Topic: grace

In the first chapter of Luke we read how the angel Gabriel announced to Mary that she had been chosen to be the mother of the Christ, and how Mary answered, "Here I am, the handmaid of the Lord. Let i ... discuss

“He invites you, mom, who labors and are heavy laden. You who have been working hard to be the best, only to realize that your efforts leave you more condemned and doubting than refreshed and en ... discuss

“To keep it straight, the Gospel Coalition attracts and promotes Calvinists (think Tim Keller and the PCA) who do not minister as Calvinists, that is, Calvinists who look the other way when it c ... discuss

Contact: Amanda Banks, Director of Public Relations, Grace College & Seminary, 260-229-9925 WINONA LAKE, Ind., March 24, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ -- Grace College & Seminary publicly announced its $ ... discuss

am very grateful for the upcoming documentary by Stephen McCaskell about Martin Luther that will seek to tell a balanced story about the man who was imperfect in many ways, but was used by God to spar ... discuss

I’ve been a teen four or five years now. I think I’ve learned a good bit about teenagerhood (you do, when you’re living it). But there’s one aspect in particular that’s been on my mind the ... discuss

Walter Hilton was an innovator. He was the first man to write a book of mysticism in the English language. At that time, Latin was the language of the church--although Wycliffe and his Lollards had wo ... discuss

Friday in the Third Week of LentThe CollectGrant us, O Lord our strength, to have a true love of thy holy Name; that, trusting in thy grace, we may fear no earthly evil, nor fix our hearts on earthly ... discuss

Popular liberal evangelical writers and preachers tell young evangelicals that if they accept abortion and same-sex marriage, then the media, academia and Hollywood will finally accept Christians. Out ... discuss

When I counsel pastors with burnout, stress, anxiety, or depression, I often find a strange reluctance to address the physical side of their suffering and an obsession with the spiritual. The spiritua ... discuss

DAY 2Scott and I returned to our room and were pretty speechless.  We commented on how our birth mother truly loved this child, and maybe it would have been easier if she would have not care ... discuss

Where do you picture yourself ten years from now? Your answer may vary widely — from jobs you might enjoy to places you’d love to live. But as teens, our future seems especially uncertain ... discuss

Being a ServantThink for a moment of spiritual formation in the arena of social relationships. So very much could be said here. But just think of one thing only: think of those persons who have, by th ... discuss

oday I’m continuing a short series on the Reformers.  The aim of the series is to point out why we love and respect these men, but at the same time, we should not hold them up to an unhealthy leve ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - The Rhyme and Reason Author Singer Songwriter Grace Changes Everything Even destruction into construction When you’re gracious to others, many times you’ll discover they ... discuss

The common interpretation of Ephesians 5:22ff is this: Marriage is a picture of Christ and the church. Since Christ will never abandon his church, divorce is forbidden under all circumstances. Hogwash ... discuss

Pastors can be tempted to modify or even abandon biblical doctrines for a variety of reasons. Cultural pressures, vocal church members, even legal actions can press hard upon pastors, making them feel ... discuss

Lauren Green is a religion correspondent for Fox News, and also an accomplished pianist and former Miss Minnesota. She shares lessons from her faith journey in her new book Lighthouse Faith. The book ... discuss

Fr. René J. Butler, M.S.Provincial Superior, La Salette Missionaries of North AmericaHartford, Connecticut (Click here for today’s readings)What did the man born blind do once he could see? He ... discuss

n the recent 2017 Ligonier National Conference, Steven Lawson pointed to how the preaching of the Reformers was at center stage of their work during the Reformation era. Paul Washer Heart Attack — L ... discuss

Once driving a stretch in Pittsburgh I hit every red light and started feeling irritated (angry). By God’s grace, I asked myself the big question: What do I want right now that I am not getting? I ... discuss

When was the last time anyone gave a plenary address at a big Evangelical conference on the importance of infant baptism for the well-being of the church? That lacuna points to the default revivalist/ ... discuss

ne of the biggest news stories today is the much anticipated birth of a giraffe.  Yes, April the Giraffe is past due, and many people are watching live around the clock.  April the Giraffe has he ... discuss

(2 July 1489 – 21 March 1556) was a leader of the English Reformation and Archbishop of Canterbury during the reigns of Henry VIII and Edward VI. He helped build a favourable case for Henry's divorc ... discuss

