Obedience to God

Promoting Obedience to God and the Preeminence of Jesus Christ as Revealed in the Holy Bible

Promoting Obedience to God and the Preeminence of Jesus Christ as Revealed in the Holy Bible

Introduction

Jesus never said it would be easy. In fact, He said it would be difficult. In John 15:20, Jesus says, “If they persecuted me, they will persecute you also.” Furthermore, 2nd Timothy 3:12-13 says, “In fact, everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted, while evil men and impostors will go from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived.” Doesn’t this last verse ring true, considering the present state of the world Matters have gotten worse, and Christians are persecuted more than ever before for proclaiming the Good News and upholding God’s law. We truly live in a world of darkness, where enemies conspire against us for following God. Jesus knew this would happen, as he said, “They hated me without reason” (John 15:25).

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Joy of Believing from Days of Praise Daily Podcasts

Joy of Believing from Days of Praise Daily Podcasts

Days of Praise Daily Podcasts devotion is one of the best and highly recommended. Created by the Institute of Creation Research, which supports and provides the research that supports the Biblical account of creation, a young earth and has resources like their DVD series on creation.

Free Subscription for monthly Acts and Facts Magazine and Day of Praise booklet: Check it out.  or https://www.icr.org/subscriptions

Todays Devotion:

JOY ON BELIEVING 

“Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory.” (1 Peter 1:8)

https://www.icr.org/article/11454

After His resurrection, the Lord acknowledged the legitimate need for evidence of such a mighty miracle, honoring the request of Thomas to see for himself that He had, indeed, returned from the grave. Nevertheless, Thomas could and should have believed the evidence from the other disciples when they testified of the empty tomb and the previous appearances of Christ. Consequently, the Lord Jesus gave a mild but loving rebuke to His doubting disciple. “Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed” (John 20:29). Read More


Heavenly Rewards are Real: Are You Living in Light of Eternity?

Heavenly Rewards are Real: Are You Living in Light of Eternity?

Are You Living in Light of Eternity

See interview by Jan Markel with Dr. Mark Hitchcock below


It’s difficult to imagine eternal life. But when you’ve got only one life and you know there is coming a day when you will stand before God, it’s important to consider whether you’re living each day like your life depends on it.
 
If you’re a Christian, the good news is God’s judgment isn’t about determining your salvation—it’s about rewarding your faithfulness. Salvation cannot be earned—it’s already yours.
 
In Heavenly Rewards you will uncover fascinating truths about how the life you live today determines your life in eternity. You will…

  • learn tangible ways you can please the Lord in your everyday living
  • discover that your labor and sacrifices are never in vain—God is a faithful rewarder
  • see the benefits of living faithfully and enduring through even the most difficult times

Yes, your faithfulness will be rewarded. God knows the smallest details of your days, and He wants to acknowledge your every act you’ve done for Him.
 
Living well with an eternal perspective really can change your life—for good.

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Marxist ‘Critical Race Theory’ infiltrates the Churches and the culture

Marxist ‘Critical Race Theory’ infiltrates the Churches and the culture

The Southern Baptists, the most conservative major Protestant denomination in America have started down the Marxist road. Several other denominations are well ahead of them. If this is not reversed, how will this shift affect our culture and politics in years to come

By Trevor Loudon | Epoch Times

When the Southern Baptists, the largest Protestant denomination in the country endorses “Critical Race Theory” (CRT) you know American Christianity has a Marxism problem.

At the Southern Baptists national convention in Birmingham Alabama in June a resolution on “Critical Race Theory” and “intersectionality” gained passage with a strong majority. Read More


Taking God at His Word

Taking God at His Word

Institute for Creation Research

For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him. And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist. (Colossians 1:16-17)

Almost four years ago, I announced in Acts & Facts the Lord’s leading and provision for beginning work on the ICR Discovery Center for Science & Earth History. We’d had a vision for some time to build a world-class facility to reach people of all ages with the foundational message that the Bible is authoritative in all things and that the scientific evidence confirms the Genesis account.

