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.



 Psalms 35:20 (KJV)
For they speak not peace: but they devise deceitful matters against [them that are] quiet in the land.
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The Spirit of the Lord will rest on him—
    the Spirit of wisdom and of understanding,
    the Spirit of counsel and of might,
    the Spirit of the knowledge and fear of the Lord
and he will delight in the fear of the Lord.

He will not judge by what he sees with his eyes,
    or decide by what he hears with his ears;
but with righteousness he will judge the needy,
    with justice he will give decisions for the poor of the earth.
He will strike the earth with the rod of his mouth;
    with the breath of his lips he will slay the wicked.
Righteousness will be his belt
    and faithfulness the sash around his waist.

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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...
Posted on 04/04/2011 4:28 PM by Philip A Matthews