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  • “That Which is Lacking” – Is Jesus Enough?

    01/29/2020 11:36:40 AM PST · by Carpe Cerevisi · 7 replies
    Ancient Faith Ministries ^ | January 29, 2020 | Fr. Stephen Freeman
    The average Christian, reading his Bible in happy devotion, stumbles across this passage: Now I rejoice in my sufferings for your sake, and in my flesh I am filling up what is lacking in Christ’s afflictions for the sake of his body, that is, the church… (Col 1:24) The passage is particularly disturbing for a certain strain of Protestant thought that emphasizes Christ’s sufficiency for all things. Christ has accomplished all things necessary to our salvation and we are thus able to “rest” in His completed work. For many, this is at the heart of grace. God has done for...
  • Is Your Eye Evil, Because I am Good? Vineyard parables pt 5

    For the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that is an householder, which went out early in the morning to hire labourers into his vineyard. And when he had agreed with the labourers for a penny a day, he sent them into his vineyard. And he went out about the third hour, and saw others standing idle in the marketplace, And said unto them; Go ye also into the vineyard, and whatsoever is right I will give you. And they went their way. Again he went out about the sixth and ninth hour, and did likewise. And about...
  • Massive 2,800-lb. Great White Shark Caught Off Of Hilton Head – Could It Help Solve A Crime?

    01/15/2020 8:31:31 AM PST · by Capt. Tom · 42 replies
    FITSNEWS ^ | January 14, 2020 | By Mandy Matney
    Could a South Carolina great white shark help the Highway Patrol solve a crime? Hilton Head Island’s great white shark whisperer is giving it his best shot. Chip Michalove, a famous fisherman who has hooked and released 27 great white sharks off the coast of Hilton Head Island, caught a gigantic 2,800-pound, 15-foot great white shark on Wednesday. SNIP... After reeling in the big girl, Michalove and his crew placed a tag on the great white shark so scientists at the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries can track her movements in the Atlantic. SNIP... Then he gave the shark a...
  • How God Works - A Christmas Story

    12/24/2019 9:05:32 AM PST · by Crusher138 · 11 replies
    Me | 12/24/2019 | Crusher138
    Fourteen years ago November, God answered my wife's prayer in an unusual manner. I had been laid off from my job after 19 years. We had been hit by Hurricane Wilma. Our power was still out after two weeks. My wife and I had decided to sell the house and move to New Mexico. We had lived our whole lives in South Florida and moving over 2000 miles away from friends and family was going to be difficult. As was her custom, when faced with a big decision, my wife turned to prayer. She asked God for clarity. God answered...
  • The Difference Between Allah and God

    10/11/2019 6:53:18 PM PDT · by OddLane · 29 replies
    Youtube ^ | 10/11/19 | Gerard Perry
    I explore Surah XXXI of the Koran (Luqman), and delineate some of the major soteriological differences between Islam and Christianity.
  • Continuing In Faith Is Not A Work...OSAS pt 4

    Then they said to Him, “What shall we do, that we may work the works of God?” Jesus answered and said to them, “This is the work of God, that you believe in Him whom He sent.”( John 6: 28-29)I have already received quite a bit of helpful feedback as a result of posting these articles. This is a subject that interests a lot of people ,(and rightfully so, for what could be more important than the nature of Salvation? ). Several times in the 205 comments I received on, indicated that my position that it is possible to...
  • Damnable Heresies...

