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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 free Christian resources and 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 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 ...

 

Female Bishops in the Church of England - gender distinctions finally gone

In what we will no doubt look back on as a watershed moment, the Church of England has begun a “completely new phase” of its history, in the words of the Archbishop of Canterbury.

 

Freedom Climb 2015 ….

“Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves; ensure justice for those being crushed.  Yes, speak up for the poor and helpless, and see that they get justice.” Prov. 31:8-9 NLT

  • 7 climbs (Sydney, Wodonga, Armidale (NSW), Auckland, Brisbane, Tongariro Alpine Crossing and Melbourne); 

  • 5 movie nights (‘Nefarious’ and ‘Not Today’); 

  • 1 breakfast;
  • 2 International Climbs (Table Mountain, South Africa and Mount Kinabalu, Malaysia);
  • 12 x monthly prayer calendars sent out;
  • over $63,000 raised and disbursed to anti trafficking and anti slavery projects in: India, Cambodia, 
Zambia, France, Bangladesh and the Thai Burma Border…

We are seeing awareness, prayer, funds and advocacy happening!

Freedom Climb is a ministry of OM aiming to combat human trafficking and modern-day slavery.

An Impossible Steep Climb

Freedom Climb raises funds and awareness through Global and Local climbs. Climbs are a way of identifying with those trapped in slavery who have a seemingly impossible climb to freedom.

Please read on...

 

WHAT'S NEW AT ‘CHRISTIAN FAITH’! (#0079)

THIS IS WHAT WE HAVE FOUND FOR YOU THIS MONTH…

FREE AUDIOBOOK DOWNLOAD for this month only via Christian Audio (look for the rotating yellow star!) is …

The Attributes of God (Volume1): A Journey Into The Father's Heart by A.W. Tozer

  • Narrator: Michael Kramer
  • Runtime: 5 Hrs. 12 Min.
  • Downloads:   ZIP M4B MP3
  • Availability: Unrestricted (available worldwide)

“A.W. Tozer is a giant among Christian authors. His books speak to the majesty and sovereignty of God in the most beautiful and reverent tones. That is why we are so pleased to offer The Attributes of God, Volume 1 as the free audiobook of the month for November. One of Tozer’s most famous quotes is “Whatever comes into our mind when we think about God is the most important thing about us.” We agree with him and hope that this audiobook helps us think rightly about who God is.” (Christian Audio)

There are other new entries to this site. Please read on...

 

Homosexuality and the Christian

Over the last decade the topic of 'homosexuality' has become a very sensitive issue for Christianity in general.

In part, that is a good thing, as the Church has often been guilty of failing to love its neighbour; instead, it has often harshly targeted a segment of the community for its sexual practices whilst turning a blind eye on other sexual practices - including its own.

However, there is also a disturbing trend that is gaining momentum in the Church and it's also to do with a failure to love that same segment of the community. This failure has been in its refusal to speak the truth in love when it comes to the need for repentance of sexual sin. Entry into the Kingdom is always on God's terms - not ours.

The following extensive article by Terry Allen deals with how the church is currently addressing 'homosexuality' and how it should deal with 'homosexuality'. I commend it to you [Ed.]

 

Who is this guy called Jesus? Six reasons I think he is in fact the Son of God as he claimed by Dr. Bruce Watts

Are there justifiable reasons to believe that Jesus was more than a mere man?

Dr. Bruce Watts shares with us 6 key reasons as to why he personally believes that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.

Each key reason is compelling, well articulated and thought-provoking.

1. The reality of God surrounds us and is unavoidable to the unprejudiced mind. 

Key reasons for me to think this way are:

Humans are full of, and appreciative of, - beauty, love, music, imagination, maths, logic, literature, art, kindness, laughter, humour and nobility of spirit. None of this has any reasonable explanation in evolutionary theory. It is far more consistent with being created in the image of God. For example, see The beauty of the peacock tail and the problems with the theory of sexual selection by Stuart Burgess.

The universe generally, and this planet specifically, is finely tuned to allow life to exist. Not only that, the universe and this planet are aesthetic and beautiful in form and design (see The universe is finely tuned for life by Jonathan Sarfati).

Please read on ...

WHAT'S NEW AT ‘CHRISTIAN FAITH’! (#0078)

THIS IS WHAT WE HAVE FOUND FOR YOU THIS MONTH…

Articles: Joyce Meyer by Matt Slick (CARM) and Exposing Joyce Meyer by Josh Buice (DBG).

Article: How long can we flog this parson? by Simon Manchester (The Briefing). An illuminating article about the second chaplain to New South Wales - Samuel Marsden - who is known as the 'flogging parson'.

Question: "I am a Buddhist. Why should I consider becoming a Christian?" (Got Questions?)

Please read on for more new entries...

 

Jesus and that awkward question mp3

The miraculous feeding of 5,000 men (plus thousands of others, of course) is the only miracle of Jesus that is mentioned in all 4 New Testament Gospels.

Was the 'sign', as John prefers to call the miracle, significant? If so, how significant? What is a 'sign' anyway? And why did Jesus ask Philip that very awkward question when He knew what He was going to do all along?

A lot of questions are raised in this fascinating passage including the questionable motives of the large crowd itself.

Perhaps there is much more in this 'sign' than meets the eye.

This sermon is well worth listening to ... download it now ...

 

Hugo be thy name

The more things change, the more they stay the same.

That old French saying is never more true than when sin manifests.

It has been over a year since Venezuelan Hugo Chavez passed away, but the former president was, politically, brought back to life this week in an all too familiar scene.

 

Free audiobook: How Should We Then Live? by Francis A. Schaeffer

This is a true Christian classic and should not be ignored - highly recommended by 'Christian Faith'.

For the month of September only, you can download this wonderful book,  How Should We Then Live? by Francis A. Schaeffer, for free.

Schaeffer is one of our favourite authors and if you have never come across his books - then now is the time!

Thanks to Christian Audio and also Crossway Books.

 

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"If we only spent more of our time in looking at Him we should soon forget ourselves."

Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones

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