“I am sorry to say that as I mingle with the younger generation today, I cannot help feeling that this culture of deep meditation on God has been largely lost. There is too much noise. Noise fr ... discuss

    SEE THIS GREAT OPENING STATEMENT HERE! This was why Neil was chosen, obviously a man of intelligence and grace. ... discuss

esterday I had the privilege of preaching Ephesians 5:7-21 in our series through the book of Ephesians.  As we consider the life practical outworking of Christian doctrine into everyday life, Paul do ... discuss

in the course of his lifetime was both rewarded and punished for his firm adherence to principle. He was born in 1637 and reared by his half-sister Anne and her husband the well-known angler Izaak Wal ... discuss

We are saved by Christ alone. We are saved by his faithfulness and not ours. Now, let us pray for more faith. Let us pray for more faithfulness. Let us grow in faith and faithfulness, for these are fr ... discuss

by Shawn D. Carney : “I’ve gone out to pray at the abortion center ... and nothing ever happens.” I’ve heard this over the years -- and have even thought it myself. But I’ve learned it just ... discuss

“I’ve gone out to pray at the abortion center … and nothing ever happens.” I’ve heard this over the years — and have even thought it myself. But I’ve learned it just isn& ... discuss

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“It is imperative that we realize our complete dependence upon the Holy Spirit.  We must not forget, of course, that our activity is enlisted to the fullest extent in the process of sanctification. ... discuss

To attract younger couples many churches think they need a name that will send a message that the church is not doctrinaire but mainly therapeutic.  We are not judgmental.  We are not divisive. Much ... discuss

19 March, New Testament All that we know of Saint Joseph we learn from the first two chapters of Matthew and of Luke. Otherwise he is mentioned only in passing (see Luke 3:23; John 1:45; John 6:42) a ... discuss

All that we know of Joseph we learn from the first two chapters of Matthew and of Luke. Otherwise he is mentioned only in passing in Luke 3:23; John 1:45; John 6:42 as the supposed father of Jesus. (M ... discuss

Bewildered, convicted, witnessing. The woman left her water jar and went into the town and said to the people, “Come see a man who told me everything I have done. Could he possibly be the Chr ... discuss

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March 19, 2017The Blessed Virgin Mary helped Saint Joseph become the great leader and protector of his family that he was. He needed her prayers, love and support. Today, let us pray for all mothers, ... discuss

Affiliation with the ACNA brings the Diocese into full communion with an organization of 111,853 members in 966 churches and 32 dioceses spread across Canada, the United States, and Mexico. Founded in ... discuss

March 18, 2017Saint Joseph was courageous. When he discovered that Mary was pregnant with Jesus, he didn't abandon her, shame her or allow anyone else to hurt her. Joseph stood by Mary and protected b ... discuss

number of years ago when I was in seminary and serving as a pastor of a small country church, a member in our church handed me a little CD of a sermon titled, “Shocking Youth Sermon” by: P ... discuss

The CollectGrant, O Lord, that as thy Son Jesus Christ prayed for his enemies on the cross, so we may have grace to forgive those who wrongfully or scornfully use us, that we ourselves may be able to ... discuss

Christians often counter the danger of cheap grace by emphasizing that, having been saved through Christ, we are now called to demonstrate our gratitude to God by obeying his law. Yet emphasizing a re ... discuss

March 17, 2017Saint Joseph truly followed the will of God. When an angel came to Joseph and told him about Mary and the child she was carrying, Joseph took Mary as his wife. He did so without any ques ... discuss

March 17th, is the optional memorial of Saint Patrick, the 5th century missionary and bishop to whom various miracles are credited. Little is known about his early years. He was born in c. 387 AD, a R ... discuss

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To: Dawn Laguens, Executive Vice President and Chief Brand Officer for Planned Parenthood Ms. Laguens, You don’t know me and there’s very little chance you’ve ever heard of me, but in any case, ... discuss

‘God Will Forgive’: Using Grace to Defend Abortion Ask any sidewalk counselor. Odds are he or she has heard some version of this from those heading into the abortion clinic: “I kn ... discuss

Another March 16th. Another would-be year older. Another year of Lily remaining my forever baby. Another year of cherishing her life and mothering her legacy.It's been 7 years of her name being writte ... discuss

oday I’m beginning a short series that will be posted each Thursday titled, Do Not Worship the Reformers.  The aim of the series is to point out why we love and respect these men, but at the s ... discuss

