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  • How to Share the Gospel With LGBT People (Part 1)

    10/24/2018 9:39:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 10/24/2018 | David Hoffman
    It is very important to know how to properly share the Gospel with those who would consider themselves LGBT. As Christians living in our current culture, we have a responsibility to share the Gospel with everyone, regardless of how they define their sexual identity. This article will be part one of a two-part teaching on how to share the Gospel with people who consider themselves LGBT. Many Christians feel intimidated about sharing with someone that is dealing with gender and sexual identity issues. This is often because of the prominent mindset pushed within the culture and media which says that...
  • Choir from Meghan Markle, Prince Harry's royal wedding will perform at Invictus Games

    10/10/2018 5:12:57 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 7 replies
    FoxNews ^ | Oct 10, 2018 | Zoe Szathmary
    The Kingdom Choir is heading Down Under. The group, which famously performed at Meghan Markle’s nuptials to Prince Harry back in May, is set to show off its pipes at the Invictus Games closing ceremony in Sydney on Oct. 27. Prince Harry, who served two tours of duty in Afghanistan, established the Invictus Games in 2014 for sick and wounded service members and veterans from around the globe. The gospel choir’s conductor, Karen Gibson, reflected on the upcoming trip. “We love what the Games stand for and are privileged to be able to honor the men and women competing.” The...
  • I like Gospel music & didn't even know it!

    09/30/2018 2:21:59 PM PDT · by lee martell · 29 replies
    September 30, 2018 | Lee Martell
    I was raised as Catholic, and will always enjoy hearing the traditional songs usually sang in those parishes. However, I will now add on many songs from other Christian religions. I friend of mine was clearing his home of unused items, and asked if I would like to take an old cassette of his; "Jubiliation! Great Gospel Performances, Volume 2; More Black Gospel". 18 songs. I just so happen to have one of those ancient home system with CD and cassette players. I had nothing to lose, so I took it. Many of the first few songs were so amateurish,...
  • How Can You Share the Gospel with Muslims?

    09/22/2018 12:54:34 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 44 replies
    Billy Graham Evangelistic Assoc. ^ | Sep 2016 | Tiffany Jothen
    “I will be so happy if my Lord Jesus Christ accepts me as one of His followers. Is it possible if I was born a Muslim?” That’s a question from a man in the Middle East who reached out to BGEA’s internet evangelism ministry, Search for Jesus, after hearing about Christ through Christian friends. Search for Jesus has over 500 trained volunteers ready to respond to online visitors with the hope of the Gospel. Two of those volunteers, Brian and Kimberly of North Carolina, spent years as missionaries to Muslims in Southeast Asia and now answer emails from Muslims around...
  • For years, Protestant preachers were allowed to visit prisoners in Russia. Then everything changed.

    08/22/2018 6:02:35 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 4 replies
    Meduza Russia ^ | Aug 2018 | Sasha Sulim
    Ten years ago, Vitaly Mokrushin became the pastor of a Mennonite church in the town of Sol-Iletsk, in Russia’s Orenburg region, leading a small congregation of 20-25 people. The 42-year-old former locomotive mechanic found God in 1996. In the mid-2000s, he regularly visited the “Black Dolphin” prison colony. He visited prisoners on a weekly basis for several years, holding services, singing religious hymns, reading sermons, and using the prison’s PA system to communicate with inmates who weren’t allowed to gather in the same room. Roman Lunkin, a senior researcher at the Russian Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Philosophy, told Meduza...
  • Fallen From Grace?

    07/30/2018 11:06:21 AM PDT · by amessenger4god · 1 replies
    Unsealed ^ | 7/30/18 | Hillary
    “You have become estranged from Christ, you who attempt to be justified by law; you have fallen from grace. For we through the Spirit eagerly wait for the hope of righteousness by faith.” Gal. 5:4-5 On the heels of Gary's incredible article The Lawless Lawkeepers, I wanted to talk about why I am so fierce and tender about the gospel of grace. About why, until my dying day or my catching away, I will stand FOR salvation by grace through faith in the blood of Jesus alone, and against Lordship Salvation, fruit inspecting, and any “being made perfect through the flesh”...
  • Rapper Snoop Dogg goes gospel at Essence Fest 2018 -- no lie

    07/07/2018 2:20:55 PM PDT · by BBell · 32 replies
    https://www.nola.com/ ^ | 7/7/18 | Doug MacCash
    On the first day of Essence Fest 2018, Snoop Dogg created a gospel concert where there was none. And it was good. The multitudes that filled the Mercedes-Benz Superdome witnessed a performance that would have been unthinkable 25 years ago when Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr. emerged on the California gangster rap scene. For the first few songs on Friday (July 6) night, the braided and bespectacled Snoop touched on tried and true topics, such as the consumption of cannabis, mayhem and serial romance. Two scantily clad women added scintillating choreography to the songs. Snoop's mascot, a dude in a plush...
  • Remember That First-Century Mark Fragment? Now it’s been published, there’s good news and bad news.

