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  • Dancing Mouse & Forever

    07/24/2016 1:23:16 PM PDT · by Revski
    Revski (o7jimmy) Youtube Ministy ^ | 7/24/2016 | Revski (o7jimmy)
    Animated, mouse in this video is a desert, big eared, Jerboa mouse of Mongolia and more.
  • The Gospel Part 3: Are You Ready To Be A Super Hero?

    04/18/2016 2:03:42 PM PDT · by amessenger4god · 3 replies ^ | 7/24/15 | Gary
    "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. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit," - Titus 3:4-5 The Gospel is the ultimate rags-to-riches story. We were pitiful, poor, blind, and naked, deserving death because of our sins, and unable to help ourselves. We felt unloved and in turn were unloving. This bleak existence of dust-to-dust was all there was.  And then Jesus came. He revealed to us a loving Daddy in heaven who...
  • Help! Muslim Friend on the Verge of Converting to Christianity Intercepted by Mormons (Vanity)

    04/06/2016 7:11:21 AM PDT · by PeteePie · 143 replies
    None | 04/06/2016 | Me
    A real good man who was on my staff in Iraq, an Iraqi national, left the country recently. He received repeated threats from local Al Qaeda and later ISIS for helping the US Army during OIF. There was always something special about this guy and we shared a bond of friendship that still endures. I believe the Lord put him on my heart for prayer and salvation. He made it to Sweden about eight months ago and is awaiting a ruling for asylum as a refugee. My prayers continued. Today I received what I thought was the answer to that...
  • The Summer is Ended... a poem by Bill Randles

    04/04/2016 4:05:12 PM PDT · by pastorbillrandles · 12 replies
    04-05-16 | Bill Randles
    TO BE READ ALOUD… I heard a lamentation, a chorus of bitter regret… ‘The Harvest is Past, the Summer is Ended, and we are not saved…’I heard a congregation… ruefully confess… ‘We are the people left behind…’… wandering and lost in the wilderness… But LORD didn’t we prophesy? Did we not do wonders in your name? We cast out demons…(We were the very cutting edge), We were the ones to establish the Kingdom NOW , ( we knew more than the rest) But now it is so plain to see, that none of it was sanctioned by Thee, so we...
  • How to Explain the Necessity of Jesus' Death to Muslims

    03/25/2016 7:35:47 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    PJ Media ^ | March 25, 2016 | Jeff Sanders
    I have been in a few face-to-face debates with Muslims, and all of them were polite and respectful. One question from my Muslim friends kept popping up, however: "Why did Jesus have to die on the cross for our sins? If we sin, God just forgives! He does not need for someone to take our place." Muslims have told me that this substitutionary sacrifice is actually very unfair of God. God would never let a righteous man die for the guilty. They illustrate it this way: "Would God allow an innocent baby to die for the crimes of murderers? Of...
  • God Be With You Till We Meet Again

    03/03/2016 2:42:54 AM PST · by Revski · 12 replies
    Revski (o7jimmy) Youtube Ministy ^ | 3/3/16 | Revski (o7jimmy)
    Christians never say, Good-Bye; “Till we meet again”. :) This pleasant, beautiful song, God Be With You Till We Meet Again, written by William G. Tomer is covered by me with mandolin and consist of music and sing along lyrics in print.
  • The Country Side Of JIM REEVES

    02/10/2016 3:15:52 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 1 replies
    YouTube ^ | June 24, 2003 | Jim Reeves
    The Country Side Of JIM REEVES
  • Alan Jackson Greatest Hits | Best Songs Of Alan Jackson

    02/07/2016 7:15:14 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 11 replies
    YouTube ^ | Alan Jackson
    Alan Jackson Greatest Hits | Best Songs Of Alan Jackson
  • Evangelize the poor: that is your mission, Pope says

