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The Bravest Man Who Ever Lived Is Weeping As Jesus Christ approached Jerusalem and saw the city He wept over it. Luke Chapter 19 verse 41. There are different ways of looking at a city. Some think of the city as the place of gateway to glamour and adventure and freedom and business and pleasure – a place to carve out your career. To some born in the country, the city can appear like a prison with its towering buildings and noise and rushing around – and anonymity. On this occasion, when Jesus came over the Mount of Olives what Jesus saw made Him weep. Jesus saw the city as it really was – yes, it might be full of opportunities to some – but Jesus saw its sin and its sinfulness – and this was Jerusalem – the city of peace! Behind every pair of curtains there lie problems – and Jesus knew this – and Jesus knows this. Thousands of visitors were there for the Passover – it was like today’s ‘Christmas Eve’ – lights and carols and decorations and special television programmes and food and drink and parties and debt and adultery and sin. Many would be tired and footsore and weary when they reached Jerusalem for the Passover – some like Simon of Cyrene would have travelled as far as North Africa – others from Macedonia and Rome. Some might have been dreaming of this day for years – wanting to go to Jerusalem. This is the city of David. Ah, we see the walls glinting in the spring sunshine – look, there is the Temple. Be careful you do not bump into any Roman soldiers – their swords are sharp – and many do not want this posting – it is too far from Rome. “Glorious things of thee are spoken – Zion city of our God.” Emotions would be high – there would be heightened excitement – it is almost Passover. But – one Man stands there and looks and weeps. The bravest Man who ever lived is weeping. He was no weakling with fluctuating up and down emotions – like many of us. He had a strong heart – He was no kill joy. One of His characteristic phrases was “Be of good cheer” – cheer up! He was no sentimentalist, either. Within a few days as he carried a cross through these streets – an emotional follower cried out from the crowd – “Blessed be the mother who bore you and the breast where your head lay – He turned round at once and rebuked these sentimental words – “Do not say that – say rather – Blessed are they who hear the Word of God and do it.” We must never sentimentalise the Word of God – but march in step with its commands and challenges. Is there not always something upsetting in a man’s tears – but in this man’s tears! Jesus, we did not expect this – not at party time – not at Passover – not when we have come to remember and rejoice and celebrate. King David, who was king in this city, knew what it was to weep over his son Absalom. Within a week Peter would be weeping realising he had denied Jesus three times. Contrast these tears with what had gone a few hours earlier – “Ride on Ride on in majesty!” That was an hour of pageant and cavalcade and festival and Hosannas – and now this! The royal Son of David – the servant King – is in tears. These are tears flowing from the heart of God. Does that not shake us? He who sits in the heavens shall laugh says the Psalmist – but we also know that there are times when He weeps. At the heart of the government of the universe is this infinite compassion. Might that be what you are looking for? Why was Jesus so visibly distressed? He knew what was going to happen – but He was not about to lose His nerve. “Weep not for me” were his words to the daughters of Jerusalem. What did He see at this time of celebration and festival? He saw what was going to happen to Jerusalem! With His prophetic insight, Jesus saw what was going to happen some forty years later – when the Temple was razed to the ground – never to be resurrected. He saw the rain descending – the floods coming – the winds blowing – and beating upon this house of national pride, that crucified the Messiah. On what are we basing our confidence? Every civilisation – every secular society – every national culture – has had its day, and has ceased to be. This is not to drive us into melancholy and sadness – but to make us know that underneath are the everlasting arms. Luke 13 verse 34 – This is not the first time Jesus has spoken in such terms. Jesus also saw the blindness of human ideals. We see how men are groping around searching for answers to the world’s massive needs and problems and pains. “If only you had known.” The Sanhedrin and the priests and scribes and political zealots could not bring peace to the city. No wonder the rejected Prince of Peace was weeping! Jesus saw that this was a time of divine visitation and the people were blind and the people were saying “NO”! Chapter 19 verse 44. They were unaware that God was visiting them. They did not know God’s redeeming saving word was being spoken. This Jesus is still full of compassion – still able to rescue