Apologetics 315

www.apologetics315.com

Apologetics 315 is another fantastic Christian ministry that focusses on the defense of the Faith, or in theological terms, they are an apologetics ministry.

The ministry’s mission is explained in the below excerpt from their website:

The mission of Apologetics 315 is to provide educational resources for the defense of the Christian faith, with the goal of strengthening the faith of believers and engaging the questions and challenges of other worldviews. By providing an accessible and growing repository of teaching materials, as well as providing a means of networking within the apologetics community, our vision is to be a significant educational resource for churches, campus groups, and Christians around the world.

https://apologetics315.com/about/

You can visit the Apologetics 315 website to browse apologetics resources which include MP3 audio, debates, podcasts and book reviews. You can also view some of their content on their YouTube page.

15 But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts, and always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you, with meekness and fear; 16 having a good conscience, that when they defame you as evildoers, those who revile your good conduct in Christ may be ashamed” (1 Peter 3:15-16, NKJV).

Middle East Updates by Amir Tsarfati

We previously featured the Behold Israel ministry in Uni4M’s blog. We would like to, however, highlight one of the elements of the ministry which we believe may be a blessing to you.

In this short blog entry, we would like to draw your attention to the Middle East updates presented by Amir Tsarfati, the founder of Behold Israel ministries, on a weekly basis. These updates provide a Biblical perspective of current world events, primarily focusing on the Middle Eastern region and occasionally looking at key events in the rest of the world. Amir has great insight and understanding of the Middle Eastern region which allows him to provide a strategic perspective of current events, especially in light of prophetic scriptures.

You can follow Behold Israel’s ministry and view these updates on either Facebook or YouTube.

Below is one of the videos from Behold Israel’s ministry as taught by Amir Tsarfati (note that this is not one of the Middle East Updates).

Amir Tsarfati – Living on the edge of Armageddon

The Chosen

If you are looking for a new series to binge, then we recommend The Chosen series. You can watch the complete first season on their YouTube channel (for ease of reference, we have embedded all the episodes in the Series section of our free library) or The Chosen TV App.

VidAngel, the recording studio for the series, describes the series as follows:

The Chosen is the first-ever-multi-season TV show about the life of Jesus. Created outside of the Hollywood system, The Chosen allows us to see Him through the eyes of those who knew him. No matter where you are at in your journey with Jesus Christ, this TV show is for you.

https://studios.vidangel.com/the-chosen

Watch the first season’s trailer below. We highly recommend you watch the entire season.

The Chosen Season 1 Trailer – The Chosen YouTube Channel

Reawaken Hymns

www.reawakenhymns.com

Whether you are looking for worship music for your Church, for your home Bible study group or for your personal time of praise and worship, Reawaken Hymns have you covered. Reawaken Hymns is a worship resource by Nathan Drake. For more information about this ministry, please read the below excerpt from their website.

The classic hymns have a unique place in the modern church, amidst the plethora of contemporary worship songs, hymns can provide a bridge between the new and the old. They can bring a depth of theology to the younger generations and a familiar connection for the older generations. A unique blend of tradition and progression.

Many hymns sound surprisingly relevant in today’s worship as a reawakening of early musical traditions is happening both in popular music and church music.

Reawaken aims to demonstrate that hymns don’t need to sound “old”.  It is a free resource to worship leaders and musicians to help incorporate hymns as a natural part of the modern worship service as opposed to an unnatural sounding concession born from conflict. The vast majority of the hymn melodies are kept original, so that all ages can sing together. Just a classic hymn in a modern musical context.

https://www.reawakenhymns.com/about
Reawaken YouTube Channel Intro

Visit Reawaken Hymns ministry’s website and YouTube channel. We have also included many of Reawaken Hymns songs in our Praise & Worship section under the Free Library area.

