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Category: Christian Values

  • Was Jesus forsaken by His Father? What does that mean?

    By Shari Abbott, Reasons for Hope Before we address why Jesus would have cried out with this question, and a possible different reason that He might have said them, I want to address a common misinterpretation of what the word … Continue reading

  • Ai and Old Testament Chronology: Who Cares?

    On February 8, 2014, a symposium was held at Houston Baptist University in conjunction with the new archaeological exhibit, ” Khirbet el-Maqatir: History of a Biblical Site.” In this video, Dr. Eugene Merrill presents, “Ai and Old Testament Chronology: Who … Continue reading

  • Teenage mutant ninja people

    by Gordon Howard Chernobyl, Three Mile Island, Fukushima; Why are these names associated with fear and foreboding? Because we know the potential dangers, albeit often overstated, of radioactive materials leaking from damaged nuclear power plants. We have read about the disastrous … Continue reading

  • Daily Devotional: Jesus appearing to Mary Magdalene

    Spurgeon at the Metropolitan Tabernacle: 365 Sermons ‘Now when Jesus was risen early the first day of the week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom he had cast seven devils.’ Mark 16:9 Suggested Further Reading: John 20:11–18 He said, … Continue reading

  • The Historicity of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ: Part 1

    by Gary R Gromacki PhD INTRODUCTION: Something happened over 1,970 years ago that changed the course of world history. This event turned men of fear into men of faith. This event explains the existence of the Church and changes in the … Continue reading

  • What’s Your Judas Experience?

    By Shari Abbott, Reasons for Hope With this Sunday beginning Holy Week, the time in which we remember Jesus’ final days before the cross, we should take the time to reflect on His journey. It began on the day we … Continue reading

  • Daily Devotional: Heedlessness in religion

    Spurgeon at the Metropolitan Tabernacle: 365 Sermons – Tuesday, April 15, 2014 ‘But Jehu took no heed to walk in the law of the Lord God of Israel with all his heart: for he departed not from the sins of … Continue reading

  • Daily Devotional: The last census

    Spurgeon at the Metropolitan Tabernacle: 365 Sermons – Monday, April 14, 2014 ‘The Lord shall count, when he writeth up the people, that this man was born there.’ Psalm 87:6 Suggested Further Reading: Revelation 20:11–15 The matters with which the census shall … Continue reading

  • Weekly Inspiration: Grace Comes After You

    by Max Lucado God’s grace!  It has a wildness about it.  A white-water, rip-tide, turn-you-upside-downess about it. Grace comes after you! Some years ago I underwent a heart procedure.  I asked the surgeon, “You’re burning the interior of my heart, … Continue reading

  • Proverbs 6

    1 My son, if thou be surety for thy neighbor,and hast stricken hands with the stranger, 2 Thou art snared with the words of thy mouth: thou art even taken with the words of thine own mouth. 3 Do this now, my Son, and deliver thyself: seeing … Continue reading

  • Daily Devotional: The portion of the ungodly

    Spurgeon at the Metropolitan Tabernacle: 365 Sermons – Sunday, April 13, 2014 ‘Behold, they shall be as stubble; the fire shall burn them; they shall not deliver themselves from the power of the flame: there shall not be a coal … Continue reading

  • Are You a Committed Christian?

    O.K.!  Let’s just get it out of the way from the start.  I’m weird and my mind doesn’t operate the way other’s do sometimes.  That’s fine with me.  God wired me this way and it makes life interesting. But, here’s … Continue reading

  • Students Surprised to Find Noah’s Ark Feasible

    by Brian Thomas, M.S. * Advanced physics students at Leicester University were tasked with determining if the Biblical dimensions of Noah’s ark—assuming it was properly constructed—could have supported the mass of 70,000 animals. Student Kayie Raymer told UK’s The Telegraphthat after … Continue reading

  • Daily Devotional: The root of the matter

    Spurgeon at the Metropolitan Tabernacle: 365 Sermons – Saturday, April 12, 2014 ‘The root of the matter is found in me.’ Job 19:28 Suggested Further Reading: Ezekiel 34:1–24 There are many young Christians who have been made to suffer for years through … Continue reading

  • God lacks nothing so why create anything?

    A Two Minute Teachings from the Avalos/Valdes Debate on 2/16/2014. If you missed the debate, watch it here.  For more information and in-depth answers to questions from the debate, click here. To watch more Two Minute Teachings click HERE For more great videos … Continue reading

  • Daily Devotionals: Exposition of the doctrines of grace (1. Opening of proceedings)

    Spurgeon at the Metropolitan Tabernacle: 365 Sermons – Friday, April 11, 2014 Suggested Reading: 1 Corinthians 1:17–2:5 It is a fact that the system of doctrines called Calvinism is so exceedingly simple and so readily learned, that as a system of divinity it … Continue reading

  • Thursday Crucifixion? Do these two reasons “nail” it?

    By Shari Abbott, Reasons for Hope If you did not read last week’s answer to this question, please do so here. It focused on Jesus’ words in Matthew regarding how long it would be from the hour of His death to His … Continue reading

  • Daily Devotional: A promise for us and for our children

    Spurgeon at the Metropolitan Tabernacle: 365 Sermons – Thursday, April 10, 2014 ‘I will pour water upon him that is thirsty … I will pour my spirit upon thy seed … and they shall spring up as among the grass, … Continue reading

  • C.S. Lewis & the Doctrine of the Virgin Birth

    By Juan Valdes, Reasons for Hope ”Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, a virgin will be with child and bear a son, and she will call His name Immanuel.” Isaiah 7:14 Introduction  Unafraid of dealing with controversial … Continue reading

  • Prioritizing People

    Carl Wieland chats with environmental biologist Douglas Oliver Dr Doug Oliver was raised in a ‘liberal Christian’ home and church. He says, “I thought that being ‘good’ and believing in a vague, traditional God was probably good enough to get me into … Continue reading