These are issues of ethics and religious freedom. The SBC and other denominations need to speak out on these issues to offer moral leadership and defend religious freedom. Moreover, to use the languag ... discuss

Don’t feel too sorry for the preacher of the Word. He may be battled, burdened, and a little bothered; but he is equally blessed.  He is like the disciples who distributed the bread to the masses i ... discuss

This novena begins on March 16th and ends on March 25th.O holy Virgin, to whom God sent the Angel Gabriel to announce that you should be the mother of His Only-Begotten Son, pray for us who have recou ... discuss

March 16, 2017Saint Joseph died with Jesus and Mary. For that reason, he is the patron saint of a blessed death. Today we pray for everyone near death, and for those who are suffering and in agony, th ... discuss

Sometimes we’re called to do hard things. Other times, we’re picked up by the leg and tossed head-first into them. Two years ago I never suspected the events that were about to pounce on ... discuss

t the recent G3 Conference, Todd Friel talked to Steven Lawson about William Tyndale and John Rogers. Why Pastors Should Work Hard to Write Well — Kevin DeYoung shares some good wisdom regarding t ... discuss

It’s a good time to be a false teacher and to espouse deadly doctrine. And it will continue to be unless God’s people embrace their responsibility to defend the faith and protect the vulnerable. J ... discuss

Remembering that anyone might read and misunderstand what we’ve written, we need to be as clear as possible. Our speech should be open and honest. We should not give anyone cause to doubt our words ... discuss

Fr. René J. Butler, M.S.Provincial Superior, La Salette Missionaries of North AmericaHartford, Connecticut(Click here for today’s readings)One of my favorite Scripture quotations is, “As cold wat ... discuss

“For You formed my inward parts; You covered me in my mother’s womb. I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Marvelous are Your works, And that my soul knows very well. My fra ... discuss

Saint Louise de Marillac served God in numerous ways as a wife, mother, nurse, teacher, mystic, social worker, mentor and foundress. Her veneration of the Eucharist led to profound insights into the I ... discuss

Conviction from the other side. “Every branch of mine that bears no fruit, he takes away, and every branch that does bear fruit he prunes, that it may bear more fruit.” This Lent we are focusing ... discuss

March 15, 2017On the fifth day of the Saint Joseph, husband of Mary novena we remember all those who are hard-pressed to make a living. St. Joseph was a carpenter. He is also the patron of the unemplo ... discuss

nown for their boisterous heckling—Statler and Waldorf are a pair of cantankerous and opinionated Muppet characters who engage in frequent negative balcony critique.  In short, they are balcony gru ... discuss

Daughter of Count Dietrich of Westphalia and Reinhild of Denmark; she was raised by her grandmother, abbess of the Eufurt. In 913, Matilda left the abbey, and married King Henry the Fowler of Saxony ( ... discuss

“It has been interesting to hear how people express themselves when death comes. Words fail. Some try to force words, attempting to manufacture something that will fix the mess or soothe the pai ... discuss

We have to remember that God’s timing is not our timing, that his timing is perfect. That when he says “No” to something or “Wait”, he has reasons based in his love for us, even if we don’ ... discuss

March 14, 2017On the fourth day of the Saint Joseph, husband of Mary novena, we remember in prayer families. The family is the domestic church; the place of initial instruction, devotion and witness. ... discuss

Lord Jesus, as once you called the first disciples and made them fishers of men, continue to let resound today your sweet invitation: "Come, and follow me." Grant to men and women in our day the grace ... discuss

  “They [our doctors] were recommending that we terminate the pregnancy, because ‘what’s the point? Your child is not going to make it so you’re just delaying the inevitable.’” This i ... discuss

I recently went through a huge spiritual battle.  In fact I did not even realize just how very huge it was until after our “Reclaiming Our Children”, Entering Canaan retreat this past weeken ... discuss

Father Lance HarlowThere is one word to describe the impact that the resurrection of Jesus from the dead has had on those who believe. That one word is joy. In the Gospel of Matthew, which is read at ... discuss

Infamous decision became occasion for a remarkable act of grace. ... discuss

esterday, I had the privilege to preach Ephesians 5:1-7 in our morning worship service.  As we continued through the book of Ephesians, we focused on the first seven verses of chapter five on our cal ... discuss

