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Evangelism’s Motivation and Method


The Reason You Are to be a Witness

Most evangelism is done because we don’t want to see people die and go to hell. But if you evangelize with this primary motive, you are sharing your faith from a weak motive. You are doing evangelism for a far lesser reason than why Christ and the apostles evangelized. It is no wonder why so many of us are failing in sharing Christ with others.–> Click On Audio Below

Charismatic Counterfeits: Do the Modern Gifts Meet the Biblical Standard?



“Charismatic Counterfeits: Do the modern gifts meet the biblical standard?” And that subtitle really identifies what it is that we’re going to be addressing today. We want to consider the way in which the contemporary Charismatic Movement defines key spiritual gifts. And then we want to compare that Charismatic version with the Word of God to see how they match up.

Channeled Scablands of the Earth


1280px-Scablands_in_Eastern_WashingtonIn the state of Washington, there is a large area called the Scablands. The area received this name because it is mostly a large barren area of solid rocks. The Channeled Scablands are a barren, relatively soil-free landscape in Eastern Washington, scoured clean by a flood.They are a geologically unique erosional feature in the U.S. state of Washington. This area has many channels and canyons some of these canyons are hundreds of feet deep and extend over fifteen miles in length. The term scabland refers to an area that has experienced fluvial erosion resulting in the loss of loess and other soils, leaving the land barren.The Channeled Scablands have a rectangular cross section, with flat plateaus and steep canyon sides, and are spread over immense areas of Eastern Washington. The morphology of the scablands is butte-and-basin. The area that encompasses the Scablands has been estimated between 1,500 and 2,000 square miles (3,900 and 5,200 km2), though those estimates still may be too conservative. The standard thought was these channels and canyons formed was by long process. Rivers running through the Scablands formed these formations. J Harlan Bretz argued for a catastrophic event as the cause of the many channels and canyons. They were created by a Floods that swept periodically across Eastern Washington and down the Columbia River Plateau . Geologist J Harlen Bretz coined the term in a series of papers in the 1920s. Debate over the origin of the Scablands raged for four decades and is one of the great debates in the history of earth science  but they where proved wrong. The Scablands are also important to planetary scientists as perhaps the best terrestrial analog for the Martian outflow channels. However, when invited to speak by the Geological Society of Washington D.C, his idea was rejected and ridiculed because all the geologists agreed that it requires a long and slow process. After J Harlan Bretz’s presentation at the Geological Society. Every person express their disapproval.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

A field trip in 1952 by geologists explained in a major change of opinion. The evidence observed by those geologists appeared in two major publication. Both articles produced arguments in favor of Bretz’s original claim of catastrophic formation of the channels in the Scablands. It required 15 more years until the geologists accepted the idea that canyons can be formed by catastrophic events in a short period.

Bretz conducted research and published many papers during the 1920s describing the Channeled Scablands. His theories of how they were formed required short but immense floods (500 cubic miles of water), for which Bretz had no explanation. Bretz’s theories met with vehement opposition from geologists of the day, who tried to explain the features with uniformitarian theories.

J.T. Pardee first suggested in 1925 to Bretz that the draining of a glacial lake could account for flows of the magnitude needed. Pardee continued his research over the next 30 years, collecting and analyzing evidence that eventually identified Lake Missoula as the source of the Missoula Floods and creator of the Channeled Scablands. I also suggest that this flood was the Genesis Flood of Noah’s Ark. That is evidence supporting wrong dates around the earth.

Pardee’s and Bretz’s theories were accepted only after decades of painstaking work and fierce scientific debate. Research on open channel hydraulics in the 1970s put Bretz’s theories on solid scientific ground. In 1979 Bretz received the highest medal of the Geological Society of America, the Penrose Medal, to recognize that he had developed one of the great ideas in the earth sciences.

The long ages are not necessary for Scablands and other areas where canyons are they can form quickly. So think of this when they say rocks are millions of years old. They could have formed just as quickly. I hope this will help you to consider the earth is not as old as they say and the Genesis Flood is truth. If we interpret the Genesis Flood to be a local flood, then God’s everlasting covenant is meaningless because we have many devastating local floods throughout the world and they do not wipe out all the animals. The only interpretation that is consistent with God’s everlasting covenant is that it was a worldwide Flood. Since the fossil records have proven that it was worldwide . What then is my point! I am pointing to the fact that the flood was real.

Genesis 9:8-11

8 Then God said to Noah and to his sons with him: 9 “I now establish my covenant with you and with your descendants after you 10 and with every living creature that was with you—the birds, the livestock and all the wild animals, all those that came out of the ark with you—every living creature on earth. 11 I establish my covenant with you: Never again will all life be destroyed by the waters of a flood; never again will there be a flood to destroy the earth.”

The Genesis Flood was judgement on the world’s sin. Sin will always bring death. Jesus talked about the Flood. This world mocks God. This world system loves to sin. God hates sin and must punish sin. People love the baby Jesus but I have to tell you something. He will bring judgement on this world. If a person refuse to repent and follow Jesus then the person will face the wrath of God. The world will be surprised when the wrath of God is upon this world.

Matthew 24:37-39 As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. 38 For in the days before the flood, people were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, up to the day Noah entered the ark; 39 and they knew nothing about what would happen until the flood came and took them all away. That is how it will be at the coming of the Son of Man.

