Monday, October 03, 2016

On the Net: "When Church Growth Becomes Dangerous" and More

When Church Growth Becomes Dangerous

“Let church growth be the real thing, not something hyped up. Solid growth, not inflated numbers.” Read More

Now Kazakhstan Christians Can Prove Their Faith Isn't Foreign

Archaeologists discover that Christianity existed along Silk Road long before the Russians arrived. Read More

Heidelberg Catechism, Lord’s Day 40

How many of us, asked to explain the purpose of the sixth commandment ("you shall not murder"), would begin by saying, "I am not to belittle my neighbour"? Read More

Sermon: Do all dogs go to heaven? Yes, and even cats do too

A sermon delivered to Shepherd of the Hills Episcopal Church in Lecanto Florida (Diocese of Central Florida) on Oct 2, 2016 at the church's St Francis Festival by its rector, the Very Rev. George Conger. Read More

5 Kinds of Passion That Can Make or Break Your Leadership

When it comes to reaching the next generation, passion beats polish. Read More

5 Things Every Church Should Know About Students

Here are five things the new students in your church probably want you to know. Read More

3 Ways to Teach Your Kids to Pray for the Persecuted Church

In this article, Ruth Ripkin offers three ways to engage entire families in praying for the global persecuted church by teaching our children to join us. Read More

25 Winter Outreach Ideas

This winter and holiday season, try these 25 idea starters to reach your community in creative ways. Read More

Proof That Women Are Expendable For American Evangelicals

In the case of women, the evangelical acceptance of Trump's bullying and degrading of women is nothing new to the wider movement and worthy of closer scrutiny. Read More
American evangelicals' support of Trump in this presidential election will come back to haunt them. Even Jesus paid taxes and instructed his disciples to pay them. The Ten Commandments condemns the bearing of false witness. They also condemn adultery. Jesus described as the children of the devil the Pharisees and scribes because of their lies, false accusations, and innuendos, noting that the devil was the father of lies. Jesus instructed disciples to turn the other cheek, to not let the sun go down on their anger, and to love their enemies. He stressed the importance of forgiveness, kindness, and mercy. He taught them that a rich man's wealth was a nearly insurmountable barrier to discipleship. The Bible warns against putting one's trust in princes and other strong men rather than in God. Jesus' attitude toward women was different than that of the Pharisees and the scribes. For example, he stopped to talk to them when the Pharisees and the scribes would have ignored them. Jesus also treated women with respect, not contempt.
US Missionary To Russia Loses Appeal Against Conviction For Evangelising

The American missionary who has become one of the first victims of the country's clampdown on religion has lost an appeal against his conviction. Read More

Red Tape: China Wants to Constrict Christian Activities with 26 New Rules

Both official and house churches now face bigger threat than cross removal campaign. Read More

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