Crucified With Christ


  By Zach Van Houten “I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.” Galatians 2:20 Good Friday acts as the bridesmaid at Easter’s wedding. It’s a part of Easter week, but everyone’s focus is on Christ’s resurrection. […]

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Does Evil Need To Die? Part 6 – Examining the Television Show “Once Upon A Time” and its villain “The Evil Queen”


By Derek Jordan The stories our culture reads and watches for entertainment tell us much about who we are, and ultimately what we believe. Are the methods used to conquer evil in our stories good enough to work in the real world? Spoiler alert! Endings spoiled for each story I use. You are now warned. Dealing With Evil In Storybrooke Television and movies have revamped some of the best tales […]

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What Cup?


By Benjamin Nelson In the Garden Friday we remember the day our Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, took our sin to the cross. He was unjustly condemned, brutally beaten and then nailed to a tree. But it was the night before in the Garden of Gethsemane when the battle for your soul and mine reached its defining climax. Jesus won the battle for our souls in the garden and then […]

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7 Great Bible Study Websites

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By Jason Neil Soto Before the days of the Internet, a student of the Bible could spend hundreds of dollars collecting different books. Bibles, concordances, commentaries, theological books, dictionaries, and other Christian study materials add up. Today, a wealth of information is available for free that can help the Christian dig deeper into God’s word. Reading the Bible on the Internet has revolutionized the availability and study of God’s word. […]

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Hallowed Be Your Name

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By Brad Andres This, then, is how you should pray: ‘Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. Forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.’ Matthew 6:9-13 Hallowed be your name is a primarily […]

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C|C Sunday Music Review for the Week of April 13th, 2014


By Derek Jordan A compilation of 10 different artist reviews: 1 – Seeker & Servant’s FULL album “Into your Love, I Go” #Music #FreeSampler @seeker3servant @Noisetrade #Gospel #Alternative #Favorite 2 – Michelle Ruben’s “Until Tomorrow” #FreeMusic @mruben1 @Noisetrade #Gospel #Pop 3 – Princess of Yah’s “Collaborations” #FreeMusic @Noisetrade #Gospel #Soul #Favorite 4 – Faith Johnson’s single “Use Me” #FreeMusic @faithjohnson @Noisetrade #Gospel #Pop 5 – Shawn and Kate’s “Fruit that […]

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Testify: A Calling


By Shane Hill Have you told the story of Jesus’ work in your life? In Mark chapter 5 is the account of Jesus freeing a man from his struggle with demons. After Jesus saved the man, Jesus said, “Go home to your own people and tell them how much the Lord has done for you, and how He has had mercy on you.” Most of us are not demon possessed like […]

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007: Christian Persecution in the Middle East — Interview with Todd Daniels of ICC (

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Podcast: Download | iTunes | Stitcher | Feed By Jason Neil Soto In this episode I talk with Todd Daniels, Regional Manager for the Middle East for International Christian Concern (, about Christian persecution in the Middle East. We talk about the hardships and struggles that Christians face when living in areas of the world like Syria, Egypt and Iran. International Christian Concern Links Contact: Twitter | Facebook | Flickr Website: Motivational Verse (Todd Daniels): Hebrews 13:12-15 Pray: ICC Prayer […]

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Emotions and Faith – Part 2

Emotions And Faith

By Zach Van Houten You can read part 1 of this series here: Emotions and Faith – Part 1 In part one of this series we examined how emotional expressions of faith are biblical. Now on the flip side we will examine how our faith in essence is NOT emotional. Emotions do not define our standing with God. Our relationship with God is the most prized possession of all believers […]

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Show us the Father

By Benjamin Nelson Show us the Father The disciples are sitting at dinner with Jesus. He had just washed their feet. Judas had run off to ‘take care of business.’ The rest of them were reclining at the table, and Jesus begins to teach them. Then out of the blue, He declares to them that He is the only way to the Father. Pretty stunning revelation if you ask me. […]

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4 Ways to Kill Your Ministry: Part 2 – Stop Praying


  By Marty Field I know that it sounds funny to look at ways to kill your ministry, but that is basically what we are doing when we ignore biblical leadership concepts. You don’t really want one of those ministries that cares more about the daily details than overall calling and reason for serving others. That being said, let’s look at the last two ways you can kill your ministry. […]

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Filter It


By Jarin Martin Recently, I was at a comedy show at Dallas Comedy House. I enjoy laughter, so I went with a buddy, and the show was quite hilarious. The comedian used a German accent for the first 1/3 of his show, I legitimately thought he might be German. (only for a few moments.) The show reached a point where it went religious, and something happened that surprised me. The […]

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C|C Sunday Music Review for the Week of April 6th, 2014


  By Derek Jordan A compilation of 10 different artist reviews: 1 – Sean Cates’ “Courage” #FreeMusic @seancates @Noisetrade #Gospel #HipHop #favorite 2 – Shawn McDonald’s “We Are Brave” Sampler #FreeMusic @ShawnMcDonald @Noisetrade #Gospel #Pop 3 – Benjamin David Hall’s “Father’s Heart” #Music #itunes #Review #Rock #Gospel 4 – Cool Hand Luke’s “Of Man” #FreeMusic @coolhandmusic @Noisetrade #Alternative #Rock 5 – Seeds of Saints’s “Jacob’s Ladder” #FreeMusic @seedsofsaints @Noisetrade #Gospel […]

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My Church is Full of Hypocrites

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By Krissy Field I have heard it. You have heard it. We have all heard it. “I don’t go to that church anymore because it’s FULL of hypocrites!” Oh they must be talking about my church, because my church is full up of hypocrites. But wait, we don’t all go to the same church. If I were a betting person, I would bet though that your church is full of […]

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13 People I Want to Hate


By Back Row Baptist People make me angry. You know the people I’m talking about. The kind of people that key cars just because they look nice and these people want to cause some trouble. The kind of people that go 25 MPH on a 45 MPH highway in the fast lane. The kind of people who run to you for help every time they are wounded and then as […]

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Emotions and Faith – Part 1

Emotions And Faith

By Zach Van Houten Humans are emotional creatures. It’s one of the things that God gave mankind that He did not give to animals (or at least not on the same level we experience them). It’s what makes life beautiful, painful, joyful, sorrowful and meaningful. It’s a gift and a curse, a crutch and a burden. God Himself has emotions; although not in the same vacillating way we have them […]

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Is God With You When You Are Alone?


  By Derek Jordan For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them. Matthew 18:20 Does being alone mean God is not there? So… If I am all alone. I am just all alone, right? I usually hear this scripture when a group of people are about to pray. They will look around, or in the case I am remembering look to the other two […]

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Saints and Sinners

Saints & Sinners

By Benjamin Nelson It is a trustworthy statement, deserving full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, among whom I am foremost of all. 1 Timothy 1:15 I am so glad, aren’t you? Jesus came to save sinners and make them saints. Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come. 2 Corinthians 5:17 […]

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