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5 Reasons that Church History Really Matters

I’m an American. That means I’m probably pretty independent-minded. I most likely don’t spend much time thinking about people outside my culture or my time frame. 429 more words

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The Five Solas - Sola Fide

Deepak Chopra, in his book, The Way of the Wizard: Twenty Spiritual Lessons for Creating the Life You Want (I know it sounds weird, but hear me out), quoted a line attributed to the legendary wizard Merlin from the Arthur stories. 371 more words

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The Five Solas - Sola Gratia

As we come now to the third of the “Five Solas,” we get to think about God’s position toward those who trust in the work of Christ. 355 more words

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The Five Solas – Solus Christus

In a meeting of two great theological minds, Oprah Winfrey asked Joel Osteen this: “Ok, here’s the big question. Are there many paths to get to the one God?” Oprah understands that this is a crucial question, one that… 384 more words

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The Five Solas – Sola Scriptura

Since we’re talking about the Reformation, let’s take a look at what emerged as the (for lack of a better word) “motto” of the reformers. Five Latin phrases summed up their basic position, referred to today as the “Five Solas,” and these five phrases still hold true. 511 more words

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Running from danger = Running away from a great blessing

Wait… What?!?!?

Most American Christians I speak with see danger and persecution as the antithesis of blessing. Many people think “If I am in danger or suffering, then I must be out of God’s will, that God has somehow ‘removed his hand of blessing from me’.” This is simply not true! 388 more words

Church Planting

The First Christians

(J. R. Miller, “Devotional Hours with the Bible”)

“The disciples were first called Christians in Antioch.” Acts 11:26

The lives of the converts were so different from their unbelieving neighbors, that they were called Christians. 308 more words

The Lord Jesus