    01/24/2016 4:36:40 PM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 98 replies
    CNA/EWTN News ^ | Jan 24, 2016 | Ann Schneible
    Pope Francis centered his Angelus address this Sunday on what it means to evangelize the poor, and how this is the mission of the Church. "Evangelize the poor: this is the mission of Jesus; this is also the mission of the Church, and of all the baptized in the Church," the Pope said Jan. 24 to the crowds in Saint Peter's Square. "To be a Christian and to be a missionary is the same thing." "What does it mean to evangelize the poor? It means to be close to them, to serve them, to free them from oppression, and all...
  • Popular Rose Maddox & Maddox Brothers and Rose videos

    01/19/2016 10:39:36 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 2 replies
    YouTube ^ | various | Maddox Brothers and Rose
    Popular Rose Maddox & Maddox Brothers and Rose videos by #RoseMaddox 200 videos
  • Code 20: Proclaiming the Gospel and Christ’s Dominion Through Due Process and Just Warfare

    01/17/2016 1:34:28 PM PST · by RightSideNews · 4 replies
    Right Side News ^ | January 17, 2016 | Steve Klein
    by Steve Klein CODE 20 We the People rescuing ourselves from the Muslim Terrorist networks in America linked globally with one purpose in mind: To destroy our Freedom replacing our law with Islamic Law. Under the U.S. Constitution built upon Anglo-American Common law it is illegal, unethical and immoral for us NOT to engage in Code 20. Article 3 of the Northwest Ordinance is understood to mean the Reformed Protestantism of 1784 is the basis of good government. This painting shows the First Amendment, street preaching as the requisite of good government: The 10 Commandments and the Law Written on...
  • PC(USA) Montreat Conf. Organizer Claims John 3:16 'Used for Hate, Intimidation and Fear'

    01/14/2016 8:34:05 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/14/2016 | Michael Gryboski
    An organizer for the PC(USA)'s annual Montreat College Conference in North Carolina has claimed that the Bible verse John 3:16 has been "used for hate, intimidation and fear." Montreat Director of Programs, the Rev. Katie Cashwell, told Presbyterian News Service in an interview last week that the theme for the four-day event, "Reclaim John 3:16," focused on her belief that the verse has been misused in the recent past. "Our focus was to reclaim the well-known Bible verse in John 3:16 as a message of love and welcome," said Cashwell, according to the Presbyterian News Service. "Too often it's been...
  • The Gospel According to Francis: Christ “Begs Forgiveness” for His “Escapade”

    01/06/2016 10:40:50 AM PST · by ebb tide · 35 replies
    The Remnant Newspaper ^ | January 4, 2016 | Christopher A. Ferrara
    For nearly three years, during his daily sermons at Casa Santa Marta, Francis has been providing the congregation, and the world, with his idiosyncratic readings of events in the Gospel. These are usually delivered off-the-cuff because Francis tends to view prepared texts with contempt. As we have seen again and again, Francis evidently believes it is more “pastoral” simply to say whatever he thinks without to regard to the doctrinal implications or the potential for scandal. The results have often been, to put it mildly, stupefying. Readers will recall such memorable examples of homespun exegesis as the claim that the...
  • Gospel by o7jimmy

    01/04/2016 7:25:13 AM PST · by Revski · 8 replies
    Revski (o7jimmy) Youtube Ministy ^ | 1/4/2016 | Revski (o7jimmy)
    Animated with a happy pig resting in dirt, who does not want a bath. Also a, Merlin Falcon in flight, also none as a pigeon hawk in North America, quoting biblical scriptures and a South American, Colombian Parakeet (Perija) that is listed as critically endangered, threatened species, quoting biblical scriptures. I sing A-Capella the hymn, Are You Washed In The Blood, written by; Elisha A, Hoffman.
  • GEORGE JONES - Greates Hits Full Album | Best songs of George Jones

    12/31/2015 4:56:29 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 12 replies
    YouTube ^ | George Jones
    GEORGE JONES - Greates Hits Full Album | Best songs of George Jones 1. He Stopped Loving Her Today - George Jones 2. Walk Through This World With Me - George Jones 3. A Good Year For The Roses - George Jones 4. The Race Is On - George Jones 5. Take Me - George Jones 6. Things Have Gone To Pieces - George Jones 7. Developing My Pictures - George Jones 8. Tender Years - George Jones 9. From Here To The Door - George Jones 10. You Gottta Be My Baby - George Jones Continued...
  • King Jesus is Listening & Watching

    12/15/2015 2:09:09 AM PST · by Revski
    Revski (o7jimmy) Youtube Ministy ^ | 12/15/2015 | Revski (o7jimmy)
    Gospel song sung by the Five Blind Boys of Alabama shortened to a little over a minute. This video was arranged by o7jimmy!
  • Is the Woman Caught in Adultery Story True? (John 7:53-8:11): Non-existent in ancient manuscripts?

