Pastors can often be caught preaching from similar passages on repeat, but this isn’t the case with this sermon, in which pastor Jim Blalock delivers a message on forgiveness, atonement, and essentially, the gospel, as seen in the letter to Philemon.
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An excellent and eloquent quote by the theologian, Jacques d’Étaples, on the “unspeakable greatness of that exchange” of Christ on our behalf. Please feel free to use this quote image to share and spread the word on your social media!
Most of us become believers knowing that it means being a disciple of Christ. Most of us know being a disciple of Christ is costly. We “count the costs” and live strong, but do we lose track of what our reward truly is?
Daddy Deprivation. That’s the term Blake Wilson (Senior Pastor of Crossover Community Church in Houston, Texas) calls the trend he’s witnessing today among young people in the church. It’s a phenomenon that Pastor Eric Mason calls an “epidemic of fatherlessness.”
Although evangelism is commonly discussed by many church leaders, there is reason for concern if you pay close attention to how many are explaining it. Let’s look at three of the most common and crucial mistakes as seen by how so many well-meaning Christians actually share the gospel message.
The modern attitude toward women has been greatly improved in many ways in this country. However, while the so-called “Women’s Liberation Movement” has fought for and won key cultural battles for gender equality, we shouldn’t assume that it’s done the same for marriage.
If you’re a believer in Christ, that is only the beginning of your life. God calls us to so much more and to tell people about our hope in so much more! Evangelizing and making disciples is a command from God that is a standing order.
What you were told the worst pregame speech ever delivered was spoken by The Deliverer, Himself? As God tends to do though, what may look like the worst to us, may be found to the best assurance of hope we have in life.
We are called to love our wives and lead our families just as christ has loved and lead us as his people, his church. So let us look at what this biblical headship is and fully understand why we must do this.
We all love superheroes. In fact, if some of us are willing to admit it, we’ve probably wanted to be one. But, there is no room for Superman in the Church — God has not designed it that way.
There are a lot of hymns that are cherished in the Christian faith. But, perhaps, the best suited anthem for Christians isn’t a hymn but a rock ballad courtesy of Journey. We too easily tend to forget how and where we started in our walk with God.
Have you wondered why Christians like the symbol of a cross so much? Wonder what it means to us? Is it actually that big of a deal? Does it truly have that much significance? Well, yes; more than you can possibly imagine.
This quote by Nikolaus Zinzendorf is an acute challenge to our prideful ambitions and cultural teachings to make much of ourselves and our own names. This is an admonishment greatly needed for young men of God. This is about Jesus, not you and me.
You hear this a lot, but is it true? Is Christianity really dying? Turns out there are some underlying realities in the answers to this question that are actually quite encouraging. Take the time to watch this video shared from The Village Church Training Institute and you’ll be encouraged!
Is Christianity a decision you made once? Is it wrapped up neatly in a little prayer, long forgotten? Christianity is not confined to a decision or a prayer. Becoming a Christian means embarking on a lifelong journey of following Christ. But what exactly does it mean to “follow” Jesus? It might surprise you!
We’re relaunching #HoldFastChats in pair with our #GospelFoundations series. As with all HFCs, we’re answering this question: “What truths do we as guys need to “hold fast” to in regards to this topic (gospel foundations) and how would you encourage us to do so?”