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  • He Took Our Place: Identity Theft: Recovering Who You Are, Part I [Jesus made to be sin & a curse]

    04/06/2012 6:28:09 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 2 replies
    Lakeshore Church.org ^ | April 2, 2010 | Pastor Vince DiPaola
    "For God made Christ, who never sinned, to be the offering for our sin, so that we could be made the right with God through Christ."(2 Corinthians 5:21, NLT) How Good Friday Can Transform our Personal Identity1) Jesus lived ___SINLESSLY___: He is the only One who could possibly pay for sin with His life."(God) made Him who knew no sin..." (2 Cor. 5:21a, NASB) 2) Jesus died ___INTENTIONALLY___: He both became sin and took our sin on the cross."...to be sin on our behalf." (2 Corinthians 5:21b, NASB) Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a...
  • Good Friday 2012

    04/06/2012 2:24:01 AM PDT · by iowamark · 5 replies
    RedState.com ^ | April 6 2012 | St. Matthew, Erick Erickson
    And they crucified him, and parted his garments, casting lots: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, They parted my garments among them, and upon my vesture did they cast lots.  And sitting down they watched him there;  And set up over his head his accusation written, THIS IS JESUS THE KING OF THE JEWS. . . . . Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land unto the ninth hour.  And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is to say, My...
  • $26 million suit against Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein International Fellowship Of Christians & Jews.

    04/05/2012 11:46:14 PM PDT · by Love for Israel · 2 replies
    Your Jewish News ^ | March 27, 2012 | Eli Daniel
    A federal court in New Jersey today has scheduled its first hearing for April 16th on a lawsuit against Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein’s International Fellowship of Christians & Jews, the New Israel Fund and several Israeli officials. The lawsuit seeks over $26 million from each Defendant, “for gross violations of human rights and torture arising out of an institutionalized discriminatory policy of disengaging and separating fathers from their minor children”. The three Israeli fathers who filed the lawsuit say Eckstein deceives Evangelical Christians by using their donations to support radical feminists in their anti-father crusade to break up the Israeli family....
  • $26 million suit against Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein International Fellowship Of Christians & Jews.

    04/05/2012 11:14:39 PM PDT · by Love for Israel · 12 replies
    Your Jewish News ^ | March 27, 2012 | Eli Daniel
    A federal court in New Jersey today has scheduled its first hearing for April 16th on a lawsuit against Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein’s International Fellowship of Christians & Jews, the New Israel Fund and several Israeli officials. The lawsuit seeks over $26 million from each Defendant, “for gross violations of human rights and torture arising out of an institutionalized discriminatory policy of disengaging and separating fathers from their minor children”. The three Israeli fathers who filed the lawsuit say Eckstein deceives Evangelical Christians by using their donations to support radical feminists in their anti-father crusade to break up the Israeli family....
  • Days of Praise [Creation Devotional]

    04/05/2012 3:04:29 PM PDT · by Sopater · 1 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | April 05 | Henry Morris III, D.Min.
    Careful for Nothing April 5, 2012  "Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God." (Philippians 4:6)  Many of us know those types of precious people who seem to thrive on making sure the details are right. They keep us careful, insure our safety, and strengthen our plans, and yet that same strength can lead to anxiety, troubling our souls and dominating our lives. Our verse today warns us about this facet.   Our Lord gently admonished in Luke 10:41: "Martha, Martha, thou art careful and...
  • The Preparation of the LORD's Servant...(Servant Songs pt 5)

    Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. And he hath made my mouth like a sharp sword; in the shadow of his hand hath he hid me, and made me a polished shaft; in his quiver hath he hid me; And said unto me, Thou art my servant, O Israel, in whom I will be glorified. Then I said, I have laboured in vain, I have spent my strength for nought, and in vain: yet...
  • Days of Praise [Creation Devotional]

    04/04/2012 1:19:33 PM PDT · by Sopater · 1 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | April 04 | Henry Morris, Ph.D.
    Walking in Truth April 4, 2012  "I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth." (3 John 4)  The important word "truth" is a key word in the apostle John's vocabulary, occurring more in his writings than in those of any other New Testament author. In the one-chapter epistle of 3 John, it occurs six times.   He addressed his epistle to "Gaius, whom I love in the truth" (v. 1). He rejoiced over "the truth that is in thee" (v. 3). He urged his readers to be "fellowhelpers to the truth" (v. 8)...
  • To Open Blinded Eyes...Servant Songs pt 4

