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"CHRISTIAN FAITH" is an evangelicalnon-commercial website run by committed volunteers. Our site has the occasional blog and article but it’s more like a large evangelical filing cabinet with very extensive links. Here you will find, among other things, a large list of recommended mp3 sermons. You will also find LOOKOUT - quality, world-class articles on new religious movements.

Our main aim is to help you to grow in your relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ. Maybe for some, to actually find saving faith in Jesus. (What is faith?)

 

'The Case for the Real Jesus' by Lee Strobel - Free Audiobook for March!

Our friends at CHRISTIAN AUDIO have come up with a great offer for March 2015!

FREE AUDIOBOOK DOWNLOAD

The Case for the Real Jesus by Lee Strobel

Narrator: Lee Strobel

Runtime: 10.75 Hrs - Unabridged

Publisher: Zondervan

Downloads: ZIP MP3 M4B

(Regular Price: $12.99)

 
 

'Switchfoot' - 2015 Australian Tour

We've been asked to let you know that the US Christian alt-rock band, Switchfoot, will be touring Australia very soon (March/April) with two shows in Melbourne and Sydney.

Most of you will recognise that 'Switchfoot' is a very, very popular band on the world stage. Oh yeh... they just happen to be Christians.

The Grammy Award winning San Diego alternative rock band's incredibly energetic live show hits 170 Russell in Melbourne and The Hi-Fi in Sydney.  With hit songs like ‘Meant To Live’, ‘Dare You to Move’, ‘This Is Your Life’, ‘Dirty Second Hands’, ‘When We Come Alive’, ’Stars’ and ‘Mess Of Me’, these two shows are a must see for Switchfoot fans, who will relish the opportunity to witness a band of this calibre in such an intimate setting.

Switchfoot’s career spanning 18 years has seen them strongly aligned with the Christian music scene, where they have won 11 Dove Awards, play countless Christian festivals and take out a Grammy Award for their 2011 album ‘Hello Hurricane’ (Best Rock or Rap Gospel Album).

Switchfoot Australia 2015 tour dates and bookings:

  • 170 Russell, Melbourne -Tuesday 31st March
  • The Hi-Fi, Sydney - Wednesday 1st April

 

WHAT'S NEW AT ‘CHRISTIAN FAITH’! (#0082)

 

THIS IS WHAT WE HAVE FOUND FOR YOU THIS MONTH…

SHORT ANSWERS TO BIG QUESTIONS is a new project by RZIM (Ravi Zacharias International Ministries) with a video answer emphasis (Youtube/Vimeo)

10 Things Science cannot do (Logically Faithful)

Get up close and personal! View, very closely, a papyrus fragment of St John's Gospel, Chapter 18, verses 31-33, in which Christ appears before Pilate. It was discovered in Upper Egypt, possibly at Oxyrhynchus. It is part of a codex, and is the earliest known fragment of the New Testament in any language. It was acquired by the John Rylands University Library at Manchester in 1920.

Read on for more new links...

 

FREE Audio-book: 'Everyone's a Theologian' by Dr. RC Sproul

Whenever Christian Audio offer a free audio-book of some significant substance we let you know!

This one is simply awesome (apologies for using that word!). Great book by a great author: 

Everyone’s a Theologian: An Introduction to Systematic Theology.

For this month only (February 2015) you can access it for free here.

Please do!

"This book is anything but a dry discussion of minute points of doctrine. Dr. Sproul, demonstrating his trademark ability to make complex subjects easy to understand, surveys the basic truths of the Christian faith, reminding us once more of what God is like and of what He has done for His people in this world and the next." Ligonier Ministries

Please read on for a video understanding of the book...

 

Tea for Untouchables

"I want to share a childhood incident which made a huge impression on my heart. It happened when I was doing my university degree, I was about 19 years ago. One day I went to a little far away village to attend a wedding. I went to small village restaurant to have a cup of tea. I ordered tea, lifted a teacup to my mouth and took a sip of delicious Indian masala tea."

Writes Brother Elisha, an Indian Christian national - please read on...

 

The Historicity of the Patriarchs Matter!

"What's the big deal about the ancient patriarchs of the Old Testament?" some may ask.