and redeem and forgive and empower and equip and heal and guide and lead and inspire and encourage and strengthen. In this baffled confused bewildered generation – people will remain so – unless they hear from us the truth of Jesus Christ – His shed blood to forgive the past – to forgive sin – to remove guilt – and His resurrection power to thrust us out into the present darkness which is no darker today than it was then – but that same darkness still needs the light of Jesus Christ. “O Lord God Almighty – hear us as we pray – asking You to visit us again through the power of the Holy Spirit. Father, have mercy upon us. Compassionate Christ, we pray for this world, so full of pain and hurt and sadness and tragedy. We humbly bow – but look to You, loving Father, in Jesus Name. Amen.” Amen” (This week's "Word from Scotland" - previous articles may be found at Studylight.org and liveasif.org in the 'Archives' - every prayerful blessing at this time of 'Lockdown'.)
When is the Wilberforce Weekend happening online? I can't find dates anywhere.
Can y'all do something other than apple podcasts? I support apple as little as I possibly can. I'd love to hear your viewpoints, but not if I have to apple to listen.
“WE’VE ALL BEEN EXPOSED a poem by Sarah Bourns We’ve all been exposed. Not necessarily to the virus (maybe…who even knows). We’ve all been exposed BY the virus. Corona is exposing us. Exposing our weak sides. Exposing our dark sides. Exposing what normally lays far beneath the surface of our souls, hidden by the invisible masks we wear. Now exposed by the paper masks we can’t hide far enough behind. Corona is exposing our addiction to comfort. Our obsession with control. Our compulsion to hoard. Our protection of self. Corona is peeling back our layers. Tearing down our walls. Revealing our illusions. Leveling our best-laid plans. Corona is exposing the gods we worship: Our health Our hurry Our sense of security. Our favorite lies Our secret lusts Our misplaced trust. Corona is calling everything into question: What is the church without a building? What is my worth without an income? How do we plan without certainty? How do we love despite risk? Corona is exposing me. My mindless numbing My endless scrolling My careless words My fragile nerves. We’ve all been exposed. Our junk laid bare. Our fears made known. The band-aid torn. The masquerade done. So what now? What’s left? Clean hands Clear eyes Tender hearts. What Corona reveals, God can heal. Come Lord Jesus. Have mercy on us.”
Is the Wilberforce weekend in May still going to take place?
PIP Patty Colson.
“For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.” 2 Samuel 1:7 Lord I pray: - Our nation would repent and turn completely back to your ways starting with your church. - People would be protected, healed, and the coronavirus-19 would be eliminated once and for all. - That all scheduled abortions (~15,000 unborn babies this week) would be stopped once and for all. - Our healthcare workers would be protected from any sickness - That people will trust you and end the paranoia. - Pray for our President and his Administration. - Pray for our local and state leaders. - Our leaders would be fully submitted to you and your ways and lead accordingly. - Those intent on evil would be exposed and punished. - Comfort and help to the many losing and/or will lose their jobs due to the local government forced shutdowns, curtailments. - Greatest - The church would be fearless and a help to a scared world; promote your Biblical Truth in the public square! Lord thank you for everything! We praise you in the good times and in the bad times! We repent and seek your righteousness and holiness! Thanks for loving us, giving us mercy, and leading us. In Jesus name I pray! Amen.
“Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God.” - Romans 13:1 Focusing on this passage tonight. Why did God install Lenin and Stalin in Russia? Why did God install Hitler in Germany? Why did God install Mao in China? Why did God install Castro in Cuba? Why did God install Amin in Uganda? Why did God install Kim Il Sam in North Korea? Why did God install Pot in Cambodia? Why did God install Ortega in Nicaragua? Why did God install Hussein in Iraq? Why did God install Ayatollah in Iran? Why did God install Obama in the US? Why did God install Chavez in Venezuela? Why did God install Erdogan in Turkey? Why did God install Trudeau in Canada? Why did God install Mugabe in Zimbabwe? Why did God install ANC in South Africa? On and on. Why would God install the above? In verse 3 it says “For rulers are not a terror to good conduct, but to bad. Would you have no fear of the one who is in authority?”. Could it be that God didn’t install these as they were a terror to good behavior but they came to power because there were no Christians in the public square? Or God did install the above to punish “his people”? Thoughts on why God would put evil leaders (who hated Him) in control?

