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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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The Heart and Soul of the Gospel

Ponder the miracle of forgiveness, through the example of an unworthy, un-named woman and her wholehearted devotion to Jesus. Compare how Christ-less religion responded to her with the response of our Lord.

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The Three Questions

What is the best time? Who are the right people? What is the correct action? Greg shares the answers to “The Three Questions”.

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CWR Video – by Ed Dunn – “Two Models of God”


Q&R with Greg Albrecht – “Rethinking Church”

Question: I’ve been re-thinking my whole church scene.  I enjoy church for what it provides. I like to see friends, I like to hear a good message, and I enjoy Christian music and hymns. But for me church has not been a God-encounter.  In fact, outside of church and any of its activities and programs I am finding people in my life who inspire me and encourage me to dig deeper, and I like to think that I am doing some of that same kind of thing for others. The whole concept of not being concerned about where exactly I attend church and how often I physically show up ...

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Reflections Along the Jesus Way

February 20, 2024 - Quote for the Day:   “Jesus is not only our guide on our journey, but he is the Way – he is the path, he is the road. We are Christ-followers and we are people of the Way because he walked this way before us – he blazed the trail before us – and we follow in his footsteps. As people of the Way, we follow Jesus and as we journey with our risen Lord, we mature in him.  He builds us into his temple – a spiritual house where he dwells. When it comes to church membership, Christ-followers must ask if they first and foremost ...

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What Happened to Hard Work?

Work is a four letter word - some avoid it at all costs.  Most think it's the only way to success.  Greg talks about four ways to rise to the top in our world.  Be sure to listen to "What Happened to Hard Work?" https://www.ptm.org/mp3/FreeDwnld/PTR0129.mp3

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Q&R: “And can it be?” & the blood of Jesus – Brad Jersak

Question: So many hymns speak of salvation coming from the shed blood of Jesus. But many deconstructed Christians find this view disturbing and disgusting that God required His Son to die ‘for us.’ I’m really struggling with this also. For example, how should we now regard a hymn like "And Can It Be?" which says, And can it be that I should gain An int'rest in the Savior's blood? Died He for me, who caused His pain? For me, who Him to death pursued? Amazing love! how can it be That Thou, my God, should die for me? It does seem in ...

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How Good Were the Good Old Days?

Hearing “the good old days” conjures up warm and fuzzy feelings. Should Christians be looking "back when” or be engaged in life today?

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Waiting: the Golden Key to God’s Strength – Brad Jersak

We long for the coming of Jesus Christ to heal this broken world. BUT we are not waiting in his absence but in his presence.

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Reflections Along the Jesus Way

February 18, 2024 - Quote for the Day:     “In a ‘Dennis the Menace’ cartoon, Dennis and his pal Joey are seen leaving next-door-neighbor Mrs. Wilson’s house loaded up with a plate full of cookies.  Joey says to Dennis, ‘I wonder what we did to deserve this?’  The forever-in-trouble, always-in-hot-water Dennis, well aware that he is far from perfect, astutely advises Joey, ‘Look, Joey, Mrs. Wilson didn’t give us these cookies because we’re nice, but because she’s nice.’  The first lesson of grace… is this: We don’t deserve ...

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