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Posted 10/5/12 at 11:58 PM | CP Blogs

Teach Us to Pray

Photo: Flickr/Cassidy Lancaster

One day Jesus told his disciple how not to pray.

"And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by men. I tell you the truth, they have received their reward in full. - Matthew 6:5

I enjoy this picture of children praying in Honduras. Some of the "best" prayers I've heard were said by children that approached God with simple faith.

This video by Redemption Youth at Reno Vineyard shows how we should not pray.

Redemption Youth Skit: How We Pray

Posted 10/5/12 at 4:01 PM | CP Blogs

The Prosperity Gospel Ruined My Life (VIDEO)

Why is the prosperity gospel so dangerous? People give in order to get. Priorities are corrupted.

In this video a Shatoyia Bradley tells her story of how she and her husband were deceived by the prosperity gospel preached on TBN.

"God was becoming less of a priority and us pursuing wealth and possessions was becoming more of a priority."

The Prosperity Gospel Ruined My Life

Posted 10/4/12 at 11:19 PM | CP Blogs

Doctrine of Suffering (VIDEO)

In this video by Desiring God, pastor David Platt explains the Doctrine of Suffering and says that we can trust God during our suffering.

The role of suffering can be understood by studying scripture.

And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose. - Romans 8:28 NASB

I want to know Christ and the power of his resurrection and the fellowship of sharing in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, and so, somehow, to attain to the resurrection from the dead. - Philippians 3:10-11.

David says we need a "high view of God" and "humble view of man."

David concludes that the Great Commission will be accomplished by suffering servants sharing the Gospel.

Posted 10/3/12 at 1:05 PM | CP Blogs

What About Those Who Don't Believe in God? (VIDEO)

In this video Christian apologist Ravi Zacharias is asked the question, "How would you suggest presenting Jesus to those who have no God at all?

Ravi Zacharias says:

  1. "No physical concrete reality explains its own existence."
  2.  "Anytime you see intelligibility, you see intelligence behind it."
  3. "In the study of history and the very biblical narrative, you see the Word becoming flesh, Son of God coming to seek and save that which was lost."
What about those who don't believe in God?

Posted 10/2/12 at 7:30 PM | CP Blogs

Seven Minute Seminary: Homosexuality and Scripture (VIDEO)

Dr. Ben Witherington III is Professor of New Testament for Doctoral Studies at Asbury Theological Seminary. In this video Dr Witherington, explains what the Bible teaches about sexual activity involving people of the same sex.

Dr. Witherington concludes, "Different Christians can disagree about some of the parameters of the discussion but what the Bible would have us know is fidelity and heterosexual monogamy and celibacy and singleness are the gold standard for those who want to be New Testament Christians."

Seven Minute Seminary: Homosexuality and Scripture

Posted 10/1/12 at 11:02 PM | CP Blogs

Church Growth: the Controversy

Numerous pastors and theologians have found fault with the church shepherding or church growth movement.

In this video Landon Whitsitt says, "... if we want to attract a large number of people we have to appeal to the lowest common denominator and it's precisely this lowest common denominator that I believe will not affect the change the world needs."

Whitsitt believes this "lowest common denominator" is accurately described by Kenda Dean as "do good feel good spirituality" and Christian Smith describes as "moralistic therapeutic deism."

Church Growth

Posted 9/28/12 at 5:12 PM | CP Blogs

Amazing Grace - Music Video

Central Christian Church in Las Vegas made this music video of the song Amazing Grace featuring the testimonies of people that have been transformed by the Gospel.

John Newton, a priest in the Church of England, wrote the song Amazing Grace. According to Wikipedia, "Amazing Grace was written to illustrate a sermon on New Year's Day of 1773. It is unknown if there was any music accompanying the verses; it may have simply been chanted by the congregation."

Amazing Grace

Posted 9/27/12 at 4:02 PM | CP Blogs

The Missional Church (VIDEO)

As a child growing up in the home of a Southern Baptist minister, I heard about a project called Bold Mission Thrust. The Southern Baptist Convention adopted a plan in 1976 to take the Gospel to every person in the world by 2000.

The SBC did not complete the great commission. Our evangelism efforts were often backwards. Church members relied on a strategy of inviting people to "church" so they could hear the Gospel rather than sharing the Gospel among friends and at their workplace. Also, the churches generally reached people that were like them.

This video promotes the concept of the "missional church" in which church members are equipped and go into world "to live out the Good News in their community."

The Missional Church ... simple

Posted 9/26/12 at 10:40 PM | CP Blogs

In His Steps - the Web Video Series

In 1897 pastor Charles Sheldon authored a the famous book In His Steps which would eventually sell over 30 million copies, according to Wikipedia.

The fictional novel was inspired by a Bible verse:

For to this you have been called, because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example, so that you might follow in his steps. - 1 Peter 2:21 (NIV)

The novel was about a pastor that challenges his congregation to live each day based on the question, "What would Jesus do?"

The book has been made into two movies and now a web video series. Christian film pioneer Ken Anderson produced a black-and-version of the film in 1964.

In 2010 new version was released titled What Would Jesus Do? and was set in present time.

What Would Jesus Do movie trailer

This year In His Steps: The Series  premiered on the web. So far four webisodes have been posted online.

Posted 9/25/12 at 11:11 PM | CP Blogs

How to Fast on Yom Kippur (VIDEO)

Today is Yom Kippur, the Jewish Day of Atonement. The Bible required Jews to fast on this day. Some Christians also fast on this day.

The following video from Howcast includes a variety of tips and how to prepare for a fast and how to break the fast. Some of the tips include:

  • Drinking less coffee and tea before beginning a fast.
  • Eat a filling meal before beginning the fast.
  • Drink a lot of water before beginning the fast.
How to fast on Yom Kippur

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