Helping you live and defend the Christian worldview.

Founder: Charles W. Colson (1931–2012) President: John Stonestreet Executive Director: Steve Verleye Vice President of Operations: Steve Bradford "BreakPoint" Radio Hosts John Stonestreet Vice President of Communications: David Carlson

Founded by Chuck Colson in 1999, the Colson Center helps everyday Christians live and defend the Christian worldview through the proclamation of Truth, leadership training, and collaboration with like-minded organizations Our on-radio and online cultural commentaries help believers apply sound Christian worldview thinking to key issues of the day. Colson Center programs include “BreakPoint” with Colson Center President John Stonestreet. Stonestreet also hosts a one-minute daily radio commentary, “The Point,” and a half-hour weekend interview show known as “BreakPoint This Week.” Our Colson Fellows program (formerly the Centurions Program) teaches and mentors Christians to become leaders in their spheres of influence through a year-long, intensive worldview course. The Colson Center is also committed to building and resourcing a movement of Christians and Christian organizations across the denominational spectrum to advance the Kingdom of God. We partner with groups and individuals focusing on the critical issues of our day, such as the sanctity of human life, the defense of marriage, the protection of religious liberty, and the restoration of virtue and ethics to public life. Visit us at colsoncenter.org for more worldview information and resources.

Mission: The Colson Center for Christian Worldview is a ministry that equips Christians to live out their faith with clarity, confidence, and courage in this cultural moment. Every day, we… • Offer incisive content that cuts through the fog of relativism and the news cycle with truth and compassion. • Provide training that unlocks every believer's calling to restore culture. • Resource and activate a movement of Christians committed to cultural restoration. Learn more at ColsonCenter.org.

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How the Christian Revolution Remade the World - BreakPoint

“This idea that a criminal tortured to death on a cross is in some way a part of the God of Israel who is also the God who created the entire cosmos and everything in it, is possibly the strangest idea that anyone has had to persuade people of.”

But it’s also idea that changed the world forever—perhaps the most influential idea in human history. So says historian Tom Holland, author of Dominion: How the Christian Revolution Remade the World.

Human rights, equality, forgiveness, caring for the vulnerable, none concepts were imaginable in the pagan world before Christianity. The pressing question is, are they viable in a post-Christian culture?

breakpoint.org An interview with historian Tom Holland, author of Dominion

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A Seamless Legacy - BreakPoint

What can inspire someone to lead a seamless life, a life where the truths of Christianity are beautifully integrated fully into each and every aspect of life? Let's never forget the power of a family legacy of a life well-lived.

breakpoint.org Christianity calls for a seamless life with no divisions between faith and work.

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Truth, Love, Together. Join Us Online - BreakPoint

Each year, the Colson Center family gathers in Washington D.C. for the annual Wilberforce Weekend. New friendships, Colson Fellows, BreakPoint listeners—all together for a weekend of inspiration, teaching, and equipping.

Though the decision to cancel the live event was obviously made for us this year, our talented staff have been working to offer a virtual event, featuring the same theme and even more content online.

Our virtual event, “Truth. Love. Together,” begins in May, and I am pleased to announce it is being made available at absolutely no cost.

Register at https://hubs.ly/H0pYHqK0 for this five module event, featuring Os Guinness, Joni Eareckson Tada, Andy Crouch, Chris Brooks, Lee Strobel, Sean McDowell, J. Warner Wallace, Katy Faust, Uju Ekeocha, Michael and Lauren McAfee, Brett Kunkle, Natasha Crain, Max McLean, and so many more.

In the wake of this pandemic, how to hold truth and love together, in our words and our lives, is even more relevant than ever.

breakpoint.org Our virtual event, “Truth. Love. Together,” begins in May.

