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⛪️ Christian faith

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😓 Crisis, trial

🎯 FEATURED ITEM
> Who can lead the church? … A two-part article in five pages … first, the need to recognize how wrong we can be—and the importance of interpreting Scripture in its context … second, three powerful scriptures that speak directly to the question of women in church leadership … this is not an opinion piece, but an attempt to highlight God’s own words directly to us on the subject … USL view-download A4 view-download

🌋 Holy Spirit

🌄 Life in Christ

🔑 Prayer–praise–healing

🙏🏾 “If my people pray …”
> A new resource up and running! Pointers & tips on prayer … drawn from the Bible & from life … for individual prayer + prayer together … pointed & brief … a new item added every week (except December & January) … 2017 USL view-download … 2017 A4 view-download

Resurrection–return–judgment–death

📖 Scripture–the Word

🍒 Wise living

⚓️ Personal peace through the Word of God & the Gospel of Christ
⚓️ Christian life through the Holy Spirit & the privilege of prayer

⛪️ CHRISTIAN FAITH—Articles
> Why I choose faith Top 5 reasons why I believe in God, and why I belong to a church … 2 pages … A4  view–download
> See also the LifeSpots page for more in this subject area.

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🏮 CHRISTIAN SERVICE—Articles
> Hands up, disciples! A fresh look at New Testament teaching about what it means to follow Christ … 6 pages, full colour … A4  view–download
> Hands up, apostles! … A fresh look at New Testament teaching about what it means to be "sent" by Christ … 6 pages, full colour … A4  view–download
> Training disciples in everyday life … How to train believers in service for God … 4 pages … A4  view–download
> See also the LifeSpots page for more in this subject area.

🔑 PRAYER–PRAISE–HEALING—Articles
> Prayer in faith and practice … A treasure-trove collection of 34 1-page, published articles on prayer in church and personal life … definitely look at the cover page to see the titles! … USL view–download … A4   view–download
> What about fasting? … Does this practice have a place in Christian experience? … USL view–download
> See also the LifeSpots page for more in this subject area.

🌼 CHURCH—Articles
> Top 4 questions for church on the edge … If you’re looking for comfort, don’t read this … but if you’re looking for challenge and inspiration as your church moves into its Spirit-driven mission, be sure to read it, study it, share it … 2016, 5 pages, illustrated … USL  view-download  … A4 view-download
> New!  Who can lead the church? … A two-part article in five pages … first, the need to recognize how wrong we can be—and the importance of interpreting Scripture in its context … second, three powerful scriptures that speak directly to the question of women in church leadership … this is not an opinion piece, but an attempt to highlight God’s own words directly to us on the subject … USL view-download A4 view-download
> Who’s right?—we really need to know … Conservatives? liberals? legalists? cheap-grace advocates? … there’s nothing like the battle of labels to destroy churches … who’s right?—the only good answer comes from Jesus … his explanation spares none of us, but it’s exactly what we need … 2016, 3 pages, illustrated … USL view-download A4 view-download
> See under "Prayer–praise–healing" for articles that deal additionally  with "Church."
> See also the LifeSpots page for more in this subject area.

 RESURRECTION–RETURN–JUDGMENT–DEATH—Articles
> Hell … a different view of the Bible's teaching  Is the popular view true to God's reality? 16 pages … USL …   view-download
> Pause … what happens when we die …  A fresh treatment that lets Jesus speak for himself on this critical subject … a chapter from the memoir, Inside Passage 8 pages … USL  view-download
> See also the LifeSpots page for more in this subject area.

