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What Does It Mean to Fill Up Whats Lacking in Christs Afflictions?

The book of Colossians will make you scratch your head. In this little letter, Paul refers to Jesus as the firstborn of all creation (Col. 1:15), talks about the circumcision of Christ (2:11), refers to strange worship practices (2:18, 23), and mentions his unknown epistle to Laodicea (4:16)just to mention a few tricky passages. But... Read more

TGC Q&A: What Would Be Different Without Christs Resurrection?

The following is an uncorrected transcript generated by a transcription service. Before quoting in print, please check the corresponding audio for accuracy. Rico Tice: How would the world be different if Christ had not risen from the dead? Scott Oliphint: Right. Probably the main difference if Christ has not been raised from the dead, is... Read more

Marriage Is to Reflect Christs Love – Encouragement Café – September 25

Marriage is to Reflect Christs Love By Annah Matthews Hallelujah! For the Lord our God the Almighty reigns. Let us rejoice and exult and give him the glory, for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and his Bride has made herself ready Revelation 19:6-7 ESVAs a little girl I spent hours playing with my Barbie... Read more

Come and Rest in Christs Love // Gentle and Lowly – TGC Africa

Who is Jesus Christ? Do you know who he is, at the core of his heart? More importantly, do you know his heart for you? Chances are, you have not given this much thought recently. Contemporary Christian literature offers much reflection on what Christ has done, and what our practical response should be. Unfortunately, little... Read more

Pakistan celebrates a murder, but Christs kingdom is rapidly growing – Mission Network News

Pakistan (MNN) On July 29, an American citizen and Ahmadiyya Muslim named Tahir Ahmad Naseem was shot and killed in a Pakistani courtroom. His murderer, Khalid Khan, has been treated like a hero for his actions by many in Pakistan. The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) condemned the murder in a statement... Read more

Sympathy Is of the Very Essence of Christ’s Religion – Tim Challies

It has been 12 weeks since I last worshipped with my church and in that time many of them have experienced trials and have suffered loss. Many have wept over fears and concerns that have threatened to steal their joy. In this time of being apart I have been pondering Romans 12:15 which commands “rejoice... Read more

Why (and How) to Preach Christs Descent to the Dead

Death is a Thief and a Robber. Death is a Glutton and a Plague. Death is the Last Enemy and the one that every human being faces. In our own power, that confrontation is entirely futile, and yet were each forced to enter into the fray. Pastors preach funeral sermon after funeral sermon, loved ones... Read more

Why Christs Ascension to Heaven Really Matters – TGC Africa

Does Christs ascension to heaven make any difference to us on earth? Its a good question to ask, not least on Ascension Day. But if we are going to examine the why, we need first to look at the what. What exactly happened at Christ’s ascension? The Ascension Described Before Jesus rose from the dead,... Read more

Recovering the Forgotten Doctrine of Christs Ascension

The ascension is often overlooked in Christ’s life. It might be because of the oft-placed emphasis on the cross and resurrection. Debates have typically centered on what Christs death accomplished and whether the resurrection is historically verifiable. Meanwhile, the ascension sits at the end of the couch completely ignored. Maybe people dont want to draw... Read more

20 Quotes on Christs Heart (From the Best Book Ive Read All Year)

The following quotes caught my attention as I read Dane Ortlund’s breathtaking new book, Gentle and Lowly: The Heart of Christ for Sinners and Sufferers (Crossway, 2020). Yes, we included it in our Father’s Day Book Bundlesix books discounted at 50 percent off retail price. Order today and save. The gospel offers us not only... Read more

Relationships key to sharing Christs hope with Muslim ladies

[ad_1] Worldwide (MNN) — Muslim ladies usually face extreme oppression, particularly in highly-patriarchal cultures. Not Forgotten, an outreach of Uncharted Ministries, is constructing relationships with Muslim ladies world wide and sharing the hope of Christ. Uncharteds JoAnn Doyle tells a narrative of 1 go to to a Muslim Bedouin tribe. She says the tribe welcomed... Read more

Muslims, missions, and music reflecting on Christ’s second coming

[ad_1] USA (MNN) — Do you know there are nonetheless over 1,000 Muslim folks teams who've by no means heard the true Gospel of Jesus Christ? Frontiers USA hopes to vary that. Perry LaHaie with Frontiers says, We wish to see viral actions of the Gospel amongst each Muslim folks group by 2025 and past.... Read more

Heres the Trailer for a Film About Males Who Imagine They Are Jesus, ‘Three Christs’ | RELEVANT Journal

[ad_1] A trailer for the upcoming drama Three Christs has simply been launched.  The movie tells the true story of a psychiatrist who handled three schizophrenic sufferers, all of whom imagine they're Jesus Christ. Heres the official description from IFC Movies: “In 1959, psychiatrist Dr. Alan Stone (Richard Gere) arrives at a mental... Read more

Employees for Christ’s kingdom, not our personal – Mission Community Information

[ad_1] Intl (MNN) We dont wish to be saved. The message isnt new, however its latest echoes in social media deliver up questions of how Christians ought to fulfill the Nice Fee. Christ, Not Tradition Greg Kelley, CEO of World Mission, says adverse responses to Gods Phrase, like these on social media, usually come from... Read more

Liberian village trades historic human sacrifice for Christs sacrifice

[ad_1] Liberia (MNN) — A village in Liberia with a ugly historical past now has new objective. Over a century in the past, villagers buried six women alive as a sacrifice for energy. They then erected six stones on the sacrificial grounds and worshipped these stones as a logo of energy purchased with blood. That... Read more