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Christians in India Face More than COVID-19 - BreakPoint

"Christian activities have been targeted and limited. At least six states now have laws making conversion to Christianity (or Islam) from Hinduism either difficult or impossible. Similar laws make it difficult for Christian nonprofits to operate within India. In 2017, Compassion International was forced to close its operations there."

breakpoint.org Religious freedom shouldn’t be as precarious in India as it has proven to be.

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The Parents of Special-Needs Children Have Needs, Too - BreakPoint

"So many parents rely on the sorts of programs that have not been available since the start of this pandemic. Even more, such programs provide consistency to those who often feel much safer with a routine." #Autism #DownSyndrome #SpecialNeeds https://hubs.ly/H0pTRln0

breakpoint.org With most, if not all, special education programs and services suspended indefinitely, these parents are even busier than usual.

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The Seamless Life - BreakPoint

Here’s one good thing about being stuck at home: We all have more time to do a little thinking: What is it that really matters to us? Is every area of our life--work, relationships, lifestyle--all truly under the lordship and love of Jesus? https://hubs.ly/H0pZpVy0

breakpoint.org John Stonestreet welcomes Regent College professor Dr. Steven Garber.

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Shame on you, State Lotteries - BreakPoint

Last week, the Houston Chronicle reported that just as government stimulus checks hit homes, Texas lottery sales skyrocketed. I imagine the same thing happened in other states too. That’s what’s known as not a coincidence. #Lottery #Gambling https://hubs.ly/H0pYHl40

breakpoint.org Money spent on lottery tickets is sent straight back to state governments.

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The Practice of Christian Stillness - BreakPoint

"More than four centuries before Siddhartha Gautama sat down under the Bodhi Tree and rose as the Buddha, the prophet Elijah learned that YHWH was not in the great wind, earthquake or fire but in kol d’mama daka, 'a sound of sheer silence.'"

breakpoint.org Jesus’ prayer in these lonely places and hours were exercises in waiting on God.

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Christian Missionaries and COVID-19 - BreakPoint

Of all the stories of the various groups who’ve been impacted by COVID-19, one group we haven’t heard much about are Christian missionaries serving abroad. Over at WORLD Magazine, Mindy Belz describes how men and women, who are committed to carrying out the work God has called them to do, face additional difficulties.

“Most find themselves faced with random shortages of everyday supplies and enduring severe restrictions like curfews and limits on movement, not to mention the menace of the virus itself.”

Not only that, but “the support systems they count on back home are strained.” Churches that support them are no longer meeting and may be facing tough financial decisions, plus many are concerned for family members as well.

It’s amazing they continue their work at all.

But they do—and Mindy Belz describes how in her article.

Please remember to support missionaries overseas at this time, both through prayer and through giving.

breakpoint.org Please remember to support missionaries overseas at this time.

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The Post-Pandemic Pickup - BreakPoint

"In this time and this place, Christians should see, both in their faith and in their lives, a call to be part of recovery efforts. If you are sensing that call in your life, especially now, I’d like to invite you to consider studying with me and the Colson Center this year as a Colson Fellow."

breakpoint.org Someday, the world will be on the other side of COVID-19.

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Is Homeschooling Harmful? - BreakPoint

Is #homeschooling harmful? There is the fear among many that homeschoolers end up with a less-than-quality #education, not only in terms of facts & figures but perhaps more importantly in terms of exposure to different ideas. Is this fair? @TimothyDPadget1 https://hubs.ly/H0pWMXT0

breakpoint.org What about the educational value of social interaction, experiential learning, give and take experiences, as well as competition on a large scale?

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Homeschooling, Worldview, and Parental Rights - BreakPoint

John Stonestreet and Shane Morris expose the spurious worldview assumptions of a Harvard Law professor who advocates banning homeschooling. They also launch into a discussion about parental rights and government responsibilities. https://hubs.ly/H0pWMY70

breakpoint.org John Stonestreet and Shane Morris expose the spurious worldview assumptions of a Harvard Law professor who advocates banning homeschooling.

