Confessions of a Closet Christian: Only Old People Attend Church

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[display_podcast]When I hear the word “church”, I think of little old ladies who bake delicious cookies and wear cardigans all year because they’re always cold.  Or I think of a glorified rock concert.  The worship team has sprung “Moves Like Jagger”, and they seem to be more focused about entertaining than glorifying God.  It’s silly.  It’s kitschy.  And I don’t buy it.  It’s not sincere.The Church is a hard thing.  It’s not just a place.  It’s a group of people.  Many people attend chur … [Read more...]

Reflections of Grace 30: Walking in the Spirit – Faith

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[display_podcast]Faith - many people struggle continually to have more of it.  They groan and strain like a woman in labor.  They think, “if only I had more faith my prayers could be answered.”Hebrew 11: 5-6 says  "By faith Enoch was taken from this life, so that he did not experience death.  He could not be found, because God had taken him away.  For before he was taken, he was commended as one who pleased God." Revelation 4:11 says  “You are worthy, our Lord and God, to receive glor … [Read more...]

The Summit Lecture Series 24: Is Christ the Only Way Part 4 with Brett Kunkle

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To purchase the entire Summit Lecture Series, Vol. 1 on DVD, go to: summit.orgIsn’t it narrow-minded to say that Christianity is the only way?  By insisting that it is, doesn’t this just make you a bigoted, intolerant fundamentalist?I basically have a few responses to this:Firstly, I help them understand that their very question is an ad hominum logical fallacy, where they are attacking me instead of my view.  You see, by labeling Christians as bigoted, intolerant or narrow-minded, th … [Read more...]

Jesus in HD 68: Straight Talk About Spiritual Abuse

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[display_podcast] Matthew 7:1-61 “Do not judge others, and you will not be judged. 2 For you will be treated as you treat others. The standard you use in judging is the standard by which you will be judged.3 “And why worry about a speck in your friend’s eye when you have a log in your own? 4 How can you think of saying to your friend, ‘Let me help you get rid of that speck in your eye,’ when you can’t see past the log in your own eye? 5 Hypocrite! First get rid of the log in your own eye … [Read more...]

Reflections of Grace 29 – Walking in the Spirit – Kindness

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[display_podcast]The Greek word for kindness means tender concern for others.  It has nothing to do with weakness or lack of conviction, rather it is the genuine desire of a believer to treat others gently, just as the Lord treats us... the term possesses the harmlessness of a dove.  It is a tender heart and a nurturing spirit.  Each quality of the Holy Spirit is absolutely divine. They are impossible goals for the unbeliever, yet attainable graces for the true believer.  They are man … [Read more...]

My Armor: Life is Relative

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[display_podcast]In this week’s podcast, we flash back to last year when Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight were found after being held hostage for ten years.  They were beaten, raped, lost pregnancies and subjected to inhumanities too great to describe in this podcast.So, how does this relate to our lives today?I say this often:  “Life, for all of us, is relative.”This is what I mean:  Sometimes you’ll hear about a professional athlete going through some sort of perse … [Read more...]


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