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Spiritual Disciplines: Questions Raised by the Application of the Disciplines

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Release Date: 06/06/2018

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Join us today as we chat with short term visitors to Beijing.  In this episode we discuss the differences and challenges of traveling to a different culture and tips for those who might find themselves traveling from Beijing to a rural city abroad. 

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The instructions Jesus left with the apostles was to go and make disciples.  That was His big plan for changing the world.  But I wonder if many Christians today are effectively doing just that. I wonder if we even know what it means to make disciples?  Join us in the conversation as we discuss organic discipleship.

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Our current culture has a lot to say about sexuality and identity, yet so does the Bible.  Although the Bible is not primarily about sexuality it does address it.  Although the Bible is not a book on gender identity it certainly gives us God's perspective on the matter.  Join us in the conversation as we discuss this "Big Topic."  Resources: Is God Anti-Gay? What Does the Bible Really Teach About Homosexuality? Gay Girl, Good God God and the Transgender Debate The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert Mark Dever Sermon Series Glossary of Gender Terms (Download) ...

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There is much discussion on how to hear from God. There is even more discussion on how God’s will plays out in our life. Does he give us choices? If we make a poor choice does it set us down a path of destruction and ultimately change the good future God had hoped for us? This is no small matter when you take into account that the multiplicity of choice often delays forward movement in life and renders us inactive. Join us in the conversation as we discuss how to discern God’s will for our lives. Resources: Just Do Something Decision Making and the Will of God God’s Will Found:...

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Suffering is something that no one is immune to. As much as we would like to avoid it, and try as we might, it comes to us all. But why? Is it because of my sin? Is it because of bad karma? Is it because I lack faith? And does suffering prove the nonexistence of God? After all, if God is all good then how can he allow suffering in this world? Join us in the conversation as we take on this big question.   Suffering: Gospel Hope God's Grace in Your Suffering Walking with God through Pain and Suffering Why Suffering Suffering is Never for Nothing

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There are certain things about Christianity that is...well...hard to accept. There are things that we would rather not think about and certainly not discuss. And if we’re truly honest, many of us have at one point sympathized with Thomas Jefferson for taking a pair of scissors to his Bible. Hell is one such topic that many might feel embarrassed about. In fact, it’s such a sensitive topic that many today have rejected it altogether. But what does the Bible actually say about hell? Join us in the conversation as we discuss the big question of hell. Resources: Crucial Questions About Hell ...

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As Christians our faith rests on Scripture. Everything we hold to be true about God, man, life now and life to come is because of what is written in this book. But are the 66 books we call “The Bible” a reliable resource? How do we know that it is God’s Word given to us as the Holy Spirit inspired men to write it? How do we know that the books we currently have in our Bible are the only books that should be included or that some of those books that are in the Bible should really be omitted? It’s an important topic, so join us today as we discuss the reliability of the Bible.  ...

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If Christianity is true and there is really only one God and mediator between God and man, the Lord Jesus Christ, then why are there so many different religions?  Join us in the conversation as we discuss the major religions of the world and why it's not arrogant to say that Christianity is the one true way to God.   Resources: The Camel Muslim Evangelism Neighboring Faiths Why so Many Gods?  

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When it comes to faith there are many big questions to discuss.  Before we begin those discussion we need to lay some ground rules.  Why discuss these topics?  What are the correct ways and wrong ways to have dialogue?  Join us in the discussion as we discuss the importance of dialoguing well. 

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God Stories: Connecting His Work With His Word show art God Stories: Connecting His Work With His Word

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God is on the move.  He is working in the city through His people.  We believe that our stories matter because our stories are testimony of the power and love of God.  This week Arrier joins us in the studio to share how God is speaking to His children and guiding them to people who need the gospel.  Join us in the conversation. 

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Verses from today’s show:
 
Psalms 46:10
 
Matthew 6:1-15
 
Matthew 11:28-30
 
James 5:16
 
 
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