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American Slavery and the Image of God

"Human dignity is not the sole property of the strong, the healthy, the wealthy, or the powerful, but it belongs in equal measure to the weak, the sick, the handicapped, and the unborn."

breakpoint.org Human beings are created with a dignity conferred by and from God Himself, not as a side effect of our abilities or ethnicity.

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The Seamless Life - BreakPoint

Here’s one good thing about being stuck at home during the present crisis: We all have more time to do a little thinking: What is it that really matters to us? Is every area of our life--work, relationships, lifestyle--all truly under the lordship and love of Jesus? In this age of constant distraction, how do we live a truly integrated life—where we actually live out what we believe and know to be true?

breakpoint.org John Stonestreet welcomes Regent College professor Dr. Steven Garber.

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Shame on you, State Lotteries - BreakPoint

Last week, the Houston Chronicle reported that just as government stimulus checks hit homes, Texas lottery sales skyrocketed. I imagine the same thing happened in other states too. That’s what’s known as not a coincidence.

It’s also what’s known as government double-speak: Claiming to help those struggling during these difficult times while tacitly endorsing a form of gambling that preys on the poor. It’s well-known that lotteries advertise more aggressively in poorer neighborhoods, luring those who can least afford it. And, of course, money spent on lottery tickets is sent straight back to state governments. That’s what’s known as robbing Peter to pay Paul.

The nonprofit group Stop Predatory Gambling sent a letter last week urging state officials to suspend lottery sales for 30 days after stimulus checks arrive. That’s what’s known as a good start. A better finish would be for state leaders to shut down lotteries for good.

breakpoint.org Money spent on lottery tickets is sent straight back to state governments.

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The Parents of Special-Needs Children Have Needs, Too - BreakPoint

"So many parents rely on the sorts of programs that have not been available since the start of this pandemic. Even more, such programs provide consistency to those who often feel much safer with a routine."

breakpoint.org With most, if not all, special education programs and services suspended indefinitely, these parents are even busier than usual.

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Is Critical Theory Biblical? - BreakPoint

You’re in a conversation and someone says, “Since God cares about the oppressed, Christians should embrace critical theory, because its trying to eliminate oppression too.” What would you say? #CriticalTheory #Intersectionality #Race https://hubs.ly/H0pT5yC0

breakpoint.org Are Critical Theory and Christianity Combaptible?

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Let’s Cut Each Other Some Slack - BreakPoint

Shutdown-fatigue has set in. Many of us are just looking for someone to blame. We’re mad at our leaders. We’re mad at the media. And we’re ascribing the worst of motives to anyone who disagrees with us. #Lockdown #Coronavirus https://hubs.ly/H0pSQjw0

breakpoint.org Let’s be kind. Let’s pray for each other. And maybe, let’s cut each other some slack.

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God Is Always at Work Behind the Scenes - BreakPoint

God’s will isn’t so much about what He wants to do through us someday, it’s about what God wants us to do next. God orchestrates small acts of obedience and advances His Kingdom. We do our best. The results up to God. https://hubs.ly/H0pSVL30

breakpoint.org God often choreographs our small acts of obedience into something glorious.

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Is Homeschooling Harmful? - BreakPoint

Is homeschooling harmful? There is the fear among many that homeschoolers end up with a less-than-quality education, not merely in terms of facts and figures but perhaps more importantly in terms of exposure to different ideas. Is this fair?

breakpoint.org What about the educational value of social interaction, experiential learning, give and take experiences, as well as competition on a large scale?

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Should Churches Comply with Pandemic Closing Orders? - BreakPoint

The #coronavirus has raised many fears, and not all of them are for our physical safety. Is the closing of churches unprecedented? Is it even legal? Are Christians wrong to comply with these government restraints? #ReligiousLiberty @TimothyDPadget1 https://hubs.ly/H0pT3bk0

breakpoint.org Are churches unfaithful if they close in response to government coronavirus laws?

