are rapidly coming crashing down around us, in breathtaking rates of speed and severity. In the past week alone, We beheld with horror...
  • Global Distress with Perplexity (Part 1)(audio)

    07/09/2016 5:40:33 PM PDT · by Lera · 7 replies
    Jan Markell talks to Rep. Michele Bachmann in part one of a two-part program. The world is experiencing global distress with perplexity as predicted in the Bible. Among the many topics they examine are the 2016 presidential election, government incompetence, the "global elite," Brexit, the future of America, and much more. They encourage listeners to not become numb to our times but to redeem the time. Bachmann serves on Donald Trump's advisory board of evangelical leaders.
  • Street Preachers Arrested in UK in Front of Cheering Crowd: Video

    07/09/2016 11:45:10 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 18 replies
    BRISTOL, UK — Among cheering crowds, four street preachers were arrested in the UK on Wednesday for causing a “disturbance” while exhorting men to “obey God and keep His commands.” The incident occurred as local resident Mike Overd was open air preaching outside of the Bristol shopping center, while others engaged passersby in conversation and/or held gospel signs. Some of those joining Overd in the evangelism effort included American citizens visiting the country to share the gospel. “The purpose of mankind is to worship God and enjoy Him,” Overd preached, according to recorded footage of their arrest. “You need to...
  • A Living Sacrifice

    07/09/2016 7:35:43 AM PDT · by metmom · 3 replies
    Grace to You.org ^ | 1993 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    "Offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ" (1 Pet. 2:5). Every faculty you have is to be used for God’s glory. In Romans 12:1 Paul pleads with believers to present their bodies to God as a living and holy sacrifice, which is an appropriate and acceptable act of worship. But as someone has rightly said, the problem with living sacrifices is they tend to crawl off the altar. That's because sacrificial living demands spiritual discipline and constant dependence on the Holy Spirit. We as Christians aren't always willing to do that. According to Paul, the motivation and...
  • In Order That You May Know

    07/09/2016 7:35:18 AM PDT · by metmom · 3 replies
    Grace to You.org ^ | 1997 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    “These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, in order that you may know that you have eternal life” (1 John 5:13). The apostle John presents eleven objective and subjective tests for assurance of salvation. The New Testament epistles are filled with enough material on assurance to fill volumes of commentaries. Yet there is one small epistle, 1 John, that was written to deal exclusively with the issue of assurance. The apostle John states his reason for writing this letter in our verse for today: “These things I have written to...
  • Offering Spiritual Sacrifices

    07/08/2016 6:24:46 PM PDT · by metmom · 3 replies
    Grace to You.org ^ | 1993 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    "You . . . are being built up as a spiritual house for a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ" (1 Pet. 2:5). Spiritual sacrifices are acts of praise and worship offered to God through Jesus Christ. The primary mission of a Hebrew priest was to offer acceptable sacrifices to God. That's why God gave detailed instructions regarding the kinds of sacrifices He required. For example, if a lamb was offered, it had to be perfect—without deformity or blemish. Then it had to be sacrificed in a prescribed manner. It was a serious...
  • Joy in God

    07/08/2016 6:24:18 PM PDT · by metmom · 1 replies
    Grace to You.org ^ | 1997 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    “We also exult in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received the reconciliation” (Romans 5:11). The final link in the chain that eternally binds believers to Christ is their joy or exultation in God. Perhaps nowhere outside of Scripture has Christian joy been expressed more beautifully than in these stanzas from Charles Wesley’s hymn “O For a Thousand Tongues to Sing”: O for a thousand tongues to sing My great Redeemer’s praise, The glories of my God and King, The triumphs of His grace! Hear Him, ye deaf; His praise, ye dumb, Your loosened tongues...
  • MIDWEEK PROPHECY UPDATE JULY 6, 2016 - HUNG PARLIAMENT IN AUSTRALIA? (video)

    07/07/2016 10:49:04 AM PDT · by Lera · 3 replies
    Calvary Melbourne Australia ^ | July 6, 2016 | Andrew Russell
    IDF attacks two Syrian army targets, Iran warns: 100,000 missiles ready to strike Israel, now Turkey can help Mideast Peace Process, Iraq suicide bomb attack: deaths in Baghdad rise to 165, after Fallujah, ISIS moves to Lebanon and targets Christians, ISIS uses Ramadan as calling for new terrorist attacks, suicide bomb attack outside US Consulate in Jeddah, three suicide bombers strike Saudi Arabia, one near Muslim Pilgrimage site in Medina, Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull accepts election blame, Syrian refugee marches beside Justin Trudeau in Canadian pride parade, Christian Mingle Dating site must provide service to Gay people, Russia seeks to...
  • Calvinism Not to Blame for Southern Baptist Decline, JD Greear Says

    07/07/2016 7:09:11 AM PDT · by Cronos · 54 replies
    CW ^ | 29 June 2016 | Brandon Showalter
    J.D. Greear, who was a strong contender for president at the recent Southern Baptist Convention Annual Meeting, says it's unfair to blame declining baptism numbers in the SBC on a resurgence of 5-point Calvinism in Southern Baptist life. Greear graciously stepped aside in a razor close race with Steve Gaines, pastor of Bellevue Baptist Church in Memphis and a more moderate Calvinist — a contest that many say rested on how 5-point Calvinism affects church growth In an interview with The Christian Post last Thursday, Greear, pastor of Summit Church in Durham, North Carolina, said it doesn't matter how many...
  • No Charge for Hillary? Multi-Verse? Holy Spirit Post Rapture? Q&A July 6th 2016 (video)