Today’s saint, St. Seraphina, also known as Fina, is a great inspiration for those who suffer from poverty and illness, especially young people. She is the patron of the disabled and those who are ... discuss

One of the tenets of Hunt’s campaign is that home-schooling breeds child abuse. She points out that her center has collected some 84 accounts of child deaths in home-schooling households over an ... discuss

You know what scares the heck out of me? The thought of falling away from Jesus. Of going apostate. To use the old summer camp language, of backsliding. Why is this so scary? Because I know myself! I ... discuss

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Catholics and the majority of Protestants agree that the end result of salvation is eternity in the presence of the Holy Trinity.  However, our beliefs regarding the path to salvation could not b ... discuss

March 13, 2017Today is the third day of the novena to Saint Joseph, the husband of Mary. We continue to pray for all husbands and fathers, that they increase in purity and strength. Let us pray especi ... discuss

Fr. Charles IrvinSenior PriestDiocese of Lansing(Click here for today’s readings)If you’ve heard the soundtrack for the Broadway show Les Miserables you may remember a song sung by Fantine that is ... discuss

Contact: Anthony Jackson, 954-560-0426 COLLEGE PARK, Ga., March 9, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ -- Get ready for a new and powerful revelation for the body of Christ! Taffi Dollar started the new year w ... discuss

I recently read an account of John  Philips, Ph.D. , described as a typical hard-driving man, very successful in his field, who at the age of 57 suffered a massive stroke which almost took his life a ... discuss

Amie, the local coordinator in Fayetteville, described the start of the 40 Days for Life vigil as a “mountaintop experience that inspired all of us to remain committed to life in this campaign and f ... discuss

Those who share Madora’s confusion need to understand where Jesus fits in to God’s design. The good news of the gospel shines forth against the desperate need of the human condition, a condition t ... discuss

We don’t need to go on a three-day retreat or read extensive theological treatises in order to enjoy communion with God. What we do need is to learn to savor the love, grace, and fellowship of our t ... discuss

Many began to notice a growing trend within PCA churches and ministries that put an almost exclusive emphasis upon justification, to the considerable neglect of sanctification. Some taught that sancti ... discuss

Those physical healings were vivid displays of both Jesus’ power and His compassion. They were proof of His deity and living demonstrations of His divine authority. They established His unlimited ab ... discuss

Great Saint Joseph, you were chosen by God to be the head of the Holy Family. Kindly look down upon us and bestow your fatherly protection upon our home. Model of the most lively faith, obtain for all ... discuss

March 12, 2017Today is the second day of the novena to Saint Joseph, Husband of Mary. We pray especially for fathers, that they follow St. Joseph's example. Let us pray that they grow in holiness and ... discuss

(In 2017, Bl. Angela Salawa's feast is superseded by the Sunday liturgy.) March 12th, the Church honors the humble simplicity and patient suffering of Blessed Angela Salawa served, who labored fo ... discuss

Drain the Washington swamp of Obama cronies President Trump rightfully fired former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates for “acting out”. Still, this holdover should not have been permitted to sta ... discuss

A deluded ideologue’s willing to sacrifice life and limb for a progressive cause All of me – Why not take all of me Can’t you see I’m no good without you Take my lips I want to loo ... discuss

Michele and Amber, I appreciate being able to spend quality time with you on the trip to and from Sarasota, yesterday. You are both an inspiration! Amber, thank you for a delicious dinner! Your chi ... discuss

March 11, 2017March 11th, is the first day of the novena to Saint Joseph, husband of Mary and protector of Christ. We pray for all husbands, that they may be strong leaders and faithful protectors of ... discuss

n the 2015 Ligonier National Conference, Dr. Alistair Begg looks at the threats of anti-intellectualism, relativism, and postmodernism, exhorting us to proclaim Christ as the way, the truth, and the ... discuss

My guest this month is Michelle Lesley, returning for her second episode of Echo Zoe Radio to discuss the New Apostolic Reformation. NAR is a large movement with dangerous, unbiblical teachings, and ... discuss

or the Holy Forty (Ancient/Katharevousa Greek Ἃγιοι Τεσσεράκοντα, Demotic Άγιοι Σαράντα) were a group of Roman soldiers in the Legio XII Fulminata,who became martyrs for ... discuss