📖 SCRIPTURE–THE WORD—Articles
> All … A new look at the Spirit's gifting … the 2nd part of this article describes in thought-provoking terms how the Bible is inspired … 8 pages … USL  view-download
> New!  Promises—12 life-changing guarantees from God’s Word … No commentary in this one—just the straight word from God … carry these 12 promises with you wherever you go—or better still, use this 1-page document as a model to make your own list of 12 most powerful Bible promises … USL view-download A4 view-download
> Which Bible version? … More than 50 English translations of the Bible are available … which one should I use? … making sense of a sometimes confusing picture … 3 pages, illustrated … USL view-download  … A4 view-download
> New!  Who can lead the church? … A two-part article in five pages … the second part addresses the question of women in church leadership—but the first part is a description of our critical need to approach Scripture with a humble spirit, and to interpret Scripture entirely in its varied contexts … valuable counsel for any area of Bible study … USL view-download A4 view-download
> See also the LifeSpots page for more in this subject area.
> And … be sure to see the eBooks page for “Powerful texts of the Bible"

😓 CRISIS, TRIAL—Articles
> Transforming the tight spots … Are you in a tight spot right now?—if so, there's a message from God for you …  an article selected from the “Prayer in faith and practice” series … 1 page … USL view–download A4 view–download
> Also, scroll down to see two “5-minute talks” in this subject area—“I will live and not die” & “Don’t be afraid.”
> See also the LifeSpots page for more in this subject area.

🌋 HOLY SPIRIT—Articles
> All A new look at the Spirit's gifting, and at how the Bible is inspired … 8 pages … USL  view-download
> The new way of the Spirit … When Jesus died, everything changed … 2 pages … USL view-download … A4  view-download
> See also the significant article in the “Church” section: “Top 4 questions for church on the edge” … question #4 in this article is about Spirit baptism and empowerment
> See also the LifeSpots page for more in this subject area.
> And … be sure to see the eBooks page for “Spirit Gifting … a Bible study guide on how God empowers people for Christian service"

🍒 WISE LIVING—Articles
> History of hands … Hands represent our personal history, and the history of our world—one day, Christ's hands were stopped dead, because our hands have stopped at nothing … 3 pages, illustrated … USL view–download
> Power of a praying home … Why couples don’t pray together—how that can change, and the blessing that comes in return … 2 pages, illustrated … USL view–download
> See also the LifeSpots page for more in this subject area.

🌄 LIFE IN CHRIST … Articles
> 90 things that are ours in Christ … This is not an article, but a 2-page spread laying out all the privileges the New Testament shows we have in Christ … drawn from more than 240 Scripture passages … view-download
> The new way of the Spirit  When Jesus died, everything changed … 2 pages … USL view-download … A4  view-download
> The rest of your life … Blessing of Sabbath-rest … 2 pages … USL view-download … A4 view-download
> See also the LifeSpots page for more in this subject area.

🎧  5-minute talks … audio files (mp3) on powerful Scriptures
• Pointed teachings from God's Word … bringing the Bible to life … application to daily living …stories & illustrations … each talk is approximately 5 minutes—sometimes a little more, sometimes a little less … listen online or download for listening later, or to share … files are between 2 and 10 mb in size
• Listed in order of accession— most recent at the top
 
> I will live and not die … why am I here? … is there a purpose to my life? … when things fall apart, is it worth going on? … if these questions are in your mind, be sure to catch this encouraging message from 2 Samuel 14:14 and Psalm 118:17 … 2017-08 … listen-download
> Don’t be afraid … God’s answer for whatever you’re facing today … an invitation appearing more than 100 times in the Bible … linked to the promise: “our God will fight for us!”—this is the key … a message from Nehemiah 4 … 2016-08 … listen–download
> Home in God … are you restless, ill at ease,  feeling like you don’t have a real home where you can relax in security and comfort? … catch this teaching from Psalm 90:1—the only psalm directly attributed to Moses, and the oldest psalm in the collection … 2016-03 …  listen-download
> Hidden with Christ … we're called to share Christ, but at the same time, there's something deep inside us that must be hidden, treasured, and quietly grown … a teaching from Colossians 3:3 … 2015-12 … listen-download
> Spirit without limit …  what size container are you bringing to God, for him to fill? … a message of  hope from John 3:34 … 2015-12 …  listen-download
> A giant leap from death to life … the incredible message of John 5:24—keynote Scripture for this website … 2015-12 …  listen-download
 
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