    12/13/2015 6:23:38 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    Is the Story Scriptural or Not? So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her. John 8:8 (NKJV)This Sunday, the Gospel reading in the Roman Catholic Lectionary will be the famous story of “The Woman Caught in Adultery” (John 8:1-11). Some scholars and a few pastors, both liberal and conservative, have questioned the veracity of this unique and beautiful story of God’s mercy and love. This blog post is my feeble attempt at defending the historical truthfulness and canonical faithfulness...
  • Revski & o7jimmy's Gospel

    12/10/2015 6:20:46 AM PST · by Revski
    Revski (o7jimmy) Youtube Ministy ^ | 12/10/2015 | Revski (o7jimmy)
    This is an animated video of animals, birds that quote scripture also of the American pilot, Captain Michael Scott Speicher, a veteran of the (Gulf war of Iraq); first pilot shot down and his remains were found in the desert of Iraq about 18 years later. and I sing A-Capella the song, Are Your Washed In The Blood, this the Gospel classic by Revski/o7jimmy. Do you know Christ Jesus as your savior today?
  • The Forerunner...Luke's Nativity pt 2

    12/01/2015 11:54:48 AM PST · by pastorbillrandles
    12-02-15 | Bill Randles
    And there appeared unto him an angel of the Lord standing on the right side of the altar of incense. And when Zacharias saw him, he was troubled, and fear fell upon him. But the angel said unto him, Fear not, Zacharias: for thy prayer is heard; and thy wife Elisabeth shall bear thee a son, and thou shalt call his name John. And thou shalt have joy and gladness; and many shall rejoice at his birth. For he shall be great in the sight of the Lord, and shall drink neither wine nor strong drink; and he shall be...
  • I'd Rather Have Jesus

    12/01/2015 3:36:08 AM PST · by Revski · 7 replies
    Revski (o7jimmy) Youtube Ministy ^ | 12/1/2015 | Revski (o7jimmy)
    Me, Revski singing A-Capella the song, I'd Rather Have Jesus, in my back yard. This song was on my heart and I wanted to sing it to you and if you listen I know you will be Blessed. This is the original uncut video, the day it was sung. The music for that tune was composed in 1939 by George Beverly Shea, the renowned gospel singer. Shea was still performing almost up to the time of his death in 2013 at the age of 104. Thanks for watching.
  • Vanity - What is Your Favorite Inspirational Song?

    11/21/2015 8:47:39 AM PST · by amorphous · 134 replies
    Vanity | 21 Nov 2015
    When things begin to get you down or the world overwhelms, it usually helps to listen to music that inspires you. A song I've recently found very inspirational, among many - even though I don't understand the words - is a song from the sound track of the documentary Patterns of Evidence Freedom: The Dawn Of Exodus
  • I'd Rather Have Jesus

    11/19/2015 5:54:17 AM PST · by Revski · 7 replies
    Revski (o7jimmy) Youtube Ministy ^ | 11/19/2015 | Revski (o7jimmy)
    Me, Revski singing A-Capella the song, I'd Rather Have Jesus, in my back yard. This song was on my heart and I wanted to sing it to you and if you listen I know you will be Blessed.
  • King Jesus is Listening

    11/15/2015 4:10:36 PM PST · by Revski · 2 replies
    Revski (o7jimmy) Youtube Ministy ^ | 11-15-2015 | Revski (o7jimmy)
    Gospel song sung be the Five Blind Boys of Alabama shortened to 1min.40sec.. This video was arranged by o7jimmy with start picture of the US Congress cheering and clapping, the end picture the same, US Congress, no clapping or cheering but with Blind Boys singing the words, Hear some sinner pray.
  • King Jesus is a Listenin'

