Revelation 1:1-20 To paraphrase a great writer from yesteryear, “What comes to your mind when you think about Jesus being the most important thing about you?” Your belief about who Jesus is profoundly impacts how you live your life. Today as we … Continue reading →
Revelation 1:1 As we begin our study of Revelation, we are going to travel back in time 2,000 years to a tiny island in the Aegean Sea where the apostle John received a detailed preview of the future that awaits … Continue reading →
Hebrews 10:26-39 Interspersed throughout the letter to the Hebrews are five warning passages. Today we are going to examine the fourth, and perhaps the most severe, of those warnings and its application for every Christian today.
Come Into This House Hebrews 10:19-25 One reason the book of Hebrews is difficult for many Christians to understand is because it appears to be heavy on theology with little practical application. But after ten chapters of describing how Jesus Christ … Continue reading →
Galatians 6:9-10 Today we are concluding our series COURAGEOUS by examining the final “survival” tip for thriving in a hostile world. It is a principle that is profoundly simple, but absolutely essential: doing the next right thing.
When we think of “survival tips” for challenging situations, we usually are thinking in terms of our own deliverance from danger. However, as we will discover today, true heroes who live courageously are also focused on helping others.
Proverbs 16:18 Mountain climbers are constantly warned that the most dangerous part of their endeavor is not in the ascent to the summit, but during their descent from the summit when they are more prone to fatigue and carelessness. Today we … Continue reading →
Survival Tip #6: Bend, Don’t Break Romans 12:17-21 The adage that “the best ability is flexibility” applies to many life situations including opposition to our faith. Today we are going to explore another invaluable “survival tip” for living our faith courageously in … Continue reading →
2 Timothy 3:14-17 If you wait until your life is under attack to consult the “training manual” for how to respond, you’ve waited too late! Today we will discover how to train for emergency situations before crises arise.
1 John 5:1-5 Someone has said that life is ten percent what happens to us and ninety percent how we respond to what happens to us. If we are to survive and thrive the challenges that bombard us every day from … Continue reading →
SURVIVAL TIP #3: Take Inventory Ephesians 6:10-20 Survivalists know that when you find yourself in a threatening situation it is imperative to take inventory of your available resources. Today we are going to “take inventory” of the supernatural resources God has provided … Continue reading →
2 Timothy 3:1 Today we are going to examine the second “survival tip” for surviving and thriving in a hostile world: “gain situational awareness.” Accurately assessing the world in which we live is foundational to knowing what we are to do.
Joshua 1:6-9 C.S. Lewis described the world in which we live as “enemy-occupied territory.” So, how are Christians supposed to survive in a world that is increasingly hostile to our faith? Today, as we begin our new series “COURAGEOUS” we are going … Continue reading →
Ecclesiastes 12:1-4 Today as we conclude our series on attitudes, we are going to examine the attitude choice that has the longest impact on our lives. Choosing to experience intimacy with God over isolation from God is a decision that profoundly … Continue reading →
1 Corinthians 15:1-20 Many people assume that the most important aspect of Jesus’ life was His extraordinary teaching or servant attitude. But today, we are celebrating the singular event in Jesus’ life that distinguished Him from anyone else in human history … Continue reading →
The six trials of Jesus that resulted in His death were flagrant examples of injustice. Yet, we will see today how God used the injustice of man to accomplish His eternal plan of redemption for those who trust in Christ.
One of the foundational decisions we make in life is whether to live our lives alone or in the company of others. Today we are going to discover why it is always best to choose companionship with other people over … Continue reading →
1 Corinthians 4:7 Many Christians believe that humility is a character quality that is “nice” if you can pull it off, but not absolutely necessary. But, as we will see today, God places a premium on humility and has promised to … Continue reading →
Ephesians 5:15-17 One study has revealed that only three percent of Americans have clearly defined goals for their lives. Yet the Bible repeatedly admonishes us to live our lives with a clear purpose. A life purpose is like a beacon … Continue reading →