    06/02/2018 5:38:46 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    Stand To Reason ^ | 06/01/2018 | Amy K. Hall
    Six years ago, Dan Wallace announced in a debate with Bart Ehrman that a paleographer had dated a recently-found papyrus fragment of Mark to the first century. Since then, I’ve received many requests for updates, and I finally have one to give. The fragment has now been published, and there’s good news and bad news. The bad news is that its official date is late second or early third century. Dan Wallace has written a post explaining what happened and offering an apology. Here’s a brief excerpt: In my debate with Bart, I mentioned that I had it on...
  • Gangsta Rapper Gone Gospel? Snoop Dogg Responds to Church Folk Who Have a Problem With Him

    04/12/2018 8:55:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/12/2018 | Jeannie Law
    (Screen Shot: TV One)Snoop Dogg after his performance at the 33rd Stellar Gospel Music Awards, March 30 2018.Snoop Dogg released his first a gospel album Bible Of Love last month and many Christians have voiced their concerns and skepticism, given his history, but the award-winning rapper clapped back at his critics at the 33rd Stellar Gospel Music Awards.With over two decades in the music industry, Snoop Dogg (whose real name is Calvin Broadus) has been popular among Gen Xers and millennials. But he also has an alarming history of crime and sexual exploitation. In a 2013 interview with Rolling Stone he bragged...
  • Creflo Dollar tells Church not to Criticize Snoop Dogg

    04/11/2018 8:56:02 AM PDT · by Cecily · 17 replies
    Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | April 11, 2018 | Sheila Poole
    Megachurch Pastor Creflo Dollar recently told his congregation not to throw shade at rapper-turned-gospel performer Snoop Dogg. The California-based godfather of rap and actor recently released “Bible of Love” through his All the Time Entertainment, in association with RCA Inspiration. The “Gin and Juice” and “Drop It Like It’s Hot” rapper said he was inspired by his grandmother and pulls in some heavyweight gospel talent like the Clark Sisters and Rance Allen. Dollar, pastor of World Changers Church International, said the church should focus on grace and not past behavior. He was preaching on the “Spirit of Grace.”
  • Why There Are Only Four REAL Gospels

    03/31/2018 5:13:46 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Stand To Reason ^ | 03/30/2018 | Tim Barnett
    If we’re not careful, we can begin to think of the Bible as one book. But it’s not one book; it’s a collection of books—sometimes referred to as the biblical canon. Of course, this correct understanding of the canon raises an important question: why these books and not others? For instance, the New Testament includes four Gospels about the life of Jesus: Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. These are called canonical Gospels because they are in the canon. But these weren’t the only Gospels about Jesus in the ancient world. In fact, we have discovered many other Gospels, like...
  • How We Win By Losing...war on the saints pt 16

    And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time. (Daniel 10:26)And such as do wickedly against the covenant shall he corrupt by flatteries: but the people that do know their God shall be strong, and do exploits. And they that understand among the people shall instruct many: yet they shall fall by the sword, and by flame, by captivity, and by spoil, many days....
  • Where Are You from? A Reflection on Recent Tensions over Immigration, Race, and Ethnicity

    01/15/2018 7:38:02 AM PST · by Salvation · 23 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 01-14-18 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Where Are You from? A Reflection on Recent Tensions over Immigration, Race, and Ethnicity Msgr. Charles Pope • January 14, 2018 • A priest friend of mine who immigrated to this country from Jordan back in the 1970s is often asked, “Where are you from?” He humorously answers, “I am from my mother’s womb.”True enough! There is an even more fundamental answer, rooted in Scripture, which speaks to the origin of every human person: You are from the loving will and heart of God. Before you were ever formed in your mother’s womb, God knew you and thought about...
  • Man Gives the Shoes Off His Feet to Stranger in Need at Kentucky Chick-fil-A

