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by Lysa TerKeurst “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.” Matthew 5:8 (NIV) Before I went to Israel for the first time a few years ago, my Bible reading felt a bit thin. I was going through the motions of meeting with God but felt disconnected. What was once so invigorating … Continue reading God, I Want to See You
The disciples were called Christians first in Antioch. - Let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity. - They that are Christ's have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts. - Ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's. … Continue reading A new name.
by Ava Pennington These days, the information superhighway resembles a virtual Wild West more than it does a highway. Problem is, the local sheriff is usually several steps behind the bad guys. Often the targets—our kids—don’t think they need protecting. A 2012 study by McAfee indicated that almost 70% of teens hide their online activity. … Continue reading Online Trends Parents Need to Warn Their Kids About
Baie keer as ek sê dat die Heilige Gees vir my hierdie-of-daardie gesê of gewys het, is die eerste vraag wat ek kry: “Hoe?”.
God praat met ons op verskillende maniere. Omdat Hy ons inside out ken, weet Hy ook watter kommunikasie metodes om te gebruik sodat ons kan hóór. Dit is ook ‘n leerproses om Sy stem te kan onderskei. Want in ons koppe is daar drie stemme – ons s’n, God s’n en die vyand s’n. En ons moet leer hoe om te identifiseer wanneer wie praat.
Eerstens moet ons ‘n verhouding met Hom hê voordat die kommunikasielyne waarlik kan oopgaan. (Nie ‘doen ‘n uur Bybelstudie en rammel ‘n eentonige gebed af’ nie.) God ken ons harte en weet wanneer ons regtig ‘n hunkering na Hom het. As ons tot Hom nader, sal Hy tot ons nader. Maar ons moet die eerste move maak.
Ons gedagtewêreld moet ‘n…
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There’s only one absolute way I know of to keep your Christian growth from becoming stagnant, and that is to die. The only time Christian growth stops altogether is at death. That’s because we don’t need to grow any further; we’re ushered into the state of glorification. If a person is in Christ and Christ … Continue reading How can I prevent my personal Christian growth from becoming stagnant?
by SHAY SHULL “God can do anything, you know — far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams!” Ephesians 3:20 (MSG) I’m not sure when I first read Ephesians 3:20, but it’s one I’ve marked, scribbled, highlighted, circled and underlined as many times as I can in my … Continue reading When You See God’s Plan Unfold
It pleased the Father that in him should all fulness dwell. - The brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high; being made … Continue reading Our Lord Jesus Christ, … though he was rich, yet for your sakes … became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich.
Benjamin Keach pastored a fellowship at Horse-lie-down, Southwark for 36 years (1668-1704). He was succeeded by Benjamin Stinton from 1704-1718 (14 yrs), who was succeeded by Joh Gill from 1720-1771 (51 yrs). In 1833 the congregation moved to New Park Street where Spuregon began preaching in 1854 (20 years old).
Which view of covenant theology did Spurgeon hold to?
First, note how important Spurgeon believes this issue is:
“For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, saith the Lord; I will put my laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts; and I will be to them a God, and they shall be to me a people.” — Hebrews 8:10.
THE doctrine of the divine covenant lies…
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by Ryan Duncan "Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world.” - 1 John 4:1 It’s sad to say, but not everyone who claims to be Christian is really a follower of Christ. Many are simply … Continue reading Warning Signs of a Spiritual Narcissist