Free E-Book Alert – Found: God’s Peace by John MacArthur

In Found: God’s Peace, trusted pastor and teacher John MacArthur tackles this vital question head-on. Throughout the book, MacArthur shares principles to help you overcome uncertainty, defeat worry, and experience true freedom from anxiety.

As Pastor John MacArthur writes, the key to worry-free living is to replace worry with prayer, right thinking, and action. Here he draws on rich biblical truths to show us how.
John MacArthur is the pastor-teacher of Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, California, president of The Master’s College and Seminary, and featured teacher with the Grace to You media ministry. With over four decades in the ministry, John has written dozens of life-changing books, including The MacArthur Study Bible and The Gospel According to Jesus.

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Gospel Points – Mike Huckabee on Abortion

This past week was the 43rd anniversary of the Roe v Wade decision that legalized the destruction of human life in the womb. So, I want to play for you a question I was able to pose a little while back to Presidential candidate Mike Huckabee at a get together in New Hampshire. I asked the governor to talk about his commitment to stand for the unborn and outlaw abortion. Listen in to his response to my question.

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America Survives

It’s 2016 and we’re in the middle of a presidential election season.  We’re picking a candidate to replace President Obama.  In other words, we survived.  Despite the fact I was told over and over again in November of 2008 that America had died, America still survives.  America outlasted another of its presidents.

You see, America is bigger than one man or even this one, important office.  That’s part of the genius of the Founding Fathers and what they handed down to us.  I’m tired of Chicken Little, knee-jerk reactionaries declaring the death of this great country because of the election of someone they opposed.  Those these people usually consider themselves patriots who love their nation, they are indeed small-minded people who think very little of their country.  They believe their country folds every time the “wrong” person finds their way into office.  At the same time, they elevate the very man they despise, granting him the power to overthrow everything our nation stands for, those who still stand for it and those that handed it down to us.

America survives.  It will continue to survive.  Yes, it make look different than when I was a child.  Yes, it may have a new look and changes I am uncomfortable with, but it still stands.  With every election we have the power to begin anew.  We don’t need to take up arms but to convince minds and stir up souls.  That’s the genius of America.  We don’t need to fear one man, one party or one Congress.  We just need to stay and fight.

My encouragement to you is, stay and fight.  Don’t let the talking heads and fear mongers deceive you into thinking all is lost when things don’t go their way.  Be bigger than that.  Think through the issues, stand by your principles and don’t be afraid to work with those deemed the enemy by the purists.  America always lives to fight another day and so will you.

America survives.  It will survive Clinton or Trump as it survived Bush and Obama, Clinton and Carter.

Gospel Points – Star Wars Through the Lens of a Christian Worldview

Join us this week on Gospel Points as we talk about what everyone has been talking about, the latest Star Wars release. Don’t worry, there won’t be any spoiler alerts! However, I did decide to bring in the biggest Star Wars nerd I could find to get his perspective. So, listen in as Pastor Phil Allen (Daystar Christian Fellowship) and I look at the Star Wars genre from the lens of a Christian worldview. Avoiding the clichés of merely talking about possible New Age aspects the movie may endorse, we delve into such topics as how believers may enjoy such movies in the first place and we examine elements in the series that reflect the reality of man’s fallen condition that ultimately points us to our need for redemption.

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This and That

Is Gun Control a Christian Issue? – The question of gun control is a different question than the question of gun violence itself. The gun control debate isn’t between people who support the right to shoot innocent people and those who don’t. It’s instead a debate about what’s prudent, and what’s not, in solving the common goal of ending criminally violent behavior. That’s why orange-vested National Rifle Association members and Birkenstock-wearing vegan gun-control advocates can exist, as the Body of Christ, in the same church without excommunicating one another. – Russell Moore

The Gospel According to Taylor Swift – Friends of mine who have followed Taylor Swift’s career tell me that her songs have followed a story arc. Her earliest songs could be summed up this way: I am searching for the right person who will fulfill me forever. Later, her songs turned to heartbreak: I am grieving the fact I may never find meaning in life and love. Now, her songs are a declaration: I have, in myself, everything I need to be happy.  The question now is whether she will arrive at a fourth stage: I’ve been looking for love in all the wrong places. That’s the stage where, by the grace of God, people who are looking for happiness might stop looking in and start looking up. – Trevin Wax

Ted Cruz Says As President He Would Leave an ‘Empty Seat’ at State of the Union — Here’s Why – Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz said Friday that if he is elected president, he would leave an empty seat at the State of the Union address to represent “the over 50 million unborn children killed since Roe.”  The Texas senator made his comment in response to President Barack Obama announcing he would leave an empty seat at the State of the Union “to honor the victims of gun violence.” – Oliver Darcy

Gospel Points -Dinner Dialoguing with Atheists part 3

This is our third and final segment with John Cobbett-Walden on the topic of dialoguing with atheists.  In our first segment John discussed his departure from Christianity.  In last week’s segment we chatted about how to have respectful conversations.  This week listen in as we wrap things up by talking about gay marriage and how to maintain friendships.

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