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Mission: " Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” Mathew 28:19-20
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Note* Point of sharing this is to show the violation of our rights as Christians. Speak up now, before there's no one left to speak and this becomes the norm.
This morning, 12 Christians were arrested reading #2000verses and praying in the senate office building calling on senators to oppose the GOP tax bill.
[11/29/17] Struggling with sin is not the same as rejecting a truth. When you reject a truth from scripture, you allow yourself to embrace the sin in your life. This is an unrepentant life - A dangerous path to be on as a Christ follower.
"Justice" is a felt need in our world today, and a controversial topic. But what is justice, exactly, and who gets to define it? In this video we'll explore ...
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"Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus."- Thessalonians 5:18
We wish everyone a blessed Thanksgiving this year.
This is episode 3 of an ongoing series called How to Read the Bible that explores the origins, content, and purpose of the Bible. Reading the Bible wisely re...
[11/21/17] Tonight, pray for your neighbor. Whether it is your family, friend, or enemy. We all need it. God bless
We explore the Hebrew word "nephesh" that often gets translated as "soul," in the penultimate installment of the Shema word study series. While the English w...
"Do nothing out of rivalry or conceit, but in humility consider others as more important than yourselves."
During the first couple of weeks of being in the military, our instructor would drill the concept of teamwork into our heads. The main purpose was merely about putting other's needs before yourself. Anything selfish, you might as well ask for God's mercy. The selfless concept took awhile for our people to grasp. We had to get our rear end handed to us multiple time because all of us looked out for our own interest.
In this letter to the Philippians, Paul is telling all followers of Christ to use this teamwork concept. We must embrace this idea to always look out for each other. If we see someone who could use any word or action of encouragement, do it. Bringing encouragement to the discouraged is obeying God's two greatest commandments. Love God with all your heart,mind and soul; which if we love God we can love ourselves because we have the knowledge that he sent his son Jesus to die on the cross while we were still sinners. What better feeling is there than God's grace? And why not share that with others selflessly? Which falls in line with the second greatest commandment-love your neighbor as you would yourself- neighbor meaning everyone you come to contact with.
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This is episode 2 of an ongoing series called How to Read the Bible that explores the origins, content, and purpose of the Bible. In this video we summarize ...
[11/07/17] Here in this ministry, we encourage everyone to hold us accountable.Open the Bible yourself if you see something off. We insist you do not take our very word. Our team believes in scripture(the infallible word of God) and the power of the Gospel. Who is Christ alone. Thank you and may the grace of God be with everyone :)
"You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot." Matthew 5:13
As followers of Christ, we are to be different from the rest of the world. The counterculture. We all have failed live up to the first half of the scripture above. We had moments in our walk with Christ where we became Peter, denying Jesus, or betraying like Judas by doubting his infallible word. We are all cowards who've been trampled by society. Never once in scripture does it say being the salt, being different was going to be easy. In fact, it says the exact opposite. Jesus told his disciples before he died that people will hate and persecute you because of our Lord's name. Living a life and seeing things from a biblical point of view, doing what is right is not popular. There is reward from heaven for those who carry the cross and lift's his name despite the persecution. So let us be the salt and have courage to live the good life.
From a Christian worldview, we have to understand that the facts are important. It is not wrong to want to know what the dots are and then to try to connect them. God made us rational and moral creatures and this moral sense reaches out for some rational explanation of the horrifying evil of our world. But our first response should not be to try to understand the crime, but rather, to identify with the community in grief and experiencing heartbreak.
As one of the admins to Continuum, the church shooting today was close to home as it happened on the east side of town from where I live in San Antonio. As many wonder why this happened and search for answers, let me just give you knowledge that there's hope to believe in as words fall short to comfort those grieving. There will be a day when death will be locked up in a casket. And Christ himself will crack the sky and make things right. The brokenness of the world will be healed from the infection called sin. This won't be forever. Tonight, let us pray for the families. May the families receive love and comfort in this time.
