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Ukrainian Christians recall 51 days hiding in church as city was destroyed

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Huddled in a hallway as bombs reduced their Ukrainian city to rubble, members of the Mariupol Church of Christ urged Alexander Chekalenko — Sasha — to call on the Lord for protection. ...

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What is Shavuot (Pentecost) really all about?

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Over the past 44 years, I have had the privilege of speaking in over 450 churches in any number of varied contexts. When given the opportunity, I have asked the audiences a ...

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Tim Keller asks for prayers two years into battle with pancreatic cancer

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Pastor Tim Keller, the founder of Redeemer Presbyterian Church and City to City, remains positive as he battles cancer. “God has seen it fit to give me more time,” he said, but ...

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Faithlife TV is for Christians interested in ‘digging into Scripture’

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For most streaming services, entertainment is the primary goal. Think Amazon Prime or even YouTube. Then there’s Faithlife TV Plus. It’s a relatively new streaming service that – yes – wants to ...

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5 Passover movies not to miss this month

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Passover is observed each year by the Jewish community to remember and celebrate the exodus of the Israelites from their slavery in Egypt. Also known as Pesach, Passover is a major Jewish ...

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Debunking centuries-old myths about Mary Magdalene

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One of the most misunderstood biblical figures has to be Mary Magdalene. Let’s start with what we do know about her. Sometimes referred to as Mary of Magdala or simply the Madeleine, ...

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Chinese government rewriting Bible to fit communist agenda

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The Chinese government is rewriting the Bible in accordance with communist values, The Voice of the Martyrs warned. “This is a project that the Chinese Communist Party announced in 2019,” Todd Nettleton ...

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The wrath and love of God

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About Jesus it is written, “. . . whoever does not obey the Son [Jesus] shall not see life, but the wrath of God remains on him” (John 3:36).  Wrath of God?  ...

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10 questions to reflect on as you begin a new year

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Once, when the people of God had become careless in their relationship with Him, the Lord rebuked them through the prophet Haggai. “Consider your ways!” (Haggai 1:5) he declared, urging them to ...

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Kathie Lee Gifford encourages Christians to not be afraid of gifts of the Spirit

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Too many Westerners are needlessly afraid of spiritual gifts, talk show host Kathie Lee Gifford said has told the Christian Broadcasting Network. “Once you understand, you meet the people that have these ...

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Tim Tebow challenges Christians to find and live out their “micro-mission” for God

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Although all Christians have the same macro-mission to love God and others, he also gives each believer a micro-mission designed just for them, Tim Tebow said at the recent Passion Conference. “Every ...

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On this day in history: Athanasius – Defender of Orthodoxy

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Much of what we believe today about Christ today, being God in human flesh and the Trinity was articulated by Athanasius (295-373). He was from Alexandria, Egypt, and was raised in a ...

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Exposing the latest tactic of the devil to keep us from the Bible

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In a recent article, I mentioned that in 1647, the colony of Massachusetts passed the Old Deluder Act, with “the Old Deluder” referring to the devil himself. In the past, this act declared, Satan ...

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Evangelicals have varying opinions about Israel, new study finds

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Evangelical support for the nation of Israel is not as unified as it once was. The Jewish Connection: Evangelicals and Israel, a study of 1,000 American evangelical Protestants. reveals that 51 percent ...

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The miraculous connection of Hanukkah to Christmas

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I grew up a nice Jewish boy in Brooklyn, New York. When December arrived it brought some interesting challenges. Why? My family owned a toy store! I knew little about Christmas, but ...

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YouVersion Bible app celebrates half-billion worldwide installations

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Bible reading is on the rise during the pandemic, thanks in part to the success of the YouVersion app. YouVersion recently because the first Bible app to reach 500 million installations worldwide. ...

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Living out our humanity: an invitation from Jesus

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Driving by a deserted storefront, I did a double-take. Underneath the overhang was a mishmash of stuff. Someone’s meager belongings. An empty cart. A lump of humanity huddled under a blanket. In ...

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The surprising admission by Karl Marx that God exists

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Karl Marx, the father of scientific socialism, once wrote that he knew he was born to God but was chosen for hell. Dr. David Jeremiah says that was one of many “aha! moments” ...

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First Nations Version translates the New Testament for North American Native Peoples

It’s a Bible verse familiar to many Christians — and even to many non-Christians who have seen John 3:16 on billboards and T-shirts or scrawled across eye black under football players’ helmets. ...

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Fear of the mark of the beast not a valid reason to avoid vaccine, scholars say

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Although some people have legitimate reasons for not being vaccinated for COVID-19, fear of receiving the mark of the beast mentioned in Revelation should not be one of them, a New Testament ...

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Observation, engagement and personal conversations central to sharing the Gospel

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In 1966, while in the United States Air Force stationed in Misawa, Japan, I had the opportunity of climbing the famous Mt. Fuji.  It was a wonderful and memorable sightseeing experience.  In ...

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‘The Devil is Afraid of Me’: Exorcist describes his battle against demons and the occult

In 2020, the book The Devil is Afraid of Me: The Life and Works of the World’s Most Famous Exorcist (See below) hit our virtual bookshelves. While most people think of the ...

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Biola conference will explore Jesus Movement revival of 1970s

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Fifty years ago, Christian revival sparked during the Jesus People Movement. Aiming to fuel the flame of the same type of revival, Biola University will host a new annual Bible conference — ...

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Scientists reveal physical evidence of destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah

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The Bible recounts how God destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah for their sin, sending fire from the sky to obliterate them. Now, scientists say they have found physical evidence that exploding space rock ...

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TGIW celebrates 20 years of serving spiritual needs of men

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Rod Handley welcomes more than 100 men to the 20th-anniversary celebration of the TGIW men’s ministry on Wednesday morning at the Stanley Event Space in downtown Lee’s Summit. Handley reminisced about the ...

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