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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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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 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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By John Harrigan Posted on December 23, 2011

Jesus said that the "gospel of the kingdom" would be preached before the end of the age (Matthew 24:14), but in the West, "the kingdom" is ambiguous, spiritual, "supernatural", and "invading".

Most modern believers base their understanding of "the kingdom" on an unbiblical worldview, dichotomizing "natural" and "supernatural". However, the scriptures speak clearly of "the kingdom of God" being the hope, anchor, and reward of the righteous.

In Session 6 of the Biblical Theology Seminar, John Harrigan brings clarity to the confusion that an unbiblical worldview has...

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By John Harrigan Posted on December 23, 2011

Jesus said that the "gospel of the kingdom" would be preached before the end of the age (Matthew 24:14), but in the West, "the kingdom" is ambiguous, spiritual, "supernatural", and "invading".

Most modern believers base their understanding of "the kingdom" on an unbiblical worldview, dichotomizing "natural" and "supernatural". However, the scriptures speak clearly of "the kingdom of God" being the hope, anchor, and reward of the righteous.

In these notes for Session 6 of the Biblical Theology Seminar, John Harrigan brings clarity to the confusion that an unbiblical...

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By John Harrigan Posted on December 23, 2011

The resurrection of the body is a doctrine held by the normal churchgoer in the West, but is mostly retained in rhetoric and not believed with unyielding certainty as it was in the early church. Most believe in a resurrection, but believe in an ethereal, "heavenward" resurrection where we will play a harp on a cloud in a never-ending worship service.

The resurrection of the body and the restoration of the earth to its original glory is the hope of every believer. The Holy Spirit is the "down payment" of our resurrection and testifies to the coming Day through signs, wonders, and...

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By John Harrigan Posted on December 23, 2011

Modern Western Christian theology has developed in tandem with the Western worldview, which incorrectly divides existence into two distinct realms - "natural" and "supernatural". Because of this unbiblical dichotomy, two streams of thought have developed regarding salvation and sovereignty - that God is "saving souls for an ethereal heaven" (float on a cloud and play a harp), and/or God is attempting to regain dominion over the world through the church (transforming society and taking dominion).

In session 3 of the Biblical Theology Seminar, John Harrigan teaches on the...

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By John Harrigan Posted on December 23, 2011

Modern Western Christian theology has developed in tandem with the Western worldview, which incorrectly divides existence into two distinct realms - "natural" and "supernatural". Because of this unbiblical dichotomy, two streams of thought have developed regarding salvation and sovereignty - that God is "saving souls for an ethereal heaven" (float on a cloud and play a harp), and/or God is attempting to regain dominion over the world through the church (transforming society and taking dominion).

In these notes for session 3 of the Biblical Theology Seminar, John Harrigan...

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