One resource for understanding this distinction is in Samuel Miller’s book The Ruling Elder. In the tenth chapter, “The Distinction between the Office of Ruling Elder and Deacon,” Miller develo ... discuss

by Kerby Anderson, Contributing Author: An interesting aspect of the immigration debate is how forgiving many Americans can be toward illegal aliens, while never extending that same measure of grace ... discuss

Before I begin, I just wanted to say that, yes, I know the last two blog posts weren't posted on the Facebook page. I went to IFTTT to fix it and this post should be posted as soon as I publish it. If ... discuss

Contact: Anthony Jackson, 954-560-0426 COLLEGE PARK, Ga., March 9, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ -- Get ready for a new and powerful revelation for the body of Christ! Taffi Dollar started the new year w ... discuss

“We’ve received some positive news from the Agency for Health Care Administration,” said Ernie, the local coordinator in Pensacola. “The number of abortions continues to decline,” he said. ... discuss

or the majority of the world, to become a Christian is at best an a difficult life and in many cases it’s life threatening.  Jesus not only gave His disciples a commission, but He likewise war ... discuss

My advice to those who find themselves on the pendulum swing from broad evangelicalism as well as to those moving toward Anglo-Catholicism: Find a church that is faithful to expositional, Christ-cente ... discuss

“For You formed my inward parts; You covered me in my mother’s womb. I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Marvelous are Your works, And that my soul knows very well. My fra ... discuss

It is no secret that many women who have had an abortion feel like they have committed the “unforgivable sin”.  The thought of God can be terrifying, never mind the Sacrament of Reconciliati ... discuss

have had the opportunity to hear many sermons by Voddie Baucham. I’ve listened to these sermons in person in conference settings, in the church where I serve as pastor, and online. This is the b ... discuss

It’s not that we’ve suddenly become drama queens; I think it happens for at least three reasons. We have been taught that we are the centre of our world—that life is all about me. So if anything ... discuss

Entertainment is a powerful form of persuasion. We must not forget how powerfully movies and other forms of entertainment shape how people think about the world. And they especially influence young pe ... discuss

We laugh at the absurdity but evangelical and Reformed folk should not think that it cannot happen to us. We are not any less gullible than those fourth-century Christians who began to look for relics ... discuss

Vischer declares, “You can say, ‘Hey kids, be more forgiving because the Bible says so’…But that isn’t Christianity.”   Well, it depends what he means.  In many ways, such a statement i ... discuss

We can’t repent on behalf of others.  Those who claim ‘you can’t face up to the truth’ are in one sense right.  We can’t.  At least if we saw ourselves and our sin as God sees it, we woul ... discuss

The cast of "Will & Grace" has given fans a behind-the-scenes glimpse at production of the series' revival. ... discuss

My Lord, my God, my Savior, my King, what do you want me to do for You?  Speak to my heart and tell me what You want of me in these troubled times.  Help me Oh Lord to desire only to do Your ... discuss

n recent years, there has been an ongoing push for Disney to create LGBT characters.  One online petition has over 650 signatures and continues to grow.  Interestingly enough, another online petitio ... discuss

“When someone does something to hurt us, we should pray that God would grant him repentance, give him the same grace we need and make him fruitful. It is a mark of humility when we do so. After ... discuss

“Dear Christian, if you believe, if you have professed faith before the elders in a congregation with the marks of the true church, if you know the greatness of your sin and misery and are trust ... discuss

“As we continue to wrestle with the desires of the flesh, we can be tempted to believe God owes us a better condition than we presently enjoy. To believe such a thing is sin, and it leads to gre ... discuss

Dr. Jones was a graduate of Westminster Theological Seminary and a former student of the renowned scholar and theologian John Murray, whose classic work Principles of Conduct left an indelible mark ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - The Rhyme and Reason Author - Singer - Multimedia Guy The Activist Mommy marches to a different drummer I’m always impressed when someone isn’t afraid to stand up for wha ... discuss

esterday, I preached from Luke 16:19-31 in a special sermon that would setup our evening evangelism series that kicked off last night.  The purpose of the sermon was to point people to the reality of ... discuss

If we believe in the Holy Spirit, why do we flock to celebrity preachers to tell us what music to listen to, what movies we should watch, how we should dress, how to be manly, how to be womanly, what ... discuss

