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Nature

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

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (11.6MB) 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 ministry, Burnbrothers Ministries, trains Christians […]

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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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Learning from Harold Camping's Mistakes

Harold Camping is a sad person we should pity. It’s one thing to be wrong; it is quite another to show arrogance in disavowing the Word of God. In Camping’s situation, he has shown dangerous arrogance in predicting something Jesus clearly said we could never know—the exact day of His return. And the fallout from […]

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Life After Harold Camping

Well, May 21st passed and no rapture or final judgment from God. Sadly, thousands spent all their money on billboards and contributions to Harold Camping to help deliver a message that any devoted Christian should know is a reckless statement. Jesus plainly told his apostles that only God the Father knew the exact hour of […]

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Lambs

Remaining One of His Sheep

In Matthew Chapter 25, Jesus says: “When the Son of man comes in His glory with all the angels, he will sit on his throne in heavenly glory. All the nations will be gathered before Him, and He will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats.” That […]

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What Do I mean When I Say "I am a Christian"?

When someone would say “I am a Christian” it used to be that it was pretty clear what they stood for.  These days that statement should cause us to dig a little deeper and question just what a person means when they make that statement. Being a “Christian” these days can range from a strict […]

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Who

Afraid? Or excited?

I confess that when I first became a Christian all the talk of a conspiracy working toward a one world government or religion seemed a bit far fetched to me.  I always thought people who wrote about these subjects seemed just a tad on the paranoid side.  But as I immersed myself in the prophetic […]

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happy shoppers

Did Anything Really Change Yesterday?

Did anything really change within us yesterday as Christians?  Or was yesterday the latest in a series of annual feel good days where the troubles and temptations of this world take a one day vacation, only to return in full force as we head back to work? When Islamic terrorists flew planes into The Twin […]

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A Good and Noble Heart

Jesus told a parable about a farmer sewing seeds.  Some fell on the road and were trampled; others fell into the thorns and were choked and produced no crop.  But some fell on fertile ground and produced a great crop.  He goes on to say that the seed that multiplied into a great crop represents […]

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Rob Bell

Defining how "Love Wins"

Lord knows there are too many issues that divide us unnecessarily as Christians. Too often we argue and fight over non-essential issues and doctrines of our faith—and our youth look on shaking their heads. They get turned off by our petty arguments and a perceived depth of genuine spirituality in the Body of Christ. No […]

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Standing strong for our faith

Persecution of Christians is increasing around the world. Events in the Middle East will only make this problem worse as radical governments gain power. And here in the United States, while we do not face violent persecution as many in the world do, we are seeing creeping discrimination against Christians in several arenas. Our public […]

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Church of Jesus Christ (Zion

Standing Strong For Our Faith

Persecution of Christians is increasing around the world.  Events in the Middle East will only make this problem worse as radical governments gain power.  And here in the United States, while we do not face violent persecution as many in the world do, we are seeing creeping discrimination against Christians in several arenas. Our public […]

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Church: is it for seekers, or saints?

This is an excerpt from Bereancall.org, and it covers many of the topics we’ve been sharing the past few days–from church marketing, to “seeker-friendly” or “seeker-sensitive” strategies and more! It’s a rather lengthy opinion piece, but worth the read. Let us know what you think! The “seeker-friendly,” or “seeker-sensitive,” movement currently taking a host of […]

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Eadweard Muybridge

Explaining that "Personal Relationship"

Image via Wikipedia Every day, I make it a point to tell my wife I love her.  Sometimes, I take her hand, look into her eyes and tell her that I love her and how much she means to me.  I confess that at other times it is a quick “love you” and I am […]

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leadership

A Call For Believers and Leaders

Islam is the second largest and fastest growing religion in the world—and it presents quite the dilemma and opportunity for us as Christians.  In spite of the growth of Islam in the US, where there are now more than 7 million Muslims, and the growing threat of radical Islamic terror, our churches don’t seem interested […]

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Holy Spirit

Have We Reached the Point of No return?

On surface, it wasn’t a very uplifting show this morning.  We asked a serious question:  “HAS THE WORLD REACHED A POINT OF NO RETURN?”  This is a question as humans we just don’t want to think about. The thoughts of an economic meltdown, widespread civil unrest and war in the Middle East are very disturbing.  […]

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Top Ten Reasons to Avoid Dominionism

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (11.6MB) Mike & Amy give the top ten reasons the Church needs to be discerning about Dominionism theology. Download this episode Related articles The Emerging Church, Postmodernism, & Irrational Philosophy (apprising.org) Scales and Reflections (standupforthetruth.com)

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Church

The End Game of Emergers

To better understand what Emergent Church leaders teach and why, it is important to understand how they see the end of the book playing out.  Their view on Jesus’ return is much different than what most Christians believe. The Book of Revelation talks about Jesus’ return to conquer and vanquish evil, creating a new heaven […]

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