Christian Challenge Ministries started in the 1990s as a weekly radio program designed to challenge the typical American Christian to achieve deeper spirituality and greater exploits for Christ. Later, we began using a monthly newsletter, The Christian Challenge, as the medium to carry our message of Christian discipleship.
That message can be summarized in a nutshell: Glorify God in every aspect of your life, because you are His and not your own.
James 5:7 (KJV)
Be patient therefore, brethren, unto the coming of the Lord. Behold, the husbandman waiteth for the precious fruit of the earth, and hath long patience for it, until he receive the early and latter rain.
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Tuesday, 04 May 2021
© 2021 by Philip A Matthews "About that time some people came up and told Him about the Galileans Pilate had killed while they were at worship, mixing their blood with the blood of the sacrifices on the altar. Jesus responded, 'Do you think those murdered Galileans were worse sinners than all other ...Read More...
Posted on 05/04/2021 1:30 PM by PHILIP A MATTHEWS
Sunday, 21 June 2020
IS IT WRONG TO JUDGE OTHER PEOPLE? © 2020 by Philip A Matthews In a world where the unthinkable and the outrageous have become everyday occurrences, many question why this is so. Is ANYTHING wrong any more? Can people live however they want to and do whatever they feel like doing, even if at one ...Read More...
Posted on 06/21/2020 1:39 AM by PHILIP A MATTHEWS
Sunday, 31 May 2020
When I Look Out Over This World © 2020 by Philip A Matthews – Christian Challenge Ministries When I look out over this world, I can see that this world is almost overwhelmingly, mindbogglingly vast, complicated—and evil. Yes, it has its share of enjoyable moments, but for most of its 7.5 billion ...Read More...
Posted on 05/31/2020 4:28 PM by PHILIP A MATTHEWS
Saturday, 20 April 2019
© 2019 Philip A Matthews “…for we know that the Messiah, who was raised from the dead, will never die again; death no longer has mastery over him” (Romans 6:9) The awesome power of radical submission to God lies in this fact: You can only kill a person once, and if, by some miraculous ...Read More...
Posted on 04/20/2019 11:49 PM by PHILIP A MATTHEWS
Thursday, 14 September 2017
© 2017 Philip A Matthews Exodus 6:1-3—“Then the LORD said unto Moses, Now shalt thou see what I will do to Pharaoh: for with a strong hand shall he let them go, and with a strong hand shall he drive them out of his land. And God spoke unto Moses, and said unto him, I am the LORD: And I appeared unto ...Read More...
Posted on 09/14/2017 9:01 PM by Philip A Matthews
Saturday, 15 April 2017
An Easter Message of Hope © 2017 by Philip A. Matthews “We were buried therefore with Him by the baptism into death, so that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glorious [power] of the Father, so we too might [habitually] live and behave in newness of life” (Romans 6:4 Amplified). These ...Read More...
Posted on 04/15/2017 8:04 PM by Philip A. Matthews
Sunday, 22 January 2017
Sitting here watching the news about the protests against Donald Trump’s inauguration and today’s Women’s March on Washington, these thoughts came to mind: These are the days when America continues its inevitable descent into chaos, a chaos caused because we no longer have a moral consensus in this ...Read More...
Posted on 01/22/2017 1:56 AM by Philip Matthews
Tuesday, 05 April 2011
"Authentic Christianity should lead to maturity, personality, and reality. It should fashion whole men and women living lives of love and communion." --Brennan Manning in The Ragamuffin Gospel. Isa 53:5 But he was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities: ...Read More...
Posted on 04/05/2011 2:39 AM by Philip A Matthews
Monday, 04 April 2011
If you are gonna claim to be a Christian, be serious about it. Be for real. Time has run out for fake Christianity! Study closely the teachings of Jesus Christ, and live your life to align with those teachings. Too often "Christians" don't look or act or talk or believe anything like the ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/04/2011 4:28 PM by Philip A Matthews