No matter which role you find yourself filling in the family - the prodigal failure or the faultless older brother - you will be challenged as you listen to this discourse on a familiar Bible story.
Who offers a better freedom- Christian rebirth or the American revolution? Who offers more freedom from tyranny- America or Jesus Christ? Who has broken more chains for men in this land- Independence or Dependence on Jesus Christ? How do we obtain true freedom?
Christ has dreamed a dream: His dream is a perfectly glorious Bride. Do you share that dream with Him? Do you see it? Feel it? Live in it? Seven rock-solid glories from Hebrews 12 to admire and strive for.
The resurrection of Jesus assures that He is living today and has all power in Heaven and earth. That power is available to help us overcome sin. When we have been changed by the power of Jesus it will be obvious in at least several different ways.
Baptism is an ordinance that Jesus mentioned, and Himself practiced. The early church understood baptism to be a necessary step of obedience. What is the significance of this rite? How can we maintain a Scriptural view and practice of this ordinance?
Christianity does not consist merely of observing certain practices. However the ordinances are perpetual reminders of great Christian truths. Each ordinance is a tangible token which aids our minds in comprehending the mysteries of God.
What is the nature of God's kingdom? By the kingdom of God, we are not talking about a kingdom that defends itself with guns or other weapons. We are talking about the spiritual reign of Jesus Christ, who lives in the hearts and lives of those who believe and follow Him as their Lord and Master.
Where did this term originate? What is the poison? Who puts it in the well? And finally, the most important question: how can the poison be eliminated so that the well will once more be safe?
A careful look at the origin of “tongues”, a discussion on their abuse/proper use, some questionable claims and warnings, a study of confirming signs in the apostolic era, and at the end, a list of questions that will demand honest answers.
“We cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard, said the apostles marching directly into persecution. They had discovered the secret of Jesus' strength. We may discover it too, thanks to the clues left behind by those who loved not their lives even unto death.
The Holy Spirit gives gifts to meet the needs inside and outside of the church. Among these gifts are miracles, healings, and speaking in tongues. Many Christians are troubled that we do not see more miracles; does this mean the Spirit is not moving in us?
Life Happens, How will we respond to what life brings our way? will we be a victim of our circumstances or will we allow those circumstances to make us better?