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The Plague, the Passover and the Propitiation - TGC Africa

The Plague, the Passover and the Propitiation – TGC Africa

The greatest plague that infected virtually the whole world wasthe Spanish Flu (19181920). In Spanish:La Gripe Espaola. It infected over 500 million people, about a quarter of the worlds population at the time. Possibly 50 million people died in countries from France to Brazil to India to Ghana. The Plagues of Exodus The greatest grouping... Read more

Christian, Your Response to Suffering Matters – TGC Africa

Greetings to you Brothers and Sisters in Christ Jesus our Lord. My name is Rodgers Atwebembeire, the pastor of New City Community Church, a church that meets at the compound of the African Bible University opposite Quality shopping mall in Lubowa. Welcome & Prayer I would like to speak to you for a moment about... Read more

Why is there Sickness? Has God Lost Control? – TGC Africa

My heart goes out to the families and nations that have lost loved ones by these deadly diseases. Without any doubt, we are living in peculiar times. Consequently, it requires unprecedented action. We all know of the Ebola outbreak that killed many people in Sierra Leone and other parts of Africa. In 2018 Zimbabwe was... Read more

A Great Gulf Fixed // Sermon by Conrad Mbewe – TGC Africa

There is a great gulf between heaven and hell. Like a deep chasm, or the Victoria Falls, God has fixed it there deliberately and it cannot be crossed. In Luke 16 Jesus describes the despair of the rich man in hell. This ‘rich’ man realises that his pitiful state, consigned to hell and suffering, is... Read more

5 Habits Christians in Isolation Can Cultivate – TGC Africa

With just over 200 countries affected by COVID-19, one thing is certain: most people have had to adjust the way they live. Things may never be the same again. Think of the impact on the world’s economy, tourism, healthcare, trade, national relations, etc. Some of us will experience the loss of loved ones. Most of... Read more

Terror Breeds Error: Are you Being Deceived? – TGC Africa

Dread may very easily produce delusion. Fearful people are easy to fool. Helpless people are easy to hoodwink. Christians have not been shielded from terror in these times – from COVID-19 and its multitude of unpleasant spin-offs, such as loss of jobs and suspended church gatherings. We too are apprehensive. A cursory look at social... Read more

In the Midst of the Storm, It is Well // Stephen Braimah – TGC Africa

Will we ride out the storm? What if death comes? Will I persevere? These are the questions many are asking. At first, we in Africa heard about COVID-19 from far away. We wished, others even thought, that it would never reach us. Some speculated that Africans are immune to the disease because it took quite... Read more

An Apology from your Prosperity Preacher – TGC Africa

Its been interesting to see how everyone responds to COVID-19, from WhatsApp conspiracists to self-proclaimed experts. Opinions abound. With them, ignorance. But the people who I desire to hear something from, more than anyone else, are those in the health and wealth movement. Prosperity preachers. Ministers renowned for making inflated claims about this earthly life... Read more

Add Godliness to your Steadfastness – TGC Africa // Conrad Mbewe

Second Peter chapter 1. We begin reading from verse 3. He is referring to God. His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence, by which he has granted to us his precious and very... 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

What Exactly is SIn? // Africa Study Bible – TGC Africa

Most of our societies are governed by taboos and social norms. A taboo is something that is prohibited in a community, such as marrying a close relative. Social norms are values expected of every community member, and any violation is taken very seriously. Such violation is understood to pollute individuals and the community. This is... Read more

TGC Editorial Staff: Books We Enjoyed in 2019

It shouldnt be surprising that we, the editorial staff at The Gospel Coalition, enjoy reading. While our team worked diligently to evaluate the Christian market for ourannual book awards, we also read an eclectic array of titles for professional development, historical awareness, encouragement, and just plain fun. As one of our team members recently reflected,... Read more

What About Unjust Suffering? // Femi Osunnuyi – TGC Africa

When we suffer we often find ourselves asking, “Why am I suffering?” Often we are also asking other, silent, unspoken questions. “Is my suffering deserved? It is just? Is it unjust?” Many of us are suffering in various ways during COVID-19, especially if we have lost our jobs or businesses. Our overwhelming response is “This... Read more

TGC Podcast: H. B. Charles on Jesuss Longest Conversation

The following is an uncorrected transcript generated by a transcription service. Before quoting in print, please check the corresponding audio for accuracy. H. B. Charles: Father, in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, we ask again and afresh, that you would open our eyes that we may behold wonderful things about the Lord Jesus... Read more

TGC Podcast: 6 Ways to Watch Your Heart in Ministry

The following is an uncorrected transcript generated by a transcription service. Before quoting in print, please check the corresponding audio for accuracy. Ellen Dykas: I’d like to begin our time this afternoon with a letter. “Dear friends and faithful supporters, I want to thank you for your years of support in so many ways. But... Read more

TGC Q&A Podcast: Why Train Women to Teach the Bible?