    07/07/2016 7:04:35 AM PDT · by Lera · 5 replies
    Koinonia House ^ | July 6, 2016 | Chuck Missler and Ron Matsen
    This week, Chuck and Ron discuss some more of your questions. If you would like to skip to a particular question, please use the times below: 03:18 - Can we loose our Salvation? 06:15 - Hillary Clinton not charged? 15:32 - What should American Christians do in case of Abandonment? 21:10 - Rapture references in the Old Testament? 25:33 - What is the Mystery of the Gospel? 28:18 - What is the Outer Darkness? 31:54 - What is the Multi-Verse? (@K Grove) 36:33 - Feast of Trumpets for Christ's Return? 38:18 - Sacrifice in NEW Temple an Abomination? 41:21 -...
  • Christ: The Precious Cornerstone

    07/04/2016 6:35:38 AM PDT · by metmom · 6 replies
    Grace to You.org ^ | 1993 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    "Coming to [Christ] as to a living stone, rejected by men, but choice and precious in the sight of God" (1 Pet. 2:4). God’s view of Christ is the only accurate standard by which to measure Christ’s worth. I once read about a conversation in the Louvre Museum in Paris. One of the curators of the museum, a man with great appreciation for art, overheard two men discussing a masterpiece. One man said to the other, "I don't think much of that painting." The curator, feeling obliged to reply to the man's statement, said to him, "Dear sir, if I...
  • Standing in Grace

    07/04/2016 6:35:03 AM PDT · by metmom · 1 replies
    Grace to You.org ^ | 1997 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    “Through [Christ] also we have obtained our introduction by faith into this grace in which we stand” (Romans 5:2). It is God’s grace, not the believers’ faith, which enables them to stand firm in their salvation. In Old Testament times, the notion of having direct access or “introduction” to God was unthinkable, because if anyone was to look at Him they would surely die. After the tabernacle was built, only the high priest could enter the holy of holies, where God would manifest His divine presence, and only once a year for just a brief time. But Christ’s atoning sacrifice...
  • Christ: The Living Stone

    07/03/2016 9:24:23 PM PDT · by metmom · 3 replies
    Grace to You.org ^ | 1993 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    "Coming to [Christ] as to a living stone" (1 Pet. 2:4). Jesus is the only source of eternal life and the foundation upon which the church is built. Peter's description of Christ as "a living stone" is paradoxical because stones aren't alive. In fact, we sometimes speak of something being "stone dead." Yet Peter's symbolism is profound because it beautifully incorporates three realities about Christ. First, Jesus is the long-awaited Jewish Messiah. The Old Testament referred to the Messiah as a stone, and Peter incorporated those texts into His description of Jesus in 1 Peter 2:6-8: "Behold I lay in...
  • Peace with God

    07/03/2016 9:23:54 PM PDT · by metmom · 2 replies
    Grace to You.org ^ | 1997 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    “Therefore having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ” (Romans 5:1). Peace with God is the first link in the chain that securely binds a true believer to Jesus Christ. Perhaps the most significant attack Satan wages against Christians is raising doubt about the reality and security of their salvation. He continually promotes the destructive notion of a works-righteousness system as a means of salvation, thus making the preservation of one’s salvation totally dependent upon the believer’s faithfulness. To counteract such a misguided interpretation of what the Bible teaches about salvation, the apostle...
  • Mid-East Prophecy Update – July 3rd, 2016 (video)

    07/03/2016 8:48:56 PM PDT · by Lera · 21 replies
    Calvary Chapel ^ | Jul 3, 2016 | JD Farag
    Pastor J.D. talks about how increasing Islamic terrorist attacks, restructuring of Europe, and the realigning of the Middle East are creating an unstoppable momentum as we see prophecies fulfilled in the 7-year tribulation, beginning to come to pass now.
  • 2016 07 03 John Haller's Prophecy Update "Enough" (video)

    07/03/2016 1:32:14 PM PDT · by Lera · 8 replies
    Fellowship Bible Chapel ^ | Jul 3, 2016 | John Haller
    WARNING: NOT AN OBAMA, HILLARY, or LORETTA-FREE SUNDAY! Have you ever gotten to the point where you just have to say, "Enough"? When an EU Commission has concluded that a drink manufacturer cannot claim that "water can prevent dehydration", the people said "Enough!" When abortion supporters fell on their knees, weeping and celebrating the Supreme Court's decision to throw out the Texas law that implemented standards for abortion clinics, the pro-life crowd said "Enough!" When the Chief Law Enforcement Officer of the United States had a private meeting with Bill Clinton, while the FBI was actively investigating his wife, the...
  • Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church works to recover from flood

    06/30/2016 7:36:51 PM PDT · by Morgana · 1 replies
    wowktv.com ^ | June 30 2016 | Nicky Walters
    All week volunteers have been rolling up their sleeves and gutting a church that has been a place of comfort for generations. Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church in Elkview, WV and their school Elk Valley Christian were filled with mud and water. Lee Swor has been the pastor for 30 years. He said the outpouring of help has been an inspiration.
  • The Gelding of America...a Fourth of July Lament

    06/30/2016 5:37:20 PM PDT · by pastorbillrandles · 16 replies
    06-29-16 | Bill Randles
    Mine eyes do fail with tears, my bowels are troubled, my liver is poured upon the earth, for the destruction of the daughter of my people; because the children and the sucklings swoon in the streets of the city. They say to their mothers, Where is corn and wine? when they swooned as the wounded in the streets of the city, when their soul was poured out into their mothers’ bosom.(Lamentations 2:11-12)The United States of America has long considered herself “the land of the free and the home of the brave”, for she has an incredibly honorable martial history, and...