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To understand the cross, we must understand the true meaning of Jesus’ death: “Divine self-satisfaction through divine self-substitution.”

In this FREE COURSE, we’ll take a closer look at why we are not saved by the horrible torture and physical crucifixion Jesus experienced by “the wrath of man”. Jesus not only died for us, he also died for God. It’s amazing grace – what God requires, he provides in Christ!

“It’s amazing grace – what God requires, he provides!”

You’ll be equipped to:

  • Describe Jesus’ gospel of the kingdom as more than personal salvation
  • Understand how Jesus saves us by BOTH his sacrificial life and death
  • Articulate the meaning of Jesus’s death as a substitutionary atonement
  • Delineate the difference between Jesus’ suffering man’s wrath and God’s wrath
  • Explain the meaning of the resurrected Christ as the firstborn of many
  • Share why the essence of the gospel is summarized by Paul as Our God reigns!

This brief video (8:51) will help you understand the biblical concept of the cross as “God satisfying himself by substituting himself.”

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The online sermon of Early Rain church’s imprisoned pastor Wang Yi being streamed on their Facebook page to home worship meetings in March 2020.

As millions of followers of Jesus gather in their homes around the world to worship using online platforms during this coronavirus pandemic, Chinese authorities ban all online preaching and order home worship meetings be rooted out.

Shandong province’s two state-run Christian organizations, the Three-Self Patriotic Movement and China Christian Council [the TSPM and CCC, respectively] released a statement on February 23, 2020. In it, they claimed “supervision departments” ordered all online preaching be ceased and churches that gather in secret be rooted out. See notice below in Chinese and English.

With the outbreak of COVID-19 in China, internet-based services have increased significantly among both registered churches and the non-registered churches after being shut down by authorities.

Along with the restriction on online preaching, the notice also calls on the churches to assist in the rooting out of any non-approved churches in their communities. They’re being told to “positively guide” those Christians in ways their spiritual needs can be met, provided there would be no in-person meetings and no online worship or preaching.

“Please pray!”

Please share this need and pray for the people of China and their church planters, pastors, missionaries and churches seeking to serve and love them well during this crisis.


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People today are often confused about the relationship between good works of obedience to God’s Law and salvation in Jesus Christ. Throughout the Old and New Testaments, God has always and only saved people by good works. Because God is perfectly just, his salvation must always be “conditional,” it must always be based on obedience to his Law – or he would be unjust.

In this FREE COURSE, we’ll take a closer look at what the bible teaches about the good news that Jesus saves us just as much by his sacrificial life of perfect obedience to God’s law for us as by his sacrificial death for us on the cross. Jonathan Edwards put it this way: “Every act of Christ’s obedience was propitious.”

“Every act of Christ’s obedience was propitious” – Jonathan Edwards

You’ll be equipped to:

  • Describe Jesus’ gospel of the kingdom as more than personal salvation
  • Understand how Jesus saves us by BOTH his sacrificial life and death
  • Articulate the meaning of Jesus’ death as a substitutionary atonement
  • Delineate the difference between Jesus’ suffering man’s wrath and God’s wrath
  • Explain the meaning of the resurrected Christ as the firstborn of many
  • Share why the essence of the gospel is summarized by Paul as Our God reigns!

This brief video (5:49) will help you understand why the only way God can save people is “conditionally”, through good works of obedience to God’s Law.

SPECIAL OFFER: TAKE WITH YOUR OWN ONLINE GROUP FOR FREE!

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We help underserved church leaders develop churches that transform lives and communities