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A Chinese Pastor's Advice to the American Church - BreakPoint

Are we really more fearful of the Lord than of atheistic, secular culture, the political moment? I think that is a tragedy. In the free world, we need to really, holistically, continuously, restore to the spirit of the Early Church. @BobFu4China @chinaaid https://hubs.ly/H0pT3Vg0

breakpoint.org The Colson Center Interview with ChinaAid's Bob Fu

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Fighting the Porn Pandemic - BreakPoint

The hyper-sexualization of our culture is the flipside of our anemic understanding of love. People are lonely, so they view pornography to feel a connection. They satiate a sexual desire because, we’re told, sex is the highest connection. @dustinwmesser https://hubs.ly/H0pSZ5-0

breakpoint.org The porn pandemic has its roots in deep human loneliness.

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The Master Designer—the Song - BreakPoint

"In light of all of the uncertainty that drives our scientific exploration, is it really plausible to think science is certain about where everything comes from and how it got here?" #Science #Design #TheMasterDesigner https://hubs.ly/H0pT5x_0

breakpoint.org Check out the wonderful documentary “The Master Designer – The Song.”

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Homeschooling, Worldview, and Parental Rights - BreakPoint

John Stonestreet and Shane Morris expose the spurious worldview assumptions of a Harvard Law professor who advocates banning homeschooling. They also launch into a discussion about parental rights and government responsibilities. Do governments recognize rights, or do they confer them.

They also discuss the Michigan governor’s bizarre claim that abortion is “life sustaining, the rising tide of Christian persecution at the hands of jihadists in Nigeria, and end-of-life decisions.

Finally, they discuss our upcoming “Truth, Love, Together” virtual worldview conference. Check it out and register here. It’s free!

breakpoint.org John Stonestreet and Shane Morris expose the spurious worldview assumptions of a Harvard Law professor who advocates banning homeschooling.

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Is Critical Theory Biblical? - BreakPoint

You’re in a conversation and someone says, “Since God cares about the oppressed, Christians should embrace critical theory, because its trying to eliminate oppression too.”

What would you say?

Critical theory is one way our culture attempts to explain and confront power structures.

Some Christians have embraced it as well. But what is it?

breakpoint.org Are Critical Theory and Christianity Combaptible?

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Let’s Cut Each Other Some Slack - BreakPoint

I wish I had a nickel for every Coronavirus-related story that includes the term “unprecedented,” but at least for all of us, it’s true: We’ve never dealt with a highly contagious and deadly virus with the effectiveness and limits of an advanced medical system in the context of a near-complete economic shutdown… much less all at once.

Shutdown-fatigue has set in. Many of us are just looking for someone to blame. We’re mad at our leaders. We’re mad at the media. And we’re ascribing the worst of motives to anyone who disagrees with us.

Can we remember that we are all in uncharted waters here? Hindsight will one day be 20/20, but for now, we’re making things up as we go along. There will be, and have been, mistakes from everyone… from the president to medical experts to the teachers trying to explain algebra over Zoom to the armchair quarterbacks on Facebook.

So let’s be kind. Let’s pray for each other. And maybe, let’s cut each other some slack.

breakpoint.org Let’s be kind. Let’s pray for each other. And maybe, let’s cut each other some slack.

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God Is Always at Work Behind the Scenes - BreakPoint

The one that offers death, looks like it does. The one that offers life and hope, looks like it does, too. In other words, it really wasn’t an accident that this woman went into the wrong building. God had been orchestrating her mistake for well over three years.

breakpoint.org God often choreographs our small acts of obedience into something glorious.

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The Christian Worldview and the State of the World - BreakPoint

"Our culture has accepted the idea that objective truth is inaccessible and that truth itself is therefore relative and personal; we thus need to make the case that the truth of Christ is personally relevant and beneficial to them." https://hubs.ly/H0pQKN40

breakpoint.org Bringing the Christian Worldview to an un-Christian world.

