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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

A La Carte (November 24) | Tim Challies

I know America is heading into shut-down mode ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday. While you feast, I’ll be creating my annual roundup of Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals. Stay tuned for that. There aren’t a lot of Kindle deals today, but on the short list is Albert Martin’s excellent Grieving, Hope and Solace. (Yesterday... Read more

Overcoming Paralysing Fear with Fear! | Tim Challies

This week the blog is sponsored by RHB Publishing and written by Christina Fox, author of the excellent new book A Holy Fear. If you could sum up 2020 in one word, which one would you use? What about fear? Did you feel its presence as news of the novel coronavirus crept its way across... Read more

New and Notable Christian Books for November 2020 | Tim Challies

As we come into the final stretch of 2020, Christian publishers continue to release some very good books. In this article Ive compiled a selection of the ones that stood out to me as being especially noteworthy. Talking Back to Purity Culture: Rediscovering Faithful Christian Sexuality by Rachel Joy Welcher. I expect the coming years... Read more

God Is Not More, Cannot Promise More, or Do More | Tim Challies

Who is Jesus? And why do Christians make such a big deal of him? Charles Hodge provides a stirring answer in his Systematic Theology. Why do Christians make such a big deal of Jesus? Here’s why All divine names and titles are applied to Him. He is called God, the mighty God, the great God,... Read more

Nick Challies (March 5, 2000 – November 3, 2020) | Tim Challies

Nicholas Paul Challies was born at Hamiltons McMaster Hospital on March 5, 2000. He was a trailblazer of sorts: The first child to Tim and Aileen; the first grandchild to Mike, Marg, John, and Barbara; the first nephew to Andrew, Maryanne, Emily, Susanna, and Grace. (Click here for information about Nick’s funeral.) When Nick was... Read more

Free Stuff Fridays (Missional Wear) | Tim Challies

This weeks Free Stuff Friday is sponsored by Missional Wear who also sponsored the blog this week. Missional Wear has got your back this Christmas with amazing and unique gifts that you can’t find anywhere else! Shopping early this year is more important than ever, so they have opened up the biggest discounts of the... Read more

A La Carte (November 20) | Tim Challies

As of today my family has served out our 14-day quarantine following our return from the US. Though we emerge into rumors of a looming lockdown, we can at least leave the house for now… Today’s Kindle deals include some really good picks (e.g. The Lord of the Rings for just $1.99). What Does the... Read more

The Funeral for My Son, Nick Challies | Tim Challies

On Saturday, November 21, 2020, we will be holding the funeral service for my dear son, Nick. Because the entirety of my family and the majority of Nick’s friends are in America, and because the borders between our two countries are functionally closed, we will be live-streaming the service. Those who did not know him... 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

A La Carte (November 19) | Tim Challies

I know there are some who plan to live-stream Nick’s funeral service on Saturday. For that reason I have created a page that can be bookmarked; a link to the video will be added on Saturday morning. The service will begin at approximately 10 AM EST. Also, many have asked if there is a way... 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

A La Carte (November 18) | Tim Challies

You might like to check out these new Puritan box sets from Banner of Truth, on sale at Westminster Books. I got them in the mail recently and can attest to their quality. Both Crossway and Zondervan have spoiled us today with some really good Kindle deals. Guerrilla Cultural Warfare “Increasingly we are finding that... Read more

The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self | Tim Challies

I am a woman trapped in a mans body. While this is a phrase we have grown accustomed to hearing in recent years, it is a phrase that would have been incomprehensible to those who lived and died just a couple of generations in the past. While it is full of meaning today, it would... Read more

A La Carte (November 17) – Tim Challies

There is, once again, a nice little list of Kindle deals to browse through. (Yesterday on the blog: If God Did It, It Must Be Good. Right?) Loss What a stunning piece of writing this is. “Loss. The memory comes back. Distinct. Clear. From 1972. One hot, humid afternoon in Kediri, Indonesia. I’m just arriving at our... Read more

The Reformed Gift Guide Top Gift Ideas for 2020! – Tim Challies

This sponsored post was prepared by Missional Wear This has been a year unlike any other, which means that getting your Christmas list checked off early is even more important that ever! My friends at Missional Wear have all of the best gift ideas here in one place, so you’re sure to find something for... Read more

If God Did It, It Must Be Good. Right? – Tim Challies

The sovereignty of God is the pillow upon which the child of God rests his head at night, giving perfect peace. So said the inimitable Charles Spurgeon. Or did he? He might have said, When you go through a trial, the sovereignty of God is the pillow upon which you lay your head. Or maybe... Read more

A La Carte (November 16) – Tim Challies

By way of update, we have now passed the halfway point of our quarantine and on Friday will have served out our 14 days. For those asking, my son’s funeral will be held on Saturday morning. Details are forthcoming. There’s a nice little list of Kindle deals to browse through today. Conflict Grabs Attention, But... Read more

I Am, You Are: A Call to Worship – Tim Challies

I have mentioned a number of times that one key element of worship at Grace Fellowship Church is the Call to Worship. This call sometimes involves reading a passage of scripture, but other times combines several texts into a responsive or back-and-forth format. Heres an example that might bless you this morning as you prepare... 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

Weekend A La Carte (November 14) – Tim Challies

My gratitude goes to Rooted for sponsoring the blog this week. Sponsors (along with patrons) play a key role in keeping the site going, and I’m thankful for each one. Today’s Kindle deals include a number of books—a few classics and even a theological novel. (Yesterday on the blog: The Cruelty of Quarantine: A Lament)... Read more

Free Stuff Fridays (Rooted Ministry) – Tim Challies

This week the blog has been sponsored by Rooted Ministry, and today they are giving away five book bundles. Are you trying to disciple teenagers and finding it harder than you imagined? We’ve been there, too. Rooted Ministry is led by a group of practicing youth ministers and parents of teenagers, and we work to... Read more

The Cruelty of Quarantine: A Lament – Tim Challies

Today was to be a day of great rejoicing. On August 14 I dropped my son and daughter at their college in Louisville, Kentucky, knowing that with all the border restrictions and quarantine requirements it was unlikely I would see them again before the close of the semester. We booked their return flights for today,... Read more

Are Dreams and Visions Messages from God? // Africa Study Bible

The place of dreams and visions in the Christian life can cause debate and confusion among believers and in churches. Does God still speak to people through dreams and visions? Or has the time of these dreams and visions passed, never to return? What Are Dreams and Visions? First, we need to clarify the difference... 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

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

What To Read about Conspiracy Theory – Tim Challies

(Before the events of last week, I had a number of articles queued up and ready to post. This is one of them.) I have been doing a lot of thinking and writing about conspiracy theory, and its all Carl Truemans fault. I got an advance copy of his forthcoming book The Rise and Triumph... Read more