    11/05/2015 6:37:29 PM PST · by Revski · 13 replies
    o7jimm Youtube Ministy ^ | 11-5-2015 | Revski (o7jimmy)
    Gospel song sung be the Five Blind Boys of Alabama. This video was arranged by o7jimmy with start and ending picture of the US Congress cheering and clapping.
  • Patsy Cline - Greatest Hits || Patsy Cline's 30 Biggest Songs

    11/04/2015 12:38:45 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 43 replies
    YouTube ^ | Jul 16, 2015 | Patsy Cline
    Patsy Cline - Greatest Hits || Patsy Cline's 30 Biggest Songs +++++++++ 01. Patsy Cline - Crazy 02. Patsy Cline - Leavin' On Your Mind 03. Patsy Cline - Back In Baby's Arms 04. Patsy Cline - I Fall To Pieces 05. Patsy Cline - You Belong to Me 06. Patsy Cline - I Love You So Much It Hurts 07. Patsy Cline - Just Out Of Reach 08. Patsy Cline - Walking After Midnight 09. Patsy Cline - Sweet Dreams (Of You) 10. Patsy Cline - You Made Me Love You (I Did'nt Want To Do It) 11. Patsy...

    01/21/2015 11:34:40 AM PST · by bkopto · 76 replies
    Breitbart/UPI ^ | Jan 21, 2015 | staff
    The mummy masks of ancient commoners are a treasure trove of classical and religious documents — Christian scripture, Phoenician histories, Greek poetry. While the rich and royal members of ancient Egyptian society were buried in mummy masks of flaked gold and other precious metals, common people were forced to construct theirs with recycled pieces of paper. Recently, archaeologists found what they believe to be the world’s oldest piece of scripture in the mask of mummy from the first century. Researchers say the new scrap of spiritual papyrus is a portion of the the Gospel of Mark, the second chapter of...
  • Christian Praise Music Thread (vanity)

    09/05/2015 8:37:28 PM PDT · by SaveFerris · 62 replies ^ | Varies | Varies
    (links in post 2 so they're clickable)
  • Beautiful Christian music link for new traditional God honoring music

    08/30/2015 2:23:51 PM PDT · by RaceBannon · 45 replies
    sound cloud ^ | 08/30/15 | UNTO THE CHIEF MUSICIAN
    Friends, this is some of the best modern Christ honoring music you will hear.
  • Manliness

    08/24/2015 5:58:33 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 14 replies
    Fr Ray Blake's Blog ^ | 8/22/15 | Fr. Ray Blake
    I have been at a major church three times recently for some pretty important occasions, and each time only women read, and every time the female 'music minister' sat enthroned above con-celebrating clergy as some sort of demi-bishop signalling to the people to turn their attention from the altar to her and join in the music, even when the celebrant sang things that would of themselves demand people participation, like "The Lord be with you". No, I didn't check, there might have been very good reasons for the exclusion of men from lay-ministerial positions but the fact it happened on...
  • October 5, 2017

    October 5, 2017 Blessings to you in the name of Yahuah, the Father, and his Son, Yahusha. Time is short. You have a life-saving message to deliver. Nothing else matters. Your loved ones, your family, your relatives, your friends, your colleagues, your neighbors and even your enemies – all of the people who have the greatest need to receive your message – will likely reject both your message and you. Your mission is to try anyway. This paper is your guide to the end of the age. It will provide you with the knowledge and the tools you need to...
  • The Gospel Part 4: The Issue of All Issues

    08/19/2015 10:20:44 AM PDT · by amessenger4god · 2 replies ^ | 8-4-15 | Gary
    "A law-driver insists with threats and penalties; a preacher of grace lures and incites with divine goodness and compassion shown to us; for He wants no unwilling works and reluctant services, He wants joyful and delightful services of God." - Martin Luther, Father of the Reformation Nowadays it has become popular in the Catholic Church and among many works-righteousness proponents to label stalwart preachers of the Gospel such as Joseph Prince, Tony Evans, Paul Ellis, and even Louie Giglio as "hyper-grace", as if somehow the Bible teaches that there can be too much mercy, too much forgiveness, or too much...
  • The Gospel Part 3: Are You Ready To Be A Super Hero?

