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

CARM.org – Christian Apologetics and Research Ministry

As Uni4M aims to promote unity within the body of Christ by sharing free Biblically sound Christian resources, we present another great Apologetics resource.

The Christian Apologetics and Research Ministry (CARM) is a nonprofit, non-denominational, multi-staffed Christian Apologetics Ministry that supports evangelism, radio outreach, and provides full-time support for several foreign missionaries. 

On their website they describe their mission as “defending and promoting the Christian faith in all areas of life”. They go on to explain that the reason for their website is ” to equip Christians with the truth, to expose the error of false religious systems, evolution, atheism, secularism, etc., and also to teach apologetics, help Christians defend the faith, and glorify the Lord Jesus”.

For more information about this ministry and the numerous free resources they have made available for the defense of the Gospel of Christ, please visit their website.

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/

United for the Messiah Podcast

This resources is the Podcast Channel of the United for the Messiah (Uni4M) Ministry. The main purpose of the Podcast will be to teach through the Bible book by book, chapter by chapter, verse by verse.

We believe the Bible is a supernatural book given to us by God to reveal His plan of salvation, as well as to be a general manual to life. 2 Timothy 3:16-17: “All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.”

Please subscribe to our channel to stay updated with the latest episodes.

BeliefMap

BeliefMap is an apologetics tool designed for navigating four main questions that the gospel depends on: “Does God exist?”, “Is Jesus a real historical figure?”, “Does Jesus stand out as if God’s chosen?”, and, “Did God raise Jesus from death?” We aim to produce a comprehensive research tool that maps academic responses and counter-responses to these questions. BeliefMap is designed as an encyclopedia to be quickly navigated, in an interactive choose-your-own path format that feels like conversation with an expert.

More broadly, BeliefMap aims to Equip, Encourage, and Evangelize.

• We Equip Christians working to share their faith with skeptical friends and family, by providing them with a sort of pocket-apologist to train them, as well as consult and guide their live discussions.

• We Encourage Christians who are doubting by providing a customized tool for addressing their personal concerns.

• We Evangelize seekers who are exploring the truth-claims of Christianity (particulary claims central to defending the the good news of Jesus Christ), to see if it is justifiable and defensible. BeliefMap aims to be an academically rigorous resource which demonstrates and advertises that Christianity is intellectually distinguished, so that the gospel of Jesus Christ cannot be rationally dismissed or ignored.

https://beliefmap.org/

The Gospel Message in Genesis 5?

One of my favourite quotes of Chuck Missler (1934 – 2018), which is also one on which his ministry (Koinonia House) was based, is about the Bible being an integrated message system from outside our 4 dimensional physical domain, which we experience.

“The Bible is 66 books written by 40 authors, written between 1446 B.C. & 90 A.D. But, now we discover that it is an integrated message system from outside our time and space domain.”

Chuck Missler (1934 – 2018)

I share his belief that the entire Bible, including all the small details such as numbers, names and locations are included by the Holy Spirit’s intervention and design. The more you discover these hidden gems in Scripture, the stronger your faith will become in the fact that the Bible is the inerrant and infallible Word of God. This is turn should increase your faith in Jesus Christ, since He is equated to the Word in John 1:

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.  He was in the beginning with God.  All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. 

John 1:1-3 (NKJV)

For the most part, when we get to the sections of Scripture that list genealogies, we generally skip past it or superficially read over it. One such genealogy is given in Genesis Chapter 5, named the “book of the generations of Adam” (Genesis 5:1). At a first glance this Chapter offers very little apart from historical facts regarding the family line from Adam through to Noah. However, if you do a little homework, you will be amazed to find a Messianic prophecy hidden within this specific genealogy; more specific, the names. For the most part, the meanings of the names are readily available in a good Bible concordance, such as The Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible, or Bible software that use such concordances or Hebrew dictionaries, such as e-Sword.

Now, let’s have a look at these names with their corresponding meanings in the order given in the text.

If we look at this grouping of names individually, we may rewrite the genealogy in an English list as below:

  • Mankind
  • Placed (or Appointed)
  • Mortal
  • Sorrow
  • Praise of God (or Blessed of God)
  • Descend or come down
  • Train-up (or teach)
  • His death shall bring forth
  • The despairing
  • Peace or rest.

Finally, let’s rewrite this list considering this grouping of names systemically:

Mankind was appointed mortal sorrow, but the blessed of God shall come down teaching that His death shall bring forth, for the despairing, rest (peace).

Here, in the beginning of the Old Testament, before Israel was founded, before Jesus walked on the Earth, long before the New Testament was penned, lies an example of how the Holy Spirit influenced history in such a way as to authenticate His Word through a prophecy within a genealogy. This specific prophecy, we now know, points to Jesus Christ. This is but one example of how God knows the end from the beginning.

Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure:

Isaiah 46:10 (KJV)

God knows the end from the beginning, because His existence falls outside of time and space; He created time and space, therefore He far transcends our understanding.

This example should excite and inspire any Bible believing Christian. It should also give us hope and faith in God’s yet future promises in Scripture. For those who have not yet made a decision to follow Jesus, I encourage you to ask the difficult questions and search the Bible for answers.

All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness,  that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.

2 Timothy 3:16 (NKJV)

Road to Heaven

Have you considered the ultimate decision in life?

Is anyone perfect?

“As it is written: There is none righteous, no, not one;” (Romans 3:10 NKJV)

This means no one is perfect.

Is there any exception?

“… for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,…” (Romans 3:23 NKJV)

None of us meet God’s holy standard.

Where did sin come from?

“Therefore, just as through one man sin entered into the world, and death through sin, and thus death spread to all men, because all sinned…” (Romans 5:12 NKJV)

Adam, the first person created by God, sinned and passed sin on to every human being.

What do we deserve for our sins?

“For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 6:23 NKJV)

Because of our sins, we are supposed to die.

Who paid the price?

“But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” (Romans 5:8 NKJV)

What is the way out?

“… that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the scripture says, “ Whoever believes in Him will not be put to shame.” (Romans 10:9-11 NKJV)

For “whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.” (Romans 10:13 NKJV)

Jesus is the only way out.

How can I get out?

By Salvation, which is as simple as A…B…C…

A – Admit you are a sinner,

B – Believe in your heart that Jesus died and rose from the dead,

C – Confess with your mouth that God raised Jesus from the dead, and that you accept Christ as the Lord of your life.

Firefighters for Christ

Firefighters for Christ is a ministry ran by volunteers. Volunteers burn the CD/DVD’s, make labels, sleeve the CD/DVD’s and package them ready for postage to be shipped all over the world. Firefighters averages around 1,000 to 2,500 CD/DVD’s daily.

http://firefighters.org/about-us.html

Visit the website to explore or download sermons or other resources such as worship songs, children’s ministry lessons, etc.

WordProject

Listen to the Bible online, or download to listen offline or to share with others. The Bible can be listened to in 50 languages.

Visit the WordProject website.

Jesus Film Project


Jesus Film Project’s goal is to help people experience Jesus in their own language using media tools and momentum-building strategies. The fact that “JESUS” has been recognized by The Guinness Book of World Records as the “Most Translated Film” in history reveals how seriously we take the objective to share the gospel with people from every nation, tribe, and tongue.

http://www.jesusfilm.org

Visit the Jesus Film Project website.