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Learn theology with CIC. This new section features theology classes to help you grow. Start with an introduction to Biblical Hermeneutics with Pastor Ryan Habbena.
The full class is available here. Videos will be added each week.
Listen to sermons by Bob DeWaay and Eric Douma at the Gospel of Grace website HERE.
Filling Up the Sufferings of Christ — Colossians 1:24-26
This difficult passage has often been misused by those who claim that the “merits of Christ” can be added to. We explain and defend the eschatological view that Christian suffering is necessary and eventually reaches the limit that God has set for it. What is lacking that is being filled up are sufferings that will ultimately reach that limit and God will avenge His righteous ones. God reveals His truth to those who are like infants and not wise in their own estimation. We must contemplate the claims of the gospel and respond with faith and obedience.
How to Discern a True Work of the Spirit
Many key passages in the New Testament tell us how to discern the spiritual source of a teaching that claims to be from God. John 15:26 says that the Holy Spirit will bear witness to Christ. There are wicked spirits that are the source of teachings and the Bible tells us how to discern them. What we must do is know and look for the true doctrine of Christ. Those who speak by the Holy Spirit will always confess the person and work of Christ and do so thoroughly and consistently. False prophets have a false doctrine of Christ. When we hear human wisdom rather than the doctrine of Christ we can know that this is not from God. In this video, we show case after Biblical case where the Holy Spirit comes upon someone and they proclaim Christ.
Emergent Church Resources:
Listen to Pastor Bob's lecture on Emergent EschatologyHERE.
CIC Radio programs covering the Emergent Church are available HERE.
Purpose Driven – Rick Warren
Free Purpose Driven
Purpose Driven vs. Scripture verse.
Easy two column guide for all 40 days.