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Christianity Without The Religion BLOG hosted by Brad Jersak.

How Free is Free Will? Greg Albrecht

by Greg Albrecht How much choice does any individual human actually have? We speak of "free will"—but how much of a choice to accept God's grace does anyone have, given the brainwashing and propaganda to which they are subjected? How much of a choice to accept God's grace does a young boy in a radicalized Muslim school have? How much of a choice to accept God's grace does someone have who is ensnared by some ultra fundamentalist church, where performance-based religion rules? Being in Christ is a divine invitation to an eternal relationship, open to everyone. But ...

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God Really Likes You! – Greg Albrecht

Keynote Passage: Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea. I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Now the dwelling of God is with men, and he will live with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or ...

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CWR video – “Christ: The Lion and the Lamb” – Brad Jersak

The Master’s Voice – Greg Albrecht

by Greg Albrecht "I tell you the truth, the man who does not enter the sheep pen by the gate, but climbs in by some other way, is a thief and a robber. The man who enters by the gate is the shepherd of his sheep. The watchman opens the gate for him, and the sheep listen to his voice. He calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. When he has brought out all his own, he goes on ahead of them, and his sheep follow him because they know his voice. But they will never follow a stranger; in fact, they will run away from him because they do not recognize a stranger's ...

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“The Future of Religion” – Interview with Monte Wolverton re: The Remnant

The Remnant by Monte Wolverton from Plain Truth Ministries on Vimeo.

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It’s All About Grace (Romans Series Part 3 of 3) – Greg Albrecht

Keynote Passages: Do we, then, nullify the law by this faith? Not at all! Rather, we uphold the law. —Romans 3:31 Now when a man works, his wages are not credited to him as a gift, but as an obligation. However, to the man who does not work but trusts God who justifies the wicked, his faith is credited as righteousness. —Romans 4:4-5 This is the third message in our three-part series discovering what the introductory chapters of this great book of Romans tell us about God’s amazing grace. The first sermon, In Need of Grace, discussed the fact that we ...

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CWR video – “Fly Me to the Moon” – Greg Albrecht

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“Back-to-Church Sunday” – Greg Albrecht

by Greg Albrecht Many of the letters I receive are like Forrest Gump's box of chocolates—"you never know what you're gonna get." Recently I received a clever promotional message urging PTM and CWR to participate in "Back-to-Church Sunday." The letter explained that Back-to-Church Sunday is a great way to get the "unchurched" and the "de-churched" back to church. The coalition responsible for the letter explained that Back-to-Church Sunday is held annually in early to mid September, taking advantage of the time when students are going "back to school." The message ...

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The Heart of Texas – Greg Albrecht

By Greg Albrecht: We’ve been glued to our televisions, absorbed in watching, reading about and praying for the cataclysmic conditions faced by Texans as a result of hurricane Harvey.   We are staggered by the enormous suffering and pain caused to so many by this catastrophe. When I think of Texas my immediate thoughts always go back to Houston, the fourth-largest city in the U.S., and specifically to small towns just outside of Houston.  Tony Bennett left his heart in San Francisco – I left my heart in Needville, Texas. A beloved farm in Needville, just ...

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