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Miracles for Sale – Darren Brown (Subtitle Indonesia)
Kara Tippetts went to be with her Lord on Sunday, March 22, 2015.
You can read her obituary here.
By. Jared C. Wilson
“Only God is capable of telling us what our rights and needs are. You have to surrender that right to Him.”
— Joni Eareckson Tada
And when they could not get near him because of the crowd, they removed the roof above him, and when they had made an opening, they let down the bed on which the paralytic lay. And when Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralytic, “Son, your sins are forgiven.”
— Mark 2:4-5
What great friends this helpless man had to have gone to such great lengths to get him before Jesus! Ostensibly, they seek his physical healing. And Jesus delivers that, but not at first. Jesus says to the man first, “Your sins are forgiven.”
Why? Is it because the man’s sin was the cause of his paralysis? I don’t think so. Jesus himself speaks against such notions elsewhere (John 9:1-3; Luke 13:4).
By. Bethany L. Jenkins
Spiritual Depression: Its Causes and Its Cure by D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones is a collection of 21 sermons that address the lack of joy in the life of a Christian. One sermon considers the parable “Laborers in the Vineyard” (Matt. 20:1-16), in which all workers are paid the same compensation despite working different amounts of time. In this excerpt, Lloyd-Jones addresses a common problem for many of us at work—the desire to track our success. He even confesses personal struggle in his work. Logic on Fire: The Life and Legacy of Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones
Do not keep a record or an account of your work. Give up being bookkeepers. In the Christian life, we must desire nothing but his glory, nothing but to please him. So do not keep your eye on the clock, but keep it on him and his work. Do not keep on recording your work and labor and the extension of his kingdom. Keep your attention on that and on nothing else.
by Cameron Buettel & Jeremiah Johnson
Evangelicals and Catholics Together?
One significant flashpoint was the development of the Evangelicals and Catholics Together (ECT) document in 1994. That incongruous union was essentially an accord between Evangelicals and Catholics regarding their agreement on various social issues. But much of the twenty-five page document was more about affirming doctrinal similarities, not shared social goals.
by Jeremiah Johnson
Does an unregenerate man bear a spark of the divine that draws him to a relationship with God, or is he utterly lost in the total depravity of his sin nature?
While that might seem like an obscure theological question, don’t dismiss it as merely fodder for academic debates. It’s an immensely practical question—with implications for the church and for your own life. And it’s at the heart of the consumer-driven movement in the church, commonly known as seeker sensitivity. Continue reading