Today's Devotions

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Showcase: Assorted Treats

  • Honoring God: a review of the film A Man for All Seasons +

    How a man who is devoted to honoring God stands against a king and an entire government who want him Read More
  • The Winter Season of Faith: Philip Yancey's blog +

    The following is taken from Philip Yancey's blog. A link to his website is at the end of this excerpt. Read More
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Audio & Video

The Power of the Church & Church Discipline-by Dr. Wayne Grudem (ch46 of Systematic Theology)

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Below is the outline of  this teaching, from Grudem's of his work on  systematic theology, given at Scottsdale Bible Church  in Scottsdale, AZ. At the end of the outline is a link to the mp3 audio files (3 parts) of Grudem's teaching. Important reading and listening.

What kind of authority does the church have?

How should church discipline function?

Definition: The power of the church is its God-given authority to carry on spiritual warfare, proclaim the gospel, andexercise church discipline.

Read more: The Power of the Church & Church Discipline-by Dr. Wayne Grudem (ch46 of Systematic Theology)

Christ Our Promise: A sermon by Kathy Russell

Kathy_guitarKathy Russell spoke on 2 Peter 1's description of Christ as our promise, and what that promise entails for us, and the importance of sanctification.

1 Simeon Peter, a servant and apostle of Jesus Christ, To those who have obtained a faith of equal standing with ours by the righteousness of our God and Savior Jesus Christ: 2 May grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord.

Read more: Christ Our Promise: A sermon by Kathy Russell

Reflections to Consider

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Publications

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Music

  • Jesus be the centre

    Center is a song that speaks of the essence of our life in Christ, and echoes the words the Christ Read More
  • I Lift My Hands

    A powerful hymn of adoration and praise Arkansas Gospel Mass Choir. This succinctly captures the joy of knowing our savior. Read More
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Audio & Video

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Favorites

  • Dallas Willard: An interview with John Ortberg on Understanding +

    Ortberg interviewed Willard toward the end of Willard's life about Understanding, Read More
  • Dallas Willard on C.S. Lewis +

    Willard discusses the  impact of Lewis on Christian thinking Read More
  • Dallas Willard: the genius of Jesus +

    Dallas Willard discusses the way that Jesus brings us to the Father, Read More
  • February 26 Devotional: Henri Nouwen, Ash Wednesday +

    When I speak, let it be of blessing and gratitude; Read More
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Hidden Blessings

  • The Enigma of King Saul +

    Why did God choose Saul as the first king of Israel? Read More
  • All Things Working To the Glory of God: Stephen’s Martyrdom +

    God works in mysterious ways– Read More
  • God's Love For Us +

    The well of love God has for us is deeper than our imaginations can grasp-- Read More
  • Truth versus Deceit +

    As stated countless times throughout the Bible, God is pure–God is truth. Read More
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