CrossExamined.org

CrossExamined.org

CrossExamined.org is a non-profit ministry started in 2006 that conducts dynamic I Don’t Have Enough Faith to Be An Atheist seminars on college campuses, churches, and high schools. Led by Frank Turek and other Christian apologists, CrossExamined.org exists to address the problem that 3-out-of-4 Christian youth leave the church while in college, many because they are intellectually skeptical. In addition to I Don’t Have Enough Faith to Be An Atheist, CrossExamined.org presenters address other topics faced by young people today.

Excerpt from About Section in CrossExamined.org

CrossExamined.org features free videos on their YouTube channel, free podcasts and, a blog.

Visit the ministries website for more information.

Behold Israel

Amir Tsarfati was born in Israel and has lived there most of his life. Since fulfilling his mandatory service in the Israeli Defense Force, he has continued as a major in the IDF Reserve. Amir has been a tour guide in Israel for the last twenty years, and served as chief tour guide of Sar El Tours and CEO of Sar El Tours and Conferences. In 2001, he became founder and president of Behold Israel – a non-profit organization which provides worldwide real-time access to reliable sources of news and information about Israel from within the powerful context of Bible history and prophecy.

Amir is married to Miriam, and together they have four children. His home overlooks the valley of Megiddo (Armageddon) which is a constant reminder of the call that the Lord has placed on him to teach from the Bible what God’s plans are for the end of times.

Behold Israel is a non-profit organization led by native Israeli Amir Tsarfati. Our mission is to provide reliable and accurate reporting on developments in Israel and the region. Amir’s live updates and teachings, based on God’s Written Word, sift out the truth on current events amidst global media bias against Israel.

Through our website, free app, social media and Amir’s teachings in multiple languages, we are able to reach communities worldwide. His teachings abroad and in the land explain the central role of Israel in the Bible as a blessing to the nations and a way to bring them to the Word of God and the Messiah.

https://beholdisrael.org/about/
Behold Israel Welcome Video on Behold Israel’s YouTube channel

HisChannel Ministries

Visit HisChannel.com to watch the latest world news in light of Scripture and Biblical prophecy. The website also hosts videos on Biblical teaching, Church broadcasts, as well as Movies and Documentaries pertaining to Christian topics.

Real Life with Jack Hibbs

I was recently sent a YouTube video of Jack Hibbs speaking to Don Stewart in a Biblical prophecy update in his series called “Happening Now”. I found this video quite enlightening and in line with Biblical prophecy and principles. For anyone interested in Biblical prophecy and wanting to know where we are in the prophetic timeline, these updates are quite insightful and eye opening. The latest video (as at the time of writing this article) is embedded below.

Bible Prophecy – Happening Now with Don Stewart (Jan. 2020)

Jack Hibbs is the Senior Pastor and Founder of Calvary Chapel Chino Hills in Southern California. You can visit his ministry’s website, Real Life with Jack Hibbs, and YouTube channel to find more videos and resources.

Below is an excerpt from his ministry’s website to provide more information about the ministry.

Have you listened to Jack Hibbs teach? Or watched him on TV? Well, if you have, it doesn’t take very long to figure out that Pastor Jack is passionate about life! That might be an understatement.

This passion comes out of his deep understanding that God, who came to earth in human skin, has through Jesus Christ provided the way, the truth and the life. Our relationship with God, broken because of our sin, can be restored through Him. Jesus said He came to give us “abundant” life. That’s real life done God’s way!

Our relationship with Christ and His instructions about the Christian life should impact every area of our being. That’s right! God’s Word – the Bible – speaks to the real life issues we all face. Depression. Joy. Suffering. Forgiveness. Peace. Fulfillment.

We trust that Real Life with Jack Hibbs is a place you will be encouraged. Listen to the daily radio programs featuring Pastor Jack’s teaching. Watch insightful interviews and discussions on our Real Life TV program. Take advantage of the resources we offer as you grow in your relationship with God. Finally, be encouraged by the Real Life Devotional by Pastor Jack.