Jen Wilkin: Why train women to teach the Bible? Taylor Turkington: Jen, I think that as we think about the church, God has gifted all his people. He’s gifted men, he’s gifted women. And when we look at women who have a gift of teaching, we want to equip them just like we equip all... Read more

3 Reasons Not to Support Conspiracy Theories – TGC Africa

The explosion of conspiracy theories around COVID-19 hasnt helped matters in these distressing times. Questions abound. Numerous narratives have been spun and shared widely. In the internet age, its harder to sort through rumours and vital information. Sadly, misinformation is growing, tensions are rising, suspicion is building, and fears are being stoked. Christians would be... Read more

Do Prayers Give God Permission to Act? – TGC Africa

There is a popular and perilous rumour around, inspired by the late Myles Munroe and Benny Hinn. It suggests that the sovereign God requires mans permission to do anything on earth. Munroe claimed that the only creature with authority on earth is mankind, ‘a spirit in a dirt body. Once, when hosted by Benny Hinn,... Read more

TGC Podcast: Shai Linne on the Gospel and Ethnic Unity

The following is an uncorrected transcript generated by a transcription service. Before quoting in print, please check the corresponding audio for accuracy. Shai Linne: My name is Shai Linne and the topic that I will be speaking on is The Gospel and Ethnic Unity. And I’m gonna be really upfront with you today. I do... Read more

Did the Bible Prophesy COVID-19? // Jairo Namnn – TGC Africa

Should we have seen COVID-19 coming? Did God prophesy it in the Bible? It’s hard to believe at times what we’re currently experiencing. Countries are closed. Events have been cancelled. Church services are suspended. Supermarkets are overcrowded and lack basic commodities. Attractions are empty. And, above everything else, thousands of people have died, hundreds of... Read more

TGC Q&A: How Do I Challenge Buffet-Style Christianity?

Glen Scrivener: So Sam, in 2 Timothy 4, Paul talks about people gathering to themselves any number of teachers who will tell them what their itching ears long to hear. And these days, we’ve got earbuds to gather to ourselves any number of teachers from any number of podcasts, and audio books, and YouTube videos.... Read more

4 Surprising Truths about the Church // Ronald Kalifungwa – TGC Africa

In the book of Revelation Jesus reveals four surprising truths about the church. In chapter 1 we are introduced to a vision of Christ. We now pause to look at the vision John received of the church of Christ. For when the church is undergoing suffering we need to be reminded of who Christ is.... Read more

Sincerely Seeking Solutions (in all the Wrong Places) – TGC Africa

It was a simple line said in passing by a brother praying during an online prayer meeting. The fear of the Coronavirus does not save. But it became the seed that fell on the soil of my soul, ultimately growing this article. The brother was acknowledging the strangeness of the current reality that the entire... Read more

TGC Podcast: Alistair Begg on Pressing the Message Home

The following is an uncorrected transcript generated by a transcription service. Before quoting in print, please check the corresponding audio for accuracy. Alistair Begg: I invite you to turn with me to 2 Timothy 4. And as you turn there, it’s a great privilege to be here. And to be in the company of others... Read more

TGC Q&A: How Could Jesus Not Know the Day or Hour of His Return?

The following is an uncorrected transcript generated by a transcription service. Before quoting in print, please check the corresponding audio for accuracy. Bryan Chapell: So, Al Mohler, theologian for decades, how could an omniscient son of God not know the day and the hour of his return? Al Mohler: When I teach theology, I always... Read more

TGC Q&A: How Should Christians Respond to a Culture of Outrage?

Jen Pollock Michel: Jackie, how should Christians respond to the culture of outrage today? Jackie Hill Perry: I think one, there has to be the expectation of it. There was outrage in Jesus’ day. They couldn’t believe that he was saying the things that he was saying, drink his blood, eat his flesh. What are... 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

TGC Podcast: Opening Your Bible? Turn on Your Imagination

The following is an uncorrected transcript generated by a transcription service. Before quoting in print, please check the corresponding audio for accuracy. So, my name is Russ, I am a pastor in Nashville, Tennessee with Christ Presbyterian Church. We’re a multi-site campus, and I pastor one of those sites. So, I’m the regular preacher and... Read more

Together For The City – TGC Africa

Over the past two decades, the work of church planting movements has significantly advanced around the globe. One of the core convictions the practitioners in these networks share is that church planting is the most effective way of advancing the Great Commission. But has this effectiveness of advancing the great commission through planting new churches... Read more

TGC Podcast: Christian Formation According to Edwards

The following is an uncorrected transcript generated by a transcription service. Before quoting in print, please check the corresponding audio for accuracy. Kyle Strobel: I figured out I wanted to be a professor before I figured out what I wanted to teach. It’s a weird experience. I did a Bible bachelor’s degree and then I... Read more

TGC Q&A: Should I Use Pre-Written Studies to Study the Bible?

