Central Streaming: The Vine

The_Vision_of_The_Valley_of_The_Dry_Bones-810x557Ezekiel prophesies against Jerusalem using the picture of charred and useless vine wood to illustrate the current state of the city.  Jesus declares himself to be the true vine, telling us we need to abide in him.

Ezekiel 15.pdf            Ezekiel 15.mp3

The Skill of Facing Frustration

This little tidbit from struck me as amazingly, seriously and sort of humorously on target:

The weakness that many Christians encounter today is that of frustration.  While the modern emphasis on efficiency has produced quick ways to do many things, there is no shortcut to effective evangelism.  This may be the single biggest challenge that Western missionaries will face in the twenty-first century.  They are not skilled at facing frustration, but if they are to be effective missionaries they will have to master that skill.

Ajith Fernando, Sharing the Truth in Love, p.57

The Unpopular Doctrine of Hell: Part 5 of 5

Additional Information

This is the concluding post on this unpopular topic.  While preparing for the seminar I read several older sermons on the topic of hell – all available online – just to see what they were like.  There are links to these below, all of which are downloadable PDFs.  Finally, the whole idea for the Saturday Seminar at Calvary Chapel Bible College Indianapolis (CCBCi) grew out of an assignment for a theolodgy class with Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (TEDS).  That paper is also accessible below.  Thanks for your interest!

Last and Least: The Unpopular Doctrine of Hell-Kosobucki.pdf

The Unpopular Doctrine of Hell: Part 4 of 5

The Traditional Doctrine and Why It Is Reasonable

Here’s the fourth and final presentation from the CCBCi Saturday Seminar on Jan 7, 2012.  There will be one more concluding post on this topic with additional information.  The presentation and note files work together, so it might be best to print out the pdf and then go through the presentation with notes in hand.  There are a number of long quotations there that seemed inconvenient to put into a PowerPoint.

4-Why It Is Reasonable.pptx

4-Why It Is Reasonable.pdf

The Unpopular Doctrine of Hell: Part 3 of 5

The Traditional Doctrine Upheld

Here’s the third presentation from the CCBCi Saturday Seminar on Jan 7, 2012.  The presentation and note files work together, so it might be best to print out the pdf and then go through the presentation with notes in hand.  There are a number of long quotations there that seemed inconvenient to put into a PowerPoint.

3-Traditional Doctrine Upheld.pptx

3-Traditional Docctrine Upheld.pdf

The Unpopular Doctrine of Hell: Part 2 of 5

Alternative Points of View

Here’s the second presentation from the CCBCi Saturday Seminar on Jan 7, 2012.  The presentation and note files work together, so it might be best to print out the pdf and then go through the presentation with notes in hand.  There are a number of long quotations there that seemed inconvenient to put into a PowerPoint.

2-Alternative Points of View.pptx

2-Alternative Points of View.pdf