- The Resurrection Message Jesus Gave By His Seven Words from the Cross
Date: Apr 24, 2011 | Passage: Luke 24:33-45
Series: Our Risen Savior
From the dying lips of Jesus, from His raging-thirst-dried-mouth, in the midst of excruciating pain, even though being crushed by the horrors of sin and death and the pains of hell—Jesus carefully and clearly speaks. If we will listen, Jesus is speaking to each of us today from His Crucifixion. From Resurrection morning and onward, Jesus taught His disciples in the reality of what God accomplished through Christ's death, burial, and resurrection. Those disciples needed help to fully understand all that had taken place—and so do we.
- Believers are Worshippers
Date: Apr 21, 2002 | Passage: John 4:10
Is your heart the heart of a worshipper? We have lost our spirit of worship and our ability to withdraw inwardly to meet God in adoring silence. Modern Christianity is simply not producing the kind of Christian who can appreciate or experience the life in the Spirit. The words, "Be still, and know that I am God," mean next to nothing to the self-confident, bustling worshiper in this middle period of the twentieth century.
- Believing Right so that You Behave Right
Date: Oct 31, 2010 | Passage: Titus 2:7
Series: God's Man for the 21st Century
One of the current issues that we as believers face is a growing segment of the Evangelical Church that has drifting doctrine, decreasing orthodoxy and increasingly following the errors of the Emergent Church Movement. When examined closely, we find similar errors present in each of the various forms of modern doctrinal drift away from God's Word. But before we dive into the present, we need to see that modern errors are also the very same issues that Jesus confronted in the main stream of Bible believers in His day
- Better than Gold, Sweeter than Honey
Date: Feb 9, 1997 | Passage: Psalm 19:10
Worshiping God is the highest calling we can have as His creation. We were created to worship God. Yet I find more resistance in my life to worship than anything else. Distractions pour in, doubts arise and the constant downward tug of the world, the flesh and the devil all make it hard.
- Beware of Affluenza
Date: Nov 10, 2002
Series: Joy of a Word Filled Family
One of my hobbies is to follow Global Trends. Often as Americans we are so fixated on America that we are out of touch with issues that most of the world is focusing upon.
- Beware of Affluenza
Date: Nov 10, 2002
What is Affluenza? It is so dangerous even the world has noticed. It is the habitual chasing of money and stuff. One gifted Christian writer calls it -- Possession Obsession.
- Beware of Influenza: Praying in Godliness with Contentment For Our Children
Date: Sep 20, 2009 | Passage: 1 Timothy 6:6-21
Today God wants us living for Heaven, and every other day of our earthly lives. Paul warns us about this spiritual sickness of materialism. Today measure your personal resistance level to the nearly irresistible draw of spending life chasing stuff, money, pleasure, and possessions.
- Biblical Convictions Of Citizen Of Heaven -- On Earth
Date: Oct 31, 2004 | Passage: Romans 13
Series: Energized By Grace
If I were to apply the Scriptures as far as they relate to the current climate in American society, I would say that God has revealed Himself in His Word as: Pro-Life, Pro-Marriage, Pro-Justice and Pro-Work.
- Biblical Creationism
Date: Jun 9, 1996 | Passage: Revelation 4
Remember the first words Jesus and the Apostles read at their mother's knees. For all Jewish children were taught to read starting with the Torah, the first five books of Moses.
- Biblical Modesty in Light of God's Holiness
Date: Oct 20, 1996 | Passage: 1 Thessalonians 2:12-5:18
I want you to ponder with me what it's like to come into the presence of God. Through the inspired eyes of the Scripture writers, look upon our Awesome and Majestic Lord Almighty. Enter into the Throne Room of the Universe and see the Majesty on High, The Almighty, The Ancient of Days in all of His glory. And then with reverent hearts, bow before Him and worship Him as He is.
- Bitterness Hinders Grace-Energized Wives and Mothers
Date: Jun 24, 2007
Series: Grace-Energized Women
God's high calling for grace-energized women is to love their husbands and children. To most of us mature 21st century believers that may sound wonderful. To them it must have sounded impossible.