    Behold my servant, whom I uphold; mine elect, in whom my soul delighteth; I have put my spirit upon him: he shall bring forth judgment to the Gentiles. He shall not cry, nor lift up, nor cause his voice to be heard in the street. A bruised reed shall he not break, and the smoking flax shall he not quench: he shall bring forth judgment unto truth. He shall not fail nor be discouraged, till he have set judgment in the earth: and the isles shall wait for his law. Thus saith God the LORD, he that created the heavens,...
  • Days of Praise [Creation Devotional]

    04/03/2012 11:53:24 AM PDT · by Sopater · 1 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | April 03 | Henry Morris, Ph.D.
    Man and His Labor April 3, 2012  "Man goeth forth unto his work and to his labour until the evening." (Psalm 104:23)  The 104th Psalm is a beautiful psalm of creation and the Flood, supplemented by God's providential care of His creatures in the post-Flood world. Our text makes man's activity seem almost incidental in the grand scope of God's activities on behalf of His whole creation.   Nevertheless, it reminds us of God's first great commission to mankind concerning that creation. "Have dominion . . . over all the earth . . . to dress it and to...
  • Days of Praise [Creation Devotional]

    04/02/2012 4:32:19 PM PDT · by Sopater · 1 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | April 02 | John D. Morris, Ph.D.
    Preached in All Creation April 2, 2012  "If ye continue in the faith grounded and settled, and be not moved away from the hope of the gospel, which ye have heard, and which was preached to every creature which is under heaven; whereof I Paul am made a minister." (Colossians 1:23)  Many times Christians piously say, "Why get worked up over creation, why don't you just preach the gospel?" But such a question reveals a faulty knowledge of what "the gospel" consists of, for, as has been noted many times on these pages, the gospel consists not only of...
  • Tim Tebow, Jeremy Lin, and Why God Cares About Sports

    04/01/2012 6:37:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Philosophical Fragments ^ | 03/31/2012 | By Timothy Dalrymple
    Isn’t it degrading to suggest that God cares about sports? Isn’t that anthropomorphizing? Are we, like the ancient Greeks with their stories of gods who did all sorts of silly and petty and naughty things, really supposed to imagine that God dons a cheese-wedge upon his head and roots for the Packers? With war and famine, death and disease, doesn’t God have better things to do? Aren’t sports beneath his dignity, unworthy of his time and station? In the process of writing Jeremy Lin: The Reason for the Linsanity (official release date is May 8th), I had abundant opportunity to...
  • Poll on role of religion in Americans' lives bad news for Obama

    03/31/2012 9:02:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Examiner ^ | February 11, 2012 | Howard Portnoy
    A recent Gallup survey reveals that the role of religion in Americans’ lives has changed little in the last 20 years. When asked how important religion is, 55% of those queried in 2011 answered “very important” as compared with 58% who gave the same answer in 1992. This can’t be very good news for the president, who views religion as at best a bully pulpit for social change (as evidenced by his 20-year association with the incendiary Rev. Jeremiah Wright) and at worst as a force with the potential to poison the minds of leaden-eyed, gun-toting “clingers.” Yeah, I know,...
  • Mary sealed to Heavenly Father by LDS proxy temple rites (Mormon baptism of Mary)

    03/31/2012 7:56:31 PM PDT · by NorthernCrunchyCon · 342 replies
    Facebook Utah Lighthouse Ministry ^ | Thursday, April 15, 2010 | Helen Radkey
    Mary sealed to Heavenly Father by LDS proxy temple rites The Mormon Baptism of Mary, Mother of God By Helen Radkey Hail Holy Queen Mary (the mother of Jesus) was a Jewish woman of Nazareth in Galilee, identified in the New Testament as the wife of Joseph and the mother of Jesus of Nazareth. Christians believe Mary conceived Jesus miraculously by the agency of the Holy Spirit. For twenty centuries, Christians have cherished Mary and given her titles that reflect their love and admiration—such as the Blessed Virgin Mary, Theotokos (Mother of God), Our Lady, and Queen of Heaven. As...
  • The Servant's Task...(Isaiah Servant Songs pt 3)

