- Focusing on a Life of Goodness In a World Focused on Badness
Date: Sep 12, 2010
One word at Christ’s Throne is all that sums up anything enduring, eternal, and pleasing to God. What will be the test Christ uses to determine each person’s eternal rewards? It is whether their words, actions, thoughts, and motives were good in God’s sight.
- Pursuing God Even When Crowned King
Date: Sep 12, 2010
David is no longer on the run, Saul is dead, and the kingdom is being given to David. The real test of David's life is not what he does when he is afraid, insecure, and depressed, the real test comes as he is exalted, rewarded, and given the highest honor of any person in his day: David is crowned King of the people of God, King of Israel. Will David still pursue God? In 2 Samuel 5, see the crowning of David as King and then note the unbroken pursuit of the Lord in David's life.
- Pursuing Homemaking In a World Filled with Homelessness
Date: Sep 5, 2010
To this era, as to all eras: God offers the Christian home, guarded, nurtured, and filled with love by a 21st Century Woman of Grace that God calls to be a homemaker. Through each day of the past 20 centuries God has offered to every married woman the privilege of turning each moment she spends in her tent, apartment, or palace--into eternal crowns to cast at Christ's feet.
- Pursuing Biblical & Godly Modesty In an Un-Biblical & Un-Godly World
Date: Aug 15, 2010
Salvation is described as being clothed with Christ's righteousness; and the Christian life is portrayed as putting on Christ each day. So each of us here today are literally, as believers: Clothed with Christ With that in mind, would any of these descriptions portray Christ's appearance as presented in God's Word, if He were here ministering in this 21st Century culture?
- When David Suffered TOTAL Loss
Date: Aug 8, 2010
David survived: like a cancer victim that has finally finished the surgery, chemo, and radiation; and finally is declared cancer free. David was weak, but David had made it out of the woods, and life has returned to what it was like before all these months and years of fear, turmoil and struggle. What a pathway those days had been. Do you remember what David had gone through?
- Choosing a God-Controlled Mind In a Godless World
Date: Aug 1, 2010
Often unsaved unbelievers have no idea who is controlling their minds as they head to destruction; they do not realize that sin always pays everyone back with boredom, guilt, shame, loneliness, confusion, emptiness, loss of purpose, and finally death in the form of conscious, endless, punishment in Hell. Equally tragic is the reality that many saved believers do not focus on the One who wants to control their minds, and thus they do not obey what God's Word tells them to do to avoid the consequences of sin that are in effect even as a believer. Sin always pays us believers back with boredom, guilt, shame, loneliness, confusion, emptiness, loss of purpose, and most terribly—the loss of rewards.
- Nurturing Love Resists the Bitterness that Hinders Wives and Mothers
Date: Jul 11, 2010
The Cretans of Paul's day lived in an ego-centered, selfish society that knew and cared little about forgiveness. Roman society became so decadent that it saw forgiving people as weak and unforgiving ones as strong. Cretans celebrated vengeful gods and exalted as heroes those who took vengeance on others. The result was a society so much like America today—filled with bitterness, vengeance, anger, hate, and hostility.
- Three Lessons in How To Respond When Wronged By Others
Date: Jul 11, 2010
David finds that when God is at work in us it is not theoretical, it is real-time, daily life that the Lord wants to change in us. So to deepen the truths David learned at En Gedi in 1 Samuel 24, and make them a part of the fabric of David’s life, the Lord allows David to get deeply wounded by Nabal in a business deal (1 Samuel 25); and for Saul to start hunting David again (1 Samuel 26).
- Choosing Nurturing Love In a Loveless World
Date: Jul 4, 2010
Paul wrote Titus saying that God desires to see all mothers expressing to their children. But this love is not merely found in Titus 2:4, this nurturing love of closeness, friendship, and tender care is the very same love with which God built Christ's church from the very start.
- Choosing Self-sacrificing love In a selfish world
Date: Jun 13, 2010
God launched His plan to train the women of Christ's Church using the godly older women He was already at work inside, and allowing their Spirit-led walk as they grew day-by-day, to flow out into the lives of younger women. But the message that the Lord Himself asked these women to communicate must have sounded impossible.