WWUTT: Essential Doctrines?

Essential Biblical Doctrines are those teachings, which are crucial to saving faith. And everything contrary to those doctrines is heresy. There are several ways to narrow down what these doctrines are, but one helpful way is by using the word DOCTRINE as an acronym.D stands for deity of Christ. For salvation, it is necessary to know that Jesus is God. No one has ever seen God; the only God, who is at the Father’s side, He has made Him known (John 1:18) He is the image of the invisible G … [Read more...]

Jesus in HD 102: When Hopelessness Met Gentleness

[display_podcast] From Dewey Bertolini, Pastor of The Safe Haven in McMinnville, OR: She was a footnote in this chapter of the Jesus Story. But she was NEVER a footnote to Jesus. And neither are you, as you will be reminded in this poignant PODCAST. If I had to choose one word to describe this woman -- and let me assure you, there are many to choose from, such as desperate, fearful, impoverished, unclean, shunned, rejected, lonely, isolated, alone, damaged -- If I had to choose one word to d … [Read more...]

Jesus in HD 101: The Demoniac of the Decapolis

[display_podcast] From Dewey Bertolini, Pastor of The Safe Haven in McMinnville, OR: Whenever I talk about Satan, demons, spiritual warfare, or anything remotely related, the numbers of distractions in the room increase exponentially. This is a pattern I have documented over 40 years of ministry. Regardless of time of day, day of week, season of year, or venue in which I teach, it’s as if the devil himself does not want anyone (including you) to hear what the Bible teaches about our (and Go … [Read more...]

Confessions Of A Closet Christian 40: Why Do We Think That the Gospel is Obvious?

[display_podcast] Growing up I had what I’ll call an “of course” attitude.  “Of course” I got straight A’s.  “Of course” I was captain of the girls’ varsity soccer team.  “Of course” I was president of the senior class. I sound like a tightly wound goodie goodie.  I was.  But I worked hard for those things, so “of course” there would be a reward.  “Of course” I would be compensated. Sometimes when I think about the fact that I’m a Christian, I think “of course I am,” which is why I get confuse … [Read more...]

The E3 Partner’s Expedition Podcast 3: Rick In Calcutta & Andreas in Costa Rica

[display_podcast] Rick shares his story from Calcutta, India:The Bengali people are the sixth largest unreached people group in the world.   300 million Bengalis call the region of West Bengal home.  Needless to say, there are A LOT of people there needing to know who Jesus is, and the response that we received when we spent time with them showed that there is indeed a hunger for God in that part of India.  We witnessed over 1,600 professions of faith, helped plant seven new churches in the … [Read more...]