    Behold my servant, whom I uphold; mine elect, in whom my soul delighteth; I have put my spirit upon him: he shall bring forth judgment to the Gentiles. He shall not cry, nor lift up, nor cause his voice to be heard in the street. A bruised reed shall he not break, and the smoking flax shall he not quench: he shall bring forth judgment unto truth. He shall not fail nor be discouraged, till he have set judgment in the earth: and the isles shall wait for his law. Thus saith God the LORD, he that created the heavens,...
  • THE FATHER'S WILL ! [Charismatic Caucus]

    03/31/2012 10:04:29 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 7 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles ,bible ^ | 3-31-12 | Jedediah
    My words are coming they are here for you now ! But will you stand behind my plow ? For the will of The Father is what I would have you do , I in Him and Me in you , There is no struggle for your desire is mine , To please The Father ALL the time \o/ , No rest is needed for I AM your Zeal ! The fullness of the Wheel within The Wheel , So come to The Father and use My eyes to view , My seven spirits that I have given to you...
  • Pastor Arrested For Reading The Bible In Front Of A DMV

    03/30/2012 7:08:19 PM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies
    sayanythingblog.com ^ | 3/30/2012 | Sayanythingblog.com
    In California, a pastor was arrested for reading the bible aloud outside a DMV. The justification for the arrest was that while his free speech in reading the bible is protected, he was impeding business at the DMV and forcing people at the DMV to listen to his speech. Which seems like a bit of a stretch. He was standing 50 feet away from the entrance to the DMV, and certainly wasn’t blocking anyone from entering, but he was on public property so it wasn’t like he was trespassing either. What’s more, the DMV was closed at the time of...
  • Days of Praise [Creation Devotional]

    03/30/2012 2:16:25 PM PDT · by Sopater · 3 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | March 30 | John D. Morris, Ph.D.
    The Aroma March 30, 2012  "Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children; And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling savour." (Ephesians 5:1-2)  Incense in Scripture has a variety of rich and meaningful usages, particularly as related to the blood sacrifice. "And thou shalt make an altar to burn incense upon: . . . And thou shalt put it before the vail that is by the ark of the testimony, before the mercy seat that is over the testimony,...
  • Behold My Servant...(Servant Songs pt 2)

    Behold my servant, whom I uphold; mine elect, in whom my soul delighteth; I have put my spirit upon him: he shall bring forth judgment to the Gentiles. He shall not cry, nor lift up, nor cause his voice to be heard in the street. A bruised reed shall he not break, and the smoking flax shall he not quench: he shall bring forth judgment unto truth. He shall not fail nor be discouraged, till he have set judgment in the earth: and the isles shall wait for his law. Thus saith God the LORD, he that created the heavens,...
  • Pope's Visit to Cuba Also Opens Doors for Non-Catholics

    03/30/2012 8:14:26 AM PDT · by marshmallow
    Associated Baptist Press ^ | 3/29/12 | Jeff Brumley
    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (ABP) -- Catholics weren't the only ones glad to see Pope Benedict XVI preach in Cuba this week. The three-day papal visit, which concluded Wednesday, benefited local and visiting Christians across denominations, said American Protestants involved with Cuban mission work. "He has made a tremendous difference in making things easier for them," said Ray Johnson, coordinator of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of Florida. The visit and related media coverage highlighted the mission gains of both Catholics and non-Catholics over the past 20-30 years. It also eased travel restrictions and won some of the island’s theologically conservative Protestants permission...
  • Days of Praise [Creation Devotional]

    03/29/2012 11:31:42 AM PDT · by Sopater · 1 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | March 29 | Henry Morris III, D.Min.
    Moderation March 29, 2012  "Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand." (Philippians 4:5)  There are three important aspects to this instruction. First, we are to be "moderate," the core meaning of which is to be equitable or fair, with further associations of mild and gentle.   The Greek word rarely appears in the New Testament. Twice the qualifications of church leaders include this characteristic (1 Timothy 3:3 and Titus 3:2), both times stressing the "gentle" aspect of the term. Once, and importantly, the term is used in a broad sweep of adjectives outlining...