We can listen to the voices of rage and anger in our lives. We can hear the shouts of the world around us, or we can listen to God's voice of love. David learned in his lessons with Saul and Nabal that God avenges, God lifts up and we need to trust Him for justice and peace. Preached at Casas Church. Used by permission. Sermon and video begin at 29:30.
Speaker: Glenn Barteau
Scripture: 1 Samuel 25:1-42
How do we balance justice and forgiveness? "Can we pray for justice, and yet love our enemy at the same time?" The answer is yes. But let's start with our own guilt. Christians know that if God dealt with us only according to justice, we would perish under his condemnation. We are guilty of treason against God in our sinful pride and rebellion. We deserve only judgment....
Author: John Piper
Scripture: Romans 4:5-5, Romans 3:25-26, Romans 5:10-10, Romans 12:14-20, Luke 23:34-34
King Solomon aptly penned these words: "To everything there is a season...a time to weep...." Dr. Russell Moore wisely inspired a godly response to the Orlando Massacre. "We woke up Sunday morning to news of the worst mass shooting in American history, as a terrorist murdered and injured over a hundred people in a gay nightclub in Orlando. In the aftermath, we’ve seen some of...
Author: Russell Moore
Tom Terry has served on the mission field for thirty years in difficult, high-pressure situations. Here is his unique perspective on the Syrian refugee crisis. "I have only a few random thoughts about the Syrian refugee crisis. My perspective is not political, rather, it is missional. While I understand that ISIS fighters could be entering the States posing as refugees, I...
Author: Tom Terry
CAN ALLAH LOVE THE SINNER? GOD GIVES UNCONDITIONAL LOVE. The Quran clearly states that Allah does not love the sinner. Note just a few of the many passages in the Quran addressing this topic: · "God loves not transgressors." (2:190) · "He loves not creatures ungrateful or wicked." (2:276) · ...
Author: Tom Terry
Russell Moore shares his insights about tension during the holiday season. Here are his wise suggestions: "We tend to idealize holidays, but human depravity doesn’t go into hibernation between Thanksgiving and New Year’s. One thing that will hit most Christians, sooner or later, are tensions within extended families at holiday time. Some of you will be visiting family members...
Author: Russell Moore
Scripture: Proverbs 29:23-23, Hebrews 12:14-14, Matthew 13:29-30, 1 Timothy 3:7-7
Romans 8 is a powerful picture of victory in Christ. Because we are unconditionally loved and freed from condemnation, we can be completely honest and vulnerable before God. We are to use our freedom to engage with Him and His Word. Instead of a body of death (Romans 7), we are given a powerful new life (Romans 8). Preached at Central Christian Church.
Speaker: Jud Wilhite
Scripture: Romans 7 - 8
God knows everything. He knows what we do before we do it, what we think before we think it, what we say before we say it, what we need before we need it. He knows us completely. He loves, accepts and forgives us. And He lets us know Him. Preached at Fellowship Church. www.creativepastors.com. Used by permission.
Speaker: Ed Young Jr.
Scripture: Psalm 139:1-6, Psalm 56:8, Psalm 147:5, 1 Samuel 2:3, 1 John 3:20
Topic: Foreknowledge of God
The truth about temptation is that it's not a sin to be tempted, only to give in. Don't blame God, others or the bait. When tempted run, don't try to resist. And when you do fall prey to temptation, remember that failure isn't final. Preached at North Coast Church. Used by permission.
Speaker: Larry Osborne
Scripture: James 1:13-15, Matthew 4:1-11, Genesis 3:4-5, 1 Samuel 15:19-25, 1 John 1:9
Is Jesus' command "Judge not, lest you be judged" mean that we should not have moral judgments and accountability for others? Pastor Tim Chaddick teaches from Matthew 7:1-12 and explains how we are to live lives full of truth and grace. Preached at Reality LA. Used by permission.
Speaker: Tim Chaddick
Scripture: Matthew 7:1-12
Topic: Conflict Resolution