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Evangelical Christian (Religion)

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  • Forbearing Love - Devotional

    01/24/2021 8:15:59 AM PST · by metmom · 2 replies
    GracetoYou.org ^ | 2001 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    “. . . Showing forbearance to one another in love” (Ephesians 4:2). In order to walk worthy, we must forgive our enemies and love them. The term forbearance is not often used today and is therefore unfamiliar to many of us. The Greek word translated “showing forbearance” means “suppressing with silence.” It carries the idea of throwing a blanket over sin. First Peter 4:8 says, “Love covers a multitude of sins,” and Proverbs 10:12 declares, “Hatred stirs up strife, but love covers all transgressions.” A forbearing person doesn’t trumpet other people’s sins but rather forgives them. Forbearance has room for...
  • God and Southern Lebanon... Joel pt 12

    Yea, and what have ye to do with me, O Tyre, and Zidon, and all the coasts of Palestine? will ye render me a recompence? and if ye recompense me, swiftly and speedily will I return your recompence upon your own head;(Joel 3:4)An interesting exercise for Bible readers is to take the geographical predictions of the Hebrew prophets and transpose the ancient place names with modern place names, for example, Amman, would be Jordan, so would Moab and Edom, Elam would be Iran, Persia also is Iran, Assyria would be part of Turkey, Iran and part of Iraq, Babylon proper...
  • The Effect of Patience - Devotional

    01/23/2021 8:48:33 AM PST · by metmom · 1 replies
    GracetoYou.org ^ | 2001 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    “Walk . . . with patience” (Ephesians 4:1-2). Patience is crucial to our testimony. The virtues of Ephesians 4:2-3 enable the church of Jesus Christ to have a powerful witness. Many think the key to evangelism is following a specific course or method, but according to Jesus, the greatest way to get people to believe the gospel is through our love and unity (John 17:21). Though evangelistic methods are important, often they aren’t as effective as they could be because of the church’s poor reputation among unbelievers. If the church were full of people who had genuine humility, gentleness, and...
  • Selling The Innocent For Oil and Wine...Joel pt 11

    For, behold, in those days, and in that time, when I shall bring again the captivity of Judah and Jerusalem,I will also gather all nations, and will bring them down into the valley of Jehoshaphat, and will plead with them there for my people and for my heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations, and parted my land.And they have cast lots for my people; and have given a boy for an harlot, and sold a girl for wine, that they might drink.(Joel 3:1-3)The final count of the four count indictment against the nations of the world by...
  • Christ's Patient Example - Devotional

    01/22/2021 7:19:34 AM PST · by metmom · 2 replies
    GracetoYou.org ^ | 2001 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    “Walk . . . with patience” (Ephesians 4:1-2). Jesus is our greatest example of patience in all that He endured to purchase our redemption. Paul tells us here that the worthy walk is one of patience, and once again we see that Jesus modeled it for us. Throughout the Gospels, He repeatedly demonstrated the three aspects of patience we explored in the last lesson. First, He endured negative circumstances. Before He came into the world, He was with the Father in the glory of Heaven, where the angels praised and worshiped Him continually. He left a place of total perfection...
  • The Nations Have Cast Lots For My People...Joel pt11

    For, behold, in those days, and in that time, when I shall bring again the captivity of Judah and Jerusalem,I will also gather all nations, and will bring them down into the valley of Jehoshaphat, and will plead with them there for my people and for my heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations, and parted my land. And they have cast lots for my people; and have given a boy for an harlot, and sold a girl for wine, that they might drink.(Joel 3:1-3)The prophet Joel saw the Last days as an international trial , with the...
  • Biblical Patience - Devotional

    01/21/2021 6:48:05 AM PST · by metmom · 2 replies
    GracetoYou.org ^ | 2001 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    “Walk . . . with patience” (Ephesians 4:1-2). Patient Christians endure negative circumstances, cope with difficult people, and accept God’s plan for everything. In our instant, microwave, drive-through, “I want it now” culture, patience is hard to come by. We get upset if we have to wait too long in the supermarket line or get stuck behind the guy driving ten miles per hour under the speed limit. But today’s Scripture tells us that our lives need to be marked by patience. The Greek word translated “patience” literally means “long-tempered.” A patient person doesn’t have a short fuse or lose...
  • Deuteronomy 5:5 You were afraid of the fire

    01/20/2021 3:28:38 PM PST · by ResistorSister · 4 replies
    The Holy Bible - NKJV Biblegateway.com ^ | January 20, 2021 | Moses
    I stood between the Lord and you at that time, to declare to you the word of the Lord; for you were afraid because of the fire, and you did not go up the mountain.
  • Silver Linings(?) On a Dark and Cloudy Day...

    And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. ( Romans 8:28)Could there be some silver linings on this dark and cloudy day? As a Christian, I do believe there are, as long as we have the courage to see them and rejoice for them. Now That Biden has taken office… We can now let go of our faith in “civic Religion” once and for all, and return to our true religion, (Christianity). I don’t blame anyone for being happy when Trump was elected....
  • They Have Parted My Land- Joel pt 10

    I will also gather all nations, and will bring them down into the valley of Jehoshaphat, and will plead with them there for my people and for my heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations, and parted my land. And they have cast lots for my people; and have given a boy for an harlot, and sold a girl for wine, that they might drink.(Joel 3:2-3)Joel the prophet predicted that in the last days God would bring all nations into judgment, listing the complete four count indictment against the nations. We discussed in our last article the first...
  • Are You Gentle? - Devotional

