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Power Under Pressure (2 Peter 1:1-15) Sermon Notes | Real Faith

08 Aug Power Under Pressure (2 Peter 1:1-15) Sermon Notes   1 Peter various trials (1:6) prophesied fiery trials (4:12) World Superpower is self-destructing PoliticallyNero; 2. Economicallycrisis; 3. Socially riots, 4. Physically death 5. Racially-division, 6. Spiritually-oppression = pressure on XNs/churches getting worse Cannot go around it, gotta go through it? How? Power under Pressure!... Read more

August marks six years since ISIS rose to power – Mission Network News

Iraq (MNN) — August marks a dark anniversary. Six years ago, ISIS captured the Nineveh plains in Iraq, including the city of Mosul. They captured and killed Yazidi and Christian men and women with savage zealotry. Thousands lost their lives. Hundreds of thousands were displaced. Many still havent returned home. The official position of most... Read more

The Power of Seeing 2020 through a New Lens

What Navigating a Pandemic Has Taught Us I wish this pandemic came with a preparation manual ahead of time. I wish we had 20/20 vision to know what was ahead. Many of us heard whispers of this virus, yet I doubt we knew it would be the fight we still had to endure.  1. How to... Read more

Power in the Name – Girlfriends in God – August 4, 2020

August 4, 2020Power in the NameMelissa SpoelstraTodays TruthBut I will reveal my name to my people, and they will come to know its power. Then at last they will recognize that I am the one who speaks to them (Isaiah 52:6, NLT).Friend to Friend One of the first things we learn about a person upon meeting... Read more

The Power of Desperation – Daughters of Promise – August 3

THE POWER OF DESPERATIONSo they made their father [Lot] drink wine that night also. And the younger arose and lay with him, and he did not know when she lay down or when she arose. Thus both the daughters of Lot became pregnant by their father. The firstborn bore a son and called his name... Read more

The Evangelistic Power of Listening and Asking

When’s the last time you shared the gospel with someone, my friend Claire asked me recently. Not just talked about Jesus but really told someone the gospel story? Well, its been a while. In some ways, this feels like the wrong season for evangelizing. During the past two months in my city, weve had riots,... Read more

Hamilton Invites Us to Imagine the Power of Forgiveness – Christ and Pop Culture

Few stories have captured the modern American imagination like Lin Manuel-Mirandas Hamilton, which, if youve been living under a rock, retells the story of Alexander Hamiltons life. A filmed version of the musical was recently released to the public through Disney+, and that is why everyone on your newsfeed is posting gifs of the Schuyler... Read more

The power of godly affirmations

Thea with the original I Am So Many Things book of affirmationsThea Muir is a happy and healthy mother and wife who beams in every photo.  But it hasn't always been this way for the Christian artist and writer.  Soon after leaving university, she spiralled into debilitating eating disorders and while her friends were excitedly... Read more

The Power of a Social Media Fast | RELEVANT Magazine

When I jumped off social media, things changed. First, I started dreaming again. On the back porch, journal in hand, new ideas and thoughts flooded my mind. I wasnt copying, comparing or envying the lives of others. Something shifted deep in my spirit. Unconcerned about what others might think, I logged reflections, took note... Read more

Why the Early Church Wasn’t Interested in Political Power | RELEVANT Magazine

A student recently asked me, What can we do topreventAmerican society from becoming totally post-Christian? In the few moments before I answered, I thought about thedifferent religious commitmentsof Gen Z and the entrenched secularism that will make it difficult in the decades ahead for Christians to sit in the halls ofpower. Very little, I... Read more

Power Up | Daily Devotionals by Thoughts about God

…pray continually 1 Thessalonians 5:17 When my circumstances are overwhelming. When the world is in turmoil. When someone I love hurts me. I pray a lot. It’s not because I’m desperate, but because praying is the only thing which brings me extreme comfort. It calms my inner storm, heals my broken heart, and floods me... Read more

The Power of Double Listening

Listening to Two Worlds One Monday morning in the late 1960s, at an All Souls Church staff team meeting, Ted Schroder, one of John Stotts curates, blurted out, John, youre not listening! Stott recalled blushing because he was quite right.1 Stott saw it as a formative moment in more ways than one.2 It was the... Read more

How to Root out Apathy with the Power of Habit

Legalism or Laziness For every article or book you read praising the practice of spiritual disciplines, youll find another decrying a regimented spiritual life for fear of legalism. Its true that legalismthinking we can attain a righteous standing before God by our own worksis possible at any point in a Christians life. Our enemy the... Read more

The Power and Necessity of African American Literature – Christ and Pop Culture

When my white friends ask me what to read about racial injustice in America, I always include novels. Of course, theological and historical works are critical. But good literature has an almost unmatched power to spark empathetic and imaginative possibilities in our mind and hearts. Good literature invites us, through our imagination, to incarnate in... Read more

Coronavirus: ‘Miracle’ mother cheats death after 77 days in ICU, testifies ‘Power of God through prayers’

Lee and medical staff at Charite hospitalA woman who made a miraculous recovery from COVID-19 after teetering on the brink of death for months in ICU thanks God and church parishioners, saying her recovery was by the power of God through their prayers.Jayoung Lee, 38, was finally wheeled to a rehabilitation center on Monday after... Read more

The Power of Privilege amid COVID-19 – TGC Africa

Privilege is a reality that is hard to deny in light of our current global crisis. This privilege, in Africa, is mostly the result of social constructs, many of which are derived from historical injustices. We see privilege based on gender, race, economic and social position, levels of education, marital status, and religion. But it... Read more

TGC Q&A Podcast: How Should Christians in Power Serve Others?

