Saturday, January 13, 2018

Question of the Week: Can an evolutionist be a creationist? 💥


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Planned Parenthood and Evolutionary Creationism

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Eugenics and Planned Parenthood


Life is precious—no matter how short or how impaired that life may be. Explore the historical and modern perspectives of eugenics, how Planned Parenthood has played a role in furthering its cause, and the proper biblical perspective on these important issues.

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Can an Evolutionist Be a Creationist?


Can a Christian who believes in the big bang, millions of years, common ancestry for all life on earth, origin of all species through random mutation and natural selection, the evolution of humans from ape-like ancestors—essentially everything that evolutionists believe—be called a creationist?

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Equipping Families to Stand

Equipping Families to Stand


Looking for a spectacular vacation destination and a life-changing conference for the entire family? You'll find both at the Equipping Families to Stand conference July 16–20, 2018, at the world-class Ark Encounter.

Hear from Ken Ham, special guest speakers Dennis and Barbara Rainey, and many of your favorite AiG speakers. This unique conference will combine apologetics and biblical teaching on many aspects within the family from speakers with many years of experience.

Register by March 31, 2018, for the early bird discount!

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Families Are God's Idea, Beginning in Genesis

Families are close to God's heart. In fact, they were his idea in the first place.

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Eye Contact Makes a Baby's Brain Waves Sync with Yours

A recent study found that when adults and babies make eye contact, their brain waves actually fall in sync, giving them shared patterns of brain activity.

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Joining the Giver of Life to Contend for Life

At the Answers for Women's conference, learn how to explain God's purpose in creating life so you can help contend for life.

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Friday, January 12, 2018

John R. Rice Quotes of the Week

Sin has so perverted the whole of our natures that only God's grace can save such sinners as we are. And only God's grace can keep such sinners, too. It takes a wonderful salvation to save such sinners as we are. And it takes the same wonderful salvation to keep us. - John R. Rice

Those who do not believe in an eternal Hell of torment for Christ-rejecting sinners simply do not know how black is the natural human heart, how guilty and deserving of punishment is every sinner who rejects Christ, how incurably wicked are such hearts. - John R. Rice

The man who is incapable of saving himself is equally incapable of keeping himself. - John R. Rice

Sin in the Christian brings the smiting of the conscience. It brings the rebuke of the Holy Spirit. No Christian can be a happy Christian, except as he day by day seeks to live in the smile of God's approval. Godly living does not earn salvation, but it does bring happiness. - John R. Rice

How often I have read that blessed 51st Psalm and made its prayer my prayer! How often I have been compelled to say, as did David, "My sin is ever before me" (vs. 3). I, too, have had to plead, "Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me." I have such a frail, twisted nature. I am as weak as David. When I sin I lose the joy. So, of course, do you, if you are a born-again Christian. - John R. Rice

Anyone who claims that he can go into sin and have no burning of conscience, have no unrest of soul, and have no accusing by the Holy Spirit, gives evidence that he does not know the same Saviour I know and does not have the new heart which God gave me when I was saved. - John R. Rice

O Christian, I remind you now that sin never made anybody happy. Most of all, sin cannot make the Christian happy. A Christian loses the joy of salvation when he falls into sin. - John R. Rice

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

THE CHARACTER OF TRUE, LASTING GREATNESS

LUKE 1:13-17



Pastor Rick Jackson



Everyone should want to be great at something. For many it is some type of sports. For some it might be singing, or some talent that would make them lots of money and bring them fame. Perhaps some would like to be a great dad or mom, or still others may desire to be great at making money. Then again, there's the whole matter of who you want to think you are great. A person great at sports may be thought a horrible failure at life. Mike Tyson was a great boxer but an unlikable person, Hitler was a great orator but a horrible human being, John Wilkes booth was considered an excellent actor of his time, but he is remembered as the assassin who shot Abraham Lincoln. Greatness, then, is conditional. Great at what? Great to who?



