Resources relating to the Day of the LORD.

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By Josh Hawkins Posted on December 18, 2014

In response to the continuing story of creation, fall, redemption, and restoration, the New Testament holds out a 3-fold standard of faith, hope, and love as the measuring rod of Christian maturity. To have faith is to have a simple, confident trust that God counts the death of Jesus on our behalf and that condemnation is not due us on the Day of the LORD because of His cross.

This is Session 8, part 2 of the class Faith, Hope, and Love - Rediscovering the...

Audio
By Josh Hawkins Posted on December 18, 2014

In response to the continuing story of creation, fall, redemption, and restoration, the New Testament holds out a 3-fold standard of faith, hope, and love as the measuring rod of Christian maturity. To have faith is to have a simple, confident trust that God counts the death of Jesus on our behalf and that condemnation is not due us on the Day of the LORD because of His cross.

This is Session 8, part 1 of the class Faith, Hope, and Love - Rediscovering the...

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By Josh Hawkins Posted on December 18, 2014

In response to the continuing story of creation, fall, redemption, and restoration, the New Testament holds out a 3-fold standard of faith, hope, and love as the measuring rod of Christian maturity. To have faith is to have a simple, confident trust that God counts the death of Jesus on our behalf and that condemnation is not due us on the Day of the LORD because of His cross.

This is Session 8 of the class Faith, Hope, and Love - Rediscovering the...

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By Josh Hawkins Posted on November 26, 2014

Unlike the modern, Platonic idea of eternity as "timelessness", the Bible views time in a linear fashion, beginning with creation and continuing on forever. This session begins to lay the groundwork for the story of Scripture and the hope of the age to come.

This is Session 1 of the class Faith, Hope, and Love - Rediscovering the Essentials of Christianity.

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By Josh Hawkins Posted on November 26, 2014

Unlike the modern, Platonic idea of eternity as "timelessness", the Bible views time in a linear fashion, beginning with creation and continuing on forever. This session begins to lay the groundwork for the story of Scripture and the ages to come.

These are notes for Session 1 of the class Faith, Hope, and Love - Rediscovering the Essentials of Christianity.

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By Josh Hawkins Posted on August 17, 2014

The blogosphere and social media world have recently been filled with news of atrocities taking place all over the Middle East (some of which are just rumors spread by social media). One of the affected cities is Mosul, Iraq where a Muslim group, ISIS, has taken control. Christians have been driven from their homes and forced to renounce Christ at the penalty of death. Syrian Christians have recently also been heavily oppressed by Muslims.

If we were Christians living in the Roman...

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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...

Blog entry
Posted on July 16, 2013

The LORD, the Creator of all, clothes Himself with unapproachable light as a garment (Psalms 104:2, 1 Timothy 6:16), yet there was a time in history where He humbly clothed Himself with human skin and tabernacled among us. In the 89 chapters of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, we are privileged to behold the life of our Maker, the Man we call Jesus of Nazareth.

Seeing Jesus as the LORD changes the way we read the first four books of the New Testament that we call the Gospels. This single truth is what makes the Gospels exceedingly important to our growth in the knowledge...

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Posted on May 30, 2013

Are you saved?

Evangelical Christians are united in the belief that salvation is essential. However, various streams in the church have deviated in articulating what we have been saved from and when that salvation would be evident. Some say we are saved from sin, others say we are saved from sickness, poverty, and lack, and still others say we are saved from hell and unending torment. Yet as Jesus, John the Baptist, Paul, and the rest of the New Testament writers present straightforwardly, salvation is about being saved from the future wrath...

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