Russell Moore: You know, Mika and theres some Christian traditions that have had foot washing as part of regular services, as kind of one of the ordinances of the church, but in those traditions that dont have that, when we come to that passage, that really powerful moving passage of Jesus washing his disciples feet,... Read more

The Power of Sanctified Laughter

Evangelical social media is an exhausting place to be sometimes. In the hours and days after (yet another) Super Bowl halftime show that allegedly pushed the boundaries of public decency, a lot of Christians on my feeds seemed afflicted with a dour disposition, resigned to sighing at such a voyeuristic culture. Soon I started seeing... Read more

Gods Power on Display | Devotional by Debby West

Gods Energy on Show | Devotional by Debby West

[ad_1] All of the timber of the sphere will know that I the Lord deliver down the tall tree and make the low tree develop tall. I dry up the inexperienced tree and make the dry tree flourish. I the Lord have spoken, and I'll do it. Ezekiel 17:24 Nationwide Park. Tall timber cowl the... Read more

The Power of the Cross | Easter Devotional by Phil Ware

The Energy of the Cross | Easter Devotional by Phil Ware

[ad_1] Later, Joseph of Arimathea requested Pilate for the physique of Jesus. Now Joseph was a disciple of Jesus, however secretly as a result of he feared the Jews. With Pilate’s permission, he got here and took the physique away. He was accompanied by Nicodemus, the person who earlier had visited Jesus at night time.... Read more

Dog Man, Poop Jokes, and the Power of an Honest Story - Christ and Pop Culture

Canine Man, Poop Jokes, and the Energy of an Sincere Story – Christ and Pop Tradition

[ad_1] There's a place the place the reply to each knock-knock joke is poop. The place farts are at all times hysterical. The place vomit can actually be a superheros best energy. And the place the strains between good and evil, disgusting and humorous, and absurd and significant are mingled and blurred. It's a place... Read more

How Do We Respond to Toxic and Abusive Power?

How Do We Reply to Poisonous and Abusive Energy?

[ad_1] It was two full days of answered prayer. We witnessed pastors and ministry leaders from throughout the nation actually confess their temptations to worldly energy and encounter the grace of God of their weak spot. Kyle and I dreamed of internet hosting The Approach of the Lamb convention for years, ever since writing our... Read more

TGC Q&A Podcast: How Should Christians in Power Serve Others?

TGC Q&A Podcast: How Ought to Christians in Energy Serve Others?

[ad_1] The next is an uncorrected transcript generated by a transcription service. Earlier than quoting in print, please examine the corresponding audio for accuracy. Steven Morales:Welcome again to TGC Q&A, a group podcast from the Gospel Coalition. Each week, we convey on members of our council and pals who present their distinctive perspective in your... Read more

The Real Power of Living in Community | RELEVANT Magazine

The Actual Energy of Residing in Neighborhood | RELEVANT Journal

[ad_1] Have you ever seen the rise in cliche sayings resembling, Your vibe attracts your tribe, or Life is healthier in neighborhood? Its like a awful rom-com film when all of the sudden all of the extras yell out on the predominant character, Go get the woman! As annoying as these issues will... Read more

The Power of Pilgrimage: A Freedom Road Conversation

The Energy of Pilgrimage: A Freedom Street Dialog

[ad_1] Each month, Freedom Streeta consulting group devoted to shrinking the narrative gaputilizes their podcast to convey collectively nationwide religion leaders, advocates, and activists to document the sorts of conversations which can be usually had on the entrance traces. It’s simply that this time, Freedom Street President Lisa Sharon Harper says, we’ve obtained microphones in... Read more

The Power of Sanctified Laughter

The Energy of Sanctified Laughter

[ad_1] Evangelical social media is an exhausting place to be generally. Within the hours and days after (yet one more) Tremendous Bowl halftime present that allegedly pushed the boundaries of public decency, a variety of Christians on my feeds appeared with a dour disposition, resigned to sighing at such a voyeuristic tradition. Quickly I began... Read more

The Power of Being Anxious for Nothing | RELEVANT Magazine

The Energy of Being Anxious for Nothing | RELEVANT Journal

[ad_1] Its been eight months since I graduated from Cornell College with a level in communications, eight months since being tossed into an ocean of newness and uncertainty. I nonetheless keep in mind the uneasy feeling I had stepping foot in my home in Lengthy Island once more after being out and in... Read more

The Power of Gods Grace | Devotional by Charles Stanley

The Energy of Gods Grace | Devotional by Charles Stanley

[ad_1] “Due to this fact, having been justified by religion, we've peace with God by our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom additionally we've obtained our introduction by religion into this grace wherein we stand ; and we exult in hope of the glory of God. And never solely this, however we additionally exult in our... Read more