Dobra Family Ministry

“If you believe what you like in the Gospel, and reject what you don’t like, it is not the Gospel you believe, but yourself.”
—St. Augustine

“Let us put aside the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light
Romans 13:11-14


Arise Church

Pray! Awake America 2020

We are joining the Awake America prayer campaign! #AwakeAmerica2020 Visit AwakeAmerica2020.com I will be capturing our prayers and devotional thoughts here through the rest of 2020, so bookmark this page to return and get updates. Cry Out to God“God’s people cry out to him for help… Like the Father of the Prodigal Son, God waits … Continue reading Pray! Awake America 2020

Babylon 2020 Child Sacrifice

“The rebellion of Babylon has carried on throughout history. The people of those days sacrificed their children to pagan gods; we sacrifice our unborn children on the altar of convenience.”

Saint Valentine

Saint Valentine, or Valentinus, has an important story to share with us today! Saint Valentine was executed for refusing to deny his faith after being arrested for secretly marrying Roman soldiers to their brides, defying an order from Emperor Claudius II that soldiers were not to marry.(The Story of St. Valentine: More than Cards and … Continue reading Saint Valentine

Just War / Just Cause Theory

Just Cause Theory “a three-step theology of resistance… “The [1] first was prophetic denunciation of the civic evil. When the magistrate is defying God, then courageous men in the pulpit should be authoritatively naming what is happening, and denouncing it ( Matt. 14:4). The [2] second stage is for the believers to flee the persecution. … Continue reading Just War / Just Cause Theory

Prayer of Hope

A prayer of Hope in times of danger, distress, and terror. July, 2016 I was feeling great sorrow and distress over the turmoil in our nation and world. It is obvious God has been pulling away as we have been pushing him out. The acts of terror, racial and police violence, and political uncertainty and … Continue reading Prayer of Hope

Prayer for Healing

“Jesus Christ, my Lord and Savior, You became man and died on the cross for our salvation. You healed people of sickness and affliction through Your love and compassion. Visit me, Lord, and grant me strength to bear this sickness with which I am afflicted, with patience, submission to Your will and trust in Your … Continue reading Prayer for Healing

Healing

God can and does heal Remember all the times Jesus healed and even brought the dead to life I have seen people healed from health afflictions after earnest prayer in our small group 15 And the prayer of faith will save the one who is sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if … Continue reading Healing

The Church – Maranatha 2019

“Church is not somewhere you go, church is something we are.” Church, ecclesia, (Greek) to call out. “The community of the called.” Church is not somewhere you go. Church is not something you do (on Sundays). Church is something we are.

Truth

Veritati adhaereto“Stick to the truth.”  So Jesus said to the Jews who had believed him, “If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” They answered him, “We are offspring of Abraham and have never been enslaved to anyone. How … Continue reading Truth

“And God said”: words have meaning

Enchantment, chanting, charming, charm, glamour, cosmetics, cosmos, grammar, spell, incantation… what do they all mean, and what do they have in common? Words have meaning! Words are magical! Listen to “The Theology Pugcast: True Enchantment and the Consequences of Disenchantment” What an enchanting episode. https://crosspolitic.com/podcast/the-theology-pugcast-true-enchantment-and-the-consequences-of-disenchantment/ [Apple] Good Magic “And God said, “Let there be light,” … Continue reading “And God said”: words have meaning

Education: Classical Education – NSA

Highlighting some key thoughts from “The Theology Pugcast” episode featuring Dr. Benjamin Merkle, President of New Saint Andrews College. [ https://crosspolitic.com/podcast/the-theology-pugcast-an-education-with-class-an-introduction-to-classical-education-w-dr-ben-merkle/ ] Let children discover how to think, how to reason, and how to persuasively argue a position. Let their curiosity and ambition thrive and not force them to conform to the common core. When … Continue reading Education: Classical Education – NSA

Reformation Day

Martin Luther’s nailing of his ninety-five theses to the church door on October 31, 1517, provoked a debate that culminated finally in what we now call the Protestant Reformation… Reform: to make changes in order to improve.Reformation: 16th century movement for the reform of the church. Sola Fide, by faith alone.Sola Scriptura, by Scripture alone.Solus … Continue reading Reformation Day

Education Resources

Bible Bible https://answersingenesis.org/bible/ God https://answersingenesis.org/god/ Worldview https://answersingenesis.org/worldview/ Manhood, Womanhood, Marriage https://cbmw.org The Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood Discerning Truth from Falsehood in a Pluralistic Age Science, Creation https://answersingenesis.org/answers/ Astronomy https://answersingenesis.org/astronomy/ Science https://answersingenesis.org/science/ Evolution https://answersingenesis.org/evolution/ Animals https://answersingenesis.org/animals/ Homeschool Institute of Sciencehttps://homeschoolscience.org Logic https://answersingenesis.org/logic/ Noah Webster’s publication, An American Dictionary of the English Language, is an … Continue reading Education Resources

40 Days for Life fall 2019

“Illinois Family Institute wants to encourage Christians everywhere to prayerfully consider taking part in the upcoming peaceful campaign known as 40 Days for Life. It is an important pro-life effort to save lives and share truth.” https://illinoisfamily.org/life/pastor-jim-nicodem-on-40-days-for-life/#.XXzbTOL8w9g.twitter “I witnessed, while visiting a surgical suite as an OB/GYN resident, the abortion of a fetus that weighed … Continue reading 40 Days for Life fall 2019

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