“Our conviction is that racial reconciliation is not a modern-day political buzzword, but rather one of the core issues addressed by Scripture itself.”
Here are five promises that flow out of Jesus’ teaching on prayer that will strengthen your prayer life, as well as your church’s.
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The witness of the Church is most effective when she declares rather than explains, for the gospel is addressed not to reason but to faith. What can be proved requires no faith to accept. Faith rests upon the character of God, not upon the demonstrations of laboratory or logic. The cross stands in bold opposition to the natural man. Its philosophy runs contrary to the processes of the unregenerate mind, so that Paul could say bluntly that the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness. To try to find a common ground between the message of the cross and man’s fallen reason is to try the impossible, and if persisted in must result an impaired reason, a meaningless cross and powerless Christianity.
Have we lost the meaning of the cross…
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The mission of the church is declare, to proclaim, to witness. She has been left on earth to be a witness to certain great eternal truths which she received from God and which the world could not possibly know unless she told it. “Go ye therefore, and teach all nation. Matt 28:19
A.W. Tozer is always direct and to the point in his teaching. His delivery can be harsh but I take it has it is his passion and zeal for the things of God. With 14 chapters on what the characterization of the church should be. With to much of the world in churches and not enough of the spirit, Tozer’s passion is founded on these 14 principles.
The Necessity of the Church
The Lord of the…
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It is to one’s honor to avoid strife. Proverbs 20:3
One morning in Perth, Australia, Fionn Mulholland discovered his car was missing. That’s when he realized he had mistakenly parked in a restricted zone and his car had been towed away. After considering the situation—even the $600 towing and parking fine—Mulholland was frustrated, but he decided not to be angry with the person he would work with to retrieve his car. Instead of venting his feelings, Mulholland wrote a humorous poem about the situation and read it to the worker he met at the tow yard. The worker liked the poem, and a possible ugly confrontation never took place.
The book of Proverbs teaches, “It is to one’s honor to avoid strife” (20:3). Strife is that friction that either simmers under the surface or explodes in the open between people who disagree about something.
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March Madness—A Biblical Course in Anger Management: Our Thoughts
Do not hasten in your spirit to be angry, for anger rests in the bosom of fools. Ecclesiastes 7:9
There’s a time and place to be angry—at the right moment and to the right degree—but our anger is often destructive, for “human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires” (James 1:20, NIV). We get angry about politics; our traffic snarls exasperate us; and daily life has its own tensions. Eruptions of anger may be understandable, but they can damage our most precious relationships.
The first way of dealing with madness this March is recognizing that the anger isn’t contained in our circumstances; it’s contained in our hearts. The circumstances—a rude caller, a bounced check, a burnt biscuit—may provoke our anger, but the real source is the underlying rage in our own spirits. Anger begins in our minds and thoughts.
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We cannot rush God’s purposes and His timetable, but here are five parts of church life we are frequently tempted to speed up.
While Christians say they want to exude confidence in their conversations with people from other faiths, non-Christians don’t have the same hopes.