    01/20/2021 8:30:17 AM PST · by metmom · 9 replies
    GracetoYou.org ^ | 2001 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    “Walk . . . with all . . . gentleness” (Ephesians 4:1-2). To become more gentle, begin by looking closely at your attitudes. We’ve determined that gentleness is essential for those who want to walk worthy. How can you tell if you’re gentle? I’ll give you some practical questions so you can evaluate yourself honestly. First of all, are you self-controlled? Do you rule your own spirit (Prov. 16:32), or does your temper often flare up? When someone accuses you of something, do you immediately defend yourself, or are you more inclined to consider whether there’s any truth in what’s...
  • An evangelical leader’s open letter to President Biden [From the President of Southern Evangelical Seminary]

    01/20/2021 6:55:02 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/20/2021 | Richard Land
    President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington DC, 20500 Dear Mr. President, As you doubtlessly know, a significant majority (at least 75%) of white and Hispanic Evangelicals did not vote for you. However, Mr. President, please allow me to congratulate you on behalf of millions of Evangelicals on having been elected to serve in the highest political office in the land. And, make no mistake, we accept you as our president. You will not hear from us the dangerous nonsense, “He will never be our president.” As you doubtlessly know, the Bible exhorts us to pray for “kings...
  • Isaiah 46:4 I will carry, and deliver you.

    01/20/2021 3:14:37 AM PST · by ResistorSister · 4 replies
    The Holy Bible - NKJV Biblegateway.com ^ | January 20, 2021 | Isaiah
    Even to your old age, I am He, And even to gray hairs I will carry you! I have made, and I will bear; Even I will carry, and will deliver you.
  • They Have Scattered My People... Joel pt 9

    For, behold, in those days, and in that time, when I shall bring again the captivity of Judah and Jerusalem, I will also gather all nations, and will bring them down into the valley of Jehoshaphat, and will plead with them there for my people and for my heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations, and parted my land. And they have cast lots for my people; and have given a boy for an harlot, and sold a girl for wine, that they might drink. ( Joel 3:1-3)Joel saw the Day of the LORD, in it’s final manifestation,...
  • Genesis 50:19-20 - But God intended it for good

    01/19/2021 4:34:04 PM PST · by ResistorSister · 10 replies
    The Holy Bible - NIV Biblegateway.com ^ | January 19, 2021 | Moses
    But Joseph said to them, “Don’t be afraid. Am I in the place of God? You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives.
  • Christ's Gentle Example - Devotional

    01/19/2021 6:57:01 AM PST · by metmom · 2 replies
    GracetoYou.org ^ | 2001 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    “Walk . . . with all . . . gentleness” (Ephesians 4:1-2). Jesus is the greatest example of gentleness: He became angry when God the Father was dishonored, but not when He, the Son, was. Jesus Christ is our supreme example of gentleness. Paul refers specifically to this in 2 Corinthians 10:1. Jesus Himself said, “I am gentle and humble in heart” (Matt. 11:29). Jesus showed righteous indignation when it was proper. When He found the Temple filled with people selling exorbitantly priced sacrificial animals, He drove them out, pouring out their money and overturning tables (Matt. 21:12). He told...
  • Devotional for Today: Proverbs Chapter 3

    01/19/2021 6:31:13 AM PST · by Patriot777
    The Word of God, King James Version | "In the Beginning, God..." | The Lord Jesus Christ, Creator of Heaven and Earth
    When you study and meditate on The Word and devote a special time at the beginning of your day to spend time with the Lord Jesus in prayer and thanksgiving, it is a form of worship in Him. Of course our Everlasting Father rejoices in this, as He very, truly only wants the very best for us--and knows the end from the beginning, for He is the Creator of All Things. Let us not go through our day today without acknowledging Christ in everything we set out to do, as He lovingly wants to guide our path, and to speak...
  • Joel's Crystal, Clear Vision of Our Day...Joel pt 8

    For, behold, in those days, and in that time, when I shall bring again the captivity of Judah and Jerusalem,I will also gather all nations, and will bring them down into the valley of Jehoshaphat, and will plead with them there for my people and for my heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations, and parted my land.And they have cast lots for my people; and have given a boy for an harlot, and sold a girl for wine, that they might drink. (Joel 3:1-3)The Prophet Joel ministered between 835-800 BC, seeing events lining up from his day...
  • Did white evangelical support for Trump drop in the 2020 election?

    01/18/2021 7:07:29 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 65 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/18/2021 | Samuel Smith
    Bill Werts grew up in rural north central Pennsylvania and always identified as an evangelical conservative. He listened to conservative radio talk shows, emulated Christian conservative politicians like Mike Pence and even participated in the March for Life in Washington, D.C. five times. After supporting staunch conservative Texas Sen. Ted Cruz in the 2016 Republican primary, the 46-year-old held reservations about voting for President Donald Trump in that year’s general election considering his background, past indiscretions and what he considered to be a “racist” base the thrice-married real estate mogul tried to win over. Bill Werts speaks to how God...
  • Righteous Anger - Devotional

    01/18/2021 4:48:26 AM PST · by metmom · 1 replies
    GracetoYou.org ^ | 2001 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    “Walk . . . with all . . . gentleness” (Ephesians 4:1-2). Our anger must be under control and should occur only for the right reason. After the previous lesson, you might think that Christians must always be quiet and passive, never getting upset or angry about anything. Actually, believers do have the right to get angry, but only under certain conditions. Ephesians 4:26 says, “Be angry and yet do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger.” So there is a certain kind of anger that isn’t sinful. It must be under control, and it...