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
Hearing God's voice is essential to your walk with God. There are several basic questions you must ask yourself. Have you trusted Christ? Do you have the Holy Spirit? Have you surrendered yourself to Christ in this matter? Do you see God's mission as primary, not secondary. Is there anything biblical that would disallow it? Will this help you grow? Preached at Bent Tree...
Speaker: Pete Briscoe
Scripture: 2 Corinthians 12:7-10, Acts 9:1-18
God's plan for Israel's victory over Jericho teaches us about spiritual warfare. The ram’s horn celebrated a battle already won. Blast your ram’s horn. Sing songs of redemption, declare scriptures of triumph and keep walking in obedience to God. God has already promised a victory. Preached at Chase Oaks Church. Used by permission.
Speaker: Max Lucado
Scripture: Joshua 6:1-27, Psalm 16:6-6, 2 Corinthians 10:3-5, Psalm 25:5-5, James 4:7-7, 1 Corinthians 15:58-58
It's important to let the right people into our personal lives. Some people we should let into our personal lives and others just aren't safe because we must guard our hearts from lies, temptations, discouragement, anything that would entice us away from God's character or from His promises. Personal traits of safe and unsafe people are identified and discussed.
Scripture: Isaiah 11:3, 2 Corinthians 11:4-15, Luke 12:3, Proverbs 12:23, Joshua 24:15
David was seen by others and likely by himself as the last person for God to choose to be something even close to king of the nation, of his people Israel. But what we see in the story is how God chooses differently than we think—God looks for something that all of us can choose to be. The Bible lets us know that what God looks for is openness to him, availability to him,...
Speaker: Jeff Jones
Scripture: 1 Samuel 16:1-13, Acts 13:36, 1 Corinthians 1:26-29, 2 Corinthians 1:3-4, 2 Corinthians 1:15-16
How do we live fruitful lives within healthy limits? Pastor Tim Chaddick preaches from 2 Corinthians 10:11-18 on the ways in which God intends us to function within wise and biblical boundaries. The Word exposes our humanity and our temptation towards illusion. Preached at Reality L.A. Used by permission.
Speaker: Tim Chaddick
Scripture: 2 Corinthians 10:11-18
The prophet Elijah experienced great victories and great trials in his life. Calling fire down from heaven was a miraculous triumph. But lonely days of starvation at the Brook Kerith, and the death of the widow's son at Zarephath refined the man of God and made him realize the great Creator he served.
Speaker: Jeff Jones
Scripture: 1 Kings 17:1-24, Psalm 23:4, 2 Corinthians 4:16-18, Romans 8:18
Revelation 21 and 22 give us a glorious picture of how God will bring renewal to all things. Pastor Tim Chaddick preaches on the incredible comfort this truth brings and how we can live in our city in anticipation of God's heavenly rewards. Preached at Reality L.A. Used by permission.
Speaker: Tim Chaddick
Scripture: Revelation 21 - 22, 2 Corinthians 5:17-20, Ephesians 4:21-24
We are born with a sense of justice. But because of this tendency, we tend to want to retaliate when we are unjustly treated. Walk in wisdom. Walk in community. Grow in our understanding of being children of God. Live with eternity in mind. Preached at Village Church. Used by permission.
Speaker: Matt Chandler
Scripture: Ephesians 2:1-3, 2 Corinthians 4:16-18, Romans 8:18, Matthew 5:39-43, Matthew 6:31-32
An idol is usually a good thing that becomes a god thing. We worship what we love and pursue most with our hearts and our actions. God says it is good to tithe, spend, save, invest, and give generously. But we must not love it place hope in it, or be enslaved by it.
Speaker: Chris Brown
Scripture: Luke 18:18-30, Matthew 6:9-29, Matthew 19:22, 2 Corinthians 8:1-5, 2 Corinthians 9:6-12