"He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away." Revelation 21:4
The gravest mistake of the modern day evangelist is to throw sin and God’s wrath out of the gospel. While it makes the message more comfortable, “the Love of God” becomes a cheap and almost meaningless term. It is the knowledge of the seriousness of the cancer that makes the cure great. Likewise, it is the knowledge of the nature of our sinfulness that makes the sacrifice and love of God so much sweeter. If God is to be holy, He cannot remain inactive against sin. God is not wrathful because He’s someone who wants to unfairly pounce on you for the slightest infraction; He is wrathful because it is required by His just nature. If a judge waives a punishment for a murder we would rightly call him corrupt, because by his position he is required to punish evil. God as righteous judge cannot let sin pass by and still be called good. We’ve all lied, we’ve all stolen, we’ve all lusted; none of us are good. We are fully deserving of God’s wrath. As Paul Washer has put it, “The problem is that God is good and we are not.” Our dilemma is that if God is to remain just, He cannot forgive us.
That’s what makes the love of God so amazing.
While we were God’s enemies fully deserving of wrath, God made a way for that forgiveness which would meet the requirements of His goodness. He sent His perfect Son to live a sinless life to take the punishment that we justly deserved. The wrath that was meant for us was deferred to Christ so that God could forgive us while satisfying the law’s demand for justice. This is the love of God: while we were enemies, Christ died for us.
When we throw out God’s justice against our sin, we attempt to avoid offense by effectively destroying the beauty of the gospel. Just like a candle in a dark room, the love of God shines brightest when placed against the backdrop of our sin. Don’t try to rob God of His glory by trying to make the message easier to listen to. God’s love isn’t cheap. https://youtu.be/0ehiRyVGzhs
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It would be beneficial if classes on logic and argumentation were required at every level of education. If done properly, those courses could benefit our society greatly by enabling the public to differentiate between the appeal to logic and the appeal to emotion. There’s a massive amount of sensational rhetoric on all parts of the political spectrum that masquerades as sound reasoning. It ends up causing arguments made against an emotional claim to be turned into a denial of facts. Our country for the most part has forgotten how to reason, so any discussions that do occur get nowhere. Any dialogue that has emotion as it’s foundation will not ultimately give any results, because it is ultimately impossible to argue against emotion. I don’t mind a speech that pulls at the heart strings; we are not machines. But what I don’t like to see is that speech being paraded around as an irrefutable argument just because it made someone feel good. We as a country need to do better, because our lack of knowledge on the fundamentals of argumentation is causing us to suffer on all social, political, religious, and educational levels. What’s posted below was written by someone much brighter than I am (not exactly a high bar). He gives a great case study of logical fallacies with a very unfortunate troll who was just way out of his league. Hope it helps you out
Refuting a critic who does not understand radiometric dating:
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"For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God. "- Ephesians 2:8 #Reformation #500YearsLater #GodIsGood #JustifiedByFaith
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This is episode 1 of an ongoing series that explores the origins, content, and purpose of the Bible. Here you'll be introduced to some of the basic skills ne...
" So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. - Genesis 1:27
This a visual of the book of Hosea and what it is all about ;)
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The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despite wisdom and instruction." - Proverbs 1:7
The first part of the is what we'll focus on today. "The FEAR" of God is the beginning of knowledge.
The word fear doesn't literally mean to be afraid of God. Here, it refers as reverence. The respect of God. But what does it mean to respect God? To break it down, the word respect means a feeling of deep admiration for someone something elicited by their abilities and qualities. In retrospect to respect God is to admire what he has done. What has he done? God created the universe and demonstrated his love for us through Christ. What did Christ do? He was born of a virgin, lived a perfect life, and willingly traded his PERFECTION for our sins/transgressions. Once we get a grasp of that, then we can begin to truly LOVE God, which is his first greatest commandment. And because we understand how he views us, we can now see things through his eyes. We start seeing ourselves as priceless rather than worthless. And thus, we can start living out the second greatest commandment, which is to love others. This is the wisdom and knowledge one gains from FEARING God. Now you begin to develop that Biblical world view that we the church need to develop in today's society and God's desire for us. Then understanding that everything God does, is beyond human understanding. The complexity his design is truly awesome and the magnitude of his love greater than our understanding.
