Christian Training Center InternationalPosts

Gospel Choir Jam 2020

Gospel Choir Jam 2020

Join CTCI for our first annual “Gospel Jam Choir” July 31, 2020 at Parker Meadows Complex in Franklin, NC. If you are interested in signing, sign up at this link

https://ctcilife.org/gospel-choir-jam/

_____________________________________________________

There is power in prayer. At the Christian Training Center International, we see it every day. Let us join with you in tapping into the Power of God. Click here to make a request.

Leadership the Jesus: A Faith at work series — Looking how to focus your faith at work? | This series of leadership programs focuses on leadership skills that drive the purpose and passion for work as laid out by Jesus and based on sound scripture. We might see faith and work as estranged. It can be frustrating. But, in truth, faith and work should share a crucial aim: to see the unseen at work through the power of the Holy Spirit. Nothing new has been made without faith in God. Nothing unseen has been seen without work. When the force of what we do hits why we do it, we wither, or we flourish. Learn more here.

Check out our upcoming ministry programs for young adults and families. Please click here.

Our programs are like an immersion into a new language – the language of living in Jesus.  The goal is fluency in the language of relationships. The foundation is an encounter with Jesus that leads to a radical change in living and relationships.

Heroes Semester is a 10-week residential, “family style” living experience like no other! | Participants ages 18-26 come with one purpose – to go deeper with the Lord. Learn more about our programs here.

Strengthening & Restoring Family Relationships — Train to Reign Program | Family is the most vital relationship and the one under the most pressure and attack. Come strengthen your family in a strong relationship with God. Learn more here.

If you would like to donate to the Christian Training Center, please click here.

Synoptic Gospels: What They Are, What They Mean, and Are They Contradictory?

Here is a great summary Madison Hetzler. She is passionate about edifying fellow believers to be strong, confident, and knowledgeable in the Word of God. Madison graduated from Liberty University’s School of Divinity and now instructs Bible courses for Grace Christian University. She cherishes any opportunity to build community around cups of coffee and platters of homemade food.

The four gospels, neatly nestled in the beginning pages of the New Testament, are treasure troves of instruction regarding the person of Jesus Christ. Within these four individual accounts, the reader meets Jesus as the fulfillment of the Old Testament prophecies, an authoritative teacher, and our redeemer. We are provided with the narrative for his life and ministry, his death and resurrection. As our salvation depends upon the truth of the gospel message found within these four books, and our life is to be patterned after that of Jesus, the reliability and interpretation of the gospels is imperative to our faith.

Matthew, Mark, and Luke, or the Synoptic Gospels, differ from John in that they closely mirror one another in their accounts. In these three gospels, we find similar wording, chronology, and Old Testament referencing. While we should expect consistent narratives amongst all the gospels, the similarities amongst the Synoptics seem to suggest that they were written in reliance upon one another or an outside source. Even amidst the similarities, we do still find content that is unique to one or two books.

Do these similarities discredit the authors or challenge the authority of their writings? Can we trust the Synoptic Gospels? Consider these questions as we seek to understand the authority of the gospels.

Read the article here: Synoptic Gospels: What They Are, What They Mean, and Are They Contradictory?

_____________________________________________________

Social Media Ambassadors

There is power in prayer. We see it every day. Let us join with you in tapping into the Power of God. Click here to make a request.

Please help the Christian Training Center share Jesus with the world!

The Christian Training Center is looking for individuals to serve as social media ambassadors. This is a vital volunteer position for us.

What does it involve? Here is a menu of opportunities. No one is expected to do them all.

  • Follow our content on https://ctcilife.org/
    • Like the articles
    • Comment on the articles (these can be very short)
  • Ask friends to help
    • Ask your friends to like our page on Facebook
    • Ask you friends to follow us on Twitter
  • Promote the articles on your social media accounts
    • Facebook
    • Twitter
  • Follow our social media accounts  and  like/comment  on  posts

That is it. It won’t take much of your time but it will make a huge difference to our ministry as we spread the good news of Jesus.  We’ll keep you up to date by email with tips and suggestions.

What does the Gospel mean? Is it good news?

