Peter teaches that we are a "People Belonging to God." The Greek word is best translated "possession." We are God's treasured possession. If you can view yourself as God's treasure, you will experience grace and rest in a whole new way. Preached at Casas Church. Used by permission.
Speaker: Glenn Barteau
Scripture: 1 Peter 2:9-9, Deuteronomy 7:6-6, 1 John 3:16-22
Because of Jesus, we have been washed completely clean, set apart for God's purposes, and declared just before God. All of these blessings come at the huge price of Jesus' sacrifice. Paul admonishes the Corinthian Christians to stop sexual activity outside of marriage, worship of false gods, marital unfaithfulness, and homosexual behavior. We must put Jesus first in our...
Speaker: Chris Brown
Scripture: 1 Corinthians 6:1-20, Romans 13:1-4, Acts 25:10-11, Colossians 1:22, 1 John 3:1-10
Twice the Apostle John tells us that Christmas happened: the Son of God became a human being to take away sin, or to destroy the works of the devil, namely, sin. All of this because he was born. He was incarnate. He was the God-man. No incarnation, no regeneration. No faith. No justification. No purification. No final glorification. Christmas was not optional. And therefore...
Speaker: John Piper
Scripture: 1 John 2:1, 1 John 3:1-10, 1 John 4:10, John 3:5, Matthew 1:18-20
Topic: Christ as Savior
Loving God implies obedience. The person who follows God completely will know Him in an intimate way, and God will manifest Himself through the Holy Spirit. The depth of God’s infinite love is known to the Christians walking in the deeper life. Preached at Cornerstone Church, Simi Valley. Used by permission.
Speaker: Francis Chan
Scripture: Deuteronomy 6:5, 1 John 4:19, 1 John 3:16-18, John 13:14, John 14:15-31
Topic: Devotional Life
We can run, but we can't hide from sin. Sin soils the human spirit and impairs our ability to experience God. Christ rescues us from the angry sea of sin when we confess and ask forgiveness. Stop running. Only at God’s side do we find safety and security.
Speaker: Roger Barrier
Scripture: 1 John 3:4-10
Topic: Pride & Humility
God has the power to fix the world, and He does care about the suffering. He is working out an eternal plan to redeem and restore it all. Genesis describes how sin entered the world and corrupted it. Revelation describes how God will reestablish it all back. Over and over the Bible links two things which we would usually not link together—“hurts” and “hallelujahs”.
Speaker: Roger Barrier
Scripture: Romans 8:17-30, 1 John 3:2-3, Revelation 21:3-4
Cain's bloodless sacrifice was a homemade religion. Six substitutes for genuine faith God won't accept are good morals and deeds, clear conscience, sincerity, great theology, religious rituals, cut and paste obedience.
Speaker: Larry Osborne
Scripture: Genesis 4, Jude 11, 1 John 3:12-13, Romans 6:23, Hebrews 9:22
Topic: Cults and False Religions