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  • Law and Gospel

    02/10/2011 5:04:07 PM PST · by Gamecock · 18 replies
    Effectual Grace ^ | February 9, 2011 | John Samson
    The Law is good. The Law is perfect and holy. There is no defect in the Law of God. The problem is not the Law itself but that man is a sinner by nature and cannot keep the Law. Through the law comes the knowledge of sin. Rather than curb sin, the law brings sin out into the open, revealing to us the depths of our human, sinful depravity. Imagine a large plane glass window. You can break it by driving a tank through it, or you can simply fire the smallest pellet from a gun through the glass, but...
  • Look Better Feel Better

    02/01/2011 6:32:43 AM PST · by Revski · 2 replies
    Revski's Youtube ^ | 2-1-11 | Revski
    Animated Gospel! Funny and with humor!
  • Fifteen Books On “The Gospel For Christians”

    01/21/2011 7:00:05 PM PST · by Gamecock · 16 replies
    The Gospel Coalition ^ | January 18, 2011 | Tullian Tchividjian
    As I’ve said before, I once assumed (along with the vast majority of professing Christians) that the gospel was simply what non-Christians must believe in order to be saved, while afterward we advance to deeper theological waters. But I’ve come to realize that once God rescues sinners, his plan isn’t to steer them beyond the gospel, but to move them more deeply into it. The gospel, in other words, isn’t just the power of God to save you, it’s the power of God to grow you once you’re saved. After all, the only antidote to sin is the gospel—and since...
  • Blessed

    01/06/2011 7:06:21 AM PST · by Revski · 1 replies
    Revski-o7jimmy Youtube ^ | 1-6-2011 | Revski
    This is animated to bring health,peace and love in our everyday life!
  • "Ninety Years Ago Today: The First Religious Broadcast Message"

    01/02/2011 6:28:00 PM PST · by Tina Grazier · 6 replies
    ChicoER Gate ^ | 11/2/10 | Chuck Wolk
    Today in 1921, just two months to the day after the first public radio broadcasts began on November 2, 1920, the first religious service in the history of broadcasting was aired on KDKA in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Westinghouse decided to test their ability to do a broadcast that was not initiated from their radio studio. Because they had an engineer who was a member of the choir at Pittsburgh's Calvary Episcopal Church, they decided to make the arrangements with his church.Interestingly, the senior pastor, Rev. Edwin Van Ettin, was leery of the new medium, so the first sermon  broadcast over...
  • Can Christians be Assured of their Salvation?

    12/29/2010 4:08:28 AM PST · by Colofornian · 57 replies · 3+ views
    "These things have I written unto you that believe in the name of the Son of God, that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God" (1 John 5:13). When the Apostle John penned these words centuries ago, he did so to encourage faith in Christ, and to encourage those who do believe. The times were tough for believers, and they would get tougher. To follow the rabbi from Nazareth meant paying a high price, and many were inclined to turn back when they encountered adversity. John's...
  • Does the Gospel Scare You?

    12/23/2010 9:44:49 AM PST · by wmfights · 7 replies · 1+ views
    The Christian Post ^ | December 23, 2010 | Tullian Tchividjian
    (I wrote this article for my friends over at The Resurgence a couple months ago. I know that much here might sound repetitive. But here I tie my understanding of legalism to the gospel-centeredness that is gaining ground – thank God! – in the church today. I think this is really, really important material to consider. I hope it helps!) I’m ecstatic about the resurgence of gospel centrality taking place in the evangelical church. The idea that the gospel is not only for those outside the church but also for those inside the church; that it not only ignites the...
  • Understanding The Gospel - 1 Corinthians 15:1-4

    12/11/2010 7:51:48 PM PST · by bibletruth · 27 replies
    2010 | bibletruth
    In 1 Corinthians 15:1-4 Paul writes by the authority of Christ Jesus and God the Holy Spirit, who penned these verses.
  • Preach to the Ignorant, the Doubtful, and Sinners

    11/27/2010 7:44:30 AM PST · by Gamecock · 10 replies
    9 Marks ^ | Mark Dever
    I often hear the question, "how do you apply the text in an expositional sermon?" Behind this question may be many questionable assumptions. The questioner may be remembering "expositional" sermons he has heard (or maybe preached) that were no different from some Bible lectures at seminary—well-structured and accurate but demonstrating little godly urgency or pastoral wisdom. These expositional sermons may have had little if any application. On the other hand, the questioner may simply not know how to recognize application when he hears it. William Perkins, the great sixteenth-century puritan theologian in Cambridge, instructed preachers to imagine the various kinds...
  • Counterfeit Gospels

    11/26/2010 8:45:00 AM PST · by Gamecock · 17 replies
    The Gospel Coalition ^ | 11/26/10 | Tullian Tchividjian
    In his book How People Change (co-authored with Tim Lane), Paul Tripp identifies seven counterfeit gospels– ways we try and “justify” or “save” ourselves apart from the gospel of grace. I found these unbelievably helpful. Which one (or two, or three) of these do you tend to gravitate towards? Formalism. “I participate in the regular meetings and ministries of the church, so I feel like my life is under control. I’m always in church, but it really has little impact on my heart or on how I live. I may become judgmental and impatient with those who do not have...
  • Good News Means There is Bad News (the choice in this cosmic drama is yours)

