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Christianity Without The Religion BLOG hosted by Brad Jersak.

Songs From Our Hearts Pt 5

(Psalm 84) The theme of a spiritual journey permeates Psalm 84, enhancing our comprehension of what it means to walk, as a pilgrim, with Jesus.   https://www.ptm.org/mp3/FreeDwnld/RCWR349.mp3

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God Really LIKES You! – by Greg Albrecht

"We desire to connect with God; we desire to know God and be known by God. God has created us with a desire for connectivity." - Greg Albrecht 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 ...

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CWR Video – The Incarnation – Steve McVey

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Reflections Along the Jesus Way

February 7, 2023 - Quote for the Day: “Many markets and outlets within Christendom are consumer-driven – they will give us what we want.  They have done the studies.  They are well aware of demographics and psychographics.  Religious marketing experts know all about you.  They know your preferences, your likes and dislikes.  They also know what you would enjoy if you could afford it or if you had the time. Religious corporations and institutions have done their homework about felt needs, as well.  They know that humans want ...

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Songs From Our Hearts Pt 4

(Psalm 51) It seems our world at large is becoming more resistant to saying "I'm sorry" - it truly is the hardest word. Join us as we embrace Christ-centered repentance.   https://www.ptm.org/mp3/FreeDwnld/RCWR348.mp3

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Get Comfortable with the Questions – by Ed Dunn

Once a year, usually around a long weekend, we’d all pile into our old family station-wagon and head out from our home in western Pennsylvania for the woods of central Connecticut. We were off and traveling to see our Grammy and Grampy Reeves, grandparents on my mother’s side of the family. It was hard to contain the excitement of five eager children. Our visits were a cherished treat, and both the trip and the time together were treasures we truly looked forward to. Grammy and Grampy Reeves split most years living in two places; the school years in New York ...

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Songs From Our Hearts Pt 3

(Psalm 42-43) Psalms 42 and 43 focus on discouragement and depression - addressing real issues of our lives and helping us find the solution.   https://www.ptm.org/mp3/FreeDwnld/RCWR347.mp3

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How Sorry Are We? – Greg Albrecht

A SIGN OF WEAKNESS? Were we to take our cues from Hollywood on the topic of being sorry, apologizing and seeking forgiveness, we might remember the message from a 1949 Western movie titled “She Wore a Yellow Ribbon” in which John Wayne’s character says, “Never apologize and never explain—it’s a sign of weakness.” Or, if we persist in consulting movie “wisdom,” we might remember the line, “Love means never having to say you’re sorry,” from the classic 1970 tale “Love Story.” With “apologies” to John Wayne, the gospel of Jesus ...

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Reflections along the Jesus Way

February 5, 2023 -Quote for the Day: “The gospel of Jesus Christ is not a ‘you do this and then I will do that’ message. The new covenant God offers to us is not a covenant of physical prosperity, but instead it is a covenant of adversity.  We are asked to consider the needs of others as equal to our own.”  Originally published in: Between Religious Rocks and Life’s Hard Places ------------------------------------- Help Us Help Others - Give Now

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“All Scripture is God-breathed…so that…” Brad Jersak

All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for instruction, for conviction, for correction, and for training, so that the man of God may be complete, fully equipped for every good work. —2 Timothy 3:16-17 Perhaps the question we should be asking isn't, "Am I getting the Bible right?" but "What kind of life is our reading of the Bible producing." —Jared Byas, Love Matters More The first phrase of 2 Timothy 3:16, "All Scripture is God-breathed" or "inspired" is a wonderful truth. Unfortunately, Paul's assertion has primarily been used as a ...

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The Commands of God and the Traditions of Men – by Greg Albrecht

So the Pharisees and teachers of the law asked Jesus, "Why don't your disciples live according to the tradition of the elders instead of eating their food with defiled hands?" He replied, "Isaiah was right when he prophesied about you hypocrites; as it is written: "'These people honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. They worship me in vain; their teachings are merely human rules.' You have let go of the commands of God and are holding on to human traditions." —Mark 7:5-8 Dietrich Bonhoeffer, widely regarded as a 20th century martyr, put ...

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Join Us For Our Sunday Sermon

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"Removing Religion from Christ-Centered Faith" Religion is like barnacles that attach themselves to a boat or ship. The barnacles on the boat of Christ-centered faith are not the boat, they are religious pills and prescriptions – religious ceremonies and creeds, dogmas and doctrines. Join us for our Sunday Sermon: https://www.ptm.org/mp3/FreeDwnld/CWR677.mp3 Link to Christianity Without the Religion - Sunday

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Songs From Our Hearts Pt 2

(Psalm 25) As we read and study Psalm 25 we will discover more about what it means to trust in the Lord.   https://www.ptm.org/mp3/FreeDwnld/RCWR346.mp3

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Reflections Along the Jesus Way

February 2, 2023 - Quote for the Day “Love is the one-word definition of God.  God is love, he is not filled with wrath, therefore: God the Father was not looking for payback from God the Son at the cross There is no such thing as eternal conscious torment in hell God is not mad at you and me, and God does not expect us to do the impossible, which would be to earn and deserve his love.”   Originally published in: Letters to My Friends ------------------------------------- Help Us Help Others - Give Now

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Songs From Our Hearts Pt 1

(Psalm 1) In this first message in a seven-part series, we'll introduce this incredible, longest book of the Bible and the two ways of life it describes.   https://www.ptm.org/mp3/FreeDwnld/RCWR345.mp3  

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