Monday, October 15, 2018

What is an evangelical?


Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones (MLJ) is perhaps best-known as Britain’s leading biblical expositor throughout the twentieth century. Today we are going to hone in upon the second of his three addresses at the 1971 International Fellowship of Evangelical Students (IFES) Conference in which he outlined thirteen key characteristics of evangelicals.
See more: http://evangelicalfocus.com/magazine/2833/LloydJones_What_is_an_Evangelical

Saturday, October 13, 2018

The Golden Calf



The impossibility of an intellectual acceptance of the Gospel; man and the making of his own gods; man's intellect judges God; reasons for the rejection of the Bible; the consequences when man turns from God.

Hope For North Korea (opendoorsusa.org)

Help Shine a Light

This month, we are inviting you to help shine a light on the situation for Christians who live in North Korea. Below is a meme that will help tell one Christian?s story. Can I ask you to share it this week?  Please also be sure to check out the Hope4NK page and share it with a friend!
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Join People Praying Around the World

Throughout the month we will also be encouraging people to join us in participating in the International Day of Prayer (IDOP) on Sunday, November 4. Check out the IDOPpage and download your free kit that will help you pray and share with others. 
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Online IDOP Prayer Gathering

On Saturday, November 3, we will host an online prayer gathering that will feature an interview with a North Korean Christian who will help us understand what it?s like for believers there. We hope you register for this prayer gathering and invite your friends and family to join you!
Register For IDOP Prayer Gathering
Review Prayer App

Have you downloaded the Pray for the Persecuted app? If so, how are you liking it? Can you help us out by leaving a review? And if you have not yet downloaded this FREE app, it?s not too late! Receive prayer requests directly to your phone and easily share with others to ask them to join you in praying!
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Thanks for continuing to use your voice for the persecuted church. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Classic book review: John Murray and The Epistle to the Romans


For Reformed theologians and Berean Christian students alike,  the academic writings of the Scottish born professor of Systematic Theology, John Murray, are well known and held in high regard. For the rest of us mere mortals, an introduction to this man's oeuvre might be helpful. His exhaustive commentary on Romans is a very good place to start exploring the exemplary precision of this theologian's academic acumen. From it, the reader will comprehend the hermeneutical process Murray uses to exegete biblical truths out of the Good Book.

Thursday, August 30, 2018

BOOK REVIEW: Jesus Through Middle Eastern Eyes


 is a book about the historical Christ that every serious disciple should read in order to better understand the communal significance of the Lord's teachings and, especially, his parables.

Bailey, who spent over a half century in the Middle East studying and teaching Scripture and biblical languages, including Arabic, Syriac, Aramaic, Greek and Hebrew, strips away the layers of myth and time that have encased the narratives about Christ with centuries of misconception. He analyzes the parables using, what he calls a "prophetic rhetorical template" based upon Old Testament patterns. Enthusiasts of rhetoric and composition will find this application of chiasmatic structure particularly enlightening.The gospels are nothing if not sheer poetic genius and, as Bailey calls it at one point, filled with "hypertext links" to the Law and the Prophets. Jesus was, if you will, a walking Wikipedia of scriptural truth and he expounded his knowledge in a context that his listeners would have immediately recognized. For us, in the hyperactive world of Western 21st century modernity, much of his references and nuanced teachings are lost and separated from their original context.

Sunday, August 26, 2018

BOOK REVIEW: A True Feminist- Gladys Aylward-The Little Woman


A common misconception amongst nonbelievers is that Christianity and (what the world calls) feminism are mutually exclusive social forces. This official autobiography of an early 20th century British woman's solo journey to China as a missionary during the Sino-Japanese war proves the opposite. 

There's nothing clever or gender specific about courage. It's attractiveness lies in the sheer force of its will to overcome seemingly insurmountable odds. Aylward simply believed that God would guide her across Europe and Russia via rail alone, and without having practically any formal training and hardly any church support, she left London one day with her Bible, passport, some pocket change and a few traveling items to follow her heart's call to be a missionary in China.

If you're looking for smart poetic writing in a story, Gladys Aylward: The Little Woman is not for you. But, if you want true grit, honest adventure and historic drama verified, than read this British woman's inspiring journey and how she spent a lifetime preaching and teaching the gospel and taking care of thousands of orphans during one of the most brutal eras in recent history.

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Newsboys United LIVE Born Again



Michael Tait and Newsboys open up the Newsboys United Tour show in Bemedji MN on July 29 2018. Get tickets NOW while they last for upcoming shows at https://www.premierproductions.com/tour/newsboys-united