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Why You Should Take Your Small Group through I Am N – Christian Article

Yousef, whose mother threatened to kill him for having a Bible, now smuggles Bibles the way his family once smuggled drugs. After Parveen’s employer beat her for attending church, she began to help other young Christian women who work in Muslim houses. Abdulmasi had a Paul-like experience: he went from killing hundreds of Christians in northern Nigeria to living a life of faith, sacrificing everything for a God of love. What can we learn from these faith-filled brothers and sisters…

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Some Things to Consider When You Consider Your Calling – Christian Article

I know, the word “calling” is overused. Yes, too often the conversations around calling are individualistic, subjective, and strictly emotional. But the term is still useful. When you consider your calling, what sort of things come to mind? Considering your calling is not always easy. It’s not black and white or formulaic. Someone else’s calling is not your calling, and the means by which that other person discovered his or her calling won’t be the same for you. We’re all…

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The Best Alternative to the Covenant Eyes App for Online Accountability – Christian Article

I have used the Covenant Eyes app for online accountability for many years and it’s a great tool. I continue to receive accountability reports for friends who use it.  However, it’s not your only option for online accountability, and in my opinion the best alternative to the Covenant Eyes app is Accountable2You. Here’s 5 reasons why you should consider Accountable2You. 1. Accountable2You is cheaper than Covenant Eyes Both products require a monthly subscription. This is a completely legitimate business model but monthly subscriptions…

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Evangelism Must Explain What’s Wrong with the World – Christian Article

People around us today often scoff at the notion of sin. Our world has new names for what ails us: poor self-esteem, neurosis, addiction, anxiety, psychological wounding, and so forth. It isn’t that these issues aren’t a reality; it’s that such analysis doesn’t go deep enough to reveal the root cause. Yet for all the protest that sin is an old-fashioned, outdated concept, nearly everyone agrees that something has gone terribly wrong and must be made right. We see the…

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Spiritual Growth is Costly – Christian Article

I’ve been thinking more about my time in seminary now that I’m nearing the end. I am not the same person today as that guy who started Greek on that anxious Monday morning over two years ago. Indeed, the more I reflect on my time in seminary, the more I realize just how much I’ve grown spiritually. But it hasn’t come without a cost. Spiritual growth is always costly. What has it cost me? Here are a few things that…

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I Lost Mom, but I’ll Never Lose the Church – Christian Article

It was 6:45 p.m. on a Sunday last March. I was surrounded by my three older sisters and a few other family members. We watched as my mom, who moments before had life support removed, took her last few breaths. For five grueling minutes, we watched as her chest increasingly slowed its movement with each inhale and exhale, until it didn’t. One of the pains of losing a loved one is that their life came to an end, but yours…

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Fix Your Eyes on Jesus – Christian Article

“May He enlighten the eyes of your mind so that you can see what hope His call holds for you.” Ephesians 1:18 (NIV) What [does] it mean to be just like Jesus? The world has never known a heart so pure, a character so flawless. His spiritual hearing was so keen he never missed a heavenly whisper. His mercy so abundant he never missed a chance to forgive. No lie left his lips, no distraction marred his vision. He touched…

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You Are Blessed to be a Blessing – Christian Article

Probably because of the individualistic culture that we live in, but it is not infrequent that I meet a Christian who thinks about his or her Christian life in individualistic terms. Yes, your forgiveness of sins and receiving Christ are important. But there’s more to your Christian life than this. In other words, the act of God saving you is not solely for your benefit. Your salvation is not just for you. You are blessed to be a blessing. Blessed…

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End of Year Check-Up Questions For Christians – Christian Article

Kevin DeYoung writes, “I should hasten to add that measuring your progress in the pursuit of holiness is easier said than done. For starters, you shouldn’t take your spiritual temperature every day. You need to look for progress over months and years, not by minutes and hours.” Agreed. One of the best times to take your spiritual temperature is at the end of the year as you reflect on what was. To help us do that, let’s look at a…

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The Most Compelling Call to Mission Sermon I’ve Heard – Christian Article

The Most Compelling Call to Mission Sermon I’ve Heard Published on June 30, 2018 Yesterday at the Oxygen conference in Sydney, Michael Ramsden from Ravi Zacharias International Ministries preached a sermon that brilliantly deconstructed our culture and then called us to mission. It’s the most compelling sermon I have ever heard on this topic, and I commend it to you. Here are some of the comments on Facebook post-sermon: “It was one of those moments where everyone was encouraged, compelled…

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Three Levels of Prayer, the Shadow of Death, and Being an Ambassador for Christ – Christian Article

O.S. Hawkins, author of The Joshua Code, is the president and chief executive officer of GuideStone Financial Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention. He was on a recent episode of Hank Unplugged. The following is a snapshot of Hank and O. S.’s conversation on the three levels of prayer, the shadow of death, and being an ambassador for Christ. Hank Hanegraaff: There is so much in The Joshua Code. You talk about three levels of prayer. This caught my eye…

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An Alternative to New Year’s Resolutions – Christian Article

The new year always brings with it the anticipation of hope—whatever defined 2018 can change in 2019. New Year’s resolutions usually involve aspirations of self-improvement, like exercising, losing weight, or saving money. But what if your resolution looked completely different this year? What if instead of focusing on an outward goal, you focused on changing the way you think? As Craig Groeschel said, “Our lives move in the direction of our strongest thoughts.” Choose a word for the year One…

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When Should Christian Bookstores Pull Authors from Shelves and Online Listings?

Some of you know that when I’m not writing this blog and editing Christianity 201; when I’m not leading or assisting in weekend worship at a local church; when I’m not occasionally speaking at a church; during the rest of the time I am making decisions for our local Christian bookstore. One of the hardest decisions I made in 2018 was to remove books by Bill Hybels from our shelves. It isn’t that those books don’t contain much truth and…

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Listen to the Bible with the Dwell App – Christian Article

Listen to the Bible with the Dwell App Published on July 26, 2018 There are many apps for reading the Bible, but few that make it possible to listen to the Bible. I spend a lot of time commuting each day and I am often either walking to or from the train station, or too tired to read. So I was excited to discover Dwell – a new app from the team behind Lightstock – to listen to the Bible…

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My Top 10 Posts of 2018 – Christian Article

Thanks for reading the blog in 2018. Here are the top 10 most popular posts of the year, along with either a brief excerpt from the post or a brief comment on the post. 1) 9 John Calvin Facts You (Probably) Didn’t Know Love me some Calvin. Since I’ve read a lot about him over the years, I figured I’d post some facts you may or may not know about him. All quotes derived from Bruce Gordon’s excellent book, Calvin.  2)…

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6 Inspiring Quotes for Men from D.L. Moody – Christian Article

6 Inspiring Quotes for Men from D.L. Moody Published on July 27, 2018 At the BASECAMP events for men next month Mal Gill will be sharing about the life of D.L. Moody in his talk on ‘The God of Ordinary Men‘: Are you an ordinary man? Good! God does great things through ordinary men! God doesn’t look at outward appearances when he recruits men for his purposes – education, wealth, connections. No, the Lord looks in favour on the man…

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