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Beat God to the Punch: Because Jesus Demands Your Life by Eric Mason

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Beat God to the Punch: Because Jesus Demands Your Life by Eric Mason My rating: 4 of 5 stars Beat God to the Punch is based on the premise that someday every knee will bow to Christ (Philippians 2:9-11), so author Eric Mason suggests we beat God to the punch by submitting our lives to Him in humility so God’s grace can work in and through our lives. We will either bow to Christ willingly now, or we will bow to Christ by force when He returns. Rather than facing judgment, Mason argues it’s more desirable to beat God to the punch and bow to Christ willingly. Chapter One: Crossing Paths with Grace describes grace as a person—God made flesh in Jesus Christ. Chapter Two: Experiencing Grace explains five definitions or facets of grace. Chapter Three: How Grace Works offers an explanation of how the names of Christ are sufficient for our every need. Chapter Four: Grace Recovered describes the...

Nabeel Qureshi’s (@NAQureshi) Testimony: From Muslim to Christian

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From Muslim to Christian Is it possible for a Muslim to come to know Christ? Of course it is, by the grace of God, but the path is not easy because of the philosophical, moral, and cultural differences between Islam and Christianity. Nabeel Qureshi grew up in a Muslim family, but in college he was confronted with the truths of Christianity for the first time in way that made him reconsider his beliefs. Those moments are earth-shaking for any of us, but coming from a Muslim world made it that much more difficult because claiming Christ would mean being shunned by his family. It was a choice made under the pressure of knowing what was at stake. Book Excerpt Read this excerpt from Nabeel Qureshi’s book, Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus: A Devout Muslim Encounters Christianity to catch a glimpse of his anguish and then watch the video below as he describes his conversion in a very...

Let’s Meet David Platt (@plattdavid)

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Let’s Meet David Platt David Platt’s revolutionary thinking as a pastor, missionary, and author landed him the job of president of the International Missions Board (IMB). His insights on the Bible and Christian life are stunningly simple at a time when the church has made things too complex. Here are two brief videos (2-3 minutes each) to give you a sampling of David Platt. He says things that challenge our thinking in a really good way. I like that. Take a listen to see what you think.   Why “Accepting Jesus in Your Heart” Is Superstitious & Unbiblical       Why Many Christians Are Deceived David Platt discusses why many Christians are deceived. He says, “Everything would be different in these mens lives, because this encounter with Jesus—everything! Which is why we know that people who profess to be Christians, but who’s...