The life of a Jesus follower is very similar to a successful marriage. It begins with the joining together of two who desire to live together forever. It continues to persevere through both the easy times and the rough times. It is a relationship based on love, trust, commitment and friendship. It is far more than a one-time decision. That will only get a man and woman through the honeymoon or a "new Christian" through a few Sunday services. When the rubber hits the road and the challenges come into the relationship, it will either grow stronger and last or grow weaker and break up.
Parents use it constantly. So do teachers, as well as police officers. The threat of punishment is used everyday all over the world to try to deter people from taking the wrong course of action. It is no wonder almost everyone uses it.
This weekend marks 10 years since the historic events of 9/11. The courage of the first responders and the bravery of the heroes on Flight 93 are the epitome of what it means to be willing to lay down your life for others. Those amazing stories of sacrifice are still not enough to make sense out of that terrible attack or the consequences of it.
Pastor Tim Stevens from Indiana told The Christian Post that he is bothered by words in the Bible like “saved” and “born again.” He thinks these words get in the way of us reaching unbelievers in our world today.
There is a tradition among some African-American congregations for a speaker to seek affirmations when sharing a personal testimony or spiritual insight. As a way of inviting others to clap or shout “Amen,” the speaker will ask the question, “Can I get a witness?”
Did Jesus really die on the cross for everyone? Can ANYONE come to Christ for redemption through His blood and receive His free gift of eternal life?
Rather than flirting around the issue of who might or might not go to heaven or hell, just come out guys and tell people how they can be born-again
President Richard Mouw of Fuller Theological Seminary is helping us to better understand the full implications of the emerging gospel of Rob Bell. An obvious question for Richard Mouw and Rob Bell is this: Did Mother Teresa go to heaven according to your gospel even if she was trusting in her acts of mercy to earn her way into heaven?
Rob Bell believes that "Love Wins" as he redefines the biblical definition of God's wrath against sin. It's warm and fuzzy, but not true.