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God-Given Foes and Faith

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Only let your manner of life be worthy of the gospel of Christ . . . not frightened in anything by your opponents. For it has been granted to you that for the sake of Christ you should not only believe in him but also suffer for his sake. (Philippians 1:27–29) Paul told the Philippians that […]

On Grudges and Generosity

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God has given us a mouth to speak, a heart to feel, and gospel joy to share. He has taken away every excuse for not spreading gospel grace in our words every day to those around us (Ephesians 4:29). So what corks the flow of grace speech to others? One answer is grudges. Not always […]

Embracing Weakness Will Change Your Life

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Achilles was a vicious warrior with a complicated history. In Homer’s Iliadwe see him rise to the top as the preeminent player at the end of the Trojan War. His full backstory is melodramatic enough to make Downton Abbey blush, but suffice it to say that no one was quite like him. Achilles was simultaneously drunk […]

5 Things Americans Can Do to Help Persecuted Christians in Iraq

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Iraqi born pastor Jalil Dawood of the Arabic Church of Dallas, who, along with other Christian leaders will be holding a rally on Sept. 14 in support of Iraqis who are being persecuted by the Islamic State, says there are five things Americans can do today to help their brothers and sisters in Christ. “What Americans […]

WE HAVE POWER IN PRAYER

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Many Christians seldom pray, because they’ve been taught to “take everything by faith.” We preach faith here in Times Square Church, but not to the exclusion of prayer. We teach obedience, repentance, the Word, faith, and prayer! It is said, “Why pray? Why plead with God when He has already promised it? If He knows […]

SPECIFIC WORDS FROM GOD

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Peter was praying on a rooftop (Acts 10:9) and several miles away another man, Cornelius, also was praying. “There was a certain man in Caesarea called Cornelius, a centurion of the band called the Italian band, a devout man, and one that feared God with all his house, which gave much alms to the people, […]

Love That Will Complete You

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He who began a good work in you — saving you and beginning to make you more like Jesus — he will complete that work. If you are in Christ and have known this promise, you’ve known it is precious. “I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it […]

How to Keep Your Marriage Strong During Life Transitions

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Marriages are made or broken in the transitions of life. Between the transition points, most relationships operate smoothly. It’s the change points that test us. That’s certainly how it’s been in mymarriage. My husband, Bill, and I were parenting preschoolers when I decided to become a re-entry college student. I had visions of the programs I […]

'Christian' singer: Jesus may have lied about Adam, Noah

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Michael and Lisa Gungor of the Christian band Gungor An award-winning Christian singer is being blasted this week by the head of Answers in Genesis after the performer suggested Jesus may have been wrong about the creation story, or possibly even lied about it to fit in with popular culture. Michael Gungor, lead singer of […]

The Cross: God’s Altar

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Every believer has some theology of the atonement. Faith, after all, is trust in a crucified Savior, and without some understanding, such faith is impossible. Faith knows from the beginning who died on the cross, and it knows, too, why he died. He died for our sins. But faith can never be content with such […]

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