2 April, 2023

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Plane Crashes Next to LCU’s Former Chapel

Two people in a small plane were injured when it crashed at about 7:30 Wednesday night on land that until recently was part of Lincoln Christian University in Lincoln, Ill., president Silas McCormick confirmed this morning. . . .

News Briefs for March 29

News briefs about Boise Bible College’s Spring Conference (May 11-12), Northwest Christian Network’s women’s retreat (April 14-15), Pressing On: A Conference of Encouragement for Ministries and Missionaries (May 9-11), the Women’s Spring Celebration at Great Lakes Christian College (April 28), and more . . .

Indiana Church’s Newest Movie, ‘I Can,’ a Story of Redemption

First Capital Christian Church in Corydon, Ind., has produced its second feature-length film. “I Can” tells the story of Katelyn Pavey, who became an All-American softball player at Kentucky Christian University despite being born with only part of a left arm. . . .

IDES to Serve Tornado Victims in Mississippi

International Disaster Emergency Service has connected with a few churches in the Amory, Miss., area, which was devastated by tornadoes Friday night. It initially will partner with North Boulevard Christian Church . . .

Let’s Talk About . . . ‘Jesus Revolution’

“Jesus Revolution” tells the powerful true story of a national revival in the early 1970s sparked by a group of teenage hippies in Southern California. After viewing, the Christian should ask, “Where do I see myself in this movie? . . .”

Orchard Group Marks 75 Years (Plus News Briefs)

Orchard Group is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year. The church-planting ministry has created a special anniversary page on its website. Also briefs about the RENEW.org National Conference (registrants will receive two books), FAME, and William Jessup University.

I Still Go to the North American Christian Conventions (and You Should Too)

“It’s been five years since the final NACC, [but] I still go to the North American Christian conventions. And I think you should too,” writes Matt Proctor. “By ‘conventions,’ I mean our three biggest national gatherings that are still largely Independent Christian Church folks . . .”

T-Shirt Talks Helping to Expand View of ‘Church’

The Christian Church world is bigger than Goodyear, Ariz., and Refinery Christian Church is taking steps this year to ensure their people know it. Ministry staff are wearing T-shirts from other Christian churches and are sharing about their ministries during Refinery’s weekly ‘giving moment’ throughout 2023. . . .

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April 2 | The Ordinary Are Invited

Mark devoted one-third of his Gospel to the Passion experience of Jesus, and the first event in that experience was the triumphal entry into Jerusalem. . . .

March 26 | Lead Me to Righteousness

Amos, the farmer prophet, pleaded with Israel to seek the Lord and live. Several unrighteous deeds were identified as needing to be eradicated. The most pronounced was idolatry. . . .

March 19 | Mend My Brokenness

How severe was Israel’s brokenness? Very! The people had majored in minors (Amos 5:21-24) and were experiencing the worst kind of famine—one from the Word of God (8:11). They would not be able to escape judgment from the Lord of Hosts. . . .

March 12 | Grant Me Mercy

The eighth-century BC prophet Micah (like his counterparts Amos and Hosea) prophesied against the northern and southern kingdoms. Micah cried out against idolatry, immorality, leadership crises, and family deterioration. But his prophecy had some bright spots . . .

March 5 | Forgive My Unfaithfulness

The theme for Hosea might be, “Good News from a Troubled Home.” God’s love for his people was on display at Hosea’s house. This minor prophet had married Gomer, who was unfaithful to him. But Hosea had purchased her back as an object lesson for Israel. . . .

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