    08/18/2015 6:50:41 AM PDT · by amessenger4god · 9 replies ^ | 7-24-15 | Gary
    "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. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit," - Titus 3:4-5 The Gospel is the ultimate rags-to-riches story. We were pitiful, poor, blind, and naked, deserving death because of our sins, and unable to help ourselves. We felt unloved and in turn were unloving. This bleak existence of dust-to-dust was all there was.  And then Jesus came. He revealed to us a loving Daddy in heaven...
  • Rush Limbaugh - Do You Know the Savior?

    08/11/2015 5:00:09 PM PDT · by kindred · 36 replies ^ | August 11, 2015 | DJP I.F.
    My dear friends, I and others believers love Rush Limbaugh and have a great burden for his soul. It is truly our opinion based on Almighty God's Word (Matt. 7:20) that Rush Limbaugh needs to be saved and someone needs to say it today! Rush needs to come to a saving relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ in spirit and truth; for in Jesus Christ is found the TRUE ETERNAL RIGHTNESS and ETERNAL OPTIMISM that Rush so desperately needs (John 1:12, Acts 16;29-31). For in Jesus Christ is found the TRUE ETERNAL RIGHTNESS and OPTIMISM that Rush so desperately needs....
  • The Resurrection Argument That Changed a Generation of Scholars

    08/07/2015 9:13:17 PM PDT · by MHGinTN · 21 replies
    Veritas Forum/Youtube ^ | 11/8/2012 | Gary Habermas
    This video is Gary Habermas proving tot he satisfaction of Historians of all stripes that Jesus Lived, and was resurrected and seen by hundreds, and we have Contemporary eyewitness proof more sure than the Biography of The Roman Emperor Tiberias!
  • Prayer request for High School Missions Team

    07/01/2015 7:53:03 AM PDT · by PROCON · 29 replies
    Vanity | July 1, 2015 | Vanity
    Team Haiti 2015 - Riverside Christian School Hi FReepers,Youngest kid just graduated from High School and he, (squatting, lower right) and a team of other students and adults are bringing the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the people of Haiti as well as helping to build a new dental clinic.I know they will be in a safe area but I still worry for their safety.Prayers of protection and encouragement are appreciated.
  • The Gospel for Roman Catholics

    07/01/2015 7:13:05 AM PDT · by RnMomof7 · 1,188 replies
    Recently there has been a surge in prominent Evangelicals calling for unity with Roman Catholicism. In one sense there seems to be strong foundational similarities that would justify these calls to unity. Catholics are baptized in the name of the Trinity. God’s revealed word in the Bible -- setting aside their addition of the Apocryphal books, for argument’s sake -- is foundational to their worldview. Catholics love Christ and believe that he died on the cross and rose again to provide grace for sinners. Obviously there are theological differences associated with the specific teachings of each one of these perceived...

    06/26/2015 11:19:36 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 25 replies
    The Gospel Coalition ^ | 6/26/15 | Joe Carter
    What was the same-sex marriage case that was decided by the Supreme Court?The Supreme Court issued its ruling on the case of of Obergefell v. Hodges, which is consolidated with three other cases—Tanco v. Haslam (Tennessee); DeBoer v. Snyder (Michigan); Bourke v. Beshear (Kentucky). These cases challenged two issues concerning whether the Fourteenth Amendment must guarantee the right for same-sex couples to marry.What issues was the court asked to decide?The two issues that were answered in this case are:1. Does the Fourteenth Amendment require a state to license a marriage between two people of the same sex?2. Does the Fourteenth Amendment require a state to recognize a marriage between...
  • The Gospel

