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The Gospel for Sinners

Extreme Devotion.September 21: Extreme Thief — Part One RUSSIA: NIKOLAI KHAMARA But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:8Nikolai Khamara was arrested for robbery and imprisoned for ten years. Khamara watched the Christians and wondered what kind of beings they were. They were men, but they would show joy…

ActsNow 2017 Caribbean and Colombia

Come and hear how God is moving in the Caribbean and Colombia. Just like in the early church, God is doing some amazing things in our part of the globe. Russell Stendal will share about his experiences helping to bring peace between FARC guerillas and the Colombian government. Paolo will share about his experience as a pastor and church leader in the Caribbean and others…

How to make decisions…

Diagnostic Decision Making Posted: 24 Aug 2017 05:47 AM PDT Not being sure how to decide between two or more legitimate life options is a common human experience. It is part of what it means to be a finite creature in a finite world mysteriously governed by the infinite God. Whether it is a student trying to discern what college to attend, a young man trying to know which…

Are you ready to face the lions?

Read these devotionals from Extreme Devotion. September 04: Extreme Allegiance ROMANIA: PASTOR RICHARD WURMBRAND Now it is God who makes both us and you stand firm in Christ. 2 Corinthians 1:21 The twelve students stood with their pastor along the fence. On the other side was a large ditch, beyond which was an opening to a manmade cave. A large lion paced back and forth…

When the Preaching is Bad…what are we to do?

This is a great post on how to approach church when the sermon is bad.  There are many reasons for a bad sermon – poor preparation by a preacher, poor oratory, bad listening by church attendees, and even heresy.  There are probably other reasons as well.  But Nick Batzig gives some advice on…

Church, Culture and some articles worth reading

Here are some articles worth reading about contemporary issues that you may have missed: Cakes and Conscience Biblical Values and America’s Founders Hate group labels and Christian endangerment Basic Bioethics: How to illuminate the Christian Perspective The Four Crises every marriage must…