Friday, July 20, 2007

THE PASTORS' ROUNDTABLE

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THE PASTORS' ROUNDTABLE, CALL IN WITH *ANY* QUESTION regarding the Christian Faith.

Thursday, July 19, 2007

STEVE CAMP: "PRAYING BIBLICALLY"

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STEVE CAMP, award winning Christian recording artist, Evangelical Christian apologist, founder of AudienceONE ministries (see www.A1M.org) and controversial Christian "blogger" will address the theme "PRAYING BIBLICALLY", relying heavily upon a list of "What the New Testament Church Prayed For", drawn up in an article by Dr. John Piper of Desiring God ministries (see www.DesiringGod.org) that includes such things as: They called on God to vindicate his people in their cause. And will not God vindicate his elect, who cry to him day and night? Will he delay long over them? (Luke 18:7)... They called on God to save unbelievers. Brethren, my heart's desire and prayer to God for them is that they may be saved (Romans 10:1)... They called on God to direct the use of the sword. Take the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God, praying through all prayer and supplication on every occasion (Ephesians 6:17-18)... They called on God for boldness in proclamation. Pray at all times in the Spirit... and also for me, that utterance may be given me in opening my mouth boldly to proclaim the mystery of the gospel (Ephesians 6:18-19). And now, Lord, look upon their threats, and grant to thy servants to speak thy word with all boldness (Acts 4:29)... Read the rest of the 25 ways to pray biblically at http://a1m.org/page.php?page=template1.php&pageid=dc2c5e01085299befd7f183a953bdacb

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

PAULA WEBSTER: "THE DANGER OF FALSE PROFESSIONS & AN UNEXAMINED FAITH"

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PAULA WEBSTER, the wife of noted Evangelical Christian apologist and author WILLIAM WEBSTER of Christian Resources (see www.ChristianTruth.com) will address the theme "THE DANGER OF FALSE PROFESSIONS & AN UNEXAMINED FAITH". According to Paula's own testimony, "If you had asked me a few years ago if I was a Christian, I would have responded with an immediate and very emphatic, YES! The question would have surprised me as I had never doubted my salvation. It would never have occurred to me to do so. Having been brought up in a Christian home, I had professed faith in Jesus as a child, and had accepted without question the Bible as the inerrant word of God. I believed, therefore I was a Christian. Though unhappy and rebellious as a teen, I settled down in my twenties to a normal life of marriage and children. I rededicated my life to God and determined to make up for lost time and wasted opportunity. To that end, I applied myself earnestly and diligently. It was my desire to really know God and please Him, so I purposed to achieve this goal beginning with a daily quiet time and prayer. I memorized scripture, read ‘how to’ books, attended Bible studies and conferences and even went witnessing... Years passed and my activity increased. I was a teacher, a leader, a discipler of others. I was doing all the right things and from all appearances, I was doing well. But I knew that in reality I was getting nowhere. It was all mechanical. The deep need and desire of my heart was not being met, and I was no closer to achieving my goal. I felt the frustrated unhappiness and rebellion of my teens beginning to return. Life was still empty and meaningless in spite of all my effort. For all my striving to know God, He was still a distant and impersonal Being of Whom I was much afraid and before Whom I felt continually unclean and unsure. I was growing in my knowledge of facts relating to Jesus, but not growing closer to Him. And although those facts had altered my behavior, checking sin externally to a degree, they hadn’t changed my heart. Every effort to claim verses, to appropriate Christ, or to pray through to victory ended in total failure. I was being conformed to a system of Biblical principles, but not into the image of Jesus Christ. For all my learning and activity, two things were still missing in my life: personal (instead of mere factual) knowledge of Jesus Christ and the capacity to live a holy, obedient life within..."
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