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Thursday, August 20, 2009



Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ. Ephesians 5:21

With the advent of so many support groups in America today, “accountability” has become one of those big “buzz words” of our culture. Those of us who have struggled with life-dominating habits have learned to meet together so that we can be answerable to each other about how we are doing with that problem. But the principle of accountability in the Bible means much more than just telling another person how we have done with our particular problem that week. It means we should hold our entire lives accountable to those believers we have joined ourselves with. It is one of the tremendous tools the Lord has given us in our own personal war with sin.

Unfortunately, however, because of our mobile society and the make-up of our large churches, believers find it very easy to attend church without any true accountability. This is one of the great tragedies of the American Church today: millions of Christians “doing their own thing,” without being answerable to the leadership God has placed over them and even to each other. This is one of the main reasons sin is so rampant today in our churches.*

Who are you accountable to? Freedom’s calling.

Acts 4:32 - 5:16

Then He went down with them and came to Nazareth, and was subject to them, but His mother kept all these things in her heart. Luke 2:51 NKJV

Therefore you must be subject, not only because of wrath but also for conscience’ sake. Romans 13:5 NKJV

I urge you, brethren—you know the household of Stephanas, that it is the firstfruits of Achaia, and that they have devoted themselves to the ministry of the saints— that you also submit to such, and to everyone who works and labors with us. 1 Corinthians 16:15-16 NKJV

Therefore, just as the church is subject to Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in everything. Ephesians 5:24 NKJV

Likewise you younger people, submit yourselves to your elders. Yes, all of you be submissive to one another, and be clothed with humility, for

“ God resists the proud,
But gives grace to the humble." 1 Peter 5:5 NKJV

*Excerpt from The Walk to Repentance by Steve Gallagher, the founder and president of Pure Life Ministries. An over-comer, Steve has devoted his life to helping men overcome sexual sin through holiness and a passionate pursuit of Jesus Christ. He and his wife Kathy reside in Kentucky.
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‘Stop Child Trafficking Now Walk’ in DC on September 26th

On Saturday, September 26th 2009, the DC abolitionist community will come together to have their first annual DC Stop Child Trafficking Now Walk. September is Combating Human Trafficking Month, and the DC walk will be part of national anti-trafficking efforts, including walks in New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Dallas, according to the walk’s website.

The walk has two main goals.

First, it aims to bring together the DC anti-trafficking community, including local authorities, businesses, and the media to raise awareness about modern slavery.

Second, the walk will raise money for anti-trafficking work, focusing primarily on efforts to fight child trafficking. 75% will go to Stop Child Trafficking Now, an organization that works to address the demand side of child trafficking, promoting efforts to investigate the buyers/predators who patronize child victims of sex trafficking. 15% will go to Courtney’s House, a safe-house in DC for child victims of sex trafficking, and 10% will go to DC Stop Modern Slavery.

If you live in DC or one of the other go and be part of this, be a voice of the voiceless.

When: Saturday, September 26, 2009.

Registration opens at 9:00 am
Walk begins at 10:00 am

Where: Meridian Hill Park (View Map)

15th St NW and Euclid St NW
Washington DC


Dr. Robi Sonderegger on Pornography and Psychological Development

Robi Sonderegger, Ph.D., is an internationally recognized clinical psychologist who is increasing awareness all over the globe about the psychological harm inflicted by pornography.

We asked Dr. Robi, who has a strong background in developmental psychology, how early exposure to pornography can affect a child’s mental development, and what role it can play in determining their sexual inclinations later in life. The answer might shock you.


Wednesday, August 19, 2009

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