Learning and Living the God-centered life

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Charlie Brown finally gets the meaning of Christmas

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Years ago I was listening in Charlotte to a well known Bible teacher. This person told a great story about the debate he and his wife would have each Christmas regarding TV. They were asked by their first born if he could watch the Charlie Brown Christmas special. The answer was “NO” until one year they finally relented. After a while they noticed the young lad going to his room with a frown on his face. When asked what was the matter he looked at them and he stated “they never mentioned Jesus.” Well, that young man didn’t stay with the show quite long enough because this is how it ended.

Seeker Sensitive or Scripture Sensitive



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The practical outworking of the resurrection



Preview for the Doctrine of the Resurrection



The wondrous cross

I have included this video to encourage us to take sometime today and reflect on the cross of Christ. Our study in the last four weeks has contained two very important doctrines that resulted from Christ death for us and now His life in us. How easy it is today to live from week to week under a “presumed” grace that lands in the head but never makes its way to the heart. May we as God’s people be amazed at the grace of Christ, who by virtue of His death on the cross takes care of our bad record and bad heart.



West Coast Conference 2010

This conference is being shown live over the internet right now. If you want more information about the West Coast Conference 2010 then just click on this LINK for the information. I just got this short clip from Dr. John MacArthur who is discussing “becoming a better you” the ministry of Joel Osteen. Dr. MacArthur has some very strong words about the health, wealth and prosperity gospel. And let me warn you if you are a fan of Joel Osteen and his ministry then put on your seat belt. OK, without any further ado here is short video clip of John MacArthur speaking about 20 minutes ago. Just to let you know I did not have time to do any video editing.



Should want to see the conference live then simply click on this LINK.

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Theology matters!



What do you treasure?

Jesus said in Matt. 6:21 for where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. There are so many things that vie to be our treasure. It can be expensive cars, nice homes, successful business careers, social recognition and yes even our own families.



But look at the parable in Matthew 13:44. “The kingdom of heaven is like a treasure hidden in the field, which a man found and hid again; and from joy over it he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field. For the Christian our treasure must be Christ Himself.

Prayer;
Father in heaven passion my heart by Your grace in such a way that my greatest treasure will be the Lord Jesus Christ.


Count the Cost

If you enjoyed our video clip from Paul Washer this morning, then you will enjoy this clip from Pastor Steven Lawson. It is from the I’ll Be Honest website and reads as follows;

What does it cost you to follow Christ? Everything. Steve Lawson preaches on Luke 14 on the Cost of Discipleship. The sad reality is that many people are just part of a crowd, many are in the crowd of those who listen to Piper, Washer, Conway, MacArthur, yet they themselves have not truly submitted to the Lordship of Christ. Search yourself out this very day... have you come to saving faith? Or do you just wish you had the reality of Christ that you see others have? Don't be part of the wrong crowd.

Grab your Bible and a pen, a cup of coffee or tea and take a few minutes to watch this video. Click on this LINK

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Listen to Phil Ryken’s definition of justification at the Gospel Coalition Conference








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God's calling, our work and His glory

In this short video clip Dr. Michael Horton talks about God’s calling in our work.