Monthly Archives: July 2015

HOW TO ANSWER A JESUS CRITIC: EXPOSING THE TEN WORST ARGUMENTS AGAINST CHRISTIANITY by Scott M. Sullivan, PhD

  
Learn How To Respond To Comments Like:

  • “Christians are a bunch of hypocrites.”
  • “God doesn’t care which religion you believe.”
  • “Christians always think they are right and everyone else is wrong.”
  • “Christians irritate me because they are always warning people about Hell.”
  • And more.

A good introductory course with free access.

Get instant access through Scott M. Sullivan’s Classical Theist website.

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Doc Murf
KEEP ON LEARNING, my friends!

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Power of Persistent Prayer by Cindy Jacobs

  For All Christians Eager to Break Through to a Deeper, More Effective Prayer Life​.

Here, for the first time in trade paper, Cindy Jacobs, bestselling author and recognized leader in the worldwide prayer movement, brings her passionate message to all Christians who struggle with prayer or desire to be more effective prayer warriors. This powerful guide includes questions like “Why does it take so long to receive answers to my prayers?” and “How can I take my prayer life to the next level?” Jacobs addresses these and many more concerns and provides solid biblical answers.
Written out of the crucible of her own deep prayer life, Jacobs starts with basic teaching and builds up to in-depth topics, including fasting and spiritual warfare.

This was a rather fast read being less than 200 pages. Chock full of information on the subject of prayer.

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Doc Murf

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God’s Not Dead Revisited

by Roger Patterson on August 5, 2014​

ORIGINAL ARTICLE

  
In a previous review of the movie God’s Not Dead, I claimed that the film used the big bang and biological evolution to support the existence of God. As a film that is explicitly Christian, this is problematic. As a result of the first review, many AiG supporters raised concerns about the critical nature of the article. I do not offer this second article as a defense of my own character, but to offer an example of thinking carefully about the messages we receive today through various forms of media—even if they have some truth in them. We are called to take every thought captive to the obedience of Christ (2 Corinthians 10:5). I pray that this article will reflect a critical mind in testing all things and holding fast what is true without reflecting a critical spirit.
As I stated in the initial review, “As with lots of movies, an astute and mature Christian can use this film as a teaching opportunity by opening up the pages of Scripture with those who have seen it to explain the real origin of suffering in the world as well as the real hope of salvation by repenting of sin and trusting fully in the Creator God—Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ is not dead: He is risen and seated at the right hand of the Father. Let us boldly proclaim that He is the Judge of the living and the dead rather than putting ourselves in His rightful place.”
As this article is being posted, the God’s Not Dead DVD is being made available to the public, and promotional kits including sermon outlines, a DVD-based study curriculum, study guides for adults and students, and other promotional resources are being sold to churches. While these resources will surely contain many biblical explanations and encouragements to stand strong in the faith and proclaim the truths of salvation to all, there will likely be elements that are unbiblical and promote various forms of evolutionary ideas as compatible with the Bible.1 This article is intended to help you think critically about those aspects, whether or not you choose to use these resources with the movie.
Receiving Correction

I acknowledge that I could have done one thing better in my initial review: I could have acknowledged the helpful elements of the film in a way that was more approving of those aspects without endorsing the negative aspects. After receiving many negative comments through social media and emails regarding the article, I thought it would be wise to view the movie again to consider the concerns raised by the commenters. Some of those comments fell far outside the prescription of Ephesians 4:29 and several likened me to a pawn of Satan getting people to not watch the movie. After watching the film again with another trusted brother from the ministry and transcribing the sections of the film that dealt with the scientific and moral arguments, I stand by my original review without hesitation and with only one caveat….[READ MORE]

I loved the movie and found it very compelling, but we always tend to delve into the problems of any movie we love. To pick it apart, so-to-say.

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The Weapon of Prayer BY E. M. Bounds

What is more important than ministry? What is, in fact, the one thing that “puts God to work”? Prayer! In response to His children’s prayers and petitions, God has promised to answer, to do , an to give us “all things whatsoever.” E.M. Bounds expounds on God’s need of people who pray. He explains:-Why prayer moves God to act-How busyness in church activities can hinder prayer-Why Jesus could not dispense with prayer-How the early apostles gave themselves to prayer-Why effective preaching depends on effective praying-Why we need to intercede for others-Why prayer is essential in God’s kingdomInspiring sketches of the prayer lives of dedicated Christians, such as David Brainerd, George Mller, and Jonathan Edwards are included. Learn how you, too, can prepare yourself for effective participation in the highest calling Christ has given the church–to advance God’s kingdom through prayer.”Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and show thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.” -Jeremiah 33:3

Consider downloading and taking a free read from me.

Prayer The Weapon of by EM Bounds

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How to Study the Bible by Robert M. West

How to Study the Bible

This guide provides a brief, concise overview of personal Bible study for the layperson. Long-time Bible teacher Robert West gives insight into the types, tools, and techniques of personal study, offering both practical guidance and encouragement to pursue the command of 2 Timothy 2:15 (“Be diligent to present yourself approved to God as a workman who does not need to be ashamed, accurately handling the word of truth”). Covering topics such as the inductive method, word studies, commentaries, dictionaries, and concordances, How to Study the Bible also emphasizes the personal benefits of private Bible time.

It is easy to have in your back pocket and pull out for those moments while you are waiting!

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Prayer

A 39 page document file outlining some of the basics of pray, such as: What is prayer? How to pray? Praying together and starting small praying and thinking.  A nice handy little document.

prayer.pdf

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