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Anonymous asked: Hey Unka Glen! I’m taking this course of philosophy, and I got into a discussion with my lecturer about determinism, and whether God already knows the sins that we will do. And why does God allow sin in first place? I am more into the Calvinist view, but I would like…

This is one of the smartest things I’ve read in a long time.  Don’t miss this.

Something Epic - Blessed Assurance
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thebridgechicago:

Chicago electronic duo Something Epic returns with this lounge-core rendition of the classic hymn “Blessed Assurance.” Big beats combine with soulful vocals in a track you won’t want to miss.

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Rampant Lion - New Jerusalem
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unkaglen:

My new favorite song!

thebridgechicago:

New BridgeBox artist Rampant Lion bring a worship song to encourage those feeling tired or worn down- a reminder that one day Jesus is taking us home with Him.

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Yeah, this is the awesome-sauce right here!

Jesus did not come to call the righteous, but sinners.

Not the righteous, but people who make mistakes.

Not the righteous, but people who went too far in their last relationship.

Not the righteous, but people who haven’t read their Bible since forever.

He came for screw-ups, basket-cases, burn-outs, knuckle-heads, weirdos, the sick, the lame, the miserable. 

For You. Me. Us.

The tragedy is that every time life reminds us that we’re sinners, we feel like maybe we don’t measure up to this Jesus thing.

But Jesus did not come to call the righteous.  He came for sinners.

He came for people who’ve cheated.

He came for people who’ve been too afraid to step out in the first place.

He came for home-wreckers. For people with blood on their hands.  For people with sex on their brain.

He came for addicts, failures, and losers. And even for people who look down on addicts, failures, and losers.

For You. Me. Us.

He came to teach us a new life that isn’t that way.  But he came knowing full well the life we’ve already lived.

Tomorrow, you may fall again.  If not tomorrow, soon.  And when it happens, when you do the unthinkably terrible for the first time, or simply the terribly familiar for the thousandth time, you will be tempted.

Tempted to think that this Jesus thing isn’t for you.  Tempted to think your actions prove you didn’t make the cut.

But in that moment, remember.  Remember that Jesus loves you.  Remember that Jesus wants you.  And, then, remember:

Jesus did not come to call the righteous, but sinners.

One of the reasons that solid doctrine is important is because doctrine is how you remember the path to Jesus. You can’t lead someone else there if you don’t know the way.

Jed Brewer on episode 126 of Say That

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Unka Glen Fitzjerrell, Jed Brewer - 16- The Most Christian Thing Is Love
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thebridgechicago:

A New Episode of The Bridge LOUD is up!

Featuring on Unka Glen sermon on the essence of what being a Christian is and a heavy version of the classic hymn “Just As I Am.”

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When I lost hope, when I lost my faith, when I found rock bottom, that’s where I finally met the Lord. I couldn’t see Him in ceremonies, or sermons, or dusty old Bible books. But I could see Him plain as day at the bottom of that dark hole I dug for myself, and I’ve seen Him every day since.
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thebridgechicago:

Say That 126 is up!
Glen, Jed and Matt discuss balancing the importance of teaching good doctrine and theology with doing good works and helping the poor.
Get it Free on iTunes or our Website

thebridgechicago:

Say That 126 is up!

Glen, Jed and Matt discuss balancing the importance of teaching good doctrine and theology with doing good works and helping the poor.

Get it Free on iTunes or our Website

Rampant Lion - New Jerusalem
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thebridgechicago:

New BridgeBox artist Rampant Lion bring a worship song to encourage those feeling tired or worn down- a reminder that one day Jesus is taking us home with Him.

Support missionaries on the streets of Chicago, and get lots of stuff to minister to your heart every month, all for only $8/month. Sign up at missionusa.com/bridgebox.

Unka Glen Fitzjerrell, Jed Brewer - 49- Respect
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thebridgechicago:

A new episode of The Bridge Podcast is up!

It features a sermon preached by Unka Glen last Tuesday at our Bridge Service in Chicago, and great worship music from Jed Brewer and Knoxville, TN worship leader John Jackson.

Stream it above or download it Free on iTunes or our Website