"Who cares if they existed or not - what does it really matter?"

Matter? Matter?

It matters a great deal. In fact, Stephen Cracknell suggests this: "The historicity of the patriarchs is absolutely and unequivocally critical to Christians.  It is our SALVATION which depends on them being historical realities."

That's a big call! Why does he believe this?

Please read on to read this article by Stephen Cracknell...

 

NEW POLL: Genesis 1 is predominantly 'HISTORY'

We have just started a new poll based on the statement: Genesis 1 is predominantly 'HISTORY'

What do you believe to be 'the truth'?

Do you agree with Tim Keller who says, ""To account for evolution we must see at least Genesis 1 as non-literal."

Or do you agree with Rick Phillips who believes "Genesis 1 is a historical narrative that intends to set forth a sequence of events."

Or, are you unsure?

Please enter your 'vote' on our new poll on the right-hand side of this website ... or here.

 

WHAT'S NEW AT ‘CHRISTIAN FAITH’! (#0081)

THIS IS WHAT WE HAVE FOUND FOR YOU THIS MONTH…

A GUIDE FOR READING THE BIBLE IN ONE YEAR by Benjamin Shaw (Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary) . This reading schedule is designed to take the reader through the Bible in chronological order. Download as a useful pdf document. On the same page: BIBLE READING PLANS from Ligonier Ministries. Here you will find quite a few different plans to choose from. Highly recommended!

What Sermon Illustrations Should Be Banned From Pulpits? (Not every story helps the preaching moment. Three views) by Marguerite Shuster, Richard Allen Farmer, and Haddon Robinson (Christianity Today)

Please read on for more interesting new links ...

 

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

From all of us here at 'Christian Faith' - to all of you everywhere: a very joyous Christmas and a very happy and purposeful New Year.

Thanks so very much for checking out our site! Apparently there are a lot of you and we are grateful that we can serve you with our 'filing-cabinet' style website.

If this is your first time with us - welcome! Please peruse our site - there's a lot to see and your time will be well spent.

Hope to see you all back again in 2015. God bless!

 

The Sydney siege - three things we learnt

Around the world there has been shock this week at the events which took place in Martin Place in the centre of Sydney. The siege, which ultimately led to the death of a gunman and two hostages, has left plenty of questions on the lips of Australians, who still think of their country as a relatively peaceful place, free of the nasty events seen so often around the world. But it also provided a few answers.

FREE SONG - Just released: ‘Revive in Us the Age-Old Story’ by 'shama'

Peter Aitken and Stephen Cracknell (‘shama’) are giving away their latest revamped song ‘Revive in Us the Age-Old Story’ (mp3).

This song was written by them as an inspirational song of personal revival on the basis of His (Jesus) all sufficiency and love.

Time ticks away for all of us and it is so easy to forget our ’First Love’ as the world and our own agendas take greater precedence.

Therefore, we all need His Spirit to renew our misguided hearts.

Please read on…

 

FREE Audiobook for December: 'The Dawning of Indestructible Joy' by John Piper

Christian Audio is offering 'The Dawning of Indestructible Joy. Daily Readings for Advent' by John Piper. 

Narrator: Maurice England

Runtime: 2 hours - Unabridged

Publisher: christianaudio

Downloads: ZIP M4B MP3

You can access this very kind offer here.

 

WHAT'S NEW AT ‘CHRISTIAN FAITH’! (#0080)

THIS IS WHAT WE HAVE FOUND FOR YOU THIS MONTH…

ADAPTIVE BIBLE is unique. It's a Bible 'project' that explores an automatically derived translation of the Bible (NT). You can browse by chapter and verse on the ONE page.

TRUTH ACCORDING TO SCRIPTURE is extensive, which includes dedicated pages such as 'Christian Life', 'Apologetics', 'Eschatology', 'The Afterlife' and 'Theology'.

Ten things every Christian should know about Islam by Zane Pratt (SBTS). PDF download.

Read on for more excellent entries ...

 

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Christian Quotes

"It is a poor sermon that gives no offense; that neither makes the hearer displeased with himself nor with the preacher."

George Whitefield

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Genesis 1 is predominantly 'HISTORY':