In this life, struggle is inevitable. But we must endure. We must not lose heart. Strengthen yourselves, for our God is a consuming fire. In this series we study the powerful words of Hebrews 12.
Scripture: Hebrews 12:1-28
King David was called "the man after God's own heart" even though he committed adultery with Bathsheba and murdered her husband Uriah. In Psalm 51, we learn the true repentance David expressed and how we can experience the grace and forgiveness of God no matter what we've done. Preached at Casas Church. Used by permission.
Speaker: Seth Kreimeyer-Kelly
Scripture: Psalm 51:1-10, 2 Samuel 11:1-17, 2 Samuel 12:9-15
The untold story of David and Goliath is that David was the perfect warrior to defeat him. He was a lethal slinger, wielding a projectile at the speed of a 45 caliber bullet into the head of a nearsighted giant. The real story is not just to expect the miracle, but be the miracle and step into God's opportunity. Preached at Casas Church. Used by permission.
Speaker: Ryan Kramer
Scripture: 1 Samuel 17:3-49
Dear Roger, We have relatives who are not believers, and want to argue that the "harsh" God of the Old Testament could not be the same as Jesus of the New Testament. They ask, "How would a loving God wipe out whole nations, including babies. I would like to know how you respond to this question. Dear Beth, I know what you mean. I've often wondered the same thing. ...
Type: Ask Roger
Author: Roger Barrier
We live in a "selfie" society. Here's what Dr. Allen Josephson has to say about it; "It goes without saying that narcissists have an inflated view of themselves, one that frequently masks a hidden sense of emptiness and inferiority. What’s not so obvious, according to Laity Leadership Senior Fellow Allan Josephson, M.D., is that those who are in relationship with a narcissist...
Author: Allen Josephson
Disciplining our children is a hotly debated issue in our culture and the Christian community. Typically, the flashpoints in these debates ignite around issues like spanking, public reprimands, and what consequences (if any) non-parents should be allowed to enforce. But these debates tend to occur without a foundational Biblical understanding on this issue. So, with Scripture...
Author: Kent Shaffer
"Anybody who acquires deep expertise does so at the expense of breadth. The challenge is to understand how much depth is enough, and how much is too much."-Andrew Hargadon. Most of us develop deep expertise in our profession and that’s necessary and good. Whatever profession you choose—teacher, physician, painter, architect, plumber—be good at it. There’s a bell curve in all...
Author: Don McMinn
Dear Roger, What happens to America in the end times? Sincerely, Peter Dear Peter, The quick and simple answer is that no one knows. However, there are some Biblical and political possibilities. Let me begin by listing for you the major predictive passages in the Bible. The Book of Revelation promises a blessing to those who read and understand these prophetic...
Type: Ask Roger
Author: Roger Barrier
Topic: Preaching & Teaching, Church and Culture, Bible Prophecy
Ask 100 people if they’d like to make significant progress on their goals over the next week and you’ll probably get 100 yeses. (Actually, you’d probably get 99, thanks to that one jerk dentist who doesn’t prefer Trident gum either.) Ask those same people, seven days later, if they WERE able to make significant progress on their goals and guess what happens? You get a lot...
Author: Jon Acuff
The most fundamental question that teenagers in your community will ever wrestle with is, “Why am I here?” Unlike past generations, teens today aren’t looking for the meaning of life. Instead, they’re searching for meaning in life, a purpose for living, something that makes their lives worth living. The fact is they’re seeking the very thing for which...
Author: Rick Warren