176 results for tag: Christianity without the religion
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"Not That Kind of a Christian" Have you ever felt compelled to explain that you, as a Christ follower, are not THAT KIND of a Christian? Join us as we ponder this topic. Join us for our Sunday Sermon. https://www.ptm.org/mp3/FreeDwnld/CWR692.mp3
Christianity Without the Religion Smartphone App
Now available for your smart phone, pad or tablet on Apple, Google Play or Amazon. To download the CWR (Christianity Without Religion) App, click here. Welcome to the official Christianity Without the Religion and Plain Truth Ministries App for smart phones and tablets. This FREE App proclaims authentic Christianity without the religion. Our work is Christ-centered, based on God's amazing grace, giving hope to those burned out by legalistic religion. When you download this app you will have access to our weekly CWR Blog, to the daily and weekly messages of Greg Albrecht, plus access to our monthly magazines and much more. For ...
February 2023 CWR Magazine
CLICK HERE to read now Greg Albrecht: How Sorry Are We? – pg. 2 Ed Dunn: Our Choice of Words – pg. 5 Brad Jersak: Zaccheus Makes Amends – pg. 6
December 2022 CWR Magazine
CLICK HERE to read now Brad Jersak: Our Ultimate Caregiver – pg. 2 Greg Albrecht: Incomparable & Boundless – pg. 5 Richard Rohr: Christmas: Only One Message – pg. 7
October 2022 Plain Truth Magazine
CLICK HERE To READ the Following Articles: Greg Albrecht: HELP! The Future Has Arrived – pg. 2Ed Dunn: Today Is a Gift – pg. 5Brad Jersak: Christianity Without JESUS? – pg. 7
Pastoral Perspective with Greg Albrecht: “What should I look for in a church?”
Question: What should I look for in a church? I am loving your emphasis on the inclusiveness of the Triune God, his love and grace. Over the past 35 years I have had a long journey through Baptist, evangelical, Calvinist and charismatic churches. I am feeling more free in Christ than ever before. Thanks for your great teaching! Response: 1) For many years I searched official teachings and practices of denominations – at first, I confined my search within the Protestant world. I parsed through evangelical churches – by the way, many evangelicals call themselves ...
Why Do Many Christians Make the Good News Sound So Weird? – Monte Wolverton
Among some folks, the ability to speak fluent "Christianese" is a sign of true Christianity. But do these special words and phrases help or hinder the message? Here's some suggestions as to how we as Christ-followers might improve our communication skills. —Text and illustrations by Monte Wolverton I just want to come up alongside you. I have a burden—because God has laid it on my heart to minister to you and disciple you. God spoke to me, and he wanted me to share my testimony with you and to witness to you. The message I’m called to give you will be a real blessing to you. Chances are, you know some people who talk this way all the time. ...
August 2021 CWR Magazine
CLICK HERE to read now (PDF Format) Greg Albrecht: God Is Not Fair– pg. 2Irene Frances: My Desire to Be Like Jesus– pg. 5Richard Rohr: God's Creatures Great and Small– pg. 5Brad Jersak: Was Jesus a Racist? – pg. 7
How Big Is God? – Greg Albrecht
Many Christians seem to believe that Jesus came to this earth as a kind of Plan B. They've been taught that Jesus came to this earth to save us because Adam "fell"—and further, they've been told that when Adam "fell" God had to, in effect, scurry around and come up with Plan B. This reasoning is of course, unbiblical—and beyond that, it doesn't make sense. Why would Christmas, the incarnation of God, be Plan B? Why wouldn't Christmas have been on the drawing boards from the very get-go? Why wouldn't Jesus have been planning to come anyway? Years ago I read a little book by J.B. Phillips titled Your God is Too Small. J.B. Phillips wanted the ...
Getting Caught Up in a Religious Show – Greg Albrecht
Acts 5:1-11 Here's a story that might seem as if it belongs in the Old Testament rather than the New. The story related by our keynote passage begins with an idyllic picture of new Christians, living together and sharing their lives. But then, in the midst of this upbeat picture of God's favor and blessings, comes a depressing story of a man and his wife who gave an offering to God, but misrepresented the actual amount of how much they gave. In the middle of this time when God's grace was so powerfully at work in them all (Acts 4:33) God took the life of this husband and wife. Our keynote passage causes us to ask: What does God taking the life of ...
How Big Is God?
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. There was a man sent from God whose name was John. He came as a witness to testify concerning that light, so that through him all might believe. He himself was not the light; he came only as a witness to the light. The true light that gives light to everyone was coming into the world. He was in the world, and ...
Q & R: Did God the Father Forsake Jesus on Good Friday? Brad Jersak
Question: In the movie, The Shack, Papa says that God never forsook Jesus. But that appears to be exactly what Jesus says in the Bible. When Jesus says this, is he (the man) talking to himself (the God part)? We are told that Christ is fully God and fully man even though apparently there were things that he did not know, but the Father did (e.g. the time of his return). Response: That's a common belief for sure, but where does it come from? We developed a whole doctrine of God-forsakenness from one verse! "My God, my God why have you forsaken me?" and we took off from there. What we fail to remember is that ...
Is God Crazy, or What?
We don’t give him anything he needs. Yet God is madly in love with us… is he crazy, or what? https://www.ptm.org/mp3/FreeDwnld/RCWR460.mp3
The Suffering Judge
by Greg Albrecht … If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things? Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen? It is God who justifies. Who is he that condemns? Christ Jesus, who died—more than that, who was raised to life—is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us.—Romans 8:31-34 You probably have heard of honor killings. An "honor killing" is the term used to describe a practice in which one or more males murders a female relative who, according to their perspective, dishonored ...