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This is an update report written by a brother traveling with SlimJim.

Today went very well, I think the Spirit moved with strength through Pastor Jim’s messages. He talked about some hard topics that some people do not like to speak about. We continued with regeneration, and then moved to propitiation and adoption. The pastors really started to see the beauty of salvation and how each facet really involves God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit and how it can even apply in ministry, not just to the body or unbeliever. Pastor Jim is starting to feel the effects of standing up for 8 hours for the past 3 days. Please pray for him in that God will continue to sustain him and allow him to have enough energy and healing of his body to preach for next week as well. We still have X more day left here before we go on to the next country.

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This is a guest review by our Michael Coughlin.  He is a friend who reads this blog and his website can be found at here.  Check it out.

Nothing ought to replace our weekly attendance and loyalty to our local church, but I’ve realized through the years how much I enjoy reading blogs and listening to other sermons during the week.

That said, I have been listening to and greatly enjoying the preaching of S. Lewis Johnson through the book of Romans. See here: http://sljinstitute.net/category/pauls-epistles/romans/

I want to share something that Pastor Johnson pointed out in his sermon about Romans 3:23 “Man Be Justified With God?”

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Note: This is a scheduled post.  By the time you read this online I am away and might not have internet access where I’m at.  Feel free to share your comments though I would be delayed in responding.A short devotional with two quick questions.

First what part of us as a human person is involved with loving God?

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I haven’t been online as normal as back in the States of course and I’m about to start my lessons soon in a bit but I wanted to give a quick update.

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Note: I am currently available to have some internet in my trip overseas to teach theology.  The internet is not as strong here especially at night so I’m glad I got to post this.J. Warner Wallace.  God’s Crime Scene for Kids: Investigate Creation with a Real Detective.  Colorado Springs, CO: David C. Cook, September 1st, 2017. 144 pp.

4 out of 5

Purchase: Amazon

This was a kid’s version of the author’s same book titled “God’s Crime Scene” in which the author J. Warner Wallace presents a case for the existence of God using Classical and Evidentialist’s arguments.  When I was reading it I couldn’t put the book down because it was that captivating.  The following is my thoughts on the book.

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Currently away at the moment.  This is a guest review by Dan C.  He is a friend who reads this blog and his website can be found at The Battle Cry.  Check it out.

Presuppositional Apologetics and Personal Evangelism

Sounds rather ominous, doe it not? Really deep stuff! Well, not necessarily. First, let’s define our terms.

“Presuppositionalism is a school of Christian apologetics that believes the Christian faith is the only basis for rational thought. It presupposes that the Bible is divine revelation and attempts to expose flaws in other worldviews. It claims that apart from presuppositions, one could not make sense of any human experience, and there can be no set of neutral assumptions from which to reason with a non-Christian”.[i]

 “To evangelize is to present Christ Jesus to sinful people in order that, through the power of the Holy Spirit, they may come to put their trust in God through Him.”[ii]

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This is a guest review by Seth.  He is an online friend and his blog can be found at A Poor Wretch.  Check it out.

Several years ago, widespread corruption among the world’s biggest banks emerged out of conspiracy theory into breaking world news, revealing the long hidden secret that what are known as Libor rates had been illegally manipulated for decades. Libor rates significantly affect everything from mortgages to student loans. As banks falsely reported artificially low borrowing rates, these banks were implicated together in the theft of many billions of dollars from millions upon millions of people. The magnitude of corruption was especially historic, not only in an international sense, but spiritually speaking was representative of the volume and degree of mass-coordinated evil that exists in broad daylight, as well as a truly perfect example of mankind’s utter and desperate need of God’s grace to have hope of salvation from the idolatry of money.

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