    09/03/2019 2:55:30 PM PDT · by pastorbillrandles · 7 replies
    But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction. ( 2 Peter 2:1)The Apostle Peter warned us, that just as there were false Prophets who led the congregation astray, time and again, in the Old Testament, in our times we would have their counterpart, false teachers. God’s people can only live on Truth, “…Man shall not live by bread alone, but by everyWord that comes from the mouth of God…”. Therefore...
  • The Scandal of the Transfiguration

    08/05/2019 7:20:22 AM PDT · by Carpe Cerevisi · 4 replies
    Ancient Faith Ministries ^ | August 5, 2019 | Fr. Stephen Freeman
    My Archbishop (Alexander Golitzin) shares the story of a young man whom he taught some years ago. He was Orthodox from Estonia. He grew up in the Soviet era and had come to hate all things Russian, including the Orthodox Church. Nevertheless, he saw an Orthodox procession in the streets of his city one year, a procession that included the Russian bishop (whom he also hated and believed to be a KGB agent). However, he saw the bishop surrounded by light. It was an experience that led him into the Orthodox faith. You might hate the man, and the Church...
  • Jon Voight, Patriotic Message on The President

    07/11/2019 3:36:35 AM PDT · by Candor7 · 9 replies
    Twitter ^ | 10 July 2019 | Jon Voight
    See video. Very inspiring endorsement by a brilliant Hollywood persona.
  • MAGA by restoring the Gospel of the Grace of Christ and our Free Constitutional Republic!

    07/04/2019 8:53:32 AM PDT · by Jim W N · 16 replies
    Moi ^ | 7/4/19 | Jim Newell
    MAGA: America's greatness begins spiritually with her surrender and reliance on Divine Providence and the gospel of the grace of Christ. America has that light of the gospel of the grace of Christ and God wants to use her to send that light around the world in these last days. America's greatness is perpetuated politically, legally, and socially by her inspired Free Constitutional Republic. Freedom: Freedom and liberty is seldom talked about these days. "Equality" and "fairness" is more the mode-o-day. But as Milton Friedman said, "A society that puts 'fairness' and 'equity' ahead of freedom will have neither. A...
  • The Power of Admission and Forgiveness...

    05/28/2019 11:25:43 AM PDT · by pastorbillrandles
    Out of the depths have I cried unto thee, O Lord.Lord, hear my voice: let thine ears be attentive to the voice of my supplications. If thou, Lord, shouldest mark iniquities, O Lord, who shall stand? But there is forgiveness with thee, that thou mayest be feared. I wait for the Lord, my soul doth wait, and in his word do I hope. My soul waiteth for the Lord more than they that watch for the morning: I say, more than they that watch for the morning. Let Israel hope in the Lord: for with the Lord there is mercy,...
  • Manifold Grace

    05/18/2019 5:29:45 PM PDT · by pcottraux · 1 replies
    Depths of Pentecost ^ | May 18, 2019 | Philip Cottraux
    Manifold Grace By Philip Cottraux Webster’s dictionary defines manifold as “marked by diversity or variety: many: comprehending or uniting various features.” In 65 AD, the Great Fire of Rome destroyed much of the city. Many blamed Nero in the aftermath, but the truth is that it was more than likely an accident waiting to happen. The city had been a tinderbox; years of poor construction, overcrowding, and garbage-filled streets made for a ticking time bomb. Nevertheless, the emperor needed someone to blame fast. Christianity, a new, fast-growing religion that people viewed suspiciously due to its refusal to bow to the...
  • Easter and the Promise of Redemption

    04/20/2019 5:02:27 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 3 replies
    Concerned Women for America ^ | April 18, 2019 | Penny Nance
    In this Easter season, I have been thinking about the importance of redemption. Over the years, by virtue of circulation in political circles, I have known personally some people involved in public scandals. The world watches as the media follows them relentlessly for days, weeks, or even months and then evaporates, leaving behind a scene of complete and utter self-inflicted personal destruction. Some of these folks are often distraught to the point of suicide. What the cameras don’t show is what happens after the hoopla dies down. Sometimes these folks turn inward and become bitter and permanently broken, but not...

    01/12/2019 8:39:12 PM PST · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 8 replies
    IFB ^ | 1/12/19
    I was on the broad way (road) leading to destruction (Matthew 7:13). I was lost (Luke 19:10; 2 Corinthians 4:3). I was condemned already because of my unbelief (John 3:18; compare 1 Corinthians 11:32). I was a lover of darkness (John 3:19). I was under God's abiding wrath (John 3:36) awaiting God's coming wrath (Luke 3:7; Ephesians 5:6; Colossians 3:6). I was an ignorant worshipper (John 4:22). I was an evildoer deserving judgment (John 5:29; compare 3 John 11). I was of the world and from below or beneath (John 8:23). I was yet in my sins (John 8:21,24; compare...

