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by Brian Brodersen - 2 weeks ago

A Tribute to Ray Bentley

As most have already heard, on January 4, 2022, Ray Bentley, founder and senior pastor of Maranatha Chapel in San Diego, California, passed away from complications due to COVID. This sad event has taken us all by surprise. Just last week I had heard that Ray wasn’t feeling well, so I contacted Vicki (Ray’s wife), and she told me they had COVID but were putting up a good fight. I was stunned today when I got the wo...

by Brian Brodersen - 1 year ago

I Am the Resurrection and the Life

This article originally appeared on calvarychapel.com on April 20, 2019. "I am the resurrection and the life" (John 11:25) Jesus' claim to be the resurrection and the life is so radical that it does not allow the hearer to hold a neutral position concerning Him. As C.S. Lewis said, "There are only three possibilities with Jesus: He is a liar, a lunatic, or the Lord." Any...

by Brian Brodersen - 1 year ago

CGN COVID-19 Update: Faithfulness Through the Crisis

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to alter our social landscape on a global scale, Pastor Brian Brodersen shares an encouraging message about ways God is still at work, the global increase in prayer, and God's promised faithfulness to His people.

by Brian Brodersen - 1 year ago

Our Father Knows What We Need

“Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature?...

by Brian Brodersen - 1 year ago

Hope in Troubling Times: Peace within the Global Pandemic

"God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear" (Psalm 46:1–2a). As most of us would agree, we are living in troubling times. With the arrival of the Coronavirus and its potential for widespread societal chaos and high death toll among certain members of the population, the times have suddenly become exponentially more troubling. It is also clear that fear has o...

by Brian Brodersen - 1 year ago

Best of Series: Randy Alcorn on the Reality of Heaven and Happiness

How real is heaven to you? Even as believers, is heaven just a concept that we read or study in the Word rather than a real, ultimate destination? We read about joy and hope God infuses within us towards, not only heaven, but also to carry us through the ups and downs of this life. Do we truly LIVE this reality out for others to see? Pastor Brian Brodersen considers such truths in a discussion with author, Randy Alco...

by Brian Brodersen - 1 year ago

Best Of Series: Randy Alcorn on the Reality of Heaven and Happiness

How real is heaven to you? Even as believers, is heaven just a concept that we read or study in the Word rather than a real, ultimate destination? We read about joy and hope God infuses within us towards, not only heaven, but also to carry us through the ups and downs of this life. Do we truly LIVE this reality out for others to see? Pastor Brian Brodersen considers such truths in a discussion with author, Randy A...

by Brian Brodersen - 2 years ago

Best Of Series Dr. Gerry Breshears on Theology and Training Men in Ministry

On this "Best Of" episode, Dr. Gerry Breshears of Western Seminary shares two theological trends that have caught his attention. One has been that of local pastors coming alongside to serve their city in the name of Jesus. He also discusses "Theological Tribalism," which has become a trend of "meanness" amongst believers in various evangelical groups. Pastor Brian and Dr. Breshears conclude by talking about the co...

by Brian Brodersen - 2 years ago

Best Of Series Dr. Gerry Breshears on Theology and Training Men in Ministry

On this "Best Of" episode, Dr. Gerry Breshears of Western Seminary shares two theological trends that have caught his attention. One has been that of local pastors coming alongside to serve their city in the name of Jesus. He also discusses "Theological Tribalism," which has become a trend of "meanness" amongst believers in various evangelical groups. Pastor Brian and Dr. Breshears conclude by talking about the cohor...