You Can Have The life God Wants http://www.disciplesacademy.com/induction.php#.Uw6Jy_ldU7E

Christians Cussing ? Movies or Music


Tim talks about three predominate errors that are being set forth when bringing up the issue of professing Christians using curse words or listening to music with profanity in it or movies. This is not A grey area it is sin A window to the heart. You can not listen and not be affected by it. This should not be allowed in the church it needs to be dealt with it is infectious.

http://illbehonest.com/cussing-christ…

The Almighty Defense – The Armor of God


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The Apostle Paul mentions a certain sword, shield, helmet, breastplate, belt, and shoes in Ephesians chapter six. And he refers to them as the believer’s “armor.” Paul clearly commands us to dress ourselves in this “armor” in order that we may effectively fight this spiritual battle in which we find ourselves currently employed. However, even with the presence of a clear command, many Christians today are under the impression that this “armor” is merely for little kid’s in Sunday school class, and not something that mature Christian adults are supposed to actually “put on.” In many ways, we have lost the grandeur and majesty of God’s purchased weaponry and many Christians think of God’s “armor” as plastic, dime-store religiosity. The saints of God have not been left here on earth alone, to fend for themselves. They have been given every last thing they could possibly ever need in order to thrive in life and godliness.

Delivered By Eric ludy > Audio

Has The Bible Been Changed According To The Quran?



We almost always hear from Muslims that the Bible has been changed. In this video I am going to go into the Quran to see what it has to say about this topic. Does the Quran confirm the Bible? Does the Quran refer Muslims to go the Bible? Please watch it with an open heart and don’t have any bias but please analyze the facts.

Christ said, “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened.”
(Matthew 7:7-8)

Grim Reaper the Reality of Death


This is about people who have died and the effects it has on people. These people lived in a apartment complex. When they saw a dead person which is a reality . That some day you will die and be in a body bag. The effect it will have. Did you know Moses thought about his death. Jesus thought about his death . It’s wise for us to number are days. There was one guy who had cancer with a 10% chance to live. he tried a ginnie pig treatment, but he lived. He asked if he was scared. he said he thinks often about his death. More people need to think they will die one day. This will give you wisdom about death and life. When we realize we only have one life to live. Then we need the difficult thoughts to have the right Perspective of life and meaning in life from temporary to eternal.Death is a sobering wake up call in light of this life we have. There is hope even through all of this because death will smile upon you. are you ready?.

The Voice of God


People and cultures throughout the ages have sought to hear the voice of God. Some have sought to hear God through weird transcendental meditative states. Some have sacrificed unto idols and the sun, moon and stars hoping that “the gods” would be pleased and communicate with them and bless them. Some have gone off to some cave, and come out proclaiming to have heard from God, and thus we have Islam, Mormonism and other such religions. It seems like we as humans have tried anything and everything to hear God’s voice. So, how does the Christian hear God’s voice? Are we left to rely on some inner train of spontaneous thoughts, and hope that one of them is actually God’s voice leading us? Do we over-spiritualize our words and just say “thus saith the Lord” even if we’re not sure that the Lord has thus said?! Here’s the miraculous reality, God has been and is always speaking to His people! How? Well, that’s what this message is all about!

Drinking and Christian Liberties


If all you are about is your Christian liberty and you don’t care what this does to somebody else, you are not loving. You are not really concerned about others, you are more concerned about how far you can live out on the edge. On the other hand, legalism will kill the church, it will cause biting and devouring, and people thinking they are superior to others.

MP3: http://illbehonest.com/drinking-and-christian-liberties-tim-conway

Americanized


This is a study in the forceful and terrorizing grip that unmitigated self-appetite can have on both an individual life and the life of a society. To be American used to carry with it (whether it was deserving or not) the Puritan ideals of integrity, chastity, prudence, temperance, goodwill, generosity, and mercy. But times have certainly changed. Now, it appears that around the world today, the “American” is often known instead for their bizarre sense of entitlement and their strange brand of religion (oft misunderstood to be Christianity) that gives them a so-called “liberty” to live in a constant state of excess and self-seeking pleasure. And thusly, the once noble and honorable word “American,” has become a synonym for “Glutton.” Oh, for the Church of Jesus Christ to come out from among this and be separate.

The Gospel – Sermon Edition


If you are familiar with the Ellerslie Short Film entitled, The Gospel, then you will be duly prepped for this message, which is the full-blown sermon edition (thunder and all). At Ellerslie we are not ashamed of the Gospel, for it is the power of God unto Salvation! Praise God for such a message of resounding victory, redemption, and grace.

THE SHORT GOSPEL VIDEO

Questions and Answers about the Sanctity of Human Life


This deals with questions and answers about abortion. There is much guilt for man and woman about abortion Dan Franklin, Randy Alcorn, and Diane Meyer at Good Shepherd Community Church.

The Essential Elements of the Gospel


Do you have the gospel that Jesus gave his life to establish? If life or death, heaven or hell is determined by the essential elements of the gospel, then it seems to be essential to know. In fact, it is an absolute necessity to know. In this session, the gospel that the Apostles presented at the expense of their lives was broken down and expounded by Pastor Michael Durham. There are some crucial elements being left out of most gospel presentations today–so crucial that without them a potential convert could be mislead.

About Face Prayer


This is a message that unlocks the art of praying in a very unique and stirring way. The answer for the Church is not in brainstorming solutions and in novel marketing campaigns – it’s in prayer. And prayer is enabled and empowered when one finds the “face of God.” This message is about seeking the face of God as a primary work and not as a last resort.

How Can A Person Know They Are Saved?


Are you truly born-again and saved? Or is it tradition, is your faith in the great love you have for Christ now, or some work or prayer you said when you were a child?
Preached by Tim Conway
Grace Community Church
San Antonio, Texas
http://www.gccsatx.com

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