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Unworthy servant of the most high and glorious Lord Jesus, Who is The Christ.
Unworthy servant of the most high and glorious Lord Jesus, Who is The Christ.

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Providence Theological Institute of New Covenant Theology (PTI-NCT), formerly Providence Theological Seminary (PTS), will be holding a summer conference for June 18-20, 2018 in Franklin, TN.

For those interested and able to attend, the conference will be held at Grace Church in Franklin, TN. Planning is also already underway for the 2019 PTI Conference, which will be held in June 2019 as of now.

The theme of this conference is twofold: (1) What is New Covenant Theology? And (2) Real Life NCT – How the Church Enacts the Gospel. The latter theme is connected to Cross Theater, a fellow NCT organization under Gary Scott that seeks to synthesize NCT in such a way to effectively bring New Covenant Theology to the local church. Our current list of speakers includes A. Blake White, Bill Sasser, Jacob Knight, Gary George, and Zachary Maxcey.

+sheila shaver This is what I sent ya!

http://www.ptinct.org/
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Wonder how the world would react if Christians lived as we are called to? Here's a wonderful look into how a 2nd century author captured it, as retold by John T. Christian in his A History of the Baptists.

"A most beautiful and pathetic picture is given by the author of the Epistola ad Diognetum in the early part of the second century. He says:

"The Christians are not distinguished from other men by country, by language, nor by civil institutions. For they neither dwell in cities by themselves, nor use a peculiar tongue, nor lead a singular mode of life. They dwell in the Grecian or barbarian cities, as the case may be; they follow the usages of the country in dress, food, and the other affairs of life. Yet they present a wonderful and confessedly paradoxical conduct. They dwell in their own native lands, but as strangers. They take part in all things, as citizens; and they suffer all things, as foreigners. Every foreign country is a fatherland to them, and every native land is a foreign. They marry, like all others; they have children; but they do not cast away their offsprings. They have the table in common, but not wives. They are in the flesh, but do not live after the flesh. They live upon the earth, but are citizens of heaven. They obey the existing laws, and excel the laws by their lives. They love all, and are persecuted by all. They are unknown, and yet they are condemned. They are killed and made alive. They are poor and make many rich. They lack all things, and in all things abound. They are reproached, and glory in their reproaches. They are calumniated, and are justified. They are cursed, and they bless. They receive scorn, and they give honor. They do good, and are punished as evil-doers. When punished, they rejoice, as being made alive. By the Jews they are attacked as aliens, and by the Greeks persecuted; and the cause of the enmity their enemies cannot tell. In short, what the soul is to the body, the Christians are in the world. The soul is diffused through all the members of the body, and the Christians are spread through the cities of the world. The soul dwells in the body, but it is not of the body; so the Christians dwell in the world, but are not of the world. The soul, invisible, keeps watch in the visible body; so also the Christians are seen to live in the world, for their piety is invisible. The flesh hates and wars against the soul; suffering no wrong from it, but because it resists fleshly pleasures; and the world hates the Christians with no reason, but they resist its pleasures. The soul loves the flesh and members, by which it is hated; so the Christians love their haters. The soul is enclosed in the body but holds the body together; so the Christians are detained in the world as in a prison; but they contain the world. Immortal, the soul dwells in the mortal body; so the Christians dwell in the corruptible, but look for incorruption in heaven. The soul is the better for restriction in food and drink; and the Christians increase, though daily punished. This lot God has assigned to the Christians in the world; and it cannot be taken from them" (Epist. Ad Diognetum, C. 5 and 6 p.69 sq. Otto. Lips., 1852).
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I was listening to Revelation 6 on the way home yesterday. This morning, I read Isaiah 2. Some amazing parallels. When God judges the nations, the rich and powerful will look for places to hide and there will be none. They will cry out for the mountains to fall on them but nothing can shield them from the wrath of the Lamb!

On that great and terrible day, Christ Jesus is the ONLY refuge, the only shield, from God's wrath. And He is sufficient!
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One of the best messages from last month's Fellowship Conference.

https://illbehonest.com/preserving-unity-through-love
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Good article. Self-esteem ain't the gospel!
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Saw this on FB, excellent summation.

It is God who appoints people to believe (Acts 13:48), chooses who is to be holy and blameless (Eph. 1:4), chooses us for salvation (2 Thess. 2:13-14), grants the act of believing (Phil. 1:29), grants repentance (2 Tim. 2: 24- 26), causes us to be born again (1Peter 1:3), predestined us to salvation (Rom. 8:29- 30), makes us born again not by our will but by His will (John 1:12-13), It is God who draws people to Himself (John 6:44, 65), appoints people to believe (Acts 13:48), works faith in the believer (John 6: 28- 29), chooses who is to be according to His purpose (2 Tim.1:9, and who works all things according to His purpose (Eph. 1:11).
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Once upon a time some young people made a short film about the necessity of being true and faithful to the Word of God.

And they invited an older guy to play a bit part. It was a blast and a blessing, working with these young adults.

Check it out.

https://vimeo.com/37035401
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Anybody need a good used car?
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A friend asked me if anyone had a comparison of the judgments of seals, trumpets, and bowls found in Revelation. I thought I had seen such a document but could not find it. So I put one together. No commentary. Just a chart showing each of the series of 7 judgments side-by-side with the others.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1Xs29Y671H1s4X1vnjNfBXzBNcvpMU2Ts
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