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It's Time to Join the Colson Fellows - BreakPoint

The Colson Fellows Program is challenging–and rewarding. It’s affordable, and takes advantage of the latest technologies for distance learning, but all within a strong sense of community and fellowship. https://hubs.ly/H0pQyfP0

breakpoint.org Ten Months that Will Change Your Life--and Your Faith--for Good

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India, COVID-19, and Religious Freedom - BreakPoint

When a recent outbreak of COVID-19 in India was linked to a large Muslim gathering in Delhi, Hindu nationalists took the opportunity to scapegoat all Muslims and further restrict religious freedom. #India #ReligiousFreedom https://hubs.ly/H0pQKNn0

breakpoint.org When a recent outbreak of COVID-19 in India was linked to a large Muslim gathering in Delhi, Hindu nationalists took the opportunity to scapegoat all Muslims and further restrict religious freedom.

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Should Churches Comply with Pandemic Closing Orders? - BreakPoint

The coronavirus has raised many fears, and not all of them are for our physical safety. Is the closing of churches unprecedented? Is it even legal? Are Christians wrong to comply with these government restraints?

breakpoint.org Are churches unfaithful if they close in response to government coronavirus laws?

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Fighting the Porn Pandemic - BreakPoint

"The hyper-sexualization of our culture is the flipside of our anemic understanding of love. People are lonely, so they view pornography to feel a connection. They satiate a sexual desire because, we’re told, sex is the highest means of connection."

breakpoint.org The porn pandemic has its roots in deep human loneliness.

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    The world is confusing. The culture around us is broken. The consequences of the bad ideas deeply embedded in the way people think and live are devastating. Swimming against the cultural currents has a great cost. The easy choice for Christians is to try to keep their heads down, blend in, stay silent, or even withdraw from the controversial conversations.

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    673 Potomac Station Drive, #641
    Leesburg, 20176

    A Church for Believers from a Muslim Background in the Washington, DC area.

    FMOBC Christian Women's Fellowship of Leesburg FMOBC Christian Women's Fellowship of Leesburg
    216 Loudoun St SE
    Leesburg, 20176

    A body of Christian women, with a mission to grow together in Christ; building a foundation of Sisterly Love through Unity, Trust & Loyalty.

    Loudoun Christian High Loudoun Christian High
    Leesburg, 20177

    Equipping young people for lives of excellence

    Loudoun Kid's Quest Connect Loudoun Kid's Quest Connect
    44180 Riverside Pkwy
    Leesburg, 20176

    A Christian caring community for Kid’s Quest families, volunteers and ministry leaders to share stories, ideas, and stay connected! Sundays 9 & 10:45 am

    Church of Our Saviour Oatlands Church of Our Saviour Oatlands
    20340 James Monroe Highway
    Leesburg, 20175

    Our original chapel was consecrated in 1878. We moved into our new, larger building on 6/2016, led by current rector, Rev. Jim Basinger. We welcome you!

    RCCG Bread of Life Parish RCCG Bread of Life Parish
    109 Harrison Street NE
    Leesburg, 20176

    Redeemed Christian Church of God, Bread of Life Parish Services:Sun 10:30am @ 109 Harrison Street NE, Leesburg, VA 20176; Tues 7pm Bible Studies & Prayers

    Cornerstone Chapel Cornerstone Chapel
    650 Battlefield Parkway SE
    Leesburg, 20175

    Cornerstone Chapel is a non-denominational church in Leesburg, Virginia and is affiliated with Calvary Chapel.

    Mission Haiti 2018-19 Mission Haiti 2018-19
    908 Trailview Blouvard
    Leesburg, 20175

    Mission trip dates are April 1to April 10, 2020. Call CHS and ask for Pastor John 703 726 0777. Must be 13+ to go. Ask for rules) cost is $1,600.

    Angel Tree Angel Tree
    44180 Riverside Pkwy
    Leesburg, 20176

    Through Prison Fellowship's Angel Tree program, churches are coming alongside families of the incarcerated at Christmastime, and all year long.

    The Living Word Church of Jesus Christ The Living Word Church of Jesus Christ
    706 Bellview Ct NE
    Leesburg, 20176

    UnderGround Youth Ministry UnderGround Youth Ministry
    835 Lee Ave SW
    Leesburg, 20175

    Youth Ministry @ Leesburg Community Church