29 results for tag: religion

Righteousness by Law or by Faith?

Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. I tell you the truth, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished. Anyone who breaks one of the least of these commandments and teaches others to do the same will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever practices and teaches these commands will be called great in the kingdom of heaven. For I tell you that unless your righteousness surpasses that of the Pharisees and the teachers of the law, you will ...

The Ministry of Death OR the Ministry of Life – Greg Albrecht

He looked at me and said, "It happened while I was in church. It was the end of the service, everyone was standing, and so was I. I was doing the same religious thing that everybody else was doing, the same religious thing I had done for over 25 years. My family was there. My mother was there. It was the same place we always went. We did the things they told us we should. The sermons usually either scolded us or berated us. "That week the sermon had been another 'you're not good enough' sermon. After the sermon, during the final prayer, the thought hit me, 'You know. This is ludicrous. I am never going to be good enough. I've been trying to do ...

April 2018

CLICK HERE to read now (PDF Format) Brad Jersak: Why Did Jesus Die? – pg. 3 Kenneth Tanner: Lazarus' Story is the World's Story – pg. 6 Greg Albrecht: The Church: It's the People, Not the Steeple – pg. 9 Stephen Crosby: The Cleansing of the Temple: Did Jesus Sanction Violence? – pg. 12 Greg Albrecht: “Who's Going to Heaven?” -pg. 15 CLICK on MAGAZINE COVER BELOW for Flipping Page Format

As If He Needed Anything

Paul told the Athenians that they were very religious because their gods needed them. The one true God, according to Paul, doesn't gain or profit nor is he in anyway enhanced by human attention or activity.

Love Can Help to Keep You Out of Debt

Physical and spiritual debt obligates us, enslaves us, and can overwhelm us. Join us as Greg explains Romans 13:8, and how it's possible to obey the law but fail to love. On the other hand, it is impossible to receive God's love and fail to fulfill the law, for love fulfills the law and our indebtedness.

Lighten Up – Trust Him – Be Free!

by Greg Albrecht Therefore, rid yourselves of all malice and all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and slander of every kind. Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation, now that you have tasted that the Lord is good. As you come to him, the living Stone—rejected by men but chosen by God and precious to him—you also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. For in Scripture it says: "See, I lay a stone in Zion, a chosen and precious cornerstone, and the one who trusts in him will ...

Jesus Cleans Up Toxic Relgious Trash

Our society knows that physical garbage is toxic, but is often blissfully unaware of the negative spiritual impact of religious trash spewed into our culture. The good news is that Jesus picks up that trash, and disposes of it!

Don’t Let Religion Suck All the Joy Out of Life

There are many messages from a variety of places which tell us that we aren't good enough or doing enough or trying hard enough. In this first of a three-part series based on the book of Philippians we are warned of one of the dangers of religion - it can suck all the joy out of life!

Warning: Thinking Maybe Be Hazardous To Your Religion – Greg Albrecht

Aristotle is credited with saying that it is a mark of an educated mind to entertain a thought without accepting it. That same attribute is one of the hallmarks of a life in Christ. There are two central facets involved in a Christ-follower entertaining a thought without accepting it: 1) the spiritual dynamic of the Spirit of God living in us who "will teach you all things" (John 14:26), and 2) the human dynamic of critical thinking. I'm sure that every generation laments that it seems its youth have lost the ability to think, and let me join the parade. But let's not just make this a rant about young people. Lack of critical thinking is not a ...

“Breakfast with Brad” [Jersak] 1 & 2 with Bruxy Cavey

In our inaugural "Breakfast with Brad," Brad Jersak settles his stomach with ginger peach tea, autumn squash soup and some apple juice. His guest, Bruxy Cavey of the Meeting House in Toronto, describes the gospel in 1 word, 3 words and 30 words. PTM.org's "Breakfast with Brad" [Jersak] - no 1 - with Bruxy Cavey from Brad Jersak on Vimeo. In episode 2, Brad continues eating his autumn squash soup while Bruxy Cavey defines and shuts down 'religion' in 90 seconds.