It is our hope that through Jesus Christ you will know Real Life!

https://reallifewithjackhibbs.org/about-us/

Dr Michael S. Heiser

Dr Michael S. Heiser is a Scholar-in-Residence at Logos Bible Software. He holds a MA in Ancient History from the University of Pennsylvania, as well as MA and PhD degrees in Hebrew Bible and Semitic Studies from the University of Wisconsin- Madison.

Below is an excerpt from Dr Heiser’s website, explaining what he aims to accomplish through his online ministry.

In a nutshell, my homepage, podcasts, other websites, and writing all aim to produce quality content for people who want certain things:


1. Serious academic content for understanding the Bible in its own context, unfiltered by creeds and traditions — but made decipherable to those who don’t live in the ivory tower. In other words, I view it my duty as a biblical scholar to make scholarship comprehensible to the interested non-specialist. You could think of me as a missionary to the church in terms of exposing the normal person-in-the-pew to serious academic scholarship on the Bible and biblical theology. I believe it’s a critical need. Most churches today are more about perpetuating their denominational subculture or keeping those who attend adequately entertained than making them think. In my experience, every church has five or six people in it who are desperate for content — who are withering from content malnutrition. The rest of the people in churches don’t know they’re malnourished. I’m here to help. If you sense that there’s got to be more to the Bible than self-help platitudes and Sunday School lessons with adult illustrations, and that Jesus just has to be more than a cosmic life coach, you’re in the right place. I write at the Naked Bible blogand teach through the Naked Bible Podcast with you in mind. You’re also the person I had in view when I wrote The Unseen Realm: Recovering the Supernatural Worldview of the BibleThe book is a bestseller, despite the fact that it’s not available in stores. That was deliberate. You know that no one walks into a Christian bookstore looking for serious content. I know it, too.

2. Serious academic critique of the cyber-twaddle you find on the internet about the Bible and the ancient world. Think Ancient Aliens or Zeitgeist and you get the idea. It irritates me that people are presented with shoddy, intellectually indefensible blather disguised as research. This is why I was in the YouTube documentary Ancient Aliens Debunked(millions of views). It’s why I blog at Paleobabble. It’s why I critique the ideas of the late ancient aliens theorist Zecharia Sitchin, whose books have been translated into over twenty languages and sold tens of millions of copies. It’s why I do interviews on fringe / alternative history talk shows. Someone has to say something. I may not be able to stop the madness but I can be a voice of sanity.

3. Serious Christian engagement with modern alternative worldviews and the paranormal. Our culture is fascinated by ghosts, psychic phenomena, near death experiences, UFOs and extraterrestrials, and conspiracy theories. Movies featuring superheroes, vampires, artificial intelligence, and mutants are the rage. Why? They constitute an alternative to theism and Christianity. Science fiction and the paranormal capture the imagination by offering a means to our own divinity and glimpses of other realities. Space is heaven without the biblical God. The paranormal offers an escape from deterministic materialism and spirituality without centralized authority. It all satisfies the yearning for the transcendent and a destiny of becoming more than human, whether by modifying our bodies (transhumanism) or evolving with supernatural assistance that isn’t an (allegedly) angry deity. The message is simple and ancient: we will be as gods. Rather than belittle those who have rejected Christianity in favor of this new religion or denying someone’s anomalous experience, my goal is to help people consider that perhaps the problem isn’t the Bible, but the inside-the-box (or head-in-the-sand) thinking that often characterizes Christian approaches to these subjects. This is why I blog at UFO Religions, speak at UFO conferences, write sci-fi paranormal thrillers (The FacadeThe Portent), and host the Peeranormal.

http://drmsh.com/about

Visit the ministry’s website and explore topics relating to general biblical studies, fringe history and the paranormal.

SermonAudio

The largest and most trusted library of audio sermons from conservative churches and ministries worldwide. 

www.sermonaudio.com

SermonAudio.com is a website ministry hosting over 1.6 million audio and video sermons from over 30 000 speakers. Go and listen to sermons and studies on almost any topic in more than 45 languages.