“Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me.” Here we find an example of Jesus comforting his disciples. When He tells them not to be troubled, He is comforting them. He then encourages them to trust, to trust in God and trust in the One sent by God, Jesus Christ. Here we must remember that Jesus walked this earth for thirty-three years and...
Author: Brianna Barrier Wetherbee
Topic: Preaching & Teaching, Family
God loves us unconditionally and simply asks us to love Him intimately, humbly serve Him, and to walk with Him in submission and obedience.
Scripture: Philippians 2:3-11
Unless we become like children-humble, teachable and trusting-we will never grow into the spiritual people God intends for us to be. The intellegencia in Athens were too proud to receive the Gospel.
Scripture: Acts 17:16-32
Paul expressed his thanks to God for his brothers and sisters in Christ. He prays for grace-the underserved favor of Christ to be upon them. He prays for the peace that results as we live our lives for His glory. We must believe the best of our brothers and sisters in Christ and forecast achievement for them.
Scripture: Philippians 1:1-5
Many of us live our lives by flipping a coin to discover our next move. Paul writes that the one thing we should seek is to know Christ intimately and to love Him deeply. We live to honor Him.
Scripture: Philippians 1:8-12
Topic: Knowing God's Will
Have you settled for a mediocre faith? Is your prayer life mundane, expectations low. God is bigger than that. Steven Furtick preaches about childlike faith. "Paul said to not let anyone look down on you because you are young." • I’m an expert on the idea of being dumb enough that God can do anything. Anything that is written in God’s Word is possible for anyone who...
Author: Steven Furtick
People are so narrowly focused that they often miss the obvious. As believers, we are chosen and called for the praise of His glory. We must be careful to live with precision, intensity and integrity.
Scripture: Ephesians 1:7, Ephesians 5:15
Dear Roger, Is It OK Celebrate Osama bin Laden’s Death? A Concerned Christian Dear Concerned Christian, Yes! A resounding Yes! We can rejoice. It is the Biblical thing to do! “The righteous rejoice when the Wicked are destroyed!” But there is another side to our rejoicing. We need to recognize a need to grieve for his soul. That being said, be patient and read my entire...
Type: Ask Roger
Author: Roger Barrier
I have always found Jesus’ words in Matt 5:21-22 to be shattering. He begins by reminding his listeners that anyone who murders will be judged. But then he gives three case studies of actions that seem far less serious than murder. “I tell you that anyone who is angry with his brother will be subject to judgment. Again, anyone who says to his brother, ‘ Raca ’ is...
Author: Tim Keller
Great leaders know how to "pass the baton." Moses the deliverer prepared Joshua to lead Israel. Elijah the prophet passed the mantle of power to Elisha. John the Baptist prepared the Jews for the coming jesus. Jesus the Messiah trained Peter to evangelize the world. Paul the mentor created a seminary course to train Timothy.
Type: Bible Study