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Free to Serve | by John Fischer

“For you have been called to live in freedom — not freedom to satisfy your sinful nature, but freedom to serve one another in love.” Galatians 5:13 What will you use your freedom for? It’s an important question, since one of the greatest things about being born again is the freedom that comes from the... Read more

Youre Invited to Join the Free Overcomer Online Bible Study with Dr. David Jeremiah – Bible Gateway Blog

Content manager for Bible Gateway Start Your Journey to Overcome Your Challenges! The Overcomer Online Bible Study is the free 7-week video Bible study you can do on your own or with friends, family, and your own small group. We’re living in difficult times. Do you feel like society is ripping apart at the seams?... Read more

Free Stuff Fridays (RHB Publications) – Tim Challies

This weeks Free Stuff Friday is sponsored by RHB Publications. Everyone who enters will get a free e-book copy of Geoff Thomass new evangelistic booklet, You Could Have it All. In addition, five of you – chosen at random* – will each receive a copy of all of the following books. Puritan Reformed Theology by... Read more

Scottish Government must change Hate Crime Bill to protect free speech – Christians

(Photo: Unsplash/Kirsten Drew)The Scottish Government must include "robust" provisions in its proposed Hate Crime Bill to protect freedom of religion, the Catholic Church has said.  Scottish Justice Secretary Humza Yousaf was recently forced to amend some of the wording in the Bill following a backlash over its free speech implications from a wide range of... Read more

Can America Stay Free? | RELEVANT

In light of the presidential election, its important to ask ourselves what our national identity is beyond the partisan squabbling, the front-yard election signs and the campaign ads. In other words, we need to ask ourselves: What makes America great? There are any number of answers to that question: the strength of Americas GDP, the... Read more

Set Free: Escaping Religion (Romans 2:12-29) Sermon Notes | Real Faith

10 Oct Set Free: Escaping Religion (Romans 2:12-29) Sermon Notes How do I become right/righteous? Or, what makes me a good person? Rom. 1:16I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes… 17For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith for... Read more

Free Stuff Fridays (Baker Books) – Tim Challies

This week the blog has been sponsored by Baker Books. And today they are giving away several great book bundles! The typical pastor has, at most, one course on counseling, and usually it’s a course on individual counseling. Most pastors have never had a single course on how to do marriage and family counseling. Yet... Read more

Sex and the City of God by Carolyn Weber, Free for CAPC Members – Christ and Pop Culture

Sex and the City of God by Carolyn Weber is graciously available free to Christ and Pop Culture members until January 8, 2021, through our partnership with InterVarsity Press. I talk to myself. I always have. I also read voraciously, and that contributes to the inner chattiness. The opinions of my past and current selves... Read more

Ryan Reynolds Is Out to Save His Video Game World in the Trailer for ‘Free Guy’ | RELEVANT

What if the characters in our video games didn’t know they were characters in our video games?Free Guy centers this inventive, refreshingly original hook on “Guy” Ryan Reynolds doing his usual schtick by way of a nebbish NPC who starts to suspect there’s something fishy going on in his world. Becoming a hero both within... Read more

Set Free: Escaping Rules (Romans 2:111) Sermon Notes | Real Faith

03 Oct Set Free: Escaping Rules (Romans 2:111) Sermon Notes 4 Undeniable Facts We are All Feeling in our Conscience (Rom. 1) & seeing Creation (Rom. 2) Something has gone terribly wrong (social media makes this amplified) There is an urgent global problem that is only getting worse Something needs to be done to fix... Read more

Free Stuff Fridays (Reformed Free Publishing) – Tim Challies

This weeks Free Stuff Friday is sponsored by Reformed Free Publishing who also sponsored the blog this week. They have five sets of the first two books in their new Bible storybook series to give away. The series Tell His Wonders is a series of Bible storybooks for children ages 710. The author, Rev. Nathan... Read more

Compassion (&) Conviction, Free for CAPC Members – Christ and Pop Culture

Christ and Pop Culture members receive a digital copy of Compassion (&) Conviction, until December 31, 2020, through our partnership with InterVarsity Press. Its an election year. The very words summon deep dread in me. And, for reasons to be explained, make me think of touching a live 9-volt battery to my tongue. If you... Read more

Extend free school meals to prevent ‘harrowing’ Christmas for families, says Archbishop

(Photo: Unsplash/Annie Spratt)The Archbishop of Canterbury and Bishop of Durham are calling on the Government to expand free school meals over the school holidays as a growing number of families face hardship due to the pandemic.  Archbishop Justin Welby and Bishop Paul Butler, writing in TES today, highlight the "harrowing" prospect of thousands of families falling... Read more

Thousands sign petition calling on Twitter to respect free speech

(Photo: Unsplash/Con Karampelas)Thousands of people have signed a petition calling on Twitter to respect the free speech of people with traditional moral values.  The petition was started on CitizenGo by Voice for Justice UK after its Twitter account was suspended last week "without warning and with no explanation". It was suspended alongside three other Twitter accounts belonging... Read more

Set Free: Escaping Rebellion (Romans 1:1832) Sermon Notes | Real Faith

25 Sep Set Free: Escaping Rebellion (Romans 1:1832) Sermon Notes Rom. 12:2 Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect. Born 1970 as sexual revolution of 1960s rooting... Read more

Compromise on hate crime doesn’t go far enough to protect free speech, say campaigners

