Christ not only wants to save our souls for eternity, but He longs to redeem our lives here on earth by giving us a purpose in living. We can bring in His Kingdom by sharing the Gospel with the world and creating communities ofr justice, compassion, forgiveness and wholeness.
Scripture: Matthew 28:19-20, Acts 1:8
Light and darkness in the material world provide powerful metaphors for the revelation of Christ's glory and man's response. For whom is the Light and how do we receive it?
Scripture: Matthew 4:12-16, Matthew 4:23, John 1:1-4
If God, Joseph and Mary went to such great lengths to bring salvation to us, so should we take the trouble to share the gospel with those around us.
Scripture: Matthew 1:18-23
Christmas time is maybe the most "full" time of the whole year. It's a time filled with so much activity, so many relational connection points, so much commercialized influence...it can fill our lives to the point that at the end of the season, we might be at the end of our rope. This year - let's conspire to something more. Something deeper.
Scripture: Matthew 1:16-17, Luke 1:46-47, Luke 2:29-32, Malachi 4:2
People usually think of “Heaven” as the place Christians go when they die. A better definition explains that Heaven is God’s central dwelling place, the location of his throne from which he rules the universe. Many don’t realize that the present pre-resurrection Heaven and future post-resurrection Heaven are located in different places. The exact location of the present...
Author: Randy Alcorn
Scripture: Psalm 16:11-11, Philippians 1:23-23, John 4:24-24, Hebrews 12:14 - 1:14, Luke 16:4-4, 1 Thessalonians 4:14-18, 2 Corinthians 5:10-10, Matthew 12:36-36, Revelation 22:1-1, 2 Peter 3:13-13
Every fighter knows that the battle begins long before entering the ring. We evaluate our relationship to God, our marriage and our children. We must train our children to grow up godly and leave successfully. Families battle for attention, time and love. Preached at Fellowship Church, www.creativepastors.com. Used by permission.
Speaker: Ed Young Jr.
Scripture: Matthew 6:33-33, Ephesians 5:1-1, Ephesians 6:1-1, Ephesians 5:25-25, Ephesians, Deuteronomy 6:6-7, Proverbs 22:6-6, Genesis 2:24-24
We are sexual beings. This sermon from Esther clarifies what the Bible teaches about sexuality, and examination of Bible wisdom on how we, as Christ-followers should relate to a culture that has a very different perspective. It is when we meet Christ in our deepest struggles that we grow the most, and those who struggle most deeply have the greatest chance of building a...
Speaker: Jeff Jones
Scripture: Matthew 19:4-6, John 1:14-18, 1 Corinthians 5:12-13
Given the substantial evidence of Scripture to the contrary, the burden of proof is on those who argue people in heaven are unconcerned with and unaware of what is happening on earth. Does Scripture really teach this? Where? Or is the belief that those in heaven are unaware of what happens on earth merely an assumption, one that over decades or centuries has been elevated by...
Author: Randy Alcorn
Scripture: Revelation 14:10-10, Luke 16:23-26, Matthew 23:37-39, Revelation 21:1-4, Jeremiah 31:34-34
Is it okay to talk to our loved ones who've gone on to be with Jesus? First, would it even be possible for someone in Heaven to know what's happening on earth, and be able to hear us say anything? Many assume the answer is no. But in Matthew 17, Moses and Elijah clearly already knew the events going on when they appeared with Jesus on the mount of transfiguration. In Luke 15...
Author: Randy Alcorn
Scripture: Matthew 17:1-13, Luke 15:7-7, Revelation 6:9-11, 1 Timothy 2:5-5, Deuteronomy 8:9-14
God is a "today" God. God is a "now" God. Don't get caught up in what happened yesterday or what will happen tomorrow. Enjoy God today. God is with you. God is for you, and God loves you. God never, ever wastes His love. He will always be enough for you. LifeChurch.tv provides free ministry resources to churches through http://open.church/ . Visit Open to download...
Speaker: Judah Smith
Scripture: Matthew 4:23-25, Romans 12:9-18, 1 Corinthians 13:1-13
Topic: Love of God, Love