Verse 15 says of John the Baptist, "For he shall be great in the sight of the Lord". In the end there can be no greater success than that. When 1 year is past will you still be considered great? 10 years? 100 years? 1000 years? If you are great in the Lord's eyes that will not change throughout eternity. How did John accomplish this greatness? He was as human as you and me, he had weaknesses and faults just as you and I, and yet he was great in the eyes of the Lord.



I. JOHN WAS CHARACTERIZED BY DEATH TO SELF! [v. 15a]



1. John knew his Place [v. 15-16] He didn't choose his place...



2. John knew his Purpose [v. 16-17] He didn't choose his purpose...



3. John knew his Power [v. 15b, 17a] He didn't create his power...



BUT HE ACCEPTED GOD'S PLACE FOR HIM, GOD'S PURPOSE FOR HIM & GOD'S POWER!





II. JOHN WAS CHARACTERIZED BY DEVOTION TO THE SAVIOUR! [v. 15b]



1. He sought confirmation from Jesus [7:19-23]



2. He showed courage for Jesus [7:24-28]



3. He spoke the Counsel of God and was commended by Jesus [7:29-35]





III. JOHN WAS CHARACTERIZED BY DEDICATION TO SERVICE! [v. 16]



1. His service was to Prepare a People [1:76-77]



2. His service was to Preach the Gospel [1:77]



3. His service was to Proclaim the Word [1:78-80]





This was the man who said, "He must increase, but I must decrease."



We too, must be ready to give an answer to every man...



We also must plant the seed, water seed, and wait for God to give the increase!

Sunday, January 07, 2018

THE CERTAINTY OF THE KINGDOM






MATTHEW 25



Pastor Rick Jackson



I. BE CERTAIN YOU ARE SAVED [v. 1-13] The Parable of the Maidens



1. The Prerogative of the Bridegroom [v. 1-5]



2. The Preparation of the Maidens [v. 6-12, Isaiah 55:1]



Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money; come ye, buy, and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price.



3. The Application of the King [v. 13]



II. BE CERTAIN YOU ARE SAVED & SERVING [v. 14-30]



1. The Responsibility of Every Person [v. 14-19, Rm. 1:20]



2. The Reward of the Saved & Serving [v. 20-23]



3. The Rebelliousness of the Lost & Lazy [v. 24-30, Rm. 1:17-22]



III. BE CERTAIN YOU ARE SAVED, SERVING & STUDYING [v. 31-46]



1. The Judgment of the Surviving Gentiles [v. 31-33]



2. The Reward of the Righteous [v. 34-40, Rm. 1:16-17, 5:19]



3. The Reward of the Unrighteous [v. 41-46]

Saturday, January 06, 2018

Question of the Week: Should Christians ever offend anyone? 👥


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Seasons, Offenses, Brains, and Monogamy

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The Reason for a New Season


For some of us, the new year hits like a bullet train. To others it's just another day. As we put the holidays behind us and dust off those New Year's resolutions, don't forget to thank God for his gift of times and seasons. Why did God make days, weeks, months, and years in the first place?

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Should Christians Ever Offend?


These days, offending someone seems rather easy. We probably have all hurt someone's feelings, whether it was intentional or not. Is the belief that Christians should never offend anyone a biblical guideline?

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New Bible Study Combo


Get the new study book to turn the documentary Is Genesis History? into a group or personal study of the first 11 chapters of Genesis.

Is Genesis History? Bible Study

Is Genesis History? 
 

The book of Genesis includes some of the most foundational events in the history of the world. By the end of this in-depth study, you will know exactly what the Bible says about those events.

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The Brain's Adaptability: A Testimony of the Creator

Real-life examples are increasingly showing the brain to be much more complex than we thought, like one 7-year-old Australian who can see without a visual cortex!

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Explore Science at the Creation Museum in 2018

This month, discover the secrets of fingerprint reading, chemical processing, hair analysis, and more at Explore Forensics! 

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Is It Time to Abandon Monogamy?

An article in New Scientist by Jessica Bond argues that we're not very good at monogamy, so it may be time to make "consensual non-monogamous" relationships.

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