64 results for tag: faith

June 2023

CLICK HERE to read now (PDF Format) Greg Albrecht: He Is Who He Says He Is – pg. 2 Laura Urista: 25 Father's Days – pg. 4 Brad Jersak: This God Comes Down – pg. 7

FAITH – God’s Goodness and Mercy – Greg Albrecht

QUESTION: Do I understand correctly that faith comes as a gift from God and we can't develop true faith on our own? If so then it seems to me that God hasn't yet given true faith to most of the people that have ever lived, from Adam on down to today. And if God shows no favoritism and loves everyone equally then at some point He will give everyone faith. Everyone will believe in Him. Whosoever believeth in Him will not perish but have everlasting life. And if we stand in front of God when we die surely we'll believe him then. Just seems to me like most people won't believe till after they die. Didn't Jesus lead spirits out of hell when ...

Trusting In God Alone

Though a husband or wife, son or daughter, parent or friend might fail or betray us - should the bank close and the stock market crash - though doctors are unable to perform miracles - we are assured that our ultimate and unreserved trust is in God alone.   https://www.ptm.org/mp3/FreeDwnld/RCWR437.mp3

Ground Zero of Our Faith – by Greg Albrecht

Friend and Partner Letter from May 2018 These first century A.D. Christ-followers lived in a port city, surrounded by promiscuity and permissiveness. They seemed anything but one in Christ Jesus (Galatians 3:28) as they debated and endlessly argued some rather minor, inconsequential issues while losing sight of the BIG PICTURE altogether. Some appeared proud of tolerating incestuous sexual sin within their fellowship.  The Apostle Paul wrote two letters to this “wild bunch” of Christians in Corinth, addressing many specific problems and issues while relentlessly insisting on the BIG PICTURE of the cross of Christ. At the beginning ...

Worrying, Wondering and Wandering – by Greg Albrecht

Friend and Partner Letter from April 2016 Not all those who wander are lost. – J.R.R. Tolkien (of  “Lord of the Rings” fame)  There’s a scene in Stephen Spielberg’s movie Saving Private Ryan that I’ll never forget. During World War 2, a squadron of soldiers was sent to find and “save” Private Ryan. Their efforts were successful, but only at great cost. Some of the soldiers gave their lives to “save” Private Ryan. In fact, the best efforts of the Captain resulted in his fatal wound during a skirmish. As the Captain died in Private Ryan’s arms he whispered in Ryan’s ear, “earn this.”  The end of ...

It’s Not Over Until It’s Over – by Greg Albrecht

Friend and Partner Letter from April 2023 Christmas, at least in its popular celebrations, centers on the birth of a baby. Who doesn’t love and adore babies? What’s not to like about feasting, music, decorations and presents? But Easter? In large part Easter is celebrated with eggs, chocolates, bunnies, flowers and Easter bonnets because that’s the way the secular world has dolled it up. But by contrast with the warm, fuzzy and heartwarming story of Christmas, the deeper meaning behind Easter involves the haunting specter of a cross, with agonizing suffering, eventually death… and then there’s that dead body in a tomb.  Birth ...

Faith in Sinai or Faith in Jesus?

Jesus, the mediator of the new covenant, is the sure foundation, the Rock in whom and through whom we have faith.   https://www.ptm.org/mp3/FreeDwnld/RCWR341.mp3

Our Journey of Faith

As our series on faith continues, we continue to study from Hebrews 11 and consider seven critically important facets of faith.   https://www.ptm.org/mp3/FreeDwnld/RCWR340.mp3

Living Faith

In this first of a three-part series about faith, we define and explain the core elements of living faith — the faith that only God can give.   https://www.ptm.org/mp3/FreeDwnld/RCWR339.mp3

Faith In Another Dimension

Do you have "enough" faith? How can you acquire "more" faith? "How much" faith will it take before God is happy with you?

December 2022

CLICK HERE to read now (PDF Format) Brad Jersak: Our Ultimate Caregiver – pg. 2 Greg Albrecht: Incomparable & Boundless – pg. 5 Richard Rohr: Christmas: Only One Message – pg. 7

September 2022

CLICK HERE to read now (PDF Format) Articles: Walking With Jesus – pg. 1 Our Daily Walk – pg. 2 Living in the Way – pg. 5 God Surrenders to Us in Love – pg. 6 Donkey Rescue – pg. 7 Quotes & Connections – pg. 8

Faith, Fiction, Fantasy & Truth – Brad Jersak

"Sometimes fairy stories may say best what’s to be said.” —C.S. Lewis “C.S. Lewis taught me that in fiction, stepping into magical realms means encountering earthly concerns in transfigured form.” —Lev Grossman CAN FICTION BE TRUE? I frequently encounter surprise and even disdain when I recommend works of fiction as an essential element in one’s spiritual or theological diet. Indeed, as a professor of theology, I’ve contended with students who were intent on exemptions from the classics I assign as coursework! “What’s the point? Novels aren’t true,” I’m told with incredulity. Or sometimes, I hear, “I only ...

August 2022

CLICK HERE to read now (PDF Format) Brad Jersak: Faith, Fiction, Fantasy & Truth – pg. 2 Monte Wolverton: IN, Not OF, the World – pg. 4 Greg Albrecht: Fairy Tales, Fantasy & Parables – pg. 7

July 2022

CLICK HERE to read now (PDF Format) Articles: Unadorned Clay Pots – pg. 1 Freedom to Forgive – pg. 2 Thanks PTM - Keep On Rockin'! – pg. 5 The Band – pg. 7 Quotes & Connections – pg. 8