Category: Christian Growth

Jeff Solwold: Kobe Bryant, Eternal Perspective, Spiritual Disciplines

Someone once said that ten out of ten people die, but we all live forever. The difference is eternal destinations. Yesterday’s news of the tragic death of basketball superstar, Kobe Bryant, shocked millions as it often does when someone famous dies. It reminds me of Psalm 90:12, a request for God to “teach us to number our days that we might gain a heart of wisdom.”

Everybody dies, so why don’t we seem to believe it deep down? If we did, perhaps we would live differently. As Christians, we should make the most of our time here and live with eternity in view! What are some good ways to cultivate an eternal perspective and maintain healthy spiritual disciplines?

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Juan Valdez: Responding to Charges of Intolerance

As our culture heads further away from God, it makes sense that more people are also rejecting truth. This often leads to attacks on those of us who believe in and who represent the God of truth. Are Christians equipped to respond to the false accusations and charges of hate? Is your family prepared to deal with the daily battles?

TODAY’S GUEST – Author, pastor, and apologist, Juan Valdez of Reasons for Hope

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Pastor Landon Churchill: True Revival Starts with Us

Most of us recognize the increase of moral relativism goes hand in hand with the decline of Christianity in America. Repentance and revival are needed today more than anytime in our history! But how much time do we have? Revival starts with you and me – in our hearts. But first of all, if you are not a Christian, you can’t even be revived because you must first be “vived” or made alive in Christ.

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Pastor Mike Abendroth: Bring All Things Back to the Word of Truth

Today’s discussion is centered around the importance of context when reading and applying Scripture. Context is a safeguard for us, and will prevent us from reading our preferences into the text or ‘Americanizing’ hand-picked Bible verses.

It all comes back to God’s Word. This is our foundation built on the solid rock of Jesus Christ, the Cornerstone. No matter how much the world and culture change; Jesus Christ is the same and God never changes! We must guard against the lies of the enemy and stop allowing cultural trends and false teachings to influence the church.

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Kanye West: Former Blasphemer Now Christian Brother

Breaking: Kanye West is human! Yes he is apparently a new convert to Christianity. Yes he seems to be bearing some fruit for the kingdom of God. Yes, he was a blasphemer, idolater, self-worshiper. Yes, he has a long way to go.

But we’ve heard from pastors, celebrities, ministry leaders, and fans. We’ve heard many good reports about the sincerity and boldness of Kanye’s faith in Christ and enthusiasm for the gospel.

Bottom line: let’s pray for his growth and maturity, and watch with cautious optimism.

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Everything in Christianity has its counterfeit

Dave Wager and Crash discuss biblical discernment on another live broadcast of Stand Up For The Truth.  Everything in Christianity has its counterfeit—false repentance, false confession, false conversion, false zeal, false love, counterfeit works of the Holy Spirit, counterfeit gifts of the Holy Spirit, even counterfeit life.

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Study on ‘Discipline of the Mind and Devotion’

It takes time, commitment, and discipline to train our flesh and mature in Christ, and one of the most important disciplines is investing in God’s Word. Growth in personal holiness is determined by our progress in self-discipline.

Victory always comes at a price. The effective Christian life demands we exercise self-discipline in areas like food, drink, sleep, our speech, family priorities, work, leisure, time management, and money. We must exercise self-control and restrict our liberties in whatever would hinder us from winning the prize.

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Shea Houdmann: Got Questions? We Have Answers.

The internet is a spiritual battlefield. Cults, false religions, and other pseudo-Christian groups have websites as well. Some of these sites perform much the same function that we do. The answers these sites provide are often unbiblical and lead searching people down a false path—potentially to their own spiritual destruction.

TODAY’S GUEST is Shae Houdmann, founder of Got Questions Ministries, seeking to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ by providing biblical, applicable, and timely answers to spiritually related questions through an internet presence.

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News and Headlines from a Christian Perspective

On this podcast, we catch up on recent news stories and share some headlines as well as commentary – always from a Christian perspective. David and Crash discuss literally dozens of news stories and never back away from the most pressing issues of the day. As true believers, it’s clear we are living in the most challenging, exciting, and prophetic times in world history. Be challenged, encouraged, and discerning! Nothing should surprise us knowing we are one day closer to the return of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ!

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Allie Anderson: Millennials Most ‘Connected’ But Lonely Generation

Millennials. It seems the very mention of the word draws equally passionate and polarized responses from people of all ages. Are Millennials really the narcissistic, self-centered, entitled, and lazy collective that they are accused of being, or is there a deeper problem lurking which creates division between this generation and those previous?

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Jude: Contend for the Faith, Expose False Teachers

The book of Jude is yet another warning for today’s Christian church. We must know the truth and learn from biblical hjistory! Deceivers and false teachers have infiltrated the ranks and are leading many astray.

Early church leaders were concerned about false teachings and rightly so. There’s nothing new under the sun as today, many have accepted unbiblical ideas or teachings because on the surface they might sound good. Few understand the underlying and ongoing war against the Truth.

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