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Putin’s Coup

Fascinating.

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Hillsong Shifts on Homosexuality

Well-written.

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20 Ways to be Refreshing in the Local Church

Do I refresh the hearts of the saints?

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Why We Neglect Our Bibles

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The Bible Tells Me So

This is so sad.

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The Epidemic of Male Body Hatred

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23 Signs You're Secretly An Introvert

Wow this is me.

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How To Understand An Introvert, In One Chart

Hahaha this made me smile.

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That They Would Be Known by Their Fear & Closed Borders

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Our Christian brothers and sisters in Syria and Iraq are suffering. This is a video of parents preparing themselves and their children to be martyrs for our worthy Lamb who was slain for us: Jesus Christ. Inspiring and challenging - may we be filled with compassion and intercede on behalf of those being persecuted, and praise God in all circumstances knowing that God is sovereign and our eternal joy, hope, glory, and very lives are in Him! Let us stand firm in the faith and be living testimonies preaching the Gospel and forgiving, loving, blessing, and praying for even our enemies so that they too may join us in the Kingdom of God!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ceJ9Emobfow

Debbie, a pastor’s daughter, was attacked by Boko Haram in Nigeria. Boko Haram is far worse than ISIS - http://youtu.be/7x4ygazJcLM

Video of one of the 28 girls who escaped “Saa” and the human rights attorney Emmanuel Ogebe. One Christian girl denied her faith and said she was a Muslim in order to save her life; Saa weeps bitterly, asking: if that girl had been killed that day, what would she have said to our Lord? She denied Him and was ashamed of Him! - http://hudson.org/events/1187-where-are-our-girls-escaped-schoolgirl-shares-her-account-of-boko-haram-abduction92014

Forgiveness - http://jonielcha.tumblr.com/post/94302529721

Martyrdom - http://jonielcha.tumblr.com/post/87139236836

Call to dangerous places - http://jonielcha.tumblr.com/post/89224363181 

The current events remind me of what Jesus said in Matthew 24:4-14. None of these things take God by surprise, and our response should not be fear but instead trust in God.

Jesus answered: “Watch out that no one deceives you. For many will come in My Name, claiming, ‘I am the Messiah,’ and will deceive many. You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come. Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of birth pains.

“Then you will be handed over to be persecuted and put to death, and you will be hated by all nations because of Me. At that time many will turn away from the faith and will betray and hate each other, and many false prophets will appear and deceive many people. Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold, but the one who stands firm to the end will be saved. And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.”

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The gospel and telepathy

Basically, I agree with this.

I would change his concluding quote: Preach the Gospel at all times. Use words if you’re unable to communicate telePATHETICally.

HEHEHE.

Pray also for me, that whenever I speak, words may be given me so that I will fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains. Pray that I may declare it fearlessly, as I should.

Ephesians 6:19-20

May this be the prayer and attitude and lifestyle and ACTUAL LIVING of every single believer.

I would add though that you can’t limit and underestimate the work of the Holy Spirit. Maybe simply doing some kind deed like holding the door open, hugging and comforting and praying for someone who is grieving/suffering, sacrificing one’s life for others etc. will have a MAJOR and PROFOUND impact in someone’s eternity.

I think they do have an impact, no matter how small or great, though we may not think much of it.

My non Christian friends have been touched by even the smallest things I say or do - sometimes even just by my smile! Isn’t that crazy? Sometimes they tell me they see God’s love in me, even in my eyes, and “feel” it from my heart. So I think the Holy Spirit is alive and active, and moves in people’s hearts even in spite of us! And also even when words “fail” us. But it is a divinely appointed launching pad from which I can then preach the Gospel because their hearts have been opened by God!

And indeed God opens their ears when they hear the Gospel preached for it is God who moves in the hearts of men. We are merely the messengers.

BUT YES I AGREE THAT THAT DUMB QUOTE STIRS EVANGELISTIC APATHY AND LOWERS THE NECESSITY AND URGENCY TO PREACH THE GOSPEL. And for that I am deeply saddened.

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Four Reasons Why Some Preachers Get Better and Others Don’t

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Rethinking Jephthah’s Foolish Vow

WOW I thought this was powerful. Makes me wonder what if God had let Abraham go the whole way of sacrificing his son Isaac on the altar.

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What Christians Should Know About the Ebola Crisis