The Daily Discovery (January 10, 2017)

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ARTICLES I LIKE FROM AROUND THE WEB: (Click title to go to full article) Breaking Down Beth Moore’s Comment at Passion 2017 – “The annual Passion conference was held last week at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, headed up by Passion City Church pastor Louie Giglio and featuring speakers like John Piper, Beth Moore, Christine Caine, and Francis Chan. The conference targets young adults. In addition to preaching and music, they make a big push for ending the evil of human trafficking. I’ve never been, but my sister has. That year I watched the entire thing online.” sixty-six books. one story. all about one name. – “During the reign of Augustus, a young, ordinary teenage girl gives birth to a … Read More

[Fire Away! Podcast] Episode 036 – 90 Day Tithing Challenge

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Show Notes Summary On today’s show Landon reaches into the mailbag again and discusses tithing and leaving a mega church. Then, he discusses a video from the Pride festival at Duke University before playing a portion of the iconic sermon Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God. (Click “Read More” for detailed show notes.)

The Art of Social Media Escape: Jefferson Bethke Endorses God-Hating Macklemore

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Titus 2:11–14 [ESV]  For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people, training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age, waiting for our blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, who gave himself for us to redeem us from all lawlessness and to purify for himself a people for his own possession who are zealous for good works. eaders and celebrity Christians in American Evangelicalism have found themselves in quite a quandary.  While they realize the need to actively participate in the social media world to reach their followers, in doing so they open themselves up to … Read More

The Modernist Preacher Entering Hell

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He was an ordained minister, but modern in his views. He preached his twisted doctrines to people in the pews. He would not hurt their feelings, whate’er the cost would be, But for their smiles and friendship and compliments sought he. His church was filled with wicked souls that should be saved from sin, But never once he showed the way or tried a soul to win. He preached about the lovely birds that twitter in the trees, The babl’ing of the running brooks, the murm’ring of the seas. He quoted fancy poetry that tickled list’ning ears When sorrow came to some, he tried to laugh away their tears. His smooth and slipp’ry sermons made the people slide to hell. … Read More

False Conversions and the “Sinner’s Prayer”: A Damnable Epidemic in the Modern Church

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2 Corinthians 13:5 [ESV] “Examine yourselves, to see whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves. Or do you not realize this about yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you?—unless indeed you fail to meet the test!” his is a good question for all of us to ponder.  Is Christ in you?  How do you know?  What proof is there of his presence in your life?  Of course, along with Paul, I believe there is a core of belief that surrounds true faith. But this test asks about your subjective awareness.  So, is Christ in you?1 I recently addressed this issue in Episode 003 of Fire Away! but I’m going to take some time to expand on this idea of false … Read More

God Will Be Glorified In the Destruction of Sinners

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Romans 9:22-23 “What if God, desiring to show his wrath and to make known his power, has endured with much patience vessels of wrath prepared for destruction, in order to make known the riches of his glory for vessels of mercy, which he has prepared beforehand for glory—” hat an incredibly sobering passage written by Paul to the Roman church.  These verses are not intended to identify the origin of evil or explain fully why God has allowed it, but they do provide 3 reasons He has permitted its presence and contamination: 1) to demonstrate His wrath; 2) to make His power known; and 3) to put the riches of His glorious mercy on display.  No one is treated unfairly: … Read More

A Call to Culture-Embracing Christians: Don’t Be A Demas

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2 Timothy 4:9-10  “Do your best to come to me soon.  For Demas, in love with this present world, has deserted me and gone to Thessalonica…” The lights dim, a light fog envelops the stage, the wildly colored LED’s kick and begin to dart around in the fog like a fly trying to escape its captor’s bottle.  Just then, you hear the thump of the kick drum, the crescendo and rumble of the bass, the tickling of the ivory’s, the screech of the electric guitar!  A voice pierces the atmosphere, it’s not quite rock but not quite emo, and all parts awesome.  After 10 minutes of musical madness, a man steps on the stage, the man, where he begins his expository preaching and … Read More