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Church shopping? 35 Key Questions to Ask the Church

If you are looking for a new church, you need to ask some very important questions of church leadership before you become a member. Here are 35 to get you started:   FOUNDATIONAL BELIEFS 1.   Is the Bible the 100% true, accurate Word of God inspired by the Holy Spirit? 2.   Is Jesus the Son […]

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Repent! Jesus is coming soon

Prepare Your Heart For His Return

In Matthew Chapter 25, Jesus responds to the Apostles’ inquiry as to when the final days would come.  Jesus responded by saying that only the Father knows the designated time but that we could discern the season by observing and knowing His Word. Now people in every generation have thought that surely they might see […]

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What is the Latter Rain movement?

http://media.blubrry.com/standupforthetruth/p/standupforthetruth.com/files/2011/11/Stand-Up_11-30-11.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download (11.8MB) Subscribe: iTunes | RSS The Latter Rain movement is an influence within Pentecostalism which teaches that the Lord is pouring out His Spirit again, as He did at Pentecost, using believers to prepare the world for His second coming. The term “latter rain” was first used […]

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A missive against false teachers

Reposting from Ken Silva’s blog today. It captures how we as the Church are veering away from the Truth of God’s Word. We need to be reminded about what Jesus said would happen to us as we get closer to His return in these last days: Just as in times past there were false prophets […]

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A highway in Tehran

Called to love: Walking the narrow path

http://media.blubrry.com/standupforthetruth/p/standupforthetruth.com/files/2011/09/Stand-Up_09-21-11.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download (11.9MB) Subscribe: iTunes | RSS Today we are continuing our talk about walking the narrow path that Jesus spoke of. What is the difference between being under the Law and living under Grace? A lot of Christ followers have questions about what it means to have faith […]

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Finding and Staying On the Narrow Path

I hope today’s show causes each of us to take a step back and take a deep look at our relationship with God.  Unfortunately as human beings, the more we hear or read about any subject, the easier it is to become rote or “same old same old”.  While God never changes, he does call […]

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Day 252: Reading the Bible from My Phone

Apologetics: Explaining our faith in an ever-emerging world

http://media.blubrry.com/standupforthetruth/p/standupforthetruth.com/files/2011/09/Stand-Up_09-07-11.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download (11.9MB) Subscribe: iTunes | RSS In today’s changing world, what is the role of apologetics in our Christian faith?  Some think we as Christians must be excellent apologists for our faith while others think it is meaningless, because only the Holy Spirit can remove spiritual scales from […]

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Love is a battlefield

Question: Do you believe the Bible is true? That it is the inerrant Word of God? If you say yes, you are in a growing minority of Christians who believe as you do. A recent poll of Christians shows 66 percent of us believe that the Bible is not true. Why is that? Because a […]

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A great divide: The growing emergent church

http://media.blubrry.com/standupforthetruth/p/standupforthetruth.com/files/2011/08/Stand-Up_08-16-11.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download (11.8MB) Subscribe: iTunes | RSS The Church in America (and around the world for that matter) is seeing a great division by those who are disdainful of God’s Word. Those who have built a new paradigm are teaching Christians to doubt prophecy, question Jesus’ substitutionary atonement and […]

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Why should they listen to you?

http://media.blubrry.com/standupforthetruth/p/standupforthetruth.com/files/2011/07/Stand-Up_07-06-11.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download (11.9MB) Subscribe: iTunes | RSS How do we tell people about who Jesus is?  Today we welcome our in-studio guest, Jaye Meng and John Shaline of the Burnbrothers Ministries, a great organization with helpful resources that show Christians how to overcome their fear and share their faith. Download the […]

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"Why Theophostic Prayer Ministry is Neither Prayer Nor Christian Ministry"

Theophostics comes from the Greek theo (God) and phostic (light), and it is often associated with the Christian Inner Healing Movement. Proponents claim that people are being delivered from phobias, depressions, anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorders, dissociative personality disorders, attention deficit hyperactivity disorders, sexual addictions, eating disorders, post-traumatic stress disorders, and homosexuality through Theophostic principles. Here is an interesting article by […]

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Coffee Conversations

Teaching a Cheap Salvation?

This weekend I was listening to an excellent sermon by John MacArthur.  He was teaching out of Luke 13 where Jesus warns of the narrow path that leads to eternal life and the wide path that leads to eternal damnation. In verse 24 Jesus says: “Make every effort to enter through the narrow door, because […]

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(Joshua Clarke) SAINT PETER

Where Is Our Faith These Days?

Without faith, it is impossible to please God.  This verse in Hebrews always has me doing a gut check on my walk with God.  Way too often, my faith seems to lack real power.  And when trials and troubles arise, I still sometimes find myself worrying instead of completely trusting that God has things in […]

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When To Say "Not On My Watch!"

We are called by Jesus to be light and salt to the world.  Yet we are told to not be of the world.  Jesus went to Matthew’s house for dinner, knowing thieves and prostitutes would be there.   In 1 Corinthians 9:22, Paul says “…I have become all things to all men so that by all […]

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The Need For Apologetics

A very interesting discussion has been taking place at stand up for the truth dot com and on our facebook regarding the role of apologetics in our Christian faith.  Some think it is crucial we be excellent apologetics for our faith while others basically think it is meaningless, because it is casting pearls before swine.  […]

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Sharing Jesus: What's in your message?

http://media.blubrry.com/standupforthetruth/p/standupforthetruth.com/files/2011/06/Stand-Up_06-21-11.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download (12.1MB) Subscribe: iTunes | RSS Family, friends, neighbors, colleagues and strangers; they have questions about Christianity, and you want to share the reason for the hope that you have in Jesus. How do you share your faith and defend your beliefs with the different people in your […]

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Holiness is what we need

Lately God has me spending a lot of time praying over a message in the Book of Hebrews, Chapters 5 and 6.  The author is chastising believers about their slow progress as followers of Jesus.  Starting in Hebrews 5:12, he says: “In fact though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone […]

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Real Leaders Stand Up

You know, deception would be easy to spot if it wore a neon sign that said “False teachings here”.  Unfortunately, satan is far too clever for that.  Instead, as scripture says, he often appears as an angel of light—with words that sound good but lead to lies and destruction. Satan tempted Eve with what sounded […]

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Why fear stops us from sharing Jesus

http://media.blubrry.com/standupforthetruth/p/standupforthetruth.com/files/2011/05/Stand-Up_05-25-11.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download (11.6MB) Subscribe: iTunes | RSS If you’ve ever said, “Evangelism isn’t my gift,” this podcast is for you! Why is it so challenging to share Jesus with friends, neighbors and (especially) relatives?  Today we’re asking that question to our in-studio guests, Jaye Meng and Heath Pucel.  Their […]

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a secret

Ashamed of Jesus?

In Luke 10:2 Jesus states: “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into the harvest field. Go! I am sending you out like lambs among wolves” Sheep among wolves—not a very comforting thought is it? We are sent out into a world […]

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