    01/12/2019 8:36:30 PM PST · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 24 replies
    IFB ^ | 1/12/19
    My salvation is fully accomplished (John 19:30). I have eternal life as a present possession (John 5:24; 6:47; 1 John 5:11-13). I have Jesus Christ as my present possession (1 John 5:12). I know the one, true God (John 17:3; 1 John 2:3; 5:20). I have been saved by His grace (Eph. 2:1-10). I have been justified by His grace (Tit. 3:7). I have passed from death unto life (John 5:24; 1 John 3:14). I have been quickened (made alive) by God (Eph. 2:1,5; Col. 2:13). I have been made fit for heaven (Col. 1:12). I have the forgiveness of...
  • How Could the Thief on the Cross Be Saved? - Ask Pastor Tim

    12/03/2018 3:45:53 PM PST · by OddLane · 142 replies
    I'll Be Honest ^ | 12/3/18 | Tim Conway
    Some ask, “How was the thief on the cross saved if he didn’t live a righteous life?” Let us consider what this implies about how they believe a person is declared right before God. Original question: Please clarify this for me. Regarding the theif on the cross. How do you compare his salvation with ours? I mean, he did not live a good life at all. He did not show any fruit of repentance. He did not live right, yet Jesus saved him anyway. How was Jesus able to save him when we are clearly instructed to live right and...
  • How Should Christians Engage with Culture?

    07/08/2018 8:18:45 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    Bible Gateway ^ | July 3, 2018 | Philip Yancey
    The shift in American society from admiring Christians to fearing and criticizing them provides an opportunity for self-reflection. How have we been presenting the message we believe in? Might there be a more grace-filled way?Some want to focus on personal morality and leave public morality to secular politicians. Others seek ways to guide the broader culture while still communicating grace. Rather than propose a single path, I will instead make some observations and suggestions for Christians to consider as we interact with a world that does not always share our views.Clashes Between Christ and Culture Are UnavoidableJohn Howard Yoder recounted...
  • "Power Made Perfect in Weakness" (Sermon on 2 Corinthians 12:1-10)

    07/07/2018 10:03:11 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 6 replies ^ | July 8, 2018 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “Power Made Perfect in Weakness” (2 Corinthians 12:1-10) The words that engage our attention this morning and that will bring comfort to our souls are these verses from our Epistle reading, 2 Corinthians 12:9-10, where St. Paul writes: “But he [the Lord] said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am...
  • Grace Randolph Scoop: Kathleen Kennedy Almost Fired as Head of Lucasfilm... But...

    06/26/2018 10:44:50 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 117 replies
    Ace of Spades ^ | 6-25-2018 | Ace of Spades
    Grace Randolph Scoop: Kathleen Kennedy Almost Fired as Head of Lucasfilm... But... Her video is here. If you don't want to watch, here's the quick written version: Disney staged a big "secret" conference call with ranking people in the Star Wars division. Security guards were posted outside the doors at offices to prevent eavesdropping. Pixar and Marvel representatives were able to listen in on the call, but not speak on it. Apparently this was allowed to get feedback, I guess at a later point, about the Star Wars situation. Disney's head Bob Iger wants to fire Kathleen Kennedy, but there's...
  • DUNAMIS POWER[Charismatic Caucus]

    10/18/2017 7:20:13 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles,Bible ^ | bible, Holy Spirit
    Dunamis Power is yours my children just speak what you need or declare what it is My Spirit is to manifest before you and it shall be for as you have overcome the world it now sits at your feet as it does for me for we are one and I walk hand in hand with you as you do my will alone . Let My Spirit of Holiness lead your days now for the body and Bride of Christ are coming together now in a redeeming way in that all that is being done now in this hour is...