We joyfully anticipate the grand opening on September 2 and want to thank those who have diligently prayed with us and given to support this exciting new venture. As this article relates, the ICR Discovery Center will expand our decades-old mission to proclaim the whole of God’s creation truth to a lost world. — Henry M. Morris III, D.Min. Read More


Seeing What God Sees

Seeing What God Sees

Joy Lucius Writer, AFA Journal | The Stand

I was reading my favorite chapter of the Bible one morning, Romans 12, "And so, dear brothers, I plead with you to give your bodies to God. Let them be a living sacrifice, holy – the kind he can accept. When you think of what he has done for you, is this too much to ask"

Once again, the words of the apostle Paul called to me just as they drew me long ago when I was only 11 years old. In fact, I can clearly remember my initial encounter with what has become my "life chapter." Read More


The Rising Tide of Civil Terrorism

The Rising Tide of Civil Terrorism

 

by Joseph Rogowski |

Reprint by permission from Minding The Times

In our present-day culture, daily reports of aggressive, militant, and violent action of groups or individuals, driven by an oppressive hostility and political correctness against our civil institutions, social order, people of faith, holders of opposing political views, and even ordinary school children, grow in such numbers, frequency, and cruelty that they can only be characterized as “civil terrorism.” Read More


Briefing and Pastors Summit on Thursday, August 8

Briefing and Pastors Summit on Thursday, August 8

Thursday August 8

The Foundation for American Christian Education (FACE), with the Virginia Watchmen Council are pleased to bring you the following Briefing and Pastors Summit on Thursday, August 8 from 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM at FACE Headquarters in Cheseapeake, Virginia. FACE is located at 4225 Portsmouth Blvd, Ste B, Cheseapeake, Virginia 23321.

Register for the FACE Event

The agenda for the event follows.

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Saturday, July 27th “Elders at the Gates” Event with Dr. Alveda King and Dennis Peacocke Staunton, VA

Saturday, July 27th “Elders at the Gates” Event with Dr. Alveda King and Dennis Peacocke Staunton, VA

Don’t miss this powerful seminar with Dr. Alveda King, niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and Dennis Peacocke. Cultural conditions demand biblical truths that originate from a heart of service.

Hosted by:

Victory Worship Center

Pastor Ray Eppard

200 Hammond Lane Staunton, VA 24401

For more info call Travis Witt @

540.761-0386 or

traviswitt@usa.com

Sat. July 27th @8a - opening remarks by Dr. Alveda King, lunch provided, and concluding remarks ending at 3p.   The Church is called to influence culture by being servant leaders; confident that God’s Word has answers for city, county, state, and national issues. Read More


Friday, July 26 Dinner with Alveda King on “Renewing the Dream for America”

Friday, July 26 Dinner with Alveda King on “Renewing the Dream for America”

We are inviting our readers to join the Valley Family Forum for their 17th annual “Salute to the Family” dinner which will be held in JMU’s Festival Conference and Student Center ballroom on Friday, July 26, beginning at 6:30 p.m. 

As a reminder, our featured speaker is Dr. Alveda King, niece of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., on the theme of “Renewing Our Dream for America”.  Like him, she too has a dream of building a nation in which everyone is able to reach across ethnic, racial, religious, and party lines to achieve equality and justice as “One Nation under God”. 

In addition, she dreams of a day when America will again respect and protect the inalienable Right to Life of the unborn.  To that end, she serves on the pastoral team of Priests for Life and leads their outreach initiative, Civil Rights for the Unborn.  She also adds her voice to the “Silent No More” Campaign in which she shares from her own experience with abortion.

For Reservations

Seats are still available at $200 for tables of eight or $25 per person.  For reservations, contact us at (540) 564­-3779 or by email to family@valleyfamilyforum.org, and then send your check to the Valley Family Forum at PO Box 881, Harrisonburg, 22803. Read More


July 21-26, 2019 Teacher Summer Training, Online and Classroom

July 21-26, 2019 Teacher Summer Training, Online and Classroom

Teacher Summer Training: Foundations for Authentic Christian Teaching and Learning

Online and In Our Classroom. 
July 21-26, 2019

The Foundations for Authentic Christian Teaching and Learning certification course relies on Biblical reasoning; the practice of the methods that form Christian character; mastery of the Biblical classical approach that measurably forms the Biblical worldview for all of life; preparation to be a living textbook to your students; use of Christian scholarship to cultivate effective communication skills; the emergence of the teaching gift that elevates the individual, imparts vision for the Kingdom, and rebuilds the culture for Christ. Read More