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  • Faith in times of Doubt and Unbelief

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    Ancient Roman society lacked faith in God. Paul writing to Timothy decried everyday conditions, painting a murky picture of the attitudes and actions of his time. Our society is experiencing a similar time of doubt. Over the past century much has changed when it comes to attitudes about religious belief. A recent Angus Reid poll declared that over 50% of those surveyed had a negative perception of religion in general. This is an amazing change! Almost equal groups of people, affirm that they are either “non-believers” or “religiously committed.” But, the remaining 60% are either “uncertain” or “private believers.” These private believers are unwilling to let their faith be known. And, perhaps for good reason. It is difficult to live your faith in times of doubt.

    What the Pollsters Discovered

    The pollsters drew some interesting conclusions about the role of faith in society. They observed that the priorities of believers were in stark contrast to those who professed no belief. The “non-believers” top three priorities were: a comfortable life, self-reliance, and good times with friends. Based on self-reporting, the non-believers were 60% less involved in their community, and 300% less generous in their charitable contributions. Can you guess how these values differ from those who are “religiously committed?” And how this impacts changes in our culture?

    Living Your Faith in Times of Doubt

    The writers of the New Covenant scriptures lived in a Hellenistic society. It was a culture that despised Christian values. So, these ancient authors offer sound advice to us, who also live in a world where faith is “suspect.” They encouraged believers to put their faith into action. And, without exception, they extolled the benefits of living by your faith. Paul, John, Peter, and others appreciated the rewards God offered for loyalty, service, and integrity. There are benefits of faith in times of doubt. Do you know what they are?

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      • 8 months ago
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      he Messianic Age

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  • Everlasting Covenant Play all

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      • 6 years ago
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      • 6 years ago
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      • 6 years ago
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    • Was scripture done away? - Duration: 53 minutes.

      • 3 years ago
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    • The Better Promises of the New Covenant - Duration: 48 minutes.

      • 3 years ago
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    • A Surprising Future for the Old Covenant - Duration: 1 hour.

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    • Comparing the Covenants — Similarities - Duration: 55 minutes.

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    A series on Salvation and what it really takes to have Eternal Life as a Spiritual Being. Anathasia
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      • 6 years ago
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    • Repentance: Trailhead to Salvation - Part 2 - Duration: 56 minutes.

      • 6 years ago
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    • Repentance: Spiritual Sacrifice - Salvation Part 3 - Duration: 57 minutes.

      • 6 years ago
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    • Baptism: The Sign of Change - Salvation Part 4 - Duration: 47 minutes.

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    • Solving the Salvation Equation: Did Luther Get It Right? - Duration: 54 minutes.

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      Luther Begins a Reformation and Develops His Salvation Equation

      Five Hundred Years Ago

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  • Ten Words - Divine Directives Play all

    • Divine Directives 1 - Perfecting Love for God - Duration: 1 hour, 13 minutes.

      • 6 years ago
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      There are a multitude of scriptural witnesses who attest to the importance of loving God and neighbour by walking the path of obedience to the commandments. Jeff Patton takes a look at the question...
    • Divine Directives 2 - Eliminating Idols - Duration: 1 hour, 7 minutes.

      • 6 years ago
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    • Divine Directives 3 - The Power of the Name - Duration: 1 hour, 2 minutes.

      • 6 years ago
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    • Divine Directives 4 - Remember the Sabbath - Duration: 1 hour, 3 minutes.

      • 6 years ago
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    • Divine Directives 4 - Keeping the Sabbath Holy 2 - Duration: 1 hour, 6 minutes.

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    • Divine Directives 5 - Honorable Parents - Duration: 49 minutes.

      • 6 years ago
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    • Divine Directives 5 - When Honor Brings a Blessing - Duration: 57 minutes.

      • 6 years ago
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    • Divine Directives 6 - When is it Murder - Duration: 1 hour, 2 minutes.

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      From the very beginning one of God's prime directives involved the sanctity of life. Yet early in the biblical account violence bred violence and God intervened to stop the carnage. Then God set ou...
    • Divine Directives 6 - When is it Murder 2 - Duration: 1 hour, 2 minutes.

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    • Divine Directives 7 - The Impact of Unfaithfulness - Duration: 46 minutes.

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    • Divine Directives 8 - You shall not steal - Duration: 1 hour, 8 minutes.

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    • Divine Directives 9 - Let's Be Honest - Duration: 1 hour, 8 minutes.

      • 6 years ago
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      Is honesty the best policy? Does God have something to say about it? And what does, "Bear false witness really mean?" Is this a legal phrase telling us how to behave in a court of law? Is it OK to ...
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  • Fruit of the Holy Spirit Play all

    Join Jeff as he embarks on an in-depth video series examining the Fruit of the Spirit and how you too can have the fruit. Galatians 5:22 says for the fruit of the Holy Spirit is:
    Love
    (Greek: agape, Latin: caritas )
    Joy
    (Greek: chara, Latin: gaudium)
    Peace
    (Greek: eirene, Latin: pax)
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    (Greek: makrothumia, Latin: longanimitas)
    Kindness
    (Greek: chrestotes, Latin: benignitas)
    Goodness
    (Greek: agathosune, Latin: bonitas)
    Faithfulness
    (Greek: pistis, Latin: fides)
    Gentleness
    (Greek: prautes, Latin: modestia)
    Self-control
    (Greek: egkrateia, Latin: continentia)
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      • 3 years ago
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      God is a "gardener" who is interested in producing good fruit. As the pinnacle of His creation he is working in us to produce those fruits in our lives that will please Him. The physical analogy o...
    • This Way To Joy - Duration: 45 minutes.

      • 3 years ago
      • 17 views
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      • 6 years ago
      • 209 views
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      • 6 years ago
      • 63 views
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      • 6 years ago
      • 48 views
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      • 6 years ago
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      • 6 years ago
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      • 6 years ago
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      • 5 years ago
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      • 6 years ago
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      • 3 years ago
      • 32 views
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    • In Your Patience - Duration: 53 minutes.

      • 1 year ago
      • 12 views
      Luke's Message of Warning

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      • 6 years ago
      • 69 views
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      • 6 years ago
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      • 6 years ago
      • 37 views
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      • 6 years ago
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      • 5 years ago
      • 62 views
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