    04/21/2015 3:14:30 PM PDT · by amessenger4god · 19 replies ^ | 4/21/15 | Gary R.
    It's really so very simple.  Jesus died for your sins, was buried, and rose again. Do you accept that message? I often over complicate the message to my own shame, but it is just that simple.  It amazes me how there are entire denominations (thinking RCC) that constantly refer to "the Gospel", yet when pressed they cannot even define what "the Gospel" is anymore... or if they do define it, it is some sort of faith + works complicated mess, far beyond what Paul described in 1 Corinthians 15:1-4: "Now I would remind you, brothers, of the gospel I preached...
  • The Terrible Failure of the Secular Gospel

    04/21/2015 10:36:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies ^ | April 21, 2015 | Michael Brown
    Almost 20 years ago, the journal First Things published an article by a famous German theologian named Wolfhart Pannenberg titled “How to Think About Secularism.” In the article, Pannenberg outlined the nature of secularism and how it threatened the church, also explaining how the church should not respond to the challenge. Looking back, it’s clear that many of our pastors and leaders have done the opposite of what he counseled, and we are paying the price for it today. Pannenberg himself was orthodox in some of his beliefs and unorthodox in others, but I’m focusing here on his observations about...
  • St Patrick the (almost) Protestant Missionary

    03/14/2015 4:42:30 PM PDT · by RnMomof7 · 99 replies
    God is my constant ^ | 3/17/11 | Albert
    ← What will you gain? Visiting is BETTER than Preaching → St Patrick the (almost) Protestant Missionary 17 Mar I am a servant of Christ to a foreign nation for the unspeakable glory of life everlasting which is in Jesus Christ our Lord. – Patrick Aside from being more Protestant* than Catholic, and being British, not Irish, Patty was also a bit of a maverick when it came to methodology and practice – according to Mark Driscoll. I wonder how those that have a slightly pietistic view of St Patrick would receive his like today? I think I, and you, already know...
  • The New Christian Left Is Twisting the Gospel: Here's How [Matthew 7]

    03/12/2015 12:27:58 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 15 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | 3/10/2015 | CHELSEN VICARI
    Peek behind the curtain of some "progressive" or "hip" evangelical churches, past the savvy technology and secular music, and you will find more than just a contemporary worship service. You'll find faith leaders encouraging young evangelicals to trade in their Christian convictions for a gospel filled with compromise. They're slowly attempting to give evangelicalism an "update"—and the change is not for the good. It's painful for me to admit, but we can no longer rest carefree in our evangelical identity—because it is changing. No doubt you have seen the headlines declaring that evangelicalism is doomed because evangelical kids are leaving...
  • "Mandate to Evangelize Non-Christians": Pope Francis Blesses Neo-Chatechumenal Way

    03/07/2015 11:03:00 AM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 22 replies
    Vatican Information Service ^ | March 6, 2015 | VIS staff
    The Pope to members of the Neocatechumenal Way on the “missio ad gentes”: take to the peripheries of the world the message the God loves humanity and that love is possible Vatican City, 6 March 2015 (VIS) – This morning in the Paul VI Hall Pope Francis received in audience seven thousand members of the Neocatechumenal Way, including two hundred families who will shortly depart on the “missio ad gentes”. “The task of the Pope is to confirm brothers in the faith”, said the Holy Father. “You too, with this gesture, have asked Peter's Successor to confirm your calling, to...
  • Prosperity Gospel: Are Rich People More Likely to Go to Heaven Than Poor People?

    02/26/2015 8:21:21 AM PST · by pinochet · 58 replies
    Like many Freepers, I was raised in a Christian denomination that did not teach the Prosperity Gospel (PG). In the last few years, I have tried to make sense of the prosperity teachings, and it is possible that I may not fully understand them. But I will explain the PG teachings as best as I am able to understand them. The Prosperity Gospel teaches that rich people are rich, because they engage in the behavior that God approves of, and this means that rich people are blessed by God. But poor people are poor, because they engage in behavior that...
  • The New Creation: Scott Hahn Reflects on the First Sunday of Lent (Catholic Caucus)

