"Is The Church Lost"

An interesting article that forces me to examine myself and see if my motivations are Gospel driven or Market driven.  ”Lord, help me!”

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"Why We Prefer To Live"

A very interesting observation…

I’d love to hear your feedback about this social/cultural idea - hit us up on the “ask” tab at the top of the page.

Thanks!

  • 3 years ago

"Human sex trafficking"

This is a wonderful website that was put together by the design firm “Matchstic.”  They are the firm that helped us out @ CRPC with our re:brand and are just a great group of guys!  

I am thankful, both for the firm and its willingness to lend its rich talent to such a nobel and worthy cause and for the initiative that the website represents.  Human sex trafficking is a growing epidemic and a gross and disgusting thing.  I hope and pray that people will become not only more aware of this sort of thing, but find ways to get involved in the extinguishing of this horrid abuse.

  • 3 years ago

"No Pass from Theological Responsibility — The BioLogos Conundrum"

Can I first say that I truly appreciate Dr. Mohler & his continued defense of and promotion of sound biblical theology!  

  • 3 years ago

@Anonymous "It seems like the phos ministry is based on being lights to the world. What about being lights to each other?"

This is a very good point!

Galatians 6:10 says, “So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith.”  Assuming that to “be lights” is “good” then it would certainly follow that we are encouraged in the above passage to “be lights” to each other who are of the household of faith.  Thus, we are not only to be out-reach focused (looking to minister to those outside of our church) but also, and somewhat primarily in-reach focused (cf. Jn. 13:35 - love for each other speaks volumes to the world).  

In Philippians 3:15a Paul says, “Let those of us who are mature think this way.”  He is saying this as a follow-up condition to what he just got done saying, namely, how the church is not perfect but in Christ we are moving in that direction.  This should encourage those who are “mature” (the ones that notice a need for discipleship and are being discipled) to consider how we are to minister to one another.  We must not just expect the adult leaders to do all the work.  We must take ownership of the ministry and seek to make it better, more authentic, less tribal and overall better!

I pray for this all the time!  I pray that our group would be a gospel saturated, Spirit consumed, light emitting band of students who realize they don’t have it all together, but they are in Christ and He is making us all new!!!  I hope you will join us in this prayer.

Thank you for your question.  I hope this answer helps…

  • 3 years ago

@Anonymous "feedback on Q & A session:
1. Great, very informative with multiple viewpoints on issues.
2. Speakers were level headed and not dogmatic on issues that don't have a clear cut answer.
3. You could tell they preprared well, and were knowledgable.
4. Had a socratic seminar-ish feel, which I totally dig."

Thank you!

We hope to continue improving on our creativity, honesty and ability to effectively communicate God’s truth to this next generation!  Please continue to pray for the ministry, it’s leaders & the students.  Pray that God would use us mightily for His own good purpose.

If there is anything you think we could possibly do better, please let us know! 

  • 3 years ago

My own challenge for the day…

I just finished meeting with a student who, whether they would say it or not, taught me a lot this morning.

I was challenged, inadvertently, to be one who “sees & champions the good in others.”  So often I am quick to notice what’s wrong with or bad in others.  I do this for a myriad of reasons, but they are all, in essence, anti-gospel.

Thought we are all sinners, spiritually dead & have nothing innately good within us, we are created in God’s image.  This simple fact should cause me to look at people different.

So, today I have been challenged to see people as “image bearers” of our Great God!  Thus, I must look to the good (or common/natural grace) that is in them!

Thank you ;)

For His Kingdom,

_ Chris 

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@Anonymous "i am trying to read my bible regularly, whats a good book of the bible to read on a daily basis?"

Proverbs is a good start because they’re are 31 chapters - effectively 1 per day for a month.

Also, the Gospel of Matthew is a good NT place to start.

  • 3 years ago

"Prototype: Coca-Cola & the birth of the Coupon"

Sometimes you have to give in order to receive…

  • 3 years ago

"The City That Cannot Fall"

A wonderful reminder from Doug Wilson about the “table” we sit @ and who is at the head of it!!!

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