The following is an uncorrected transcript generated by a transcription service. Before quoting in print, please check the corresponding audio for accuracy. Courtney Doctor: Nancy, you and I have both written Bible studies, you quite a few more than me, and I’ve loved your studies, but we are here because we want to talk about... Read more

TGC Q&A: Suffering, Healing, and the Hope of Eternity

TGC Q&A: Struggling, Therapeutic, and the Hope of Eternity

[ad_1] Nancy Guthrie and Joni Eareckson Tada start their dialog by reflecting on the primary time they met, greater than 20 years in the past. On the time, Guthrie was studying Tada’s ebook Heaven: Your Actual House, as Guthrie’s daughter had just lately gone dwelling to heaven. This reminiscence prompts Guthrie to ask Tada what... Read more

TGC Podcast: Michael Horton on the Call to Suffering Witness

TGC Podcast: Michael Horton on the Name to Struggling Witness

[ad_1] The next is an uncorrected transcript generated by a transcription service. Earlier than quoting in print, please test the corresponding audio for accuracy. Michael Horton: I’m so glad to be invited to share within the instructing ministry and to take part with you in listening to God’s phrase. Have an incredible respect for the... Read more

TGC Podcast: Doing Apologetics Like Augustine Did

TGC Podcast: Doing Apologetics Like Augustine Did

[ad_1] The next is an uncorrected transcript generated by a transcription service. Earlier than quoting in print, please verify the corresponding audio for accuracy. Josh Chatraw: One of many TV exhibits I’ve gotten into lately was “Stranger Things.” And in one of many episodes, you had 4 of the heroes, these junior highschool heroes, dressed... 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

TGC Podcast: 3 Facets of Fruitfulness God Desires

TGC Podcast: Three Sides of Fruitfulness God Needs

[ad_1] The next is an uncorrected transcript generated by a transcription service. Earlier than quoting in print, please verify the corresponding audio for accuracy. Tom Nelson: I’m Tom Nelson. Glad to have you ever all right here. I’m so impressed that you just’re really right here. You having a superb convention to this point? Isn’t... Read more

TGC Q&A Podcast: How Do I Evangelize in Word and Deed?

TGC Q&A Podcast: How Do I Evangelize in Phrase and Deed?

[ad_1] Ligon Duncan begins the dialog by sharing his and David Platts shared perception within the primacy of the Phrase simply as God speaks and brings his individuals into being. Duncan says that as we picture God as witnesses, we must always communicate his phrase of grace, and the Holy Spirit will use that to... Read more

TGC Podcast: Trip Lee on Faith and Healing

TGC Podcast: Journey Lee on Religion and Therapeutic

[ad_1] The next is a evenly edited transcript; please verify audio/video earlier than quoting. Journey Lee: Father, thanks in your Phrase. And we pray you'll assist us to see it, to listen to it humbly, and to reply with religion. We ask in Jesus identify. Amen. I wish to learn fromMatthew 8. I wish to... Read more

TGC Q&A Podcast: Why Train Women to Teach the Bible?

TGC Q&A Podcast: Why Practice Girls to Educate the Bible?

[ad_1] Taylor Turkington begins the dialog by highlighting that each women and men within the church can have the reward of instructing the Bible, and due to this, you will need to equip themjust like all of the saints must be outfitted for the work of the ministry as described in Ephesians 4:12-14. Jen Wilkin... Read more

TGC Podcast: 6 Ways to Watch Your Heart in Ministry

TGC Podcast: 6 Methods to Watch Your Coronary heart in Ministry

[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. Ellen Dykas: I’d like to start our time this afternoon with a letter. “Dear friends and faithful supporters, I want to thank you for your years of support in so many... Read more

TGC Q&A Podcast: Identity, Sex, and Gender

TGC Q&A Podcast: Identification, Intercourse, and Gender

[ad_1] Ray Ortlund begins the dialogue by saying that it's dangerous for anybody to make elements of their fallen nature their major id. He goes on to say that all of us have tendencies towards this, as we frequently take elements of our earthly life and make that the last word lens by means of... Read more