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De-Greecing the Church

by David Pawson
Posted on June 27, 2010

From modern day politics, sports, and culture to the mindset of the church towards "heaven", the resurrection, and the Kingdom of God, the Greeks have had a significant effect on the way that we perceive the world.

The Bible was written by Hebrews, but we tend to view it through Greek glasses and come away with wrong understanding as a result. In this teaching, English author and teacher David Pawson speaks on the influence that Greek philosophy and culture has on the church beginning early after Jesus' ascension all the way up through modern day. His simple and easy to...

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Heaven by Randy Alcorn

Posted on June 16, 2010

Is "Heaven" a remote, detached, harp-on-cloud, ethereal place? Most unsaved believe it is, and sadly, many Christians do as well. In this book, Randy Alcorn begins by breaking down many of the wrong ideas we have about life after death and then walks through the biblical view of the bodily resurrection and life on earth. Randy takes a good portion of the book to answer both expected and quirky questions about "heaven": will Christians drink coffee in heaven? Will there be homeownership, and what about sex? Will our pets be in heaven?

This book may be one of the most radical...

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True Hope

Posted on June 14, 2010

Hope is an extremely potent emotion. It gives us courage to face difficult circumstances, assuring us that they will come to an end. Hope fills our hearts with eager anticipation and expectation for peace, happiness, joy, and well-being. President Barack Obama used “hope” as one of his main campaign slogans in 2008. Not only is “hope” a big buzzword in secular society, but it’s increasingly becoming a catchphrase among Christians in the West.

The word “hope” also filled the conversations, letters, and daydreams of the first century church after the resurrection and ascension of...

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Music, prophecy, and the Day of the LORD

Posted on June 4, 2010

A lot of musicians in the church these days are talking more and more about “prophetic” music. The very nature of a prophetic musician or singer is one who prophesies. What is prophecy? We’ve made it out to be an ethereal thing that only select few “super saints” can operate in, and that it is a gift that is rarely given. But Revelation 19:10 debunks this misunderstanding by saying that all true prophecy simply manifests itself in declaration of the identity, heart, emotions, will, and desires of Jesus. Just as prophetic preaching is instructive and provokes us to...