I love it that God sent His Son Jesus to bring us good news. God is in a good mood and so it stands that His Son is all about good news.

I love it! It gives me great joy. Let’s shout it out!

We get confused though because we hear about the Gospel all the time. We say it ourselves over and over. I think we need to stop using that word. Seriously.

A Case for Christ and the New Testament: Introduction to the Gospels – Why are there differences between them? 

Teri Dugan is a graduate of Biola University’s M.A. in Apologetics Program. She also holds an M.A. in Education from California State University, Long Beach and currently teaches Biology, Anatomy and Physiology at Lynwood High School in California. Teri has also coached the Girls’ Varsity Tennis and Softball teams at Lynwood and now sponsors the Christian On Campus Ministry Club. She teaches evening Christian Apologetics classes at her home Church, Sea Coast Grace in Cypress, California and is available for speaking or teaching engagements at other venues.

In our current series we are focusing on a few different things to make a case for Christ and the New Testament: Apologetics, hermeneutics and a specific study in the Gospel of John. Doing these three things will help us better understand the truths of the Bible and the person of Jesus, as well as provide answers to a culture who is skeptical of the Christian faith.

Before looking at the question [Why are there differences between the Gospels?] it is important to know something about the people who were living in this first century narrative. The culture of that day was very different but in many ways they dealt with the same issues that still plague us today: Politics, power and status.

Read More Here:

A Case for Christ and the New Testament: Introduction to the Gospels – Why are there differences between them? – Truth, Faith and Reason

_____________________________________________________

If you would like to donate to the Christian Training Center, please click here.

Check out our upcoming ministry programs for young adults and families. Please click here.

Our programs are like an immersion into a new language – the language of living in Jesus.  The goal is fluency in the language of relationships.  Programs share a sequential vision, building an understanding of relationships and family culture.  The foundation is an encounter with Jesus.  This encounter is the means for both insight and vision.  Encountering Jesus leads a radical change in living and relationships.

Heroes Semester is a 10-week residential, “family style” living experience like no other! | — Sept 2 – Nov 9, 2019 | Participants ages 18-26 come with one purpose – to go deeper with the Lord. ow.ly/Nhag30oRYRK

Strengthening & Restoring Family Relationships — Train to Reign Program — Oct 20 – Nov 2 | Family is the most vital relationship and the one under the most pressure and attack. Come strengthen your family in a strong relationship with God. http://ow.ly/l5SU30oS5pQ

Do You Truly Understand the Power of the good news of Jesus? 

Here is some great insight from Tim Brister. Tim is a pastor and elder at Grace Baptist Church. Find out more on his blog: Provocations and Pantings.

The Bible is living and active (Heb. 4:12), inspired by God (2 Tim. 3:16), and given for the purposes of teaching, reproof, correction, and training in righteousness. The Bible is all about God’s story of redemption centered on the person and work of Jesus the Messiah. In the church where I serve, we say the good news is all about (1) who Jesus is, (2) what Jesus has done, and (3) why that matters.

The good news is the power of God (Rom. 1:16), and that power is demonstrated not only in our past rescue, reconciliation, and redemption, but also in our present faith, hope, and love. Christians who truly get the gospel discover its power again and again on a daily basis. They get it in all three areas of text, context, and subtext because the gospel changes everything. The “living and active” nature of the Word is doing its effectual work as the Spirit convicts, renews, and reforms our lives in ways that demonstrate the transforming power of Jesus.

Read More Here:

Do You Truly Understand the Power of the Gospel? – Tim Brister



If you would like to donate to the Christian Training Center, please click here.

Check out our upcoming ministry programs for young adults and families. Please click here.

Heroes Semester is a 10-week residential, “family style” living experience like no other! | — Sept 2 – Nov 9, 2019 | Participants ages 18-26 come with one purpose – to go deeper with the Lord. ow.ly/Nhag30oRYRK

Strengthening & Restoring Family Relationships — Train to Reign Program — Oct 20 – Nov 2 | Family is the most vital relationship and the one under the most pressure and attack. Come strengthen your family in a strong relationship with God. http://ow.ly/l5SU30oS5pQ