(Photo: Unsplash/Kirsten Drew)The Scottish Government has agreed to amend controversial hate crime legislation after facing a backlash from comedians, lawyers, the police and Christians over its potential harm to free speech.  Scottish justice secretary Humza Yousaf told the Scottish Parliament on Thursday that amendments would be made to the bill to remove the term "likely"... Read more

3 Reasons Youre Feeling Stuck and How to Break Free

2. Youre Stuck in the Idea of How Things Are Supposed to Be  We tend to view our lives according to our goals, our desires, and our will. We marry someone with the expectation that they will fulfill certain needs or desires in our lives. We have kids in the hopes of expecting things to... Read more

Free Stuff Fridays (A Book Bundle!) – Tim Challies

This week the blog has been sponsored by the Ministry Network by Westminister. And today they are giving away a great book bundle! Church life is filled with joys and trials, tragedies, and triumphs. Along this journey, Ministry Network offers encouragement and support. On our podcast, you can learn from the experience and advice of... Read more

Free Download: Printable Verse Cards Tracing God’s Unfolding Grace

Meditate on Gods Word In Unfolding Grace, discover the overarching storyline of Gods Word as it is revealed through forty Scripture readings drawn from key points in the biblical narrative. Each passage, coupled with brief and accessible commentary, will help you follow Gods grace as it unfolds from Genesis through Revelation. Featuring 40 Scripture selections... Read more

Education Department Issues New Rule on Religious Liberty and Free Inquiry

The Story: The U.S. Department of Education has issued the Religious Liberty and Free Inquiry Final Rule to help ensure that public institutions uphold fundamental rights guaranteed by the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and that private institutions adhere to their stated institutional policies regarding freedom of speech, including academic freedom. The Background: The... Read more

Conquer Bible Confusion with Bible Gateways Free Online Bible Study – Bible Gateway Blog

6-Week Video Series Based on the Book 30 Days to Understanding the Bible According to a 2020 LifeWay Research study, 57% of Protestant churchgoers say they find it challenging to make sense of the Bible when they read it on their own. To help bring scriptural clarity out of that confusion, Bible Gateway, the most... Read more

Get a Free Audiobook Every Month! – Tim Challies

This week the blog is sponsored by ONE Audiobooks who is offering access to a free audiobook, every month, no strings attached. Click here to get this months audiobook Depression, Anxiety, and the Christian Life: Practical Wisdom from Richard Baxter by J.I. Packer and Michael S. Lundy. This timely resource was endorsed by Sinclair B.... Read more

Galatians Reminds Us Were Accepted and Free: An Interview with Jada Edwards – Bible Gateway Blog

When was the last time you thoroughly studied the book of Galatians? Do you know who wrote it, why he did, and how it should impact your life? How should the words of this book, written centuries ago, help you today when you have an overwhelming sense of feeling unaccepted? Bible Gateway interviewed Jada Edwards... Read more

Free Audiobook: How Can I Love Church Members with Different Politics?

Navigating Political Difference Many new believers have questions about what it means to live as a Christian in the context of a local church, and pastors are looking for resources to pass along to their congregations to help them think biblically about the Christian life. 9Marks Church Questions is a series that seeks to provide... Read more

New Music Friday Roundup: Hillsong Young and Free, NEEDTOBREATHE, and More | RELEVANT Magazine

Tweet Share Pin It’s Friday and a few artists are starting to slowly emerge from their pandemic lockdowns to drop some new tunes before the weekend. Here are a few releases that should be on your radar this week. NEEDTOBREATHE: Out of Body NEEDTOBREATHE is back with a fresh collection of rootsy Americana and introspective... Read more

Wait with Me by Jason Gaboury, Free for CAPC Members – Christ and Pop Culture

Wait with Me by Jason Gaboury is graciously available free to Christ and Pop Culture members until November 26, 2020, through our partnership with InterVarsity Press. During our current pandemic-induced distancing, most of us have experienced a shrinking of our social interactions. We are working, schooling, and worshiping from home. The bulk of our community... Read more

Youre Invited to Join the Free 30 Days to Understanding the Bible Online Bible Study – Bible Gateway Blog

Content manager for Bible Gateway Start Your Journey to Master the Bible! 30 Days to Understanding the Bible Online Bible Study is the free 7-week video Bible study you can do on your own or with friends, family, and your own small group. The problem most of us have with the Bible is that we... Read more

People should be ‘free to disagree’, Justice Secretary told

Campaigners are urging the Scottish Government to rethink its Hate Crime Bill(Photo: Unsplash/Kirsten Drew)A coalition of free speech campaigners has written to the Scottish Justice Secretary urging him to ditch proposed changes to hate crime law. The letter to Humza Yousaf says that while there may be "good intentions" behind the Hate Crime Bill, enacting it may... Read more

Free Ebook: ‘Habits of Grace’ for Crossway+ Members

Download a Free Ebook to Help You Cultivate Habits of Grace In addition to standard discounts on all products and free shipping within the contiguous US on orders of $30 or more, one of the benefits of Crossway+ is receiving the occasional free ebookno strings attached! Today, we're pleased to offer you a free digital... Read more

Free Stuff Fridays (Clarifying the Bible) – Tim Challies

This weeks Free Stuff Fridays is sponsored by MitchMahers Clarifying the Bible, who also sponsored the blog this week. There will be three winners and each will receive three books: The Clarifying The Bible Disciples Bundle by Mitch Maher. The bundle includes the book and video presentation of Clarifying the Bible, along with the CTB... Read more