Foh’s interpretation of Genesis does exactly what Henry rejoices wasn’t done in the passage. She puts enmity between the man and the woman. And that is the great danger inherent in her int ... discuss

Rather than testify of any worthiness in the recipient, the Lord’s Supper testified of the sole sufficiency of Christ: “we present ourselves to this his Table … to declare and witness before ... discuss

But there is good news: God has graciously provided a way for men to reset their lives at a more sustainable pace. Drawing on my own experiences—and time spent with other men who have also experienc ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - The Rhyme and Reason Author - Singer - Multimedia Guy Is it possible to be a chameleon Christian and not compromise the Truth? The simple answer is yes. And the more complicated answ ... discuss

Convicted and choosing freedom. “We may eat of the fruit of the trees in the garden; it is only about the fruit of the tree in the middle of the garden that God said, ‘You shall not ea ... discuss

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Piran’s family origins are obscure; tradition says he came from Ireland. Spent his youth in south Wales where he founded a church in Cardiff. Received religious schooling at the monastery of Saint C ... discuss

The Collect.O LORD, who for our sake didst fast forty days and forty nights; Give us grace to use such abstinence, that, our flesh being subdued to the Spirit we may ever obey thy godly motions in rig ... discuss

Prayer is an ordinary means of grace that God has often answered in extraordinary power.  God has promised to bless it.  There is no guarantee that God will reward our prayers with such a powerful o ... discuss

I know that Lent means a lot to many Roman Catholics, Anglicans, Lutherans, and Methodists and is a significant part of their traditions. But, as I look at the Bible and the true nature of Christian l ... discuss

The aseity of God means that I really need to give up my foolish efforts to try to create change myself. I cannot do it. Perhaps the crack-addict, and the negativity-addict, cannot see a reality beyon ... discuss

by Newt Gingrich: Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and the Democrats continue to snub President Trump by slowing down Senate confirmation of his Cabinet appointments. Their underlying goal is to allow re ... discuss

“What Reformed theology teaches is that it is true the believer makes the right response and the non-believer makes the wrong response. But the reason the believer makes the good response is bec ... discuss

his September, I will be speaking in Europe during a Reformation tour along with James White.  We will be in Wittenberg only days away from the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation.  You ... discuss

On 4 March 2017, I will be speaking at a medical conference in Madison, Wisconsin. Below are my speaking notes. I can be contacted at HumanLifeMatters@shaw.ca.___________This session is entitled ... discuss

n today’s chipper church growth culture, hell has been forgotten.  It’s common to hear preaching about things that make us happy, subjects that bring delight, and sermons that result in j ... discuss

Recently I have been looking for a way to stay connected to my Father throughout the day; so I decided to write down scriptures on flash cards so that I could remember His Word and be reminded of Hi ... discuss

Was it God’s purpose simply to make salvation possible for all but certain for none? Did God have to wait to see if any would respond to Christ to make His atonement efficient? Was it theoretically ... discuss

Fr. René J. Butler, M.S.Provincial Superior, La Salette Missionaries of North AmericaHartford, Connecticut(Click here for today’s readings)Recently I was traveling south on Route 91 in Vermont. Aft ... discuss

“Memento, homo, quia pulvis es, et in pulverem reverteris.”By now, any number of participants in the Catholic blogosphere have announced, with some measure of fanfare, that they are giving up blog ... discuss

n the 2017 G3 Conference, Paul Washer preached on a very important subject—biblical ecclesiology.  What he says at the very beginning is extremely important and you will want to make note of it. Th ... discuss

By George Roof, Chief Master Sergeant (Retired), USA Confirmed by “truth or fiction,” and well worth reading and passing on ! https://www.truthorfiction. com/george-roof-presidents- ive-k ... discuss

Certainly worrisome, fearful, sinful, or competing thoughts can prevent us from connecting with God as we worship. Yet the problem with this type of call right at the beginning of a service is that it ... discuss

Even now, says the LORD, return to me with your whole heart, with fasting, and weeping, and mourning; Rend your hearts, not your garments, and return to the LORD, your God. For gracious and merciful ... discuss

March 1, 2017 "Remember that thou art are dust and to dust thou shalt return."On Ash Wednesday, Catholics receive ashes in the shape of a cross placed on the forehead. The rite evokes Saint ... discuss

  If you weren’t able to attend the 2017 March for Life Conference, which is held the day before the March for Life, you can watch the full videos from the keynote session and panel discuss ... discuss

