TAG: THEOLOGY


The Art of Prayer: How Important Are Conversations With God?

Prayer is one of the most important practices of the Christian. It is the means by which a believer communicates with and fosters an active relationship with God. BY STEVE CHA PASTOR’S PERSPECTIVE A life of weak prayer is usually indicative of a life of weak spirituality. This is why prayer must be a strong part of every Christian’s life. For the non-believer, it is essential as well. For it is the...

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Hell: Eternal, Temporary, or Never?

The doctrine of hell is one of the most indispensable aspects of the gospel. Yet, it has never been a popular topic to discuss, even in the church. BY STEVE CHA It is so unimaginable and frightening that it has caused many people to redefine its meaning, sometimes going so far as to deny its existence altogether. Everyone from atheists to liberal Protestants and cult groups (ex. Mormons, Jehovah’s Witnesses) have...

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Top 5 Reasons We Can Trust Genesis 1 thru 11 as History Not Fiction

The historicity of Genesis 1-11 is often debated by secularists, which in turn has influenced the thinking of many evangelicals since the early 20th century. BY STEVE CHA There are two predominant views concerning evolution: Atheistic Evolution: An impersonal and unknowable force brought about life through a multi-billion year evolution process. This view is held by atheists, agnostics, and people who adhere to non-theistic philosophies. Theistic Evolution: A personal force (God) brought about life through...

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Theology of Work [VIDEO]; CFWLA Program Framework Fellows

How Work Leads to Transformation in God’s Kingdom Dr. Art Lindsley, VP of Theological Initiatives at the Institute for Faith Work & Economics, describes how a proper theology of work explains how our work was designed to lead to “transformation in God’s Kingdom” and flourishing for this world. (This talk was given at the CFWLA 2018 Conference: God@Work) UPDATE – APPLICATION WINDOW EXTENDED We are still receiving applications for Framework Fellows, the flagship...

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Sinful or Permissible? A Deeper Look Into the Grey Areas of Life

The church is filled with people of all personalities. In it you’ll find Christians with different convictions concerning matters that the Bible does not teach explicitly as right or wrong. These practices are known as liberty issues. BY STEVE CHA The topic is thoroughly developed in passages like 1 Corinthians 9 and Romans 14, which talk about the proper exercise of liberty. Because they are not expressly forbidden in Scripture, these...

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Is the Bible ‘God-Breathed’ or Just Compelling Literature?

We’ve all heard that the Bible is the Word of God. It is God’s special revelation given to us to guide us in the way of salvation and godly living. 2 Timothy 3:16 states that “all Scripture is inspired and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and training in all righteousness.” BY STEVE CHA What does it mean that God’s Word is inspired? One thing for sure, it does not...

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Shouldn’t Christians Get a Pass On Suffering?

Suffering is an inescapable part of life. It is the tragic consequence of sin, which brought disorder, decay, and pain to the world. Everyone on earth suffers to some degree. But the question is: Why do Christians suffer? If they have been chosen by God and granted the free gift of salvation (which makes them positionally righteous before Him), then shouldn’t they be a little better off than the average...

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5 Reasons the Resurrection is Pivotal

It can probably be agreed that there is no historical figure who has had such an impact on world history as Jesus Christ. With a public ministry that spanned for only three years (which includes His death, burial, and resurrection), Christ inspired righteous living in millions in the following 2,000 years since His time on earth. His teachings became the foundation of movements that fought for human dignity, protection of...

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What Evangelism is Not; A Closer Look at Today’s Practices

Christians seek to be an influence to others. Church plants pray for revival in the city. Parachurch organizations plan movements that seek to advance the cause of the kingdom in the city. The action begins, and everyone now seems to be doing “evangelism.” It might not come as a surprise that everyone does evangelism differently and even have different opinions on what constitutes evangelism. In our day and age, evangelism...

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Evangelism Intro Seminar – Be Equipped!

Grace City LA will host an Evangelism Seminar this Sunday afternoon shortly after the 1 pm service! This two hour session – led by the outreach leader Tony Yu – will equip you to boldly, effectively, and compassionately proclaim the gospel to those whom you want to bring to a salvation in Jesus Christ. The course will offer a theological basis for effective evangelism and easy to remember tips...

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