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By Josh Hawkins Posted on March 12, 2012

There is much talk in the church today about "inheritance". From healing and the ending of injustices to great revival and financial prosperity, what some have haphazardly or intentionally called the "inheritance" of the believer either falls far short or is completely set against the Bible's description of our inheritance. Put simply, we have mistaken our childhood $5/week 'allowance' for an opulent estate and ownership of the family business.

A day is coming when God will dwell among men on the earth again (Revelation 21:3), when there is no more death, sorrow, crying...

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By Josh Hawkins Posted on September 27, 2013

“To them God chose to make known how great among the Gentiles are the riches of the glory of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory. Him we proclaim, warning everyone and teaching everyone with all wisdom, that we may present everyone mature in Christ.”
(Colossians 1:27–28 ESV)

"Christ in you, the hope of glory" is a phrase that is becoming increasingly misunderstood, especially in some Charismatic circles in the body of Christ today. It's important to have clarity on what this phrase means from the Bible,...

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By Stephen Venable Posted on August 25, 2013

Mention of the “end-times” can evoke many different ideas, ranging from images of charts with artists renderings of very odd apocalyptic creatures to doomsday nuclear scenarios. In these notes from a message at Forerunner Christian Fellowship in Kansas City in August 2013, Stephen first identifies what the biblical centerpiece of the end of the age truly is, and then how that defines the way we prepare for it. The glorious vision of Jesus returning leads to a very sobering peril but also a clear path of wisdom for our hearts to be fearless in that Day.

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By Stephen Venable Posted on August 25, 2013

Mention of the “end-times” can evoke many different ideas, ranging from images of charts with artists renderings of very odd apocalyptic creatures to doomsday nuclear scenarios. In this message from Forerunner Christian Fellowship in Kansas City in August 2013, Stephen first identifies what the biblical centerpiece of the end of the age truly is, and then how that defines the way we prepare for it. The glorious vision of Jesus returning leads to a very sobering peril but also a clear path of wisdom for our hearts to be fearless in that Day.

For a short video I recorded on this same...

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Posted on May 9, 2013

Today, Christians in the Western tradition celebrate "Ascension Day", commemorating the day of Jesus' ascension into the heavens to retake His place on His throne of glory. The church calendar marks 40 days following the day of His resurrection, according to Acts 1:3:

“He presented himself alive to them after his suffering by many proofs, appearing to them during forty days and speaking about the kingdom of God.” (Acts 1:3 ESV)

The magnitude of the ascension is overwhelming. This was not just Jesus' "disappearing act". The place...

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Posted on May 14, 2012

In this age where sin has deeply rent the human heart from its created purpose to make much of God's glory, there are heightened moments our lives when the Holy Spirit engenders faith to believe in a restoration of that purpose. Several months ago I had one of those moments - not while in prayer, worship, or study, but simply standing in my kitchen eating a banana.

In order to explain I have to start sometime late last year when I listened to this teaching by Stephen Venable entitled ...

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By Josh Hawkins Posted on April 18, 2012

A friend recently showed me a very intriguing cover story on the April 14th edition of Time Magazine. Entitled Rethinking Heaven, the article describes how modern evangelicals are seeking to recover the hope of "heaven". Though the article lacked a correct biblical perspective and had no mention of Jesus and His glory, I did appreciate the article's emphasis on a need to reevaluate the widely-held understanding of a "never ending worship service in the clouds" that many believers (and unbelievers) have in their mind when picturing "heaven".

At the deepest core of our...

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By John Harrigan Posted on December 23, 2011

In light of the Day of the LORD being near, patient, enduring faith in God, His Messiah, and the restoration of all things is the foundation of the church's mission in this age. The church is called to faithfully witness to Jesus and the judgment to come, which is essentially amnestic in nature, as we represent the kindness and longsuffering of the Lord towards the wicked.

This amnestic witness is best typified in martyrdom, which the church must embrace wholeheartedly at the end of the age as wickedness comes to its fullest expression. The scriptures plainly declare that...

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By John Harrigan Posted on December 23, 2011

In light of the Day of the LORD being near, patient, enduring faith in God, His Messiah, and the restoration of all things is the foundation of the church's mission in this age. The church is called to faithfully witness to Jesus and the judgment to come, which is essentially amnestic in nature, as we represent the kindness and longsuffering of the Lord towards the wicked.

This amnestic witness is best typified in martyrdom, which the church must embrace wholeheartedly at the end of the age as wickedness comes to its fullest expression. The scriptures plainly declare that...

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By John Harrigan Posted on December 23, 2011

In light of the Day of the LORD being near, patient, enduring faith in God, His Messiah, and the restoration of all things is the foundation of the church's mission in this age. The church is also called to faithfully witness to Jesus and the judgment to come, which is essentially amnestic in nature, as we represent the kindness and longsuffering of the Lord towards the wicked.

This amnestic witness is best typified in martyrdom, which the church must embrace wholeheartedly at the end of the age as wickedness comes to its fullest expression. The scriptures plainly declare that...

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