Unbroken, by Laura Hillenbrand, amazing book.  I cried a lot. I have not seen the movie.  This is the true story of WW2 era track athlete, elite member of a bomb crew (by elite, I mean one of thos ... discuss

Lisa Luby Ryan: Secret Sins Forgiven Lisa lived in a home of great appearances but painful secrets. Her biggest secret was the three children she aborted. She reached a point where she could l ... discuss

he last words we have on record of the apostle Paul before he was martyred for his faith in Christ was penned to a young pastor named Timothy.  His goal was to encourage him in the work of ministry a ... discuss

“The controversy simmered below the surface until the late 90s, when he retired from the ministry and began speaking at conferences on covenant and justification, where he advanced the same view ... discuss

“It is only if the Son of God amazingly transitions from humiliation to exaltation that we can graciously transition from God’s just and holy wrath on us for our sin to his love toward us as h ... discuss

When Presbyterians and Baptists and free church evangelicals start attending Ash Wednesday services and observing Lent, one can only conclude that they have either been poorly instructed in the theolo ... discuss

Here, for your consideration, is our annual compilation of ways to observe the season of Lent. Lent is a time of enormous grace and spiritual renewal. It is a period of solemnity, reflection and repen ... discuss

From its earliest days, the Church has urged the baptized and catechumens to observe the threefold discipline of fasting, almsgiving, and prayer as a preparation for the celebration of Easter. Failure ... discuss

esterday I had the privilege of preaching from Ephesians 4:30 in our series through the book of Ephesians. As we’ve been moving through the book as a church on Sunday mornings, the section spanning ... discuss

(3 April 1593 – 1 March 1633) was a Anglo-Welsh Priest, Poet, Orator and Churchman.Being born into an artistic and wealthy family, he received a good education which led to his holding prominent pos ... discuss

Because our God is infinite in his righteousness, almighty in power, infinite in his wisdom and love, we can absolutely trust him that every single thing he does in our lives or takes us through is c ... discuss

Minimize the wrongdoing that caused the suffering. I’m not sure why we tend to do this, but we do. It’s that karma instinct. We say things like “I’m sure they meant well,” or “It can’t ... discuss

You close with a declaration of faith.  You are confident God’s love will prevail.  God is with you.  You will overcome because Christ overcame for you.  You are His.  He is the Good Shepherd w ... discuss

We must ask ourselves before we soon begin Lent: Is our process of purification a priority now or are we putting everything off until Purgatory?The meditation themes for improvement of the "requisite ... discuss

Hit the road. “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink, or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing ... discuss

“Yet when we are among mature believers we do speak words of wisdom; a wisdom not belonging, however, to the present age nor to the leaders of the present age who are soon to pass away. But in deali ... discuss

Attention Big C Catholics readers. We recently received from Pray More Novenas, the following announcement which we submit for your consideration. ***********************************The Pray More ... discuss

The central argument of Paul in the letter is that in Jesus Christ, Christians already have everything that the sect falsely offered: wholeness, fullness, perfection, and satisfaction in God. In other ... discuss

by Kerby Anderson, Contributing Author: Last week, I received my Yale News email announcing that Calhoun College was going to change its name to honor Grace Murray Hopper. I had two questions. Why did ... discuss

I don’t believe God originally wrote abortion into my life, as God is the Creator of life. But when it was introduced by man, or in my case, a woman, He rewrote the story of my life around it, to cr ... discuss

What will convince the world, and - infinitely more importantly - what will convince us of the validity of our faith and all the truth she professes is not comfort, not the statement that "this will ... discuss

I sat in my youth group, and my friend started to pray. However, I was still thinking about what the prayer requests were. We were praying over someone’s stubbed toe and a dead bird somebody else f ... discuss

n the 2017 G3 Conference, D.A. Carson spoke on the subject of “Soli Deo Gloria.” You will find this sermon encouraging to your soul. The Shack — As you may know, the new movie based on W ... discuss

There is hope for the pro-death doctors and lobbyists and misinformed women (who are at times as much a victim of Satan’s lies as their babies are of his knives). But that hope must start with the H ... discuss

As those united to Christ by faith, it is right and proper for us to rejoice and bask in those liberties and freedoms which Christ has purchased for us. We have been freed from the curse of the Law an ... discuss