"Happy" Monday everyone! We're going to be providing Bible Project videos for everyone. The link provided is the creator's explanation of what they are about! God bless you all today :D
Website: www.thebibleproject.com The Bible Project creates videos that show the Bible as a unified story that leads to Jesus. The Bible is literary genius an...
When I engage in apologetics (from Greek “apologia” meaning “defense”) with an Atheist, a common argument is that their side has the monopoly on science. It seems that with every argument they will bring the science while we can only rely on faith. But is this really the case?
In reality, science requires a certain set of presuppositions or beliefs that you hold before you ever approach a topic. In his book “The Ultimate Proof of Creation,” Dr. Jason Lisle defined a presupposition as ideas that are “assumed at the outset, before any investigation of evidence; they are pre-supposed and control our interpretation of evidence (p. 52).” Some presuppositions are commonly held in western culture like the reliability of the senses, that words can convey meaning, and that the natural laws that govern the universe will remain constant and can be meaningfully observed. It is perfectly valid to have these presuppositions, and both the Christian and the Atheist rely on them.
But we need to ask the question, “Why are we able to assume these things?” especially when considering the last assumption, because science relies on consistency. If we did not have absolute confidence that what happens today will happen the same way tomorrow, we would have no reason to conduct experiments. We would have no assurance that what we do today would have any bearing as to what would happen tomorrow. And that is what science is all about: using observations to make meaningful predictions in the future.
If we were to confront the Atheist over this we would ask, “How do you know what happens today will happen the same way tomorrow?” According to his worldview, there is no answer. If he says, “Because yesterday was the same way as the day before,” that is just begging the question. He’s assuming the question in the answer. But according to the Christian worldview, we can safely assume uniformity because reality was created and is being maintained by God (Hebrews 1:3, Colossians 1:17). Therefore, experiments conducted today can have bearing on what will happen tomorrow. It is because of this that the Christian can conduct meaningful science. The atheist has no reason to believe in uniformity, so in order to use science he has to borrow from the Christian worldview. So who really has the monopoly on science?
If you would like to know more about apologetics, I would strongly encourage that you listen to this introduction by Dr. Jason Lisle. It is worth the investment. http://heritagegrace.com/sermon/nuclear-strength-apologetics-session-1/
This is our theological statement of faith. Warning, it's a lot of reading. Happy Sabbath and God bless!
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Creation of Man
Genesis 1:27, 31
"So God created Man in his own image. God saw all that he made, and it was very good."
God created the world in seven days. And after each day, he reflected his work, and called his work good. But notice something different about how he reflected his creation of humanity. He calls it VERY good. At that moment, humanity, is set apart from everything else. Our creation is special to him. When we are brought into this world, he already sees us as unique, different from everything else he created. So as Christ followers, if we are to see things through God's eyes, then we ought to view ourselves as set apart too. As someone that can't be replaced like a material item.
So be different. Be unique, and along with all that, do good. celebrate what's good. Celebrate each other's differences. Because remember from the start of humanity, he called the creation of man ," Very good. "
Just wanted to encourage you guys today “Are you the one who gave the horse his prowess and adorned him with a shimmering mane? Did you create him to prance proudly and strike terror with his royal snorts? He paws the ground fiercely, eager and spirited, then charges into the fray. He laughs at danger, fearless, doesn’t shy away from the sword. The banging and clanging of quiver and lance don’t faze him. He quivers with excitement, and at the trumpet blast races off at a gallop. At the sound of the trumpet he neighs mightily, smelling the excitement of battle from a long way off, catching the rolling thunder of the war cries.
Job 39:19-25 MSG
Even when the Enemy has closed around you, and everything has just turned to ash in your hands, remember God has given you a spirit not of fear but of courage to charge into the battle not scared of the enemy but laughing at their attempts to stop you.
You are the war horse.
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