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Posted by on Aug 18, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

At the “Taste of E.C.” 2013

At the “Taste of E.C.” 2013

It was a long, long weekend “but do not forget this one thing, dear friends: With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day.” (2 Peter 3: 8)  In other words, time makes little difference when you’re doing work for the Lord.   Freedom Church was able to witness to so many people at the Taste of East Chicago over this weekend.  It was the first time and, GOD willing, not the last.  Blessings were becoming obvious to those we were able to share with but also  to those who volunteered their time to publicly witness (some for the first time).   Let’s stay encouraged and continue to share Christ in every situation that makes itself available.  There is a hunger and thirst for the gospel message of salvation that is not being satisfied.  It’s time to step and feed the hungry, care for the poor, and set the captives free!   Thank you to everyone who helped in any capacity.  You...

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Posted by on Jun 7, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

Submission & Subjection

Submission & Subjection

Submission & Subjection — If you look up the word “submit” you’ll find its definition to be a Greek military term meaning “to arrange [troop divisions] in a military fashion under the command of a leader”. In non-military use, it was “a voluntary attitude of giving in, cooperating, assuming responsibility, and carrying a burden”.   1 Peter 5: 5 In the same way, you who are younger, *submit* yourselves to your elders. All of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, because, “God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble.”   Let’s all find a way to arrange ourselves under, to submit to the One’s control, yield to the One’s advice and to obey, be subject to the One True GOD and His Word, Jesus Christ who paid the price for all our sins. ...

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Posted by on Jun 6, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

True Accountability

True Accountability

Hebrews 13: 17 Have confidence in your leaders and submit to their authority, because they keep watch over you as those who must give an account. Do this so that their work will be a joy, not a burden, for that would be of no benefit to you.   *Accountability* has become one of the big “buzz words” of our culture.  Many who have struggled with life-dominating habits have learned to meet together so we can be answerable to each other.  But the principle of accountability in the Bible means more than just telling another person how we’ve done this week.  It means that we should hold our entire lives accountable to the believers we’ve joined ourselves with.  It’s one of the tools the Lord has given us in our personal war with sin.   Unfortunately, because of our mobile society and large churches, it’s become easy to attend church without *true accountability*.  Too many Christians are “doing their own thing,” without having to answer to the leadership GOD...

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Posted by on May 28, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

Laws of Nature and Nature’s GOD

Laws of Nature and Nature’s GOD

As Americans know, the Declaration of Independence declared not only the colonies’ independence from Britain, but also a dependence on “the Laws of Nature and Nature’s GOD.”  These had been defined by historic legal writers, such as Sir William Blackstone, as the laws that GOD had established for the governance of people, nations, and nature.  Blackstone’s *Commentary on the Law*, the primary law book of the Founding Fathers, defined “the laws of nature” as the will of GOD for man.  Blackstone explained:   “Man, considered as a creature, must necessarily be subject to the laws of his Creator, for he is entirely a dependent being … And consequently … it is necessary that he should in all points conform to his Maker’s will.  This will of his Maker is called the law of nature … It is binding over all the globe, in all countries, and at all times; no human laws are of any validity, in contrary to this …   But every man now finds … that...

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Posted by on May 24, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

Careful With Claiming Judgment

Careful With Claiming Judgment

We must be very careful about calling specific events “divine judgment.” It is dangerous and unwise to bear false witness about the Lord.  Some have said that the Boston Marathon bombing was a divine judgment, one of the main causes being the legalizing of same-sex “marriage” in Massachusetts in 2004.   Our nation has been sowing to the flesh for decades. As a result, we are reaping destruction on many fronts (Gal. 6:7-8). How can we argue with those who believe that God’s hand of blessing has lifted off of us in significant ways? Proverbs 14:34 remains true, whether people believe it or not: “Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people.”   It is a painful fact that we have aborted more than 50 million babies (a sin that contains its own judgment on several levels); that we are the world leader in the production and distribution of pornography; that we have birthed and exported a man-centered, carnal prosperity message around the globe; that...

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Posted by on May 21, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

Tornadoes Separated Families

Tornadoes Separated Families

As the sun begins to rise in Moore, Oklahoma we’re starting to see the absolutely incredible damage an EF4 tornado with 200 MPH winds did yesterday.  Officials have confirmed at least 91 people have been killed in the Moore tornado Monday. The medical examiner’s office confirmed at least 233 people have been injured. That number is expected to rise as recovery efforts continue Tuesday morning and daylight arrives.   The tornado claimed an unconfirmed number of children at Moore’s Plaza Towers Elementary.  Children at Plaza Towers Elementary were reportedly in a hall way when the tornado hit, water lines broke and many of them drowned. The parents and guardians stood in the muddy grass outside a suburban Oklahoma City church, listening as someone with a bullhorn called out the names of children who were being dropped off — survivors of a deadly tornado that barreled through their community.   For many families, the ordeal ended in bear hugs and tears of joy as loved ones reunited. Others were left...

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