In a nutshell then, Women’s Bible studies help to drive out the individualism and isolationism that has plagued mankind all through the history of redemption, pointing us to Jesus Christ, who took t ... discuss

From the Dirksen Senate Office Building, I walked up to the United States Supreme Court, until my toes kissed the first step. I stood gazing up at the impenetrable bronze doors. Looking foolish with a ... discuss

23 February AD 156 Born around AD 69, Saint Polycarp was a central figure in the early church. Said to be disciple of the holy evangelist and apostle Saint John, he provides a link between the first ... discuss

e do well to teach the Great Commission of Jesus to His followers found in Matthew 28:18-20.  It’s essential for the church of Jesus to be active in the work of evangelism and missions.  As a ... discuss

“Prior to the Reformation, the sermon was mostly an ad hoc event reserved for special occasions or seasons of the liturgical cycle, especially Christmas and Eastertide. Most sermons were preache ... discuss

A church committed to the ordinary means of grace will be characterized by love for expository Bible preaching, passion for worship, delight in truth, embrace of the Gospel, the Spirit’s work of con ... discuss

I am a Christian. Jesus has ushered me into His Kingdom through His grace and He is coming again to finish the work of setting everything right. All of life is from, for and through Him (Romans 11:36; ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - The Rhyme and Reason Author - Singer - Multimedia Guy Consider joining my dream I have many reasons for believing in the one, true, living, loving Creator of the universe. There̵ ... discuss

For the umpteenth time today, I sadly watched a priest chase down a guy with the Sacred Host in his hands...a guy with evidently no intention of consuming the Sacrament at the altar. (Or, as he said t ... discuss

Extraordinary life. So let no one boast about human beings, for everything belongs to you, Paul or Apollos or Cephas, or the world or life or death, or the present or the future: all belong to you, ... discuss

18 February AD 1546 Martin Luther, born on 10 November 1483, in Eisleben, Germany, initially began studies leading toward a degree in law. However, after a close encounter with death, he switched to ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - The Rhyme and Reason Author - Singer - Multimedia Guy This Week’s Episode Includes… How you send and receive signals (and why it matters) How to use Grace and Truth to o ... discuss

15 February AD 1621, transferred to 17 February Lutheran musician, composer, and musicologist Michael Praetorius (Prätorius) was born in Kreuzburg, Thuringia to Pastor and Mrs. Michael Schultheis (o ... discuss

2/16/17: Updated and cleaned up a bit. This was originally a series, written in 2009. I pulled it all together to have a one-stop post for most-things-Lent. Hope it's helpful -- enjoy!(Intro ... discuss

16 February AD 1497 – 19 April AD 1560 Philipp Melanchthon, a brilliant student of the classics and a humanist scholar, was appointed to teach along with Martin Luther at the University of ... discuss

Photo from "The Fountain"Accompanying Video: "The Spread of the Gospel"How do you see history? How does your mind frame the world around you? Are you seeing it from a Godly perspective, or from a se ... discuss

"Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be p ... discuss

I was going through old USB memory sticks looking for a document when I discovered something I wrote in 2005 when that which I feared most from multiple sclerosis was about to happen: Quadriplegia. Yo ... discuss

Rev. Antonio Spadaro, SJ. (Photo: Magyar Kurír.)Brace yourselves. Once again, someone in the Vatican has challenged Church doctrine in a way that implicates Pope Francis, on an issue about which he h ... discuss

The following is part of a soon to be published book, In The Days of These Kings: The Prophecy of Daniel in Preterist Perspective. In the book, I argue that people who are looking to find “end-time ... discuss

I mentioned in the previous post in the “Can We Talk” series (Complementarian/Egalitarian Edition)? how I believe in the value of dialogue. I also introduced the concept behind this serie ... discuss

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A couple of days ago, I was going through what I think might've been a spiritual attack. I was trying to pray the Rosary when I was bombarded with thoughts that I was a pathetic excuse for a Catholic. ... discuss

"And he [Elijah] said, I have been very jealous for the LORD God of hosts: because the children of Israel have forsaken thy covenant, thrown down thine altars, and slain thy prophets with the sword; a ... discuss

The following is “Part 1” of the preface of a soon to be published book, In The Days of These Kings: The Prophecy of Daniel in Preterist Perspective. In the book, I argue that people who ... discuss




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