Resources relating to self-denial and embracing our cross in this age unto fellowship with Jesus.

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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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Posted on March 6, 2012

Have your words or actions ever been misconstrued? Have you ever felt the pain of rejection from close friends or family? Though sin and the curse have made these things a common human experience, God Himself has felt the pain of misunderstanding.

Throughout Jesus' life and ministry, there were several groups of people who interacted frequently with Him:

  • His own family (His mother Mary, His four brothers and His sisters) - Matthew 13:55-56
  • The women who attended to Him and cared for His needs (Mary Magdalene, Joanna, Susanna) - Luke 8:2-3
  • ...
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Posted on February 2, 2012

In Galatians 6:14, The Apostle Paul boldly asserted that his only boasting should be in the cross of Jesus. In Philippians 3, he proclaimed that everything he had used for his own gain had been counted as loss for the sake of Christ. It does not take much to see that such confessions from a believer have a prerequisite of heart surgery from the Holy Spirit.

In our sin, we use our God-given breath, strength, finance, or wisdom in order to make much of ourselves. But the fruit of the Spirit in the life of a believer is evident when what was once used for selfish gain is now used...

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By John Harrigan Posted on December 23, 2011

In modernity, "Christ" has been used as an expletive. Christians often perceive it simply as Jesus' "last name". However, a right understanding of "the Christ" is rooted in Genesis 3:15 and the promise of the "seed". The Messiah is one who would restore humanity's relationship to God and restore creation to its original perfection.

Further developments of this anointed deliverer would be seen through the Abrahamic and Davidic covenants.

The surprise to the Jewish people, however, would be that the Christ must suffer before entering into His glory.

In this...

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By John Harrigan Posted on December 23, 2011

In modernity, "Christ" has been used as an expletive. Christians often perceive it simply as Jesus' "last name". However, a right understanding of "the Christ" is rooted in Genesis 3:15 and the promise of the "seed". The Messiah is one who would restore humanity's relationship to God and restore creation to its original perfection.

Further developments of this anointed deliverer would be seen through the Abrahamic and Davidic covenants.

The surprise to the Jewish people, however, would be that the Christ must suffer before entering into His glory.

In this set of...

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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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By John Harrigan Posted on December 23, 2011

In this teaching for Session 1 of the Biblical Theology Seminar, John Harrigan outlines the three-fold nature of truth - truth of heart, truth of mind, and truth of lifestyle.

The judgment of the Day of the LORD is first an evaluation of the heart based on the standard of the cross of Christ. In this light, we must guard against hypocrisy and a lifestyle like the Pharisees.

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By John Harrigan Posted on December 23, 2011

In these notes for Session 1 of the Biblical Theology Seminar, John Harrigan outlines the three-fold nature of truth - truth of heart, truth of mind, and truth of lifestyle.

The judgment of the Day of the LORD is first an evaluation of the heart based on the standard of the cross of Christ. In this light, we must guard against hypocrisy and a lifestyle like the Pharisees.

John's notes give numerous scriptures to support his points.

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By Stephen Venable Posted on December 23, 2011

The call to "follow" Jesus has been severely watered down through the passing centuries. In today's culture, "following Jesus" can simply mean upholding certain moral standards or having zeal for certain causes. In modernity, the gospel has turned into a message self-affirmation for the glory of man, not self-denial for the glory of Jesus.

In these notes, Stephen Venable walks through each phrase of Jesus' call to discipleship in Luke 9, describing the normal lifestyle of the believer - self-denial, suffering, yet filled with unspeakable joy for the glory of Jesus.

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