    11/21/2010 9:20:27 AM PST · by SeanG200 · 19 replies
    Religio-Political Talk ^ | 10-20-2010 | Papa Giorgio
    Apologist, lawyer and theologian John Warwick Montgomery references this choice in a quick blurb about the existence of evil and a good God: "Opponents of theism have perennially argued that the natural and moral evils in the universe make the idea of an omnipotent and perfectly good God irrational. But if subjectivity (and its correlative, freewill) must be presupposed on the level of human action, and if God’s character as fully transcendent divine Subject serves to make human volition meaningful, then the existence of freewill in itself provides a legitimate explanation of evil. To create personalities without genuine freewill would...
  • Man with no limbs brings thousands to Jesus Christ

    11/19/2010 5:30:31 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 15 replies · 1+ views
    The Underground ^ | 11 November 2010
    Man with no limbs brings thousands to Jesus Christ Posted on 11 November 2010 At a recently-held event in Seattle, a man who was born with no arms and legs led more than 1,692 people to accept Jesus Christ into their lives. The man is Nick Vujicic, author of Life Without Limits. He can surf, swim, fish, play soccer and golf. He has degrees in accounting and finance. And, he heads the nonprofit organization Life Without Limbs, Pasadena Star-News reported. But last Sunday the Christian motivational speaker told the Seattle Harvest crowd of 15,000 people (plus some 93,000 viewers online),...
  • No Condemnation...Romans 8

    There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh:That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.(Romans 8:1-4)One thing I...
  • Legalism is false doctrine !

    11/06/2010 3:55:37 PM PDT · by Benchim · 120 replies
    Antinomianism and Salvation. ^ | August 2010 | Gart O'Toole
    There are millions of church going believers who really are confused and conflicted on central issues of the faith. Issue 1: Are you really saved? You may say "Yes" but you may not be sure because of the legal requirements of the group you joined. Issue 2: When do I receive my salvation? When I believe or when I die after a trial to determine if I did all the right things like baptism, repentance ,lived in obedience, confession , "born again", absolution from the priesthood,tithed,lived sinless and on and on. Did you observe the sabath? was your "church" attendance...
  • The Gospel Everyday

    10/26/2010 4:20:01 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 4 replies
    The Gospel Coalition ^ | 10/26/10 | Tullian Tchividjian
    I once assumed the gospel was simply what non-Christians must believe in order to be saved, while afterward we advance to deeper theological waters. But I’ve come to realize that ” the gospel isn’t the first step in a stairway of truths, but more like the hub in a wheel of truth.” In other words, once God rescues sinners, his plan isn’t to steer them beyond the gospel, but to move them more deeply into it. All good theology, in fact, is an exposition of the gospel. In his letter to the Christians of Colossae, the apostle Paul portrays the...

    10/26/2010 5:55:35 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 44 replies
    Global Christian Outreach ^ | Loren Franck and Richard G. Owen
    BIBLE PASSAGES“For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive in the spirit, in which he went and proclaimed to the spirits in prison, because they formerly did not obey, when God’s patience waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was being prepared, in which a few, that is, eight persons, were brought safely through water” 1 Peter 3:18–20 ESV “For this is why the gospel was preached even to those who are dead, that though judged in...
  • Hell's Best Kept Secret

    10/19/2010 8:47:43 AM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 9 replies
    Living Waters ^ | Wednesday, 30 September 2009 | Ray Comfort
    Living WatersListen to this powerful audio HERE. Why do 80-90% of those making a decision for Christ fall away from the faith? What is the principle that Spurgeon, Wesley, Whitefield, etc., used to reach the lost? Why has the Church neglected it? Don't let anything stop you from listening to this incredible teaching.
  • Don't create a new law for yourself

    10/18/2010 6:26:34 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 15 replies
    The Resurgence ^ | October 17th, 2010 | Tullian Tchividjian
    I’m ecstatic about the resurgence of gospel centrality taking place in the evangelical church. The idea that the gospel is not only for those outside the church but also for those inside the church; that it not only ignites the Christian life but is the fuel that keeps Christians going and growing every day, may seem like a new idea, but it’s really old. I’m glad it’s re-gaining traction, but as far as we’ve come, we need to go further. For all the talk of gospel-centeredness, there’s still some fear and trepidation fueled by a common misunderstanding regarding the radical...
  • Philip And The Ethiopian...Acts 8

    10/18/2010 11:22:04 AM PDT · by pastorbillrandles · 2 replies
    10-17-10 | Bill Randles
    And Philip ran thither to him, and heard him read the prophet Esaias, and said, Understandest thou what thou readest? And he said, How can I, except some man should guide me? And he desired Philip that he would come up and sit with him.The place of the scripture which he read was this, He was led as a sheep to the slaughter; and like a lamb dumb before his shearer, so opened he not his mouth:In his humiliation his judgment was taken away: and who shall declare his generation? for his life is taken from the earth.And the eunuch...
  • Peter's Blind Spot...Acts 10

    09/15/2010 10:20:05 AM PDT · by pastorbillrandles · 6 replies
    ..Peter went up upon the housetop to pray about the sixth hour:And he became very hungry, and would have eaten: but while they made ready, he fell into a trance,And saw heaven opened, and a certain vessel descending upon him, as it had been a great sheet knit at the four corners, and let down to the earth:Wherein were all manner of fourfooted beasts of the earth, and wild beasts, and creeping things, and fowls of the air.And there came a voice to him, Rise, Peter; kill, and eat.But Peter said, Not so, Lord; for I have never eaten any...