Doctrina: La Cada | Real Faith

24 Nov Doctrina: La Cada Posted at 10:00h in Blog by Ashley LINK TO PDF Para una clase completa sobre este tema, visite: https://realfaith.com/sermons/doctrine-6-the-fall/ Dios cre al ser humano para que sea virtuoso, pero cada uno decidi seguir su propio camino descendente. ECLESIASTS 7:29 Cuando era un adolescente en la escuela secundaria, a un amigo... Read more

Gen Z Is Most Likely to Say Faith Has Been ‘Important’ During the Pandemic | RELEVANT

Becket is a law firm that has only recently started issuing a Religious Freedom Index report, which analyzes how Americans are feeling about religious liberties. The report has a few interesting findings about how Americans’ spiritual beliefs have been impacted by pandemic season, including this little chestnut: no age group has relied on faith more... Read more

How Does God Inhabit the Praise of His People?

But thou art holy, O thou that inhabits the praises of Israel. Psalm 22:3Have you ever sung Hillsongs The Wonder of Your Love in church? It was one of my favorites to sing during worship in high school, and it still remains a song that helps me focus on being in Gods presence. The opening... Read more

8 Unhealthy Beliefs Christians Lean on to Hide Their Needs

5. I Must Sacrifice Myself at All Costs Matthew 16 speaks of surrender and forsaking our version of rightness for the sake of God at work in and through us.Then Jesus said to his disciples, Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. For whoever wants... Read more

A Heart of Thankfulness | Real Faith

19 Nov A Heart of Thankfulness Posted at 22:16h in Blog by Grace Driscoll Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is Gods will for you in Christ Jesus. –1 Thess. 5:18 Are you struggling to be thankful right now? Does it seem nearly impossible to give thanks in ALL circumstances? Did you grow up... Read more

Best News Ever: Find Your Hope (Romans 5:12-21) Sermon Notes | Real Faith

19 Nov Best News Ever: Find Your Hope (Romans 5:12-21) Sermon Notes Our Ruin Romans 5:12Therefore, just as sin came into the world through one man, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men because all sinned 13for sin indeed was in the world before the law was given, but sin is... Read more

10 Signs Your Marriage Is Built on Christ

Ephesians 5 is a classic text to turn to when seeking biblical wisdom about marriage. However, it also has a tendency to unsettle those who do not understand that the word of God can be trusted with all areas of life. Truths like, Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit... Read more

3 Ways to Protect Your Marriage from Adultery

The giving of the Ten Commandments is among the most iconic passages in Scripture, and is recognized widely as being guidelines for all people to follow. The Ten Commandments serve as the foundation for Israel being a just and civilized society. It is upon this foundation that the Old Testament law is built.The seventh command... Read more

Christians urged to participate in Government consultation on faith communities

(Photo: Unsplash/JJ Jordan)The Bishop of London is urging as many people as possible to respond to the Government's consultation on engagement with faith communities. The consultation, which relates only to England, is open until 11 December and is asking for evidence on how faith communities perceive the Government's engagement with them.  It has been launched... Read more

Childlike Faith VS. Childish Faith | RELEVANT

One of my clearest memories of my early childhood was sitting at the bottom of the slide on the swing set in my back yard, on an Indian Summers day in early September. I noticed the big yellow school bus stop outside of my neighbors house to drop him off from Kindergarten, and the thought... Read more

Real Men: 3 Benefits of Suffering in the Spirit | Real Faith

Romans 5:3-5 Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because Gods love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.Suffering spiritual, mental, emotional, financial,... Read more

Met urges faith leaders to adhere to lockdown rules

(Photo: Unsplash/Daniel Polevoy)The Metropolitan Police has written to faith leaders across London asking them to respect lockdown regulations. The letter was sent last week by Commander Catherine Roper, from the Met's crime prevention unit, amid rising numbers of Covid-19 in the capital, and ahead of major religious festivals including Diwali, Hanukkah and Christmas. Commander Roper... Read more

Living in Love and Faith: an evangelical response

The recently released Living in Love and Faith (LLF) resources seek to set out "the Church's inherited teaching on Christian living in love and faith, especially with regard to marriage and singleness, and of emergent views and the Christian reasoning behind them". They, and the principle of listening to each other across the whole Church of... Read more

10 Warnings in the Bible about Complacency

1 Peter 5:8 says to be sober-minded, be alert. Your adversary the devil is prowling around like a roaring lion, looking for anyone he can devour. While we dont need to walk around in fear of the enemy, we should be mindful of his mission and his methods. Genesis 3 and Matthew 4 give us... Read more

Real Leaders: 24 War-Time Leadership Lessons from 2020 | Real Faith

11 Nov Real Leaders: 24 War-Time Leadership Lessons from 2020 Posted at 03:00h in Blog by Mark Driscoll These notes accompany Pastor Mark’s Real Leaders podcast “24 War-Time Leadership Lessons from 2020” which can be found HERE on Apple and HERE on Spotify. 24 War-Time Leadership Lessons from 2020 Run to reality as quickly as... Read more