    02/22/2015 1:51:01 PM PST · by NYer · 3 replies
    Salvation History ^ | February 22, 2015 | Dr. Scott Hahn
    Readings: Genesis 9:8-15 Psalm 25:4-9 1 Peter 3:18-22 Mark 1:12-15 Lent bids us to return to the innocence of baptism. As Noah and his family were saved through the waters of the deluge, we were saved through the waters of baptism, Peter reminds us in today’s Epistle.And God’s covenant with Noah in today’s First Reading marked the start of a new world. But it also prefigured a new and greater covenant between God and His creation (see Hosea 2:20; Isaiah 11:1-9).We see that new covenant and that new creation begin in today’s Gospel.Jesus is portrayed as the new Adam...
  • Has Israel Heard The Gospel?...Romans 9-11 pt 13

    For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed. For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him. For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher? And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are...
  • Did Jesus Preach the Gospel of Evangelicalism?

    02/16/2015 8:55:26 AM PST · by redleghunter · 37 replies
    Desiring God ^ | April 14, 2010 | John Piper
    The aim of my title is not to criticize the gospel of evangelicalism but to assume that it is biblical and true, and then to ask whether Jesus preached it. If I had it to do over again, I would use the title “Did Jesus Preach Paul’s Gospel?”—the gospel of justification by grace alone, through faith alone, on the basis of Christ’s blood and righteousness alone, for the glory of God alone. What I am driven by in this message, and in much of my thinking since my days in graduate school in Germany, is the conviction that Jesus and...
  • The Sermon That Shocked Everyone. UNFORGETTABLE ENDING!

    02/09/2015 9:36:42 PM PST · by Zeneta · 38 replies
    Apologia Church ^ | Apr. 22, 2014 | Pastor Jeff Durbin
    Pastor Jeff Durbin was a keynote speaker at the 2014 IGNITE Conference. He was asked to speak about proclaiming the Gospel. What happened in the sermon shocked everyone in the room and there wasn't a dry eye in the place. This sermon will challenge you to your core and we hope you would feel led to share it with everyone you know. This has never been done before. Watch it to see.
  • The Gospel According To Church History (Part 7)

    02/07/2015 8:21:40 AM PST · by RnMomof7 · 41 replies
    Truth2Freedom ^ | May 23, 2013 | Nathan Busenitz
    The articles in this series have surveyed church history from the book of Acts through the early Middle Ages, asking the question, “What did church leaders from the apostles through the church fathers believe about the essence of the gospel?” Time after time, we have found a common theme repeated: that sinners are justified before God by grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone. That was the fundamental message recaptured during the Protestant Reformation. But how did this message get lost in history, such that the Reformation was necessary? The answer to that question is complex—because the shift took...
  • Newfound "Gospel of the Lots of Mary" discovered in ancient text

    02/06/2015 7:33:18 PM PST · by ealgeone · 118 replies
    Live Science ^ | 02-05-2015 | Jaus Owen
    A 1,500-year-old book that contains a previously unknown gospel has been deciphered. The ancient manuscript may have been used to provide guidance or encouragement to people seeking help for their problems, according to a researcher who has studied the text. Written in Coptic, an Egyptian language, the opening reads (in translation): "The Gospel of the lots of Mary, the mother of the Lord Jesus Christ, she to whom Gabriel the Archangel brought the good news. He who will go forward with his whole heart will obtain what he seeks. Only do not be of two minds
  • The Gospel According to Church History (PART 6)

    02/06/2015 11:58:47 AM PST · by RnMomof7 · 46 replies
    Truth2Freedom's ^ | March 2013 | Nathan Busenitz
    In Part 5 of this series, we considered the testimony of thirteen early Christian leaders—from Clement of Rome to Augustine of Hippo—each of whom affirmed the doctrine of justification by faith alone. This installment will pick up where we left off, surveying another dozen historical church leaders on this important topic.We will begin with Jerome, the foremost scholar of the late-fourth, early-fifth century. As a noted linguist and Bible translator (whose work on the Latin Vulgate is still highly regarded today), Jerome’s testimony represents the height of Christian scholarship before the medieval period. 14.  Jerome (347–420): We are saved by...