    12/20/2017 5:34:26 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 43 replies
    MSN ^ | 12-19-17
    Hallie Cassady’s family eats at Chick-fil-A in Bowling Green, Kentucky at least once a week. But last week’s visit to their favorite restaurant wasn’t like the others. Chowing down with her loved ones, the 13 year old witnessed a gesture of kindness that will alter her perspective forever. That day Hallie was one of many customers who noticed an old man in need of some help. "His shoes were being held together with duct tape," the teenager recalled to WBKO. Another diner noticed the man too, and Hallie says she watched as he looked in him the eye, took off...
  • Meaning of 'gospel'

    11/18/2017 8:55:33 AM PST · by Salvation · 4 replies
    OSV.com ^ | 11-15-17 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Meaning of 'gospel' As first books of the New Testament hadn’t been written, how did apostles ‘believe in the gospel’? Msgr. Charles Pope 11/15/2017 Question: In Mark 1:15, Jesus is calling for all to “Repent, and believe in the gospel.” Clearly, the Gospels were not yet written when Jesus was saying this. What exactly was he talking about?— Paul VanHoudt, Erie, Colorado Answer: Your question is rooted in the tendency we have to equate the word “gospel” with a written text — more specifically, four written texts in the New Testament: Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. However, the “Gospel” should be...
  • Lutheran Church Decides That the Best Way to Retain Members Is to Stop Preaching the Gospel

    10/21/2017 7:13:25 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 61 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 10/21/2017 | John Ellis
    The Evangelical Lutheran Church of American was founded in 1988 with 5,288,230 members. By 2016, less than twenty years later, the ELCA had shrunk to 3,563,842 members. With that kind of "growth," the ELCA has less than forty years before the final member throws her hands up and quits. Christ the King Lutheran Church in Cary, N.C., believes that they've found the answer to stopping the mass exodus of tithing members. They've stopped preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ and have embraced progressive theology and social justice.Writing for Religion News Service, Yonat Shimron tells the story of Christ the King Lutheran...
  • VIRAL VIDEO: Texas Woman Gives Amazing Gospel Performance at Harvey Shelter

    08/30/2017 4:40:34 PM PDT · by Bratch · 5 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | August 30, 2017 | Joshua Caplan
    The state of Texas might be battered and bruised, but its spirit is not broken. Proof of this is a viral video showing a Texas woman’s amazing gospel performance at a Harvey shelter in Conroe. FOX News reports: A Texas woman’s gospel performance inside a shelter for Tropical Storm Harvey evacuees has gone viral after the impromptu performance lifted the spirits of people stranded away from home. Although it is difficult to understand the full extent of damage from the monster storm until flood waters fully recede, at least 10,000 people have been rescued, more than 30,000 are in shelters and 20...
  • The Letters To The Seven Churches

    08/10/2017 2:55:52 PM PDT · by amessenger4god · 2 replies
    Unsealed World News ^ | 8/10/17 | Gary
    Recently I wrote about the hermeneutical principle of trusting what the Bible plainly says - in other words, a literal interpretation of Scripture and letting Scripture interpret Scripture.  It is my belief that if Christians adhered to this principle there would be few if any divisions in the Church.  Approaching Scripture with a certain humility is also important.  We should tremble at God's Word, not act as though we are the masters of it.  Don't assume you've figured it all out because none of us have.  The strongest evidence I see demonstrating that someone knows the Scriptures inside and...
  • Go Like Elijah - Chi Coltrane (Gospel Music Break)

    08/08/2017 2:11:43 AM PDT · by SaveFerris · 17 replies
    YouTube - Chi Coltrane ^ | unknown date of origin | YouTube - Chi Coltrane
    Chi Coltrane - Go Like Elijah (Lyrics)
  • The Strange Fire Of The Legalists

    06/19/2017 11:41:05 AM PDT · by amessenger4god · 3 replies
    Unsealed World News ^ | 6/19/2017 | Gary
    Nadab and Abihu were the eldest sons of Aaron and along with their father were the first priests to serve in the Tabernacle.  Their story is a terrifying warning to us about God's unbending requirements.  In Leviticus 10 we learn that they brought a "strange fire" before the LORD - in other words, a fire not authorized by God.  As a consequence they were immediately consumed and killed by fire. In like manner, God has authorized only one acceptable sacrifice for us to bring before Him.  God's Word tells us that no one is righteous in His sight (Psalm...