Best News Ever: Find Your Happiness (Romans 5:1-11) Sermon Notes | Real Faith

14 Nov Best News Ever: Find Your Happiness (Romans 5:1-11) Sermon Notes Decl of Indep July 4, 1776: all men…are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. #1 mental illness anxiety https://adaa.org/about-adaa/press-room/facts-statistics CDC June report 40% reported at least 1 mental/behavioral health condition... Read more

“But God…” 20 Verses to Remind Us of His Faithfulness and Goodness

but God said, You shall not eat of the fruit of the tree that is in the midst of the garden, neither shall you touch it, lest you die. Genesis 3:3But This small conjunction of the English language flows in and out of our conversations daily. It means "on the contrary, except, or unless." As... Read more

The Crises of Our Day and the Power of Community

The Crises of Our Day and the Power of Community With all the bad health news in the news, I thought we should start today with some good news: chili pepper consumption could help you live longer.The American Heart Association reports that regular chili pepper consumers could have longer lifespans due to the fruits anti-inflammatory,... Read more

Bruce Springsteens Letter to You: A Masterful Exploration of Faith, Death, and Life After Death – Christ and Pop Culture

In his autobiography Born to Run, Bruce Springsteen writes about growing up in church and the lingering effects of his childhood faith: It was a glorious and pathetic place I was either shaped for or fit right into. It has walked alongside me as a waking dream my whole life. So as a young adult... Read more

How Anxiety Has Grown My Faith

I am not sure why I ordered anything to eat in the first place. Anxiety had locked up my appetite. Eating seemed more of a chore than a pleasure as I sat across the table from a trusted pastor and friend, pouring out recent pains and telling him how fear had gripped nearly every area... Read more

8 Surprising Things about You That Are Attractive to Your Husband

Ladies, we may hate our stretch marks, but our husbands cherish them. I often call my stretch marks, my battle scars. They are a reminder of the ability of my body to carry and bear children. Each time I see them, I remember how wonderful it was to experience the miracle of pregnancy.Our husbands feel... Read more

Real Men: The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly | Real Faith

11 Nov Real Men: The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly Posted at 09:46h in Blog by Mark Driscoll   Sociologists tell us that the average person interacts with 500-2000 people a year. Not only do we manage our relationships, but also our family & extended family. The Ugly – Evil People Romans 1:28-32 since... Read more

“For Unto You Is Born This Day” The Beautiful Promise of Luke 2:11

What Child Is This? In Luke 2:11, the angel tells the shepherds that the child being born is Christ the Lord. The word in Greek is Christos, and it means Anointed One, a translation of the Hebrew Messiah. The Angel of the Lord is telling the shepherds that the boy who has been born in... Read more

Real Men: What to Do With Evil, Foolish, and Wise People | Real Faith

11 Nov Real Men: What to Do With Evil, Foolish, and Wise People Posted at 09:46h in Blog by Mark Driscoll   Sociologists tell us that the average person interacts with 500-2000 people a year. Not only do we manage our relationships, but also our family & extended family. Evil People Romans 1:28-32 since they... Read more

Should Christians Be Concerned about the End Times?

All Creation Will Be Made New The presence of sin in the world is not only detrimental for the well-being of humanity, but for all of creation. Paul writes in his letter to the Romans, For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of him who subjected it, in hope that the... Read more

The Surprising Links Between Faith and Health | RELEVANT

If religious faith could be packaged in a pill, the stock price of drug companies would soar. Religion, not merely spirituality, is a profound predictor of health. Spiritual practices can reduce blood pressure, strengthen the immune system and help stave off some effects of mental illness about as well as many drugs on the market.... Read more

How I Lost My Religion but Found My Faith: An Interview with Lecrae – Bible Gateway Blog

Two-time GRAMMY winning hip-hop artist and bestselling author Lecrae had inspired millions with his redemptive and gut-honest art. But when his personal life spun into chaos, he was forced to face the buried impact of the unhealed woundssexual abuse, physical trauma, addiction, and depressionthat threatened to tear it all apart. Along the way, he realized... Read more

5 Powerful Lessons from Psalm 139 about God’s Wonderfulness 

Let's Read the Psalm Together Psalm 139For the Director of music. Of David. A psalm.You have searched me, LORD, and you know me. You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar. You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways. Before a word is on my tongue you,... Read more

‘Living in Love and Faith’: there may be much to encourage, but there is also every reason to stand firm

So here it is, everybody to paraphrase rock band Slade's great Christmas hit. Finally, after much deliberation, the much-heralded Church of England report - sorry, 'learning resource' - on issues such as same-sex marriage, gender and relationships, optimistically entitled 'Living in Love and Faith', has arrived. However, unlike those celebrating in Noddy Holder's song, it... Read more

First impressions of the Church of England’s Living in Love and Faith are very disappointing

At the time of writing, the Church of England's new Living in Love and Faith (LLF) resources have been in the public domain for only a few hours, so this is of necessity very much an initial impression. The introductory video is, I regret to say, very disappointing. First impressions are powerful, and it opens with... Read more