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Christianity Without The Religion BLOG hosted by Brad Jersak.

The Exclamation Point of God’s Love – Albrecht and Jersak

Greg Albrecht and Brad JersakGreg Albrecht: Hello everyone, this is Greg Albrecht. We’re going to remember and discuss our Lord’s ultimate sacrifice for us and reflect on his life, death, burial and of course the significance and meaning of his resurrection. Helping us with his insights and observations is Brad Jersak. Brad is Senior Editor of our magazines and a Christ-centered professor, speaker and author from Abbotsford, British Columbia. Brad, in one sense it seems to me that these two events, the crucifixion and the resurrection, are the crowning jewels ...

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What God Wants You to Know

Is your stock with God up or down - or does God even look at us that way? Listen to find out what God is looking for in us.

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CWR Video – by Brad Jersak – “The Nexus of Good and Evil”

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Short video by Brad Jersak on good and evil.

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Coming Home – by Greg Albrecht

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Friend and Partner Letter from March 2024: No doubt you have heard someone say, as they prepare to tell a story which others might have been heard or read before, “stop me if you have heard this before.” You are well aware of this story I want to rehearse, so don’t stop me please! This is one of the best stories ever!  Let’s enjoy this brief re-telling again, together!! Once there was a father with two sons. He loved them both, with all his heart. The youngest of the two sons was a “free spirit.”  He was a party waiting to happen, the life ...

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Reflections Along the Jesus Way

February 27, 2024 - Quote for the Day: “Given the prevailing assumption that a little grace is good but too much can be hazardous to your spiritual health, ‘old-fashioned’ holiness preaching often immediately follows a message of grace with a legalistic counterpunch that brings a congregation back to its senses. Such preaching centers on external acts and behaviors that we humans do or don’t do, and, given such an emphasis, is an absolute contradiction to the gospel of Jesus Christ that is based upon faith alone, grace alone, and Christ alone.” ...

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First Things First

Putting first things first is good advice, but what is first? Is it success, money, possessions? What's your answer?

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Forgiveness

Mercy and forgiveness are way outside of our human dimension. We like to get even —- we’d rather see justice than mercy. Forgiveness turns the world upside down.

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“We Have An Incident” by Ken Williams

I stopped worrying about my weak faith during a flight from Southern California to Cleveland, Ohio. Jesus reminded me that though I’m weak I now live by his faith, the faith of Jesus Christ who loves us and gave himself for us. Jesus gave me this assurance after our captain announced, “We have an incident!” Four hours earlier, I joined 150 fellow passengers and crew members boarding the Boeing 727. It was spring 2004 and I carried a recently published copy of Richard Nolte’s book Nominal Christianity. I didn’t like the word “nominal” but was curious. ...

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Higher, Wider, Longer, Deeper Love – CWR Video – Brad Jersak

Brad Jersak discusses, at a recent PTM meeting, his experience and participation with Plain Truth Ministries and the boundless generosity of the love of God that we proclaim - a Higher, Wider, Longer, Deeper Love. https://vimeo.com/907575405 Brad Jersak - Higher, Wider, Longer, Deeper Love

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Reflections Along the Jesus Way

February 25, 2024 - Quote for the Day:   “The crowds who greeted Jesus making his triumphal entry into Jerusalem – triumphal in terms of their welcome, in terms of the accolades they heaped on him and the acclaim they gave him – projected their hopes on to Jesus, seeing him as a military savior. The crowds wanted to see blood – the blood of their oppressors. Jesus gave them blood, but not the blood of those from whom they wanted revenge.”  Originally published in: Spiritual Soup for the Hungry Soul, Volume 1 ----------------...

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March 2024 Plain Truth Magazine

The March 2024 Plain Truth magazine is now available: CLICK HERE to read Articles: New Birth Through the Resurrection – pg. 1 What's in an Anniversary? – pg. 2 Prophecy Pays: The Gospel Frees – pg. 5 Inside and Out – pg. 6 Sidewalk Wrinkles – pg. 7 Quotes & Connections – pg. 8 If you have found our magazines helpful, please consider subscribing (free online). And if you'd like to help us help others, please consider sharing it with others and hitting the "GIVE NOW" button below.

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The Real Gospel

Greg digs into the parable of the rich young ruler, explores the message behind the better wine Jesus made from water and examines Jesus instruction to become like little children — all to make The Real Gospel clear.

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March 2024

CLICK HERE to read now (PDF Format) Articles: New Birth Through the Resurrection – pg. 1 What's in an Anniversary? – pg. 2 Prophecy Pays: The Gospel Frees – pg. 5 Inside and Out – pg. 6 Sidewalk Wrinkles – pg. 7 Quotes & Connections – pg. 8

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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 ...

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Reflections Along the Jesus Way

February 22, 2024 - Quote for the Day:   “While it is a complex book to study, Revelation is a breath of fresh air. Revelation contains no ambiguity, no shades of gray. It is not hamstrung by political correctness.  It minces no words in describing sin and evil. Revelation is clear about the evils of performance-based religion. The apocalyptic imagery of Revelation is inked in stark black and white. There is no middle ground. The people described in